Here I would love to share with you our travels and adventures as international consultants. About living in Italy, the Veneto area near Venice; in Indonesia, central Java. Why we love the southeast of the United States and moved back from Italy. Our love for gardening, the botanical way. Sharing with you our manifold treasures from exotic places and even offering several in my Mariette's Back to Basics Boutique for others to enjoy as well as high end silver items from Giovanni Raspini, Italy.
Let's go back to Our Rose Suite and continue the tour... This time I would love to show you Our Rose Suite Kitchenette that is built into our Rose Suite Living Room. If you missed any of the previous posts, all links you find beneath this post.
Previous post was about Our Rose Suite Living Room. You are facing the door to the Rose Suite bedroom here.
Before turning to our Rose Suite Kitchenette I want to show you this remarkable wood carved wreath with roses from the artisans of Tyrol in northern Italy. Paired with some romantic wall hangings.
In order to show all the details I used the flash but that reflects in the lady's hair...
the little oval is under glass and it is mounted on velvet in an ornamental frame.
This came from a Dutch estate.
Back to my favorite wooden wreath with roses. Can you imagine that such a piece has been hand carved out of a single piece? Its bows are all gilded and that is about the only touch needed here.
Those long snowy winters in the mountains of Tyrol, northern Italy, do have their people produce quite some unique wood carvings. All done by hand!
Here you see the gilding on the bow...
Are those roses and leaves not perfectly done?
We always bought such a unique piece after doing consulting work in Germany.
Near my home town in The Netherlands, there is a Sanctuary place, Kevelaer and they have loads of wood carvings from Tyrol. Right now it would be a treat to go and see all the wooden Christmas villages they have.
Our foster daughter Anita, from Indonesia, did go with us to Kevelaer, in November of 2008 and she snapped so many photos of the Christmas villages...
Now let's turn to the Kitchenette... Between two pillars we could just place our toilet and the kitchenette is partly on top of the big pillar. They tapered down towards the top but the problem was, they were not straight-walled. Our cabinetmaker did however manage to make a cabinet against the tapering wall. Guess in all, we pretty well managed to build in all that is necessary for a little Suite where guests can live on their own with complete privacy and even manage to have breakfast and coffee or tea independently, if needed.
A large fridge with freezer part is around the corner in the pantry. There is an Atag stainless steel sink with Danish Damixa faucet with hot and cold water. A water cooker and also a single hot plate is available and small microwave.
Plates, cups & saucers and glasses are in the cupboards.
Here you see the door to the corridor...
Paper towel holder and underneath are a mixer, cutlery box and also dish rack.
Table for two is nearby and it has a drawer under neath.
Glass shelves we built into the corners, using Danish Damixa chrome holders.
Towel holder is also a chrome Danish Damixa.
Round stainless steel Atag sink and the counter is Corian.
Coffee made can also be carried on the tray to the little bistro table and chairs, on the patio at the entrance...
Sure, tins with roses for coffee and cookies. Those I found in Kevelaer, Germany one time and they came home with us on the plane.
Goose egg with rose, on a stand.
Nice Rose Silver Napkin holder...
Okay, let's have a coffee or a tea and relax together!
Did you like our Rose Suite so far?
Dear husband Pieter literally went the extra mile for creating all this.
We have slept here the last couple of weeks while our bathroom got remodeled upstairs.
So it is convenient not only for guests but at times even for ourselves.