Thursday, January 18, 2007

I Love Gingham!

I was inspired be Donna and Carol, who have both recently posted some lovely photographs of their kitchens . They have wonderful collections of tins and enamelware that I share a passion for. I also love old gingham fabrics which I use everywhere in my kitchen!

I have it behind chicken wire in one of my wall cupboards. And it is printed on this lovely set of enamelware canisters......
I also have the same gingham as a curtain on my floor standing unit....it hides a multitude of sins! I added a length of hand crochet lace to the bottom hem, to give it more of a country look.

I have various gingham inspired accessories....

And of course I have it at my windows!
Well...everywhere really!!!....

I just find gingham so cheerful!

35 comments:

  1. Hello Niki! I think I'm up and running! =)
    BLUE GINGHAM! Would you believe my house came with light blue gingham wallpaper in the kitchen? I was horrified at first, but since I collect blue willow and flow blue, AND the kitchen had a built-in plate display rack around the perimeter below the ceiling, the gingham stayed! I love your curtain with the crochet trim - lovely idea!

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  2. I love the look of blue and white gingham - and replacing glass with chicken wire in your cupboards adds such a lovely homey country look!

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  3. I love gingham too Niki! though mine is red and white, but your blue and white theme is stunning, very french!

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  4. A wonderful collection! I see all those wine corks in that egg basket..nice !

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  5. I agree--gingham is indeed ever so cheerful! Thank you for sharing your delightful pictures.

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  6. It all looks gorgeous, you can never go wrong with blue and white.

    Best wishes Ginny

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  7. Niki, I love those canisters - and everything else of course! See you over the weekend. Sue x

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  8. Hi Niki, it all looks fabulous, what a great time you must have had collecting it. I have an identical French metal towel holder as you - only mine is green and white! Clare x

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  9. This is a lovely fresh look. Gingham is so timeless isn't it, perfect for a country kitchen.Yours looks picture perfect.

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  10. That is simply and utterly divine!

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  11. Well of course the gingham I love is pink and white! All your collection is gorgeous. My fave piece is the enamelware salt box.

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  12. Whoops! I clicked on the picture and it is actually a box for matches! Even better!

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  13. I feel like I am walking into a french kitchen, C'est Parfait! I love the french flea market finds you have collected, you have a wonderful eye for detail!!

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  14. What a gorgeous collection of gingham accessories! I'm feeling the need to search out a few for me to purhase! hehe You're just so inspiring!

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  15. lovely blue and white is always so fresh
    carol

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  16. Wow this is a real gingham delight, I'm with you it is cheerful.

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  17. louise6:25 pm

    Gorgeous Niki, as always! I keep missing your fairies! Louise x

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  18. wonderfull, wonderfull, wonderfull I like white and blue it's so relaxing. ciao ciao

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  19. When can we expect the "Nostalgia at the Stone House" magazine to come out? I'm taking the two year subscription!

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  20. It's really wonderfull !!

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  21. What a darling kitchen you have. I like the red and white and blue and white gingham look to. I have the red and white in my little summer place and it makes the place look so warm and inviteing.

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  22. oh my goodness - oh my goodness - that canister set it beyond my dreams (if you saw my kitchen you would understand) I look for the PERFECT set "every" time I go to Paris but can only find orange and red and not very large sets - oh I am full of env! Lovely. Just lovely.

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  23. Same here...I think my favorite is the salt cellar!

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  24. Sooo pretty! I especially love the curtain withthe crochet lace...just beautiful:)

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  25. After admiring your, Donna's and Carol's kitchens, I definitively should add some more decorations to mine! Another issue to put on my to-do-list (OMG, it has become loooooong)

    Your GINGHAM looks very very pretty!

    Have a great week-end, Nikki!

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  26. Nikki, your post reminded me of a young sister-in-law's wedding years ago, blue and white gingham everywhere! It was charming, and I still come across one of the tablecloths once in awhile and remember it all over.

    Your kitchen is delightful!

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  27. Oh Niki I love all the blue gingham french kitchen enamel accessories you own, one is more beautiful than the next *sigh* There is so much beauty to be shared here in blogland, it's wonderful!

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  28. hi from Norway :)
    You have a lovely blog! I enjoy visiting you so much. Its so nice to see you lovely home, and all the great things you make.

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  29. HI Nikki I'm out of hibernation and trying to play catchup.... everything for the past couple weeks posts are terrific... hmm I don't have any gingham... I'll have to rectify that LOL.
    RaNae

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  30. Hello, I just found your blog. So beautiful pictures!! I love blue and white...

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  31. Oh my, how beautiful!!
    I also have a lovely collection of blue and white/cream

    So glad I found your blog. Please visit my place. Would love to have you there: www.gypsypurple.blogspot.com

    Chamara

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  32. I love gingham too. I've used a lot of red and white gingham in my flat. I agree, it really is cheerful. Only problem is that George is not keen on it although I think I'm slowly getting him converted. He tells me that when he was younger he used to be scared of it! Very strange I know. How could anyone be scared of a fabric, particularly such a jolly one.

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  33. Gorgeous. I love your kitchen Niki. The gingham is so fresh and very Country Living :-)

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  34. I had a friend send me a link to your post. I am "KNOWN" for my blue gingham. They say that blue gingham is my favorite color. I loved all your gingham items. Thanks for the pictures and the post!!!

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  35. Im a gingham girl too. Though I sit on the red and white side of the fence! I love the blue and white though, it all looks so lovely in your kitchen, and the enamelware.. gasp! Gorgeous.

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