6 November 2009

What a load of old junk!

Yup. For sure. I know it.
I'm like a mad old grandma already. I've noticed after my latest re-arranging of our living room, that the knitted blankets, tartan cushions and various needle work paraphernalia has taken over a tad, from the muted colours of the minimal, industrial urban look that we first had. In fact we used to have an old horse's nose bag hanging on the wall above the fireplace! Yes, indeed!
By the way, I recently used the top suitcase to go to visit my mum on the Isle of Wight, and felt like a war time evacuee from London, like I should have my comics, teddy bear, fish paste sarnies and catapult in there! The other suitcase, I found on the street in central London, filled with coins from the 1960s, still in their brown paper cashier bags, how strange?

My word there are a lots of bright colours and patterns going on...I don't think Nao is too keen, I remember him saying when we first moved in "I want to keep the living room quite masculine"
Ooops, sorry Nao! Women's stuff always takes over in the end!

I need more space! Also, can't stop buying colourful toys in the market, even though we don't have kids...I just like their cheerful look!

I caught Plimsoll, trying to poke her paw through this bird cage, as if to say "I'm just checking".
The birds inside look slightly concerned, I'm sure their expression has changed recently?
Anyway, enough of my banter...back to work!


  1. What beautiful photos, you are such a good photographer. And more to the point, what stunning items you have in your living room! I think collecting junk is justified when you pick pieces like these!!

  2. Poor poor plimsoll. you are torturing him with the cute birdies. Love that your stuff is taking over. Men really have no chance at all if their partner likes collecting.

  3. What a fantastic selection of things you have in your home!!

    Lovely photographs too.


  4. I'd love to have a peek, you've got me intrigued with all your bits and bobs.

  5. wow, I think I've just stumbled upon my new favourite blog :) What a wonderful collection you have!

  6. I think I have just fallen in love with those birds...

  7. That is very strange about the suitcase... makes you wonder who it belonged to! You and Plimsol might like tomorrow's blog post involving my cats and a suitcase ;)

  8. That suitcase story is mighty intriguing... I love imagining the previous life of my junk finds...

  9. looks lovely! and so true, women's stuff always takes over in the end! its just prettier! X

  10. Anonymous15.6.10

    hi love pictures
    ive got a wooden box with Guernsey toms on ive put some lovely red gingham material in and put lots of nice pot plants in to cheer my windowersill when its cold and gey
    take care



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