DOWN TO EARTH SIMPLE LIVING FORUMS

DOWN TO EARTH SIMPLE LIVING FORUMS
I have a forum attached to my blog where people from all over the world meet to discuss simple life. There are over 8000 forum members now so we have an enormous amount of good information about growing food, cooking from scratch, family, simple living, routines, budgeting, baking and much more. Please click on the image above to go there. Newcomers will have to register. It's free, friendly and we're waiting for you.

16 April 2010

You, me and the kitchen sink

We are in Gail's kitchen today.  Gail lives in a Queenslander, which is a house up on stilts, surrounded by a veranda, usually on all sides.  They're wonderful old, distinctive houses that were built to suit living in the tropics.

Gail writes:
"This is my kitchen, it's an 100 year old Queenslander that my hubby and l brought 10 years ago. We have spent the last 10 years doing it up, we have nearly finished. Most of the work we did ourselves or had someone help hubby to do it, it took a while as hubby has to work full time. 



In the kitchen we replaced everything including the floor boards, we replaced the cupboards with drawers, which are more convenient, l collect tea pots, cups and saucers, milk jugs, anything with country animals on it, l love spending time here. Thankyou for coming to visit."   



Please don't forget to comment. A comment is like payment for the time taken to post, and in this case in sending in the photos.  Many of us were enthusiastic about this series, so make sure all the photos get a good number of comments.  I don't want any of the people sending in photos to regret joining in.  Thank you friends.

41 comments:

  1. What a lovely collection you have there!

    And i agree, drawers are much more practical. Well done, your kitchen looks lovely! Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  2. A house on stilts - I would like to see the outside of this. Nice kitchen...i like drawers too. :)

    ReplyDelete
  3. What a lovely home. I see your water storage tank.

    ReplyDelete
  4. What a wonderful kitchen!!

    ReplyDelete
  5. Cows!! Nice kitchen. You and hubby did a great job. Thank you for sending in. I know we all enjoy these posts so much!!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I love that the kitchen window over the sink is so large. My Great Aunt had a house on stilts in Brisbane so I can picture just the way it looks. Very nice indeed. Cheers ~

    ReplyDelete
  7. i'm pretty envious of that sink, huge windows and plenty of draining space!

    ReplyDelete
  8. what a great kitchen, I think the utensil hanger is such a good idea,looks like a kitchen to enjoy time in.Carole

    ReplyDelete
  9. I like the drawer idea, does seem much more useful than the cupboards.

    ReplyDelete
  10. Fabulous kitchen! I love your collections! I wish we would have put in drawers when we redid our kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  11. Love all of your Stainless steel... love the range hood and also the utensil holder.
    Thank you for sharing your kitchen with us!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I really like that little bar with hooks that runs across the wall above the counter. What a nifty idea to hang things!

    ReplyDelete
  13. Such a homey kitchen! Very warm and inviting.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Hi Gail , your kitchen is very cheerful and happy I would'nt mind being locked away in there .What fun I could have! Lovely

    ReplyDelete
  15. I love the yellow walls and all the little knick knacks! Gorgeous.

    ReplyDelete
  16. So lovely to see all your treasures displayed on the shelves and walls :)

    ReplyDelete
  17. What a cheerful,happy kitchen!! Lovely!!

    ReplyDelete
  18. I really like the color on your walls. Thanks for sharing

    ReplyDelete
  19. sue-proudgrandmaApril 16, 2010 8:51 am

    I love your kitchen , I could see myself setting down for a cup of tea/coffe and having a nice chat Ha! only you are a long way from Oklahoma ! Have a wonderful day .
    Sue at Oklahoma Rural Living

    ReplyDelete
  20. You have a lovely cheerful kitchen!

    Yellow is always a wonderful color in the kitchen. I have it too, and I collect tea pots, cups and saucers!

    Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Hi Gail....it's just wonderful..no wonder you love to be in there. :)

    Sue(coffeee)
    xxx

    ReplyDelete
  22. What a cute kitchen! I would love to be there a lot too! It's so cheerful!!!

    ReplyDelete
  23. I love the green countertops!

    ReplyDelete
  24. Your kitchen looks for homey! I love Queenslanders, so would love to see an outside pic one day:)

    ReplyDelete
  25. What a nice, cheerful kitchen.

    I will miss the kitchen photos. I can't quite say why, but it was such an appealing feature.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Love the kitchen!! The roosters are adorable!!

    ReplyDelete
  27. Isn't it nice to live in a house with so much history? You can wonder about everyone who has lived there before you. I love your little bar for utensils too, great idea.

    ReplyDelete
  28. What a fun kitchen! Thanks for sharing it with us; it is great to see how others decorate and what they have to deal with in terms of storage, cleaning, light, and other conditions.

    ReplyDelete
  29. What a lovely kitchen. I hadn't seen a long rod with hooks for utensils put up in just that way before, and it looks very practical. And there is a very cozy feeling there with the warm color.

    ReplyDelete
  30. I love that your kitchen feels so warm and cheerful combining the greens and yellows while at the same time having the modern appliances...a great balance of old and new.

    Blessings,
    Kimberlynn

    ReplyDelete
  31. What a cool place, your hearth is your home , I can see it is full of love and light Cheers Marie

    ReplyDelete
  32. Ooo - all things bovine! I love it! So homey and inviting.

    ReplyDelete
  33. What a happy kitchen. I love the size of the drawers under your cook top... beautiful kitchen!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Lovely homely kitchen. Thanks for letting us take a peek.

    ReplyDelete
  35. You have done a great job of redoing your kitchen. I'm always eager to see how families adapt kitchen design in older homes. Wow ... you's is 100 years old. Quite lovely indeed. Thanks for sharing.

    ReplyDelete
  36. I absolutely love your kitchen. I, too, collect tea pots. Isn't it fun. Having a veranda around your home must be grand with so much outdoor living area. Having a cup of tea out there with so much beauty of nature is cool.
    Thanks for sharing. . . .

    diane

    ReplyDelete
  37. Your kitchen looks great Gail, all those cows and sunflowers, very cute.
    My Nana had a Queenslander and I've lived in a few, they are the best houses for our climate.
    You've done a great job with your renos.
    Cheers Lisa

    ReplyDelete
  38. I like your kitchen Gail. I often see your name somewhere near mine here in Rhonda's comments, so it's like seeing a friend's kitchen.

    ReplyDelete
  39. What a lovely kitchen! Looks like a great place for a cup of tea with a friend! Thanks for sharing!

    ReplyDelete
  40. A house on stilts? I'd love to see the outside! (ditto to erin)

    ReplyDelete
  41. Your kitchen just makes me happy! Thanks for sharing.

    Blessings from Ohio/USA...Kim<><

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for your comment today. I love reading your opinions and thoughts. We have built up a wonderfully diverse community here that I'm very proud to be a part of.

A link to your blog will be automatically added to your comment. Please don't add another link to your blog in your comment. Those comments will not be published.

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...