MAKING YOUR HOUSE A HOME BY CLARE NOLAN! Lifestyle Editor of YOU Magazine.
I treated myself to this book with my birthday money and I must say that it is one of the best interior books I have ever owned.
It has snippets of my existing style.
And lots of new ideas.
I particularly love the section on 'finding your signature style'.
Bohemian is described as follows; This style is a fantastically free, youthful look with a slight hippy edge to it. It's not so much about the items in the room, but about the room's spirit. Colour and clashes of colour and style are an ingredient of bohemian style, but the heart of this look relies on your own collections and their artful display.
I just love that.
Where do you sit in the style arena? Minimalist (shiver), Modernist or maybe Traditionalist?
I feel I maybe don't need to read the section in the book on 'becoming a hunter gatherer' ;)
Really recommend this to everyone, go buy it!
I have decided to do a top ten. If I like it and you like it I may do some more.
Because I am always collecting things I thought I would list the things I would love to find, the heart stopping items I dream of.
1- Carlton ware owl money box
2- 70s flower power sewing machine
3- Kenner Blythe doll
4- Carlton ware cat cruet (I have the fish but I am very demanding)
5- Dewhurt's SYLKO cotton reel drawers
6- any amount, any pattern, any colour of vintage liberty fabric
7- 70s Staffordshire child's mug with an orange lion design.
8- an Ercol day bed (like that's ever gonna happen)
9- Hornsea 'John Clappison' newspaper print mug....preferably the lion.
10- a dog just like Sophie's
She knows I'm after him!!
Just a brief chunner about my activities today. Breezing past the washing etc and getting straight to the interesting bits (to me anyhows).
A most exciting find.
4 owl mugs, as I call them. These are fair bound as I have a gazillion mugs to my name.
Washing some very musty lace and ribbon, Mr Betty said that the bedroom smelt of loft..
Then hanging it all out to dry.
Planning on packaging little gift packs of vintage haberdashery with the next Fair in mind.
Going to include vintage buttons, fabrics and lace.
Also did a little Oooh Betty work on an old battered music box.
Bit of Farrow and Ball paint and a vintage decal. The little cat decal is my absolute fave. Must find new ways of using them, any ideas?
A very basic makeover on a knitting needle box.
I used my fave Fablon, red with a little peachy dot.
Tomorrow I am at hospital in the morn, just routine thingy majiggy.
Afternoon will see me helping 'the other Oooh Betty' with a mammoth jewel sticking task.
Evening will be spent bundling vintage fabric and decalling (not even a word) some pretty vintage hangers. I love having plans.
Anyone else fancy doing a top ten 'wanted' list? Would love to see if I can help anyone out with their wish list and just have a good nosey. Anyone want the same things as me?
Thanks for reading folks.Enjoy your pancakes. Xx