Chelsea and I have big plans. When we reach our dotage, we'll relocate to a cottage in the English countryside, where we'll live out our days tending the rose garden and dreaming up elaborate but ineffectual ways to keep the fox out of the hen house. While my requirements will be few, I do have one firm stipulation: the cottage must have a custom kitchen from Plain English Design.
I stumbled across this bespoke design company over the weekend and have since been experiencing an uncontrollable case of kitchen lust. Using the techniques of 18th and 19th century cabinetmakers, the skilled artisans at Plain English craft and assemble these glorious kitchens by hand. Their gallery of recent work is like Playboy for interiors junkies.
I have it all figured out. Soon after Chelsea and I move in, a team of strapping British lads will arrive to install our cupboards and open shelving. The afternoon will get quite warm; they'll have to remove their shirts. Chelsea and I will sip tea at our new waxed elm table while the (smokin' hot) workmen sweat. A perfect beginning to a perfect retirement.
Once the kitchen is up, we'll divide the labor according to our talents. Each day I'll wake with the sun and prepare toasty currant scones with fresh clotted cream. Chelsea will gather flowers from the garden--honeysuckle and dianthus--and arrange them in our collection of rustic stoneware pitchers. Maybe we'll even invest in a Victrola for a more authentic 'old biddie' experience.
Of course from time to time Chelsea and I will have our squabbles. I'll leave my grubby Wellies on the mudroom floor after mucking out the pigpen; she'll clutter the pantry by collecting one too many Wedgewood butter bowls at the local car boot sale. But on the whole our idyllic existence in the countryside will be quite the antidote to the hectic American lifestyle of our youths.
Chelsea and I are now interviewing for a third member of the household. Applicants must enjoy herding geese with willow switches, cycling slowly down country lanes, and wearing floral aprons. Also must have a considerable personal fortune; after all, someone has to cough up the $80,000 for our divine bespoke kitchen!
All images courtesy of Plain English. Seriously folks, these pics are only a small sampling of the incredible kitchens they have on display at their website. Sponsored Links: If you are looking for quick success in 000-203 exam then join today to explore useful 646-046 resources and pass MB2-632 certification on first try guaranteed.