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In an imaginary world we could all have the kitchen of our dreams.   We don't live in an imaginary world however, and what is  . . . is.   I am afraid I am stuck with my little podunk kitchen . . . and all of it's lack of space.  That doesn't mean I don't have a wish list however.   I think everyone has a wish list.  You know what I mean.   A list of things you wish you could have and hope to have one day . . . once upon a time, and happily ever after . . .

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Top of my list is a Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer in Candy Apple Red!   My daughter has a kitchen aid in candy apple red, the lucky girl!  When I cooked at the Manor down south there was a Kitchen aid in the kitchen.  I just loved using it.  One day I hope to have one of my very own . . . and it will be Candy Apple Red!   Dreams can and do come true . . . you just have to believe that they will.

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I love this set of Mason Cash pottery mixing bowls.   They remind me of the mixing bowl my mum used to have and how I accidentally broke it.   Of course I love Mason Cash anything.   I am especially fond of their Enamour line of pottery in the white with the dark blue trim.

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Love this Joseph Joseph kitchen caddy and tools set.   I love Joseph Joseph anything actually.  I love the bright colours and their innovative designs.   I would be well pleased with anything made by Joseph Joseph.

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Le Creuset anything . . .  I love Le Creuset and I especially love this colour.  I have one small casserole that I was sent a few years ago and I use that all the time.  I used to have some to use when I worked at the Manor, but those didn't belong to me.  I know they are heavy, but they are very good.  I miss them.

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While I am at it I might as well ask for a decent microwave/convection oven don't you think?

A beautifully airy and light kitchen with wood floors and a Butcher Pantry sink.  Love the paint work on these cabinets and the butcher's block counter tops. Oh, and those French Doors leading out to the back garden aren't bad either! 

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A decent set of ceramic/porcelain bakeware would also be nice.   Mine is all chipped and half of the casserole dishes are missing lids or I have lids with no matching casseroles . . .  sigh . . . the casualties of war I guess!

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A a really decent Refrigerator/freezer would be nice, bearing in mind I have a small kitchen.  A side by side would be really lovely. I don't necessarily want a cold water/drinks option. I have learned through experience that all they do basically is to take up much needed room on the inside door!

While I am wishing, I might as well wish for a nice country pantry.  We have a bit of a room beneath the stairs with a doorway on it that would be perfect for something like this, although it does have a bit of a slanted roof.

I just adore this Vintage Indigo Tableware from Katie Alice.  I have always had a special fondness for gingham and roses, and blue and white . . .  sigh  . . .

Just look at the Cannisters!  Are they not adorable!  I love that they match and yet mismatch at the same time!  Right up my alley!

I am awfully fond of green gate as well.   I have some of their blue pieces, but have never seen the red and white.  Had I done . . . I would have fallen in love with these.

Oh My Goodness . . . can you hear my heart strings plunking???

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This Mason Cash Bread Baking set.  Don't you just love the bowl?  Oh, and that's a baking stone on the top! Love, Love, LOVE!

Since I am dreaming . . .  who wouldn't be happy with a refurbished vintage stove/hob like this.  I would be in cooking heaven with one of these!  I could channel my inner Donna Reed.

A really nice set of ots and pans and a place to store them.  I love this idea of hooking the lids over the handles for hanging. I would never have thought about that myself! 

A painted wooden kitchen floor.  I think this is utterly charming, don't you? While I am at it I will also take the stool to sit on!!! 

Can you hear me Kitchen Fairy??

Marie Rayner
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  1. I just found your blog today and I love it. Of course I have been in love with England from all the novels I have read over the years. Wish I had this resource years ago when I raised my children. I'll check back again soon.
    Carol Smith
    Fenton, Missouri, USA

  2. Welcome Carol! I do hope that you will be a frequent visitor! xx

  3. Carol,
    I found your blog looking for a recipe to use up left-over mashed potatoes and ham and found the perfect recipe: I too have a meat and potato man:)

    Have been lurking through your blog for an hour and love it! I finally got at age 54 a cobalt blue-love the red one also- Kitchen Aid Stand Mixer! Now for the dream kitchen to put it in:)

    Thanks for the recipe and will be checking back often!

    Happy Easter from the US!

    Cyndi from Maryland

  4. HI Cyndi, welcome to my blog. I am so happy you found me and are enjoying it! I am glad you liked the recipe. I just glanced back through my wish list and can see that I need to amend it a bit. I have received since I first wrote it, several things on it. It's nice to know that dreams and wishes do come true!

  5. I just found your blog today and I am in heaven. Was speaking today with a friend who just came back from England and we compared notes. Would love to see the Cotswolds and Cornwall. Thank you for your wonderful blog.

    1. You're welcome! I hope you continue to enjoy my page! Thank you for your kind words!


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