Monday, 30 November 2009
Reddy for Christmas - the kitchen
ENG: The last of Nora and Helmer's rooms I will show you is their kitchen. I have wanted to present it earlier, but for a long time Nora has refused to have it photographed, because she wanted it to be perfectly neat and tidy first. And with a husband, two children and a dog, that never seemed to happen. (I suspect her standards are a bit higher than mine). This weekend she sent Helmer and the kids away and had time time to clean and prepare the house for Christmas. On Saturday when these pictures were taken, she had just decorated the kitchen window. She had also been out shopping, and was relaxing with a well deserved cup of tea.
If you look close, you can already spot a red box with the marzipan Christmas pig on top of the fridge. It's the traditional prize for the person who finds the almond hidden in the Christmas porridge.
NOR: Det siste av Nora og Helmers rom jeg vil vise dere er kjøkkenet. Jeg har hatt lyst til å vise det fram før, men Nora har nektet å la meg ta bilder, for hun ville at det skulle være fullkomment rent og ryddig først. Og med mann, to barn og hund er ikke det helt enkelt å få til. (Det virker også som hun er litt mer nøye på det enn meg) Denne helga sendte hun Helmer og barna avgårde så hun fikk tid til å gjøre huset rent og adventspynte det. Da bildene ble tatt på lørdag hadde hun akkurat fått pyntet kjøkkenvinduet og vært ute og handlet litt, og slappet av med en velfortjent kopp te.
Credits: Kitchen from Lundby, but I have put on other tiles. The table and chairs are ebay finds. The red and white cupboard is by Barton. Accessories are finds over the years, Lundby, re-ment and self made (the curtains and some of the tools on the bench). My son has made the paper towelroll. The marzipan pig in box is made by Cocco. The floor is painted by me to look like linoleum, because the original floor was in a bad shape when I bought the house.