Thursday, 23 June 2011

Sarah's Kitchen Party

Today I am joining Sarah at Modern Country Style for her Kitchen Party and I hope I have chosen the right dress!
 The idea was to post about your favourite item in the kitchen, or your kitchen, or maybe something you yearn for. Guess what I am going to be greedy and do 2 of these things.  My kitchen at the moment is new to me only lived here now for nearly 2 months, but it is quirky with nothing matching and not at all bespoke but I love it.  But in all my kitchens one of my favourite items is the lovely pottery that I have collected over the years from France, most of it comes from a village called St Quentin de la Poterie near Uzes in the Gard region, and as the name denotes it is a village with alot of Artists mostly potters.  Everytime I look at my pots it takes me make to hot summer days in this lovely area of the Provence, so now I will share it with you.

But of course I said I would share with you 2 things, the second (if ever I have LOADS of money) is to have a Plain English Kitchen or maybe just a small part of one of these kitchens - I just adore the simplicity of them and the craftmanship that is obviously involved in the design, they are just superb.

Sorry I am going to indulge again, but don't you just love flowers in your kitchen, and the perfume from these lovely sweet peas when I came down this morning was gorgeous.
See you all at Sarah's, have a lovely weekend


  1. what a great idea to share favourite things. Love your french ceramics.
    At the moment I have flowers from the garden in my kitchen....
    Lizzie x

  2. love your things and likes!! those Frenc pottery is perfect for these summer months!!!a big kiss

  3. Yes I'd love a bespoke kitchen too. Mine is very 1980's with fitted fake oak cabinets. Since we moved in here 2 years ago all we've done is paint the walls. It's also very very dark as we have a pergola covered with a thick, old wisteria right outside the windows so not enough light gets in. I love the wisteria but hate the darkness inside.

    The Plain English kitchens are beautiful. As is your French pottery - as you said, reminiscent of long, happy, sunny days.

  4. Love your kitchen pottery! It's very cheerful. I have a great weakness for french enamelware and polka dots.
    So funny!!! Have a great weekend!
    Chris :o)

  5. Hi Jill, so glad you stopped by....
    I love your beautiful bright pottery and the memories that go with them making them all that more special!
    Also like your dream kitchens, beautiful!
    Have a wonderful weekend, Kerry

  6. Hi Jill, beautiful pottery from France.
    The flowers are my favorits.
    Have a nice weekend.

  7. Oh Jill those kitchens you showed - serious love going on here - so beautiful and practical and..... I could go on for years.

    Your lovely pottery would bring warmth and sunshine to any kitchen.

  8. Loving your French pottery and those sweet peas are gorgeous.
    Pam x

  9. Oh such loveliness ~ your cheery pottery, the beutiful kitchens, and those delightful sweet peas! Thank you for sharing it all with us! Hope you have a lovely weekend! Love Brenda

  10. Hi lovely Jill,

    What a fantastic post!! I like it when you're greedy. ;-)

    The kitchens you shared are simply beautiful! I love them too!! In fact, I'll take the lot, please!!

    And I really like the pottery you shared as one of your own favourites too. I love chunky earthenware like that.

    Thank you so much for linking up to Kitchen Favourites!


  11. Hi Jill,
    Your pottery is lovely and must look so good in your kitchen......and, to come down in the morning to the smell of sweet peas is just one of the nicest things about Summer, isn't it ?
    Plain English do he most wonderful kitchens don't they? I have all of their pictures stored because I love them so much.
    Have a lovely weekend's going to be a scorcher they say. XXXX

  12. Visiting from Modern Country Style. I so envy your pottery. It's something that I'd like to be able to make myself one day!

  13. oh my, that kitchen with the cream colored range!!! your images make me swoon!


  14. Hello Jill

    That wonderful rich yellow colour made me immediately think of Vincent's sunflowers. So, I can understand that they make you think of Province.

    As for the kitchens: white is my choice and I could easily choose any one of these.


  15. Hello Jill,

    I do love your taste! I would be more than happy to have one of those kitchens. I love the French pottery too.......

    Lou x

  16. What gorgeous pottery! And I love sweet peas, but I can't have any this year due to the extension.
    Those kitchens are just perfect!
    (visiting via Modern Country Style's link party)

  17. Dear Jill,

    You have a beautiful collection of pottery! I love the colours you chose.

    Ha a lovely weekend!

    Madelief x

  18. Hi Jill,such lovely post!!!! Those kitchens are so beautiful!!!!
    I'm in love with those peas!!!!!
    Nice week to you.

  19. Hi Jill, lovely to meet you on Saturday at the Honiton Rag fair! Hope the rest of your weekend was good! xx

  20. Hi Jill, I love your colourful's nice to have something unique from somewhere special...and I'm with you re. Plain English Kitchens...just love em. In fact I often just browse thru their on-line gallery of photos...drooling all over myself! Robx

  21. I am popping over from Sarah's Kitchen Favourites party to see your kitchen. Love, love your pottery.

    You can see my kitchen in my Chicago Vintage apartment. Can you stay for tea?

    Glenda (link # 62)

  22. Hi Jill, I am so with you on the 'Plain English' kitchens, they are to die for. I would have to have an Aga to go with it of course! Your french pots are gorgeous, particularly the terracotta one! Your garden is so far ahead of mine, my Sweetpea havn't flowered yet. Love Linda x oh by the way, your party dress is very pretty!

  23. Hello Jill,

    Thank you so much for your lovely welcome to blogland. I am really enjoying it so far! What absolutely scrumptious pictures you have on your blog ~ I love roses too!

    Have a good evening, at least the sun is shining x

  24. Hello Jill,

    Thank you so much for your lovely welcome to blogland. I am really enjoying it so far! What absolutely scrumptious pictures you have on your blog ~ I love roses too!

    Have a good evening, at least the sun is shining x


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