In My Kitchen – October 2014

The past month has been wonderfully warm and sunny and flown by in the flash. Seems we are in for a hot summer and the end of the year is nearing – can’t believe this is the third last instalment for the year.

Thanks as always to the lovely Celia over at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for hosting this fun monthly event.  We get to peek into so many beautiful and different kitchens each month.  If you haven’t already, why don’t you share a little of what is in your kitchen.

In my kitchen…

Is an indulgent purchase of beautiful silver napkin rings.  I walked passed them in a store I hardly visit; picked them up a zillion times and argued with myself that I really don’t need them – It’s not like we entertain every other day BUT then I went back to the store and well, 12 of them made their way into my basket!  I am thrilled to say I used them for a dinner with friends and they looked fabulous on the table.

Napkin rings 1

napkin rings

In my kitchen…

Is another indulgent purchase – oops!  In my defence these lovely mini serving dishes were dirt cheap and I only bought 2.  I am sure I will regret not getting more as they are perfect for serving a starter on.

Small serving dishes

In my kitchen…

Is a much loved tray friends gave me for my birthday while we were living in Mauritius.  They both worked on the glass mosaic and made it personal with cupcakes and tea – my favourites!

birthday tray

In my kitchen…

Are yellow wood trivets which I inherited from my parent’s-in-law.  It’s been a while since I used them on the dinner table – we seem to serve everything from the hot tray lately.

serving trivets

In my kitchen…

Is a mesh food dome.  I have so many of these stashed away in the cupboard – we used them all the time when we lived on the island, not so much here any more, hence the stash in the cupboard.

Food cover

In my kitchen…

Is a fresh batch of thinly sliced rusks, just the way Pete likes them for his morning cup of coffee.

Pete rusks

What’s in your kitchen this month?  Please remember to link back to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial if you partake in the fun and drop her a quick note to let her know when your post will be up.

In My Kitchen – March 2012

In My Kitchen – March 2012

Another month has rolled around so it’s In My Kitchen time again.

In my kitchen…

Is the most beautifully scented jasmine candle which I received from my cousin Renee.  I am waiting for the perfect opportunity to light this lovely candle – think it is high time I did a Chinese dinner again…

In my kitchen…

Are 2 Le Creuset Mugs – a coffee mug and an espresso mug, which Pete bought for me as a surprise.  I am extremely spoilt!  I was saddened to see that Le Creuset is manufactured in China!  It taints my love for this incredible kitchenware just a little.

In my kitchen…

Is the sugar bowl my aunt bought for me to match my milk jug.  They now stand united in the cupboard waiting for a tea guest.

In my kitchen…

Is the beautifully crafted tray made for me by friends in Mauritius who will be spending a couple of nights with us later this month.

In my kitchen…

Hanging on the wall is a framed pansy shell which we inherited from my MIL.  It is a happy reminder of a very special lady.

In my kitchen…

Is a black wood mustard pot with a nunu mini silver spoon and blue glass bowl too boot.  I recently “re-found” this little pot and look forward to having it on our dinner table again.

What’s in your kitchen this month?  Please remember to link back to Celia’s blog Fig Jam and Lime Cordial if you partake in the fun.