Saturday, March 29, 2014

TOUR BY TORCH LIGHT

I couldn't part with my Turkish tile when it broke, but I now have two.

TOUR BY TORCH LIGHT

Listening to Brazilian Cafe and taking pictures of my bohemian camp style kitchen by torch light while the Spanish onions are sweating. Cooking under a standard lamp, there's minimal lighting in this area, so excuse the quality of these images - they are even worse than usual! Cheers.
 
Part of my bench space on the old, mini bar fridge that mum donated to the lower deck. I love the formica on top. I bought the Jerusalem tile from the Waiheke tip shop.
A pile of mostly vintage, odd pieces from everywhere. The miniature white and gold, bone china cup belonged to my grandmother Hilma
The ancient cupboard used as the pantry was bought in Australia about a hundred years ago, and has a broken lead light window which I bet never gets fixed. It's great though and compact, holding a lot of stuff. The dangling carrot was one of the first ones I knitted, and a dreadful shape. It's completely rustic in the lower deck.
I crocheted the plug and made the hot tap. My friend Inger from Norway handcrafted the gorgeous oven squares for me. Inger's work is extraordinary, and these are beautifully made. The tea towel is NZ vintage. My railing has lasted well.
Some home grown art on the top shelf. Purple veges by me, matchbox toy matches by me, pears by Mum, and the Greek cafe scene is by my cousin, artist Steven Sacatos.
There seem to be knitting needles in the kitchen too. I think the handcrafted pottery vase is Portuguese and I have bigger ones packed away which I must dig out. Cracked platter, vintage coffee jar, and plastic apple.
Often the bananas are green from the Oneroa four square store. It's best to stock up, as they eventually turn yellow. The bowl is asian brass and tray is Italian.
Moroccan bowl, and another Italian tray.
Vintage scales and Chinese tea tin for my herb variety. I painted the artificial pear. Mini torches $2.50 each including batteries from Coin Save, Oneroa, Waiheke Island. Crazily good value.
I added pasta and a massive squeeze of lemon. Here's ANA COSTA - PRA QUE PEDIR PERDAO http://m.utube.com/watch It works in my kitchen.
 

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