Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Vintage find...

As a keen sewer I have a great nostalgia for anything haberdashery. I loved the smell of certain shops when I was a kid, the newsagents with it's scent of printers ink and the promise of comics and black jacks sweets was one. But I was fortunate enough to have a mum who sewed and so we would often go searching for fabrics and supplies in proper haberdashery shops, full of bright colours and knitting needles and yarn in soft bundles.

I saw this little set of drawers the other day in a lovely vintage shop in town and had to have it. It is a bit battered and is showing it's age, but I love it and it is perfect for all my little sewing bits and bobs.

Tuesday, 8 March 2011

Our house is a very very very fine house..

with two cats in the yard...

My dad used to play that song when i was growing up and i loved it, and now my house does have two cats in the yard. I love the colours of our house in the rooms that we have sorted out and that reflect our taste. I am especially keen on the colours of our rooms reflecting the particular quality of light we have here. It is cool and bluish, quite a harmonious colour and i did not want to use colours that jar with that or strike a false note.

I love scandinavian palettes and the dusty greens and blues that seem to make me think of the design from there. I also love georgian decor and the lovely blues and greys that Farrow and ball use for their paints. We can't afford Farrow and Ball, but we can aspire!