Don't you just love a Welsh Dresser, bursting with favourite pieces of china and crockery, all mismatched in a glorious mayhem of colours ?
Well, I didn't -I told myself.
No, no, not enough room in the kitchen-and also ,of course, it wasn't very hygienic or practical.
No, much better not !! I could do without a Welsh dresser !!
I did suffer the occasional Dresser Envy , looking through the latest "Country Living" , but you can't have everything .
Life Without A Welsh Dresser was perfectly fine.
Meanwhile , my kitchen cupboard-shelves started to bulge and sag worryingly under the amount of china I was collecting, until to get something in the cupboard, you had to take three things out.
Until one day I drove home past a shop that had a great sign with "CLOSING DOWN"in the window.
In the road stood a really ugly little Welsh Dresser, so forlorn and dark brown, like a small, lost, wet dog, that
I felt genuinely sorry for it.
The dresser- before ( think even darker brown - like black treacle).
Goodness, it was ugly.The only good thing about it, was that it was quite petite, so it would actually fit in my kitchen -and in my car .
"Are you selling this ?" I said to the man next to it .
"Twenty-five pounds -and I will help you put it in the car "he said.
It was a perfect fit .
I put it in the garage as I thought it too ugly to look at and needed time to think, about colours.
Eventually I decided on " Blue Ground" from Farrow and Ball - a colour that I had used before on a Lutyens bench in the garden.
I decided for blue mainly because the crockery I wanted to display ( Johnson Bros "Pareek" ) had yellow in it and I thought the contrast would work well.
And here is the "after" picture.
And what colour would you have gone for ??
Let me know what you think!!!
I am linking this to
Heart of the Home party- Favourite Cupboard