I've never heard of dishwasher transfers!! Yours is cute and I don't see the bubbles.I suppose our mailbox is one of those rural mailbox types, that most subdivisions, here, have. Is this the type you talked about?Fun visiting today!Pat
I've never even heard of those dishwasher things! How neat! Oh, yes. We DO envy your National Health Service. And we do not get mail on holidays or Sundays. There are some window cleaners that go around to businesses, but not for our homes. At least not in Sylacauga, Alabama. I've never tried strong tea and milk. We drink sweetened, iced tea in the South. Unsweetened in the North - or they add the sugar later, not when it's hot. Don't know about "out west". Someone else will have to answer the question about how long the kids get out for summer. Some places have year round school, but that just means summer vacation is a bit shorter than it used to be. I think it's still around 3 months most kids are out.Now, I think I've figured out that it's not always raining in England and not everyone lives in a castle or a thatched roof cottage, but are all the beaches rocky, craggy, like in the Gothic romance novels? Most of my ancestors are from England, so I probably still have some very, very distant cousins there. Don't know if my ancestors were rogues or just the brave ones. Hmmm. Probably rogues. Wanda - who avoids the kitchen, too.
hoorah - another kitchen avoider!i also just make cups of tea and make the place look pretty - but like you i am determined to attempt a little more cooking and baking - my new mantra is.....do not be put off by the disasters that have gone before!!tracy x
The transfer looks lovely! Well the French have transfers/auto collants on walls, but I haven't noticed any on dishwashers yet. I should put one on my dishwasher, since I can't use it to actually wash dishes (it blows a fuse). It is a waste of space, in an apartment where I am desperate for space. So I use it for storing pots and pans.
Hi Sophie,I didn't know that they made such things for dishwashers. I love little English towns. I wish they had some of those over here.Rosemary
Hello dearest Sophie,I love the CB transfer,I don't have a dishwaser as we don't have room for one yet,our kitchen needs a shimmy around to fit one in,but I'd choose this pattern too.I like milk in my Earl Grey and our postie knocks on the door on a Saturday for a chat/cuppa/loo as he knows we are not racing around for the school run.Our window cleaner is a strange one and only cleans the windows between dole cheques.In my heart I live in a barn conversion somewhere rural with low Council Tax,but until then......I have heard that sponging over a transfer with hot soapy water can help with the bubbles....not that I can see any.It must be man rage week..........Katxx
I have never seen the transfers before either, but I definitely want one. I hate the boring front of my dishwasher. Yours just pops with color. I guess the only question I can come up with at this point is - do you eat a lot of fish and chips?Love,Julie
I've never heard of dishwasher transfers! I want one! How adorable, I love it! I just hate modern looking appliances and electronics and a transfer would really doll up the dish washer! I've always had a cute little mailbox and grown flowers around and or up it until our new house, it is attached to the neighbors box and not so cute. Oh, well. You don't have mail boxes in England? I think alot of people here do envy your National Health Service since here if you are poor and can't pay for your own insurance you just simply don't get the medical attention you need. Isn't that sad...especially for the little ones and the elderly. And I'm wondering...are there drive throughs in England? Here in California there are even drive throughs for coffee at Starbucks. Probably why we Americans are so plump! And Sophie, thank you so much for your very kind comments on my blog! I am feeling a bit embarrassed by how much I carried on in todays blog. And thank you so much for your delightful feedback about my wedding and dress! I love your taste so a compliment from you means alot! Thank you! Cece
No dishwasher transfers but a cover that matches the kitchen units I'm boring aren't I
Well isn't that nifty...I've never seen the transfers for the dishwashers...so you are cutting edge in my book!You said that it was a shaker design and that reminded me I visited a real Shaker village in Ky this time last year...it was very interesting.Speaking of tea...a blog friend sent me a box of Yorkshire tea that I LOVE...it is my favorite and now the box is getting low...it said on the box to add milk and I did...LOVED IT! I don't like it in the herbal tea's just my Yorkshire!Have a wonderful day!:)
How pretty! I love the transfer! I saw a similar one in Country Sampler Magazine but it had roosters on it (my weakness)...I am considering it.Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving your sweet comments......I LOVE yours and I will for sure be back!!!!!!!Blessings,Robin
Hi! Like the others, I've never heard of the dishwasher transfers. I don't drink strong tea with milk either. I live in South Texas and like my tea ice cold and sweet. School in my area is off for summer from June 1st to late August. And yes, we do envy your health service! And like Wanda, I thought you all lived in castles or thatched roof cottages! Ha! And as far as the kitchen goes... my husband always says "we have a kitchen because it came with the house".... ha ha! I don't like to cook.Hey, I enjoyed your blog! Very nice! darlahttp://westwoodranch.blogspot.com
Hey, that is really neat! I've not seen those before. I'm going back to look at it again! I'm impressed!
Hi SophieI'd never heard of dishwasher transfers either! Could have something to do with the fact that I don't own a dishwasher and have a kitchen the size of a galley! Yes, there are window cleaners in Canada, but as I live in an apartment, we don't get our windows cleaned except when it rains!! We get our mail/post delivered to our building, but not to our door. We don't get mail on Saturday/Sunday or Holidays. In fact, the less said about Canada Post the better, as I haven't forgiven them for having a shipping calculator that won't work on my website (huge groan, as I keep undercharging and having to pay the difference myself!)I am also a tea drinker, but find that many people don't know how to make it and I'm always sending it back when they make it with lukewarm water (yuk). Anyway, to get back on subject, I would love one of those transfers, if I ever get my own dishwasher!Marie x
Hi Sophie I did see those transfers in one of the housey magazines and thought wow at the time - of only I had a dishwasher! Now I am getting one in my next house and it is integrated with a wooden door front - it will be a whole new experience - though to quote from an old ad (see how many out there remember this) "my hands that do dishes won't feel soft as my face"!!! (Fairy ad!) You know how when you have found the house and decided on it and then you spend all the time thinking how will I find not having that etc. Well here I am at 01.51 writing this - I keep thinking how am I goong to manage without a downstairs loo! and my high up fridge (no room for my fridge freezer and I am going to go back to getting on the floor to see whats at the back of the fridge lurking! I also had my meeting today Sophie (thanks for your kind comments and thoughts) and it was worse than ever - tomorrow I have to sit down and work with that colleauge - another reason for the 01.54 blog - off to get my tea - that's better. I read Claire's (vintage-home) blog the other day and want to be down that lane in Oxfordshire...........
Hi Sophie,I'm with everyone else, I've never heard of dishwasher transfers but I think yours turned out quite pretty. We have one of those rural mailboxes also but mine is very old and looks bad. Time for a new one.
I would love to have one...that is one of the sweetest things I have seen! So pretty!Do not see an air bubble at all. I do remember Fairy though...I actually have an old tin sign for Fairy Soap!Hugs,Sue, whose doishwasher is very naked and so wishes it belonged to Sophie
Ha! I toyed with the idea of one of those transfers, but I may just leave my flowery curtain up to hide it instead! Alas hubby has very little patience with things like that!
For someone who does not cook and only goes into the kitchen to make a cup of tea, you certainly have a beautiful one! I love cooking and never thought I would before I got married. I couldn't do anything right in the kitchen, but you really can learn. I wish I had your kitchen as this cook would never leave it. Maybe it is a good thing after all that I have a depressing kitchen lookswise. I bake and cook enough as it is! LOL!
oh i really love the transfer I am off to find one. Poor tom i bet it was a knight mare to put on, from my old days of transfers the best thing now is to get a tiny pin prick the bubble and slowly push.Karaxx
How cute! We do have transfers for our car windows. My car has rose ones on the back seat side windows.My husband doesn't care for those or my little bobble head bunny on the back dash- when I trade for using his SUV for the day :).
I have never heard of dishwasher transfers either....I love the way yours looks!Penny
How amazing! I've never seen that before. I guess that means we may not have them here in the Midwest US. I don't know. I love how you said your husband was irate with it all. Mine would be too. When I had the old pink refridgerator and the handle broke, he was just agast when I suggest that we use a screwdriver, like our parents did! Our kids summer break is from the frist week of June to the last week of August. Our mailbox is rather a mail slot right in the bottom of our front door (very convenient in the Winter!) but the mailman frequently forgets our packages, which infuriates me. Socceer moms really do drive minivans. We have odd/even parking in most large cities, meaning that odd days you must park on one side and even days you park on the other. The snow plow drivers will just plow you in if you park on the wrong side. We have no where near the history, the fashion or the decorating sense that you have. But I must insist that WE drive on the correct side of the street. =) Blessings... Polly (p.s. love the dishwasher! I've got appliance paint that I plan to use on mine - pink of course)
No, we don't have transfers for the dishwasher over here, but I WANT ONE!!! I remember using Sunlight dish detergent over there and when they started selling it here, went back to it...maybe they'll start selling Fairy Soap and I can get a transfer to totally piss off WTHF, you think? Now, I would say that design is very Amish, lol...the Shakers over here are much to plain to want anything like that on anything they own!!!Yes, very Pennsylvania Dutch, (or Amish as they are called). Tell Tom when I get my transfer he must come show Mac (WTHF) how it's done!!!
I've never seen dishwasher transfers before. Cute! I spent the first 25 years of my married life without a dishwasher, and it felt like I was the only person in the entire developed world without one! My husband didn't think we needed one, and now that we have one, he loves it and tries to take credit for the idea!Oh, and I don't have a mailbox either. We pick up our mail at the post office, and yes, they are closed on our version of "bank holidays."My question? Does a man with an American accent sound as sexy to you as one with a British accent sounds to me? My daughter's soccer coach is from England, and I swear I could listen to that guy read the phone book! LOLBtw, love your kitchen!Mary
My question is "How do you do glamour in the kitchen?"!!!! Perhaps we should ask Nigella ....! Love the Celia Birtwell design, I love all her stuff. Also love clapboard houses, mail boxes and porches with verandas!Kim xGuten Abend!
Very cute, despite the bubbles! Becky
Sophie, I can't keep up with all your posts, every time I have a spare 5 mins I check all my faves and think "Oh, I must comment on that" but by the time I sit down to do it I'm behind by about 4 posts! As you know I'm totally with you on the strong Yorkshire tea, I couldn't get through life without it (and Cadbury's Caramel!)! Love the fridge transfer but I couldn't inflict it on my DIY phobic man, I swear he comes on all faint when he sees the tool box. As to the last post, ignore any negative comments, envy can do horrible things to people, none of us have perfect lives but some can't bear to see others happier than they are. By the way, had to get rid of my window cleaner, he gave me the heebie jeebies!Julia x
Hi Sophie,Love your dishwasher transfer, most unusual. I see in a previous post you have another big project in the pipeline. I must admit our hall,stairs and landing needs doing badly but I come over all faint at the thought of all that decorating.Take care,Sandi xp.s I am getting all that German language as well, I thought I had inadvertently pressed a button somewhere. Lol.
Wow. Too cool! I didn't realize there were transfers for the dishwasher - though it seems I shouldn't mention it to hubby - he would be just as mad!Karla
I've never seen a dishwasher transfer before - what a great idea! Your kitchen is lovely.
I love the dishwasher glamour! I too love strong tea with milk - preferably whilst watching my window cleaner at work - he is a very hunky Aussie! My question is "How can Nigella be so glamourous and (fairly) slim whilst tucking into caramel croissant pudding after a night on the tiles?"
WE don't have anything like that (the dishwasher transfer)! At least, not that I know of. But I'll be looking now that I've seen yours! That's so awesome. I know it wouldn't inspire me to spend more time in the kitchen, but it would make the little time I spend in there more pleasant! lolAs for the other stuff...we do get mail on Saturdays but not on Federal holidays and never on Sundays. My kids get about 10 or 11 weeks off for summer break and usually about 2 weeks off for Christmas break. Plus one week in the spring for Spring break. And exactly what IS your National Health Service? I've heard it mentioned, but never in detail. I probably would envy it, though. Our healthcare costs are outrageous. Unless you're a crack addict, don't have a job and don't care if you ever pay a bill in your life. Our hospitals can't "turn you away" if you can't pay (which I DO think is great). But then those of us who DO pay, end up being charged more to make up the difference. But that's a whole other story and I could go on and on and on and on and on about it. lolI love a wrap around porch, too, but don't have one. I used to be addicted to that British tv show Changing Rooms. Did you ever watch it? I used to marvel that you guys don't have the sort of closets in your bedrooms that we take for granted. And the kitchens! Most of them seemed kind of small (which would have suited me fine, as you know!), but usually fairly efficient. I also watch a show here called "Designed to Sell" where they go in and help the owners of a house fix up a couple of the rooms so that they'll get more money for their houses when the sell. I was surprised to see that a lot of the houses in the northeastern part of the U.S. don't have master bathrooms as part of the master bedrooms. I realized how spoiled so many of us are because no one I knew would even consider buying a house without a master bath. I'm with you! I'm fascinated by some of the differences in our everyday lives. And now that I've written an entire novel in your comment section, I'll stop. lol
Vinyl transfers...hmmm! Never have seen these before. Great idea though...they look great!Priscilla
Hi Sophie, I too wonder about things in other countries, I will have to ask a few questions of my own. Here "down under" the kids get stacks of hols. Private schools get 2 weeks for Easter, 3 weeks June/July (winter), 2 weeks September (spring) and a whopping 7 - 8 weeks Christmas. State schools get less at each time except Sept. I have never seen the vinyl stickon for a dishwasher but have seen them for the big green Council "Wheelie Bins".I guess you National health is like the public system here - I hope yours is better than the one here - I am so glad I have private health cover!!Love strong tea with milk and one sugar - always drink tea from lunch time onwards - coffee in the mornings!! Buschells, Earl Grey and English Breakfast are my favourites!! I love having my windowns cleaned and usually pay someone to come once a year usually near Christmas time.Havn't had mail on Saturdays for over 30 years and certainly never, ever on a public holiday. That was fun, I enjoyed all your previous responses!!
Great post! I'm just as facinated by other peoples lives and have become more so since I started reading blogs. Somehow I just can't get my head around the fact that peoples lives can be similar the World over. I've really enjoyed reading everyone elses comments. The dishwasher transfer looks lovely. I could do with something similar for my fridge freezer which is big white and ugly, but as it belongs to the land lord I'll probably have to put up with it.
Hi Sophie, I have seen the dishwasher transfers before, but I don't have one myself. Yours is very cute. Our dishwasher has a front on it that matches our cabinets. It's white wood and all blends in with the cabinetry. Not sure if you the English do things like that or not. Our fridge is also like that - it just all kind of blends in. I think that all of your questions were answered. But for me, I do like tea, but I like it pretty creamy, and not too strong. I normally drink coffee though with flavored creams, like Hazelnut or Pumpkin Spice - yummy, yum. It's pure bliss for me when I get a nice big mug - or cuppa, as maybe you would say, or if you were the 1930's maybe you would have said that, not sure. In our hotel suite we have a kitchen so we got some great coffee and some Hazelnut cream so that we can just hang out and relax in the morning. So nice. As for our mail, at our old house we used to have a metal mail box, but at our current house we have a mail box that is next to the road, not quite as convenient or as cute. Hope you're doing well. Miss you.alliewww.mycozyhome.typepad.com
I think we should clarify the health benefits here in America, true, the hospitals cannot turn you away if you don not have medical insurance, but you are GUARANTEED to not get the best service available which pretty much amounts to no service.Never heard of the transfers either, fascinating!
Sorry, I just caught up with your blog today and I had to add my 2 cents! Obviously there are no dishwasher transfers to be found here and no window washers! Sounds like quite a nice luxury though. I live in the country so I have a "tin" mailbox by the road. Please tell me why no one puts ice in their drinks? That blows my mind-have to have my ice water and ice tea-no sugar. My ancestors are English, Irish, Swiss, Scottish and Welsh. I think that is why I HATE hot weather!!
Hi, I stumbled on to your site from Liz at Mable's House and have enjoyed reading your posts. I am almost relieved to here that someone else is as curious about the "day-to-day" differences between different countries. I often wonder what folks in the UK think of us Americans. I can't help but think that 90% of the time the English are thinking "What *are* you doing?And I would love to have National Health Care. My favorite thing in the whole world is a cup of Twining's Lady Grey with cream. Twining's probably isn't as posh as it seems to me. Probably the equivalent of Lipton tea here in the states. Anyway, thanks for the insight into life in your world.
Sophie,Ihave just started reading your blog here at work ( I am a Realtor, oe Estate Agent as I believe you say) on a very rainy, windy saturday. I am very amused by the dishwasher transfers. Can't say I have ever heard of such a thing and wonder how they make the dishwasher last longer, LOL. I have a blog now also, hop on over at your leisure. www.housepeepers.blogspot.comI'll be back later for another visit.Janet
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