Sunday, 29 November 2009

That's nice, that's different, that's unusual...

This week's theme at My Place & Yours is "that's nice, that's different, that's unusual", with a focus on quirky features in our homes. I picked a couple of things - the first one being what looks like an unassuming cupboard door in the kitchen:


But is actually a meat safe....a ventilated cupboard originally intended for storing meat (ie before fridges existed).


It lets in a lovely freezing draft in winter, and is currently residence to an extended family of spiders.

Our second quirky feature is one which we use all the time and I personally think is brilliant - it was made by the farmer who built the house for himself and his family. It's a wall mounted dish rack:



It is so strong and frees up bench space (important when bench space is at a premium)....

7 comments:

Sara said...

Oh a lovely little spider home!

M* (Melanie) said...

Both are gorgeous. It looks like a lovely old house. I just love that dishrack.

The Back Shed said...

I would love a dishrack!! And the meat safe is wonderful. Lucky you.

kylie said...

Nyoise very nyoise, I love old meat safes. When I was a child the outside laundry had a cellar which was also mostly a home for spiders.

marian said...

i love, love, love, that quaint meatsafe..the dish rack is useful & gorgeous!

Redness said...

Poifect ... you can have the spiders but the dish rack is brilliant ... your house sure must be gorgeous ;)

spectacularfairywren said...

ooh i love both - could the meat safe be a naughty corner? Lockable (i jest )