There has been a looooooonnnngggg gap between my last post and this... but work on Daviot House has been particularly productive, so I hope you forgive me for my absence and enjoy the fruits of my labour!
As you know, this year's major work has been the kitchen. I am pleased to say that it has nearly finished - I only have a few gaps more to fill. Collecting and making for a kitchen is particularly satisfying, especially when I can indulge my passion for things on the small scale as well as the RL scale!
Copper pots being first on the list....
The ones on the Aga come from Country Treasures, though I bought them from Small Wonders. Unfortunately, as soon as they were on the website they vanished! Luckily, I managed to get a stock pot, two sauce pans and a jelly mould.
The pans on the board are from J Getzan, and they are absolutely delightful. I will be going back for more when the exchequer recovers from Christmas!
This is, perhaps, my favourite pan. It is slightly out of scale, though not too noticeable, and it is French. The pan has been made using a 10 centime coin from about 1872, with the distinctive head of the goddess Cérès. I think Cérès, the Roman goddess of agriculture and the harvest, is an appropriate choice for a busy kitchen!
The coin was hammered into a pan shape and a little handle was soldered on. Little items made out of coins are fairly rare things in France, and are highly collectable, as they were often made by prisoners, soldiers or sailors, to sell as a source of income.
I really enjoy including little antique pieces in Daviot House, and I am very lucky living in France as there are so many brocantes, vide greniers and antique markets!
I made a little bar to hang over the stove for cloths and utensils, and used small pieces of vintage handkerchives as dish cloths. The flash of colour really lifts the back wall.
I am still thinking about painting the handles on the Aga, and I need to find just the right kettle - something I am finding a bit difficult!
Here is the left hand side for the kitchen, all lit up and cosy. There are a few more things in the larder, but we still have a long way to go, filling it up!
And here is the right hand side. The 'new' fridge needs to be finished and also filled. Which is great, because I really enjoy finding things for the kitchen!
Christmas is just around the corner, and the members of Daviot House are slowly starting their preparations... just like me, first comes the big job of silver polishing!