Buying new cabinetry is often just the start of your kitchen journey. I know that once my lovely new units were in place I started to look very closely at my kitchen accessories and how they fitted in – or not – with my new scheme. Suddenly, things I’ve had for years looked out of place, faded or just plain wrong. That’s when I started buying in earnest…
Apart from a Tintin collection inspired by a childhood obsession with the young Belgian detective, I’ve never really been a collector of ‘things’. My china was from an ancient plain white Habitat starter set, glasses were bought cheap and piled high because of a heavy handed husband, and a succession of cheap kettles and toasters came and went. I think I might actually be very good at this collecting lark now I’ve put my mind to it!
I even have a list for birthdays and Christmas of items from sets I’ve started collecting. Emma Bridgewater, Cath Kidston, Dualit and Le Creuset are all favourites. On the odd occasion I’m feeling flush, I’ll also treat myself to something on the grounds that it’s an investment!
My current favourites, in no particular order are:
The Le Creuset Coastal Blue collection
Dualit pastel blue four slice toaster
Emma Bridgewater Fig pattern bowls
Cath Kidston Electric Flowers Roberts radio
On my wish list for Christmas are…
Kitchen Aid Mixer in Blue Willow
Sophie Conran Portmeirion china range
Joseph Joseph grey drainer
That little lot should keep Santa and his elves busy for a while!
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