13 April 2006
Corners of my home: kitchen window
Hmmm, it’s hard to photograph a window. This is my kitchen window, just above the sink.
The tile is handmade and features the feet of Son #3 when he was about two. My parents’ next door neighbour is a ceramic artist; she made the tile and pressed the painted feet of the rather bemused child onto it. I used to use it as a trivet to protect our beautiful wooden counters at the old house, but here it lives on the windowsill, the better to appreciate its charms.
The wee Japanese bowl came from an op shop a few months ago. I couldn’t resist that duck egg blue shade. It cost a whopping 50c.
And the tiny painting of a fairy seahorse (complete with wings) was a souvenir from our Easter holiday in Sydney exactly two years ago. Purchased at the famous Paddington Markets.
The kitchen in our old house was blue and white, a colour combination to which I have always been partial. Here the kitchen is a sort of ugly green, so my blues don’t go terribly well. However it has meant that my two green and pink Portmeirion teatowels get an airing, hanging on the oven next to a hot pink handtowel. So there are advantages.
I recently found out that aesthetically unpleasing laminate can be painted over. I am quietly plotting.
Corners of my home courtesy of Amanda. More corners of homes here.