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Carry kettle through to teapot and cups in living room?

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RobynGirlWonder Tue 06-Sep-16 02:26:32

Hi everyone,

So, we have an apartment, the kitchen is VERY tiny, but the living room is a huge Georgian thing.

I have a sideboard with a tea tray (teapot, Milk and sugar, tea strainer, wooden tea caddie) set up. The teacups and saucers are in the sideboard.

When I make tea for everyone, I boil the kettle and carry only that to the living room. I then pop the tea into the teapot and fill it, and return the kettle to the kitchen.

It saves me carrying a tray with all the tea cups and everything from the kitchen, and I don't have any spare space in the kitchen to keep things.

The caddie and China are beautiful things to look at and keep... I don't agree with keeping pretty things just for best smile. It seems silly to store everything in the kitchen and then carry it all through. I know it's a modern thing to brew tea in the kitchen...I just wondered if I'm the only one left brewing it in the living room! smile

Does anyone else do this? Or is is just me?

OlennasWimple Tue 06-Sep-16 02:28:11

I make tea in the kitchen, as I don't like carrying a kettle of boiling water further than I have to, but I'm envy at your tea stuff....

Hariasa Tue 06-Sep-16 02:29:58

As long as you are happy why does it matter?

Our current house has a very open plan downstairs. So kitchen, living room and dining room are all really part of one very large space.

As a result there are no walls between the kitchen and the living room so effectively we make hot drinks and serve them in the same space.


Tartyflette Tue 06-Sep-16 02:34:40

We were always taught to take the pot to the kettle, never the other way round, for safety reasons (DomSci lessons, late 60s/early 70s).
Or why not plug the kettle into a socket in the living room, somewhere near the tea tray? (buy a £££ designer one that looks good, on its own base)

fabulousathome Sat 10-Sep-16 00:04:23

Put the boiled kettle onto a tea trolley and wheel it to the teapot and cups. The trolley can occasionally be an extra work surface in your kitchen too, but kept in the big room as there's more space.

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