Thursday, 20 August 2009

Vintage typewriters...

I'm not sure what it is about them but I just love them. Could it be their strong weighty appearance, the smooth lines of the outer casing or the heavy click as you monotonously press and release each key...? Not only are they fun to write with, they bring a sense of character and mystified drama to your home when displayed with other eclectic vintage treasures. A pretty duck egg blue typewriter (like the one below) is on my shopping list..!


Sunday, 16 August 2009

Outside in

I couldn't resist sharing my love of piled logs... they seem to be everywhere at the moment. They look just perfect stacked ironically in a disused fireplace or stacked under benches like the second picture. This outside in look lends itself to the white canvassed Nordic style I love. It also brings a certain organic warmth that can compliment just about any interior style.

Homeleigh Vintage

Plate it up

I love the idea of mixing framed art with vintage plates, it really gives the room a sense of character. It also allows you, the decorator, to be a bit more creative with your otherwise often plain walls. I'm not sure whether I prefer the symmetry of the pastel pink wall or the more haphazard look of the other two...

Friday, 7 August 2009

Potting mad

On rainy days (like today) one of the things that keeps me smiling is the idea that one day I will own a green house like this one. Spending many sunny afternoons outside, on my knees with mud under my fingernails. Coming from a family of keen gardeners and vegetable growers it seems its in my blood. For now I will continue to indulge in the idea of one day owning my very own potting shed and greenhouse...
I love terracotta pots, can you tell?

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Sunday, 2 August 2009

Swatch watch


Record the day

I just came across this site and felt compelled to blog about it. I love the rawness of the torn edges, the colours and themes, and the date stamp! What an inventive way of storing your favourite magazine clippings, polaroids and other bits and pieces we seem to collect and store with no real purpose to reuse. Enjoy more of these wonderful creations at