Some of My Favourite Things & Places in My Flat

The invitation board in the hallway

The sitting room: my lovely red couch (after I’ve been working there this afternoon)

The antique Chinese table (red and velvety smooth)

Pssssst: And here’s the cupboard with all the china and tablecloths and tea cosies …

The kitchen: I love this small nook above the sink!

The tea shelf with English storage jars and a Keinohrhase (Noearbunny)

The cookbook corner:

the custard tin and the baking powder tin are from Galway. I brought them back home with me after my year abroad. The right tin on the cupboard used to contain Mozartkugeln. My granny bought the tin because I liked it so much. It now peppermint infusion. 🙂

My dining area

(looks uttery gorgeous when the sunlight falls through the windows!)

The chandelier in my library

Cara, the resident cat 🙂

The study: the bookshelf with my favourite research books

(Instead of buying all that china, I should have got a new digital camera. The one I have is obviously crap. It’s nice enough for outdoor pictures, but indoors it’s pretty much useless. Duh.)

4 thoughts on “Some of My Favourite Things & Places in My Flat

  1. Laura Vivanco

    My child, who’s sitting on my lap as I surf the internet, spontaneously came out with “Lovely!” as I scrolled through these photos.

    I also appreciate the way you managed to give me extra reassurance on the question of storage space for the dishes. Yes, of course I assume that photo was taken just so that I could see it! No, that’s not conceited of me. Is it? 😉

  2. Sandra Schwab

    Yes, of course I assume that photo was taken just so that I could see it!

    I was definitely thinking of you when I took that photo. 🙂 The cake plates are on the board under the tablecloths. And I’ve ordered another board this week to make the best of the storage space inside that cupboard (or whatever you call it — cabinet? Definitely not wardrobe because that’s for clothes, right? What a muddle! In German there’s just one word for all of these things, which makes remembering the correct English term a tad confusing …)

  3. Laura Vivanco

    that cupboard (or whatever you call it — cabinet? Definitely not wardrobe because that’s for clothes, right?

    The child and I are in agreement that it’s a cupboard, but that if it had glass doors (and was therefore intended for display purposes), it would be a cabinet. Some other things may be cabinets which don’t have clear doors, confusingly enough. The small storage box things high up on walls in the bathroom (e.g. where people would put face creams, deodorants etc) are called bathroom cabinets, and there are also similar things attached to walls and which have medical supplies inside them, and they’re called medicine cabinets.

  4. Mary

    I’m constantly asked where I store all my dishes, especially when I come home with a new gem from the thrift store. I never seem to worry about that when I’m buying them, and it all seems to work out in the end. I loved getting a peek in your china cupboard. 🙂

    Your Chinese table is beautiful! and I can imagine how wonderful it is to have a meal bathed in sunlight from those windows! thanks for sharing your world. 🙂

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