On Sunday night we were sat quietly watching the film The Edge of Love, a biography/romance film about the Welsh poet Dylan Thomas and his wife and friends, when Alan suddenly said 'there's your teapot' ... and sure enough on a table on the television there she was, my lovely enamel teapot in use. To say I got a bit excited was an understatement ... I laughed afterwards at my reaction but I seem to have developed a real love affair with enamel kitchenalia :-)
We couldn't use my teapot for tea unless we had a houseful of guests as she holds enough for at least six big mugful's of tea or coffee .... or I guess at least a dozen wartime sized cups, but at least she is in everyday use collecting our small change instead of having a sealed pot.
Bought at the same time as my teapot were these brass candlesticks ...
... which in my opinion finish off our mantelpiece perfectly and which are also in regular use.
We love to burn nightlights and candles, it makes for very atmospheric cosy nights in during the Winter especially, with the log burner blazing and snoozing animals on the mat in front of the fire.
I've really developed a passion for nostalgia and yesterday whilst downloading some photographs from my camera played with the effects on some of them.
Doesn't this food cupboard photograph look so much better in a black and white photo ...
... than it does in a colour one.
Maybe I should have used black and white for the photos used on the blog during our rationing challenge ... ah well too late now.