Modern Vintage Kitchen Shelfie

Its just over 12 months since we had our kitchen installed.

It has been the biggest bit of work we’ve done on the house so far, and we are still in love with it, thank goodness. I often share a kitchen shelfie over on Instagram, as I love having open shelving in the kitchen. And often change the look of these (much to my husband’s dismay- where’s the coffee now?)

So after a year I thought it was time to show it a little bit of first birthday love. I had a small list of things I’d been looking for the kitchen, so this refresh is perfect timing. Getting a couple of new kitchen additions ready for Spring and of course future kitchen shelfie snaps.old fashioned susie kitchen shelfie

For this post I’ve teamed up with Wayfair again. They have such a wide variety of products on their website and there is something for everyone. They have challenged a group of bloggers to create a Wayfair Spring Shelfie.

I thought this was the perfect excuse to treat my kitchen (and me).

A new bread bin was high on my list of things I wanted to get for the kitchen, the one we’d been using seemed to take up a lot of worktop and was clunky and square. I spotted this enamel one with stripes and just had to have it, although it did take me a while to choose between red or blue. I chose blue in the end as I’m a total sucker for a nautical theme, I think its a timeless look that doesn’t date.bread bin nautical

It takes up less room on the worktop but still manages to hold the same amount of bread and crumpets as our previous bread bin. It’s part of a vintage revival range that Prestige have out at the moment, and they’ve a few things that co-ordinate together. I did fall head over heels in love with a kettle (never thought I’d say that) but it was out of stock so I went for this cute enamel pan, which is actually a great size and I’ve used it loads rails hang pans

I also wanted to replace our salt and pepper shakers, so found these graphic ones. They have a real Scandinavian look to them and I love anything with a great typeface too.

I spotted these Sagoform canisters last year on a different site, so have coveted them for a while. They have a real 60s-70s vibe about them. I was looking for something to store regular teabags in and a better sugar jar than the one we were using. Job done with these two.

kitchen shelfieI also couldn’t resist this worktop protector either, with its 1960s kitchen motif design. Pictured here proudly displaying some recent vegan brownies I made. Wayfair have actually sold out of this particular item but here is a similar one.

I also stocked up on a couple of teatowels, we go through them so fast! I wanted something that was more practical than my usual choice of the prettiest design. These are super fast dryers, and they actually really are. Gosh that sentence sounds so middle-aged!work surface protector chopping boardWhat do you think of my choices?

A collaborative post


  1. babybudgeting
    February 29, 2016 / 11:05 am

    Oh it all looks lovely what a cute little pan!

  2. pennyalexander
    February 29, 2016 / 11:09 am

    I have been coveting those Sagaform canisters and I love the Prestige Vintage range so much. We have lots of red stripe, but the blue is so brilliant. I love your shelves so much!

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 11:15 am

      It was so hard choosing Penny!! The canisters are great- air tight seal on them x

  3. February 29, 2016 / 1:32 pm

    I love a kitchen that looks lived in, like it’s actually being used and is full of personality. Yours definitely delivers on all that and looks lovely. All the mixed details are great, I can’t wait to have my kitchen finished – one day 😉 xo

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 3:23 pm

      Soon Carole!! Thanks for your kinds words- its certainly a well used kitchen!

  4. February 29, 2016 / 2:25 pm

    Lovely choice I love the salt and pepper shakers!

  5. February 29, 2016 / 3:49 pm

    I too get excited by teatowels. Ones that dry fast make me v happy too. Don’t feel bad. Love your shelves. Now I want some!!

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 7:39 pm

      Open shelves are ace!! Glad you are a member of the tea towel appreciation society too 😉

  6. February 29, 2016 / 4:35 pm

    You can’t beat a blue and white scheme Susie. Looks lovely. x

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      Great minds Carole!

  7. February 29, 2016 / 5:15 pm

    So many pretty details – happy birthday to your kitchen! x

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 7:37 pm

      AH thanks Natasha!! Its growing up so fast 😉

  8. February 29, 2016 / 6:25 pm

    I love your choices! They all look so at home in your kitchen. I too have those Sagaform jars on my Wayfair wish list, they are very lovely, and you can’t beat a good teatowel 🙂

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Aw thanks Molly, have a great week xx

  9. Kate
    February 29, 2016 / 7:09 pm

    Great choices Sus! I have that retro Sagaform print on plates and bowls but love the canister, might need to add to the collection now 🙂

    • Susie
      February 29, 2016 / 7:35 pm

      Oh I was so tempted with the other bits!

  10. February 29, 2016 / 8:47 pm

    Lovely! Nice to see a good looking shelflie that’s full of practical kitchen items.

  11. welovehomeblog
    February 29, 2016 / 9:04 pm

    The retro jars are so lovely.

  12. February 29, 2016 / 10:05 pm

    I love the vintage touches and you can never have enough stripes! X

  13. March 2, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    Absolutely love open shelving-I can’t wait to get into this when we have our own kitchen again! The Sagaform print is a win for me. A classic.