I LOVE Notonthehighstreet. It’s got to be my favourite online shop for everything other than fashion. I get pretty much all my birthday, wedding, anniversary etc cards from there, birthday presents, jewellery, handbags, Christmas gifts and home-ware. It’s just brilliant.
I’m always browsing through the site and have so many items bookmarked, so I thought I’d share with you some of my favourite pieces for the kitchen which I’ve either bought, or have on my Christmas wish list (hint hint to the husband here….).
1. Wooden Chopping Board, £14.95: Let’s face it, chopping boards aren’t generally very aesthetically pleasing. But it’s amazing how a strip of paint round the edge can make it look quite fancy. I’m always using my wooden chopping boards as serving platters and heat protectors for dishes, and this definitely doubles up as a chopping board/serving platter combo.
2. Ceramic Letter Dish, £9.95: I am an absolute sucker for cute little serving dishes. I have far, far too many. But I can’t help but continue to buy them. These are really lovely and would make fab wedding presents too.
3. Glass Lamp Tea Light Holder, £14: I just love these! They would look great on your kitchen side, your mantelpiece or kitchen table. They’ve got a bit of a ‘gipsy-rose-lee’-esque vibe – “Come into my tent… let me tell you your fortune….”. Anyway, I digress.
4. Hanging Hearts Lantern, £2.75: These are maybe more of an outdoor dining thing, but you never know, we might get an second-summer-wind later on. We’ve had some lovely warm October’s in the past, and these would look lovely hanging out in your garden.
5. Cream Distressed Jug, £17: I actually have this already. It sits on my kitchen windowsill with a fresh bunch of flowers in it. I normally have to treat myself to the flowers (another hint here dear husband…), but it’s always lovely to have some fresh, bright flowers in the kitchen. This jug looks lovely, even with a cheap bunch of chrysanthemums.
6. French Table Water Bottle, £5: Again, I have this already. It’s such a bargain for only £5. I keep it filled up with water in my fridge. Cold water just tastes so much better. It also looks great on the dinner table.
7. Handmade Porcelain Dinner Set, £74: I really, really like these. I love how organic and natural they look. We bought a very similar looking set from John Lewis when we first bought our house, but if we ever go Greek and decide to smash them all, then this set is number one on my replacement list.
8. Reuseable Chalk Board Jar Labels, £4.99: I am definitely getting these. I recently bought loads of Kilmer Jars for all my various flours and sugars, but didn’t really think it through properly when it came to being able to identify my self-raising flour from my plain flour. These would look great on these jars, and they’re reusable too.
9. Antique Effect T Light Holders Set Of Four, £18.95: I’ve got these already too. I did buy them with my kitchen in mind, but they actually sit on our living room mantelpiece. The light from the tealights shines through the little distressed silver gaps beautifully. I’d definitely recommend these to everyone.
10. Cast Iron Tiffany Cook Book Stand, £80.40: This is a lovely looking cook book stand, but quite pricey. I have a similar one (see here), which I bought from a random shop in Southampton (it certainly didn’t cost me £80 though!). I love it and I get so many comments on it. This is the closest thing I’ve found to the one I have. It’s an investment piece, and it’ll last you a lifetime of cooking.
11. Personalised Enamel Blackboard Mug, £9.95: This mug is adorable. The blue and white reminds me of my childhood. I’m not sure why, we maybe had a similar one at home. But this has a lovely little twist with the chalk space. I can imagine this would make a great mug for young and old. Great for the workplace too – you can write how you like your tea and never get a duff brew again!
So that’s my kitchen wish list. Have you got a similar Notonthehighstreet obsession? What are your favourite finds from their site? Let me know below…