Sunday, 5 April 2009
The heart of the House
This is all about my kitchen, it's two rooms knocked into one, a modern idea, but I felt a house this size would have a large staff and would require a kitchen to reflect that, so I left a wall out.
First the technical details, it's 1820, so they would not have a sink inside, the light's are a bit of a modern, no electricity but just the start of gas lights, I fell in love with the these lights and brought them from Ray Storey and I can't bear to part with them.
I put the window in the wall to the butler's room, I felt he might sit there with the housekeeper or cook watching the others. The floor has real tiles laid, and I added the false door to the main floor of the house. I love the scrubbed tables, not many cupboards in here.
The fire place I made myself with real bricking lining the chimney, I am pleased with it, I also love the game hanging from the rail, waiting for cook to do her best. The range, a very modern item, was a basic model I have added a bulb and as you can see it's looks quiet real.
I like to have pleanty of food item's, cook is always busy. I will change these item as the seasons change, I have a bowl of strawberries for the summer months and different flowers for the side table. I have added potatoes, but these are only for the staff, cook would never serve them to the Master.
Look closely and see lots of little gems I have added, and note the cat is having fun with a potatoe whilst a mice is scurring around.