13 September 2014


Since I tidied up our bedroom the other day, and put up my wall hanging, I thought I'd give you a bit of a bedroom tour. (of course the baskets of dirty socks and pants had to be shuffled around out of each shot ; )

a few new treasures...a 1970s Russian mandolin which I 'may' attempt to learn how to play or just look at it, haven't decided yet. And a most beautiful Japanese hoari which is one of a collection given to me by a friend who visited us this week from Japan.

 I use this kitchen cabinet as my clothes cupboard and I made some curtains to hide my messy clothes stuffed it it. I used some 1930s silk which I love so much but it's terrible for fraying so I nightmare to make clothes out of. At least this way I get to look at it first thing in the morning!.

Our bedroom is tiny, so there is not much we can do with it, and it is usually jammed up with huge baskets of washing. I wish I could spend more time in this room, but I'm usually firked out of it by a distant 'mum, daddy??' in the early hours. Needless to say, it is usually the most neglected room in the house.

this is our tiny laundry/ironing area...

and some cushions I made a while ago.

Our mantle piece does little except collect dust.

and random articles carried in from other rooms by our kiddo.

I love old covered clothes hangers.

In those old suitcases are some of our kiddo's clothes and shoes that I can't bear to get rid of! Maybe she will appreciate having them when she grows up. The quilt on the bed is really old, maybe 30s or 40s?? it is really faded, which is part of the reason I love it!

So there you have it...our bedroom! I wish I could dive into it right now actually.


  1. I love it. Especially the vintage fabrics and the natural objects. My kinda room x

  2. I really like it. It looks peaceful yet cozy.

  3. Gorgeous. I real place to relax in. My floor is always covered in piles of washing that needs putting away! Elinor x

  4. I follow your blog in a while, and i have to tell you...your home is prettier every day...Congratulations!

  5. Such a lovely room, you really have a great sense of style x

  6. Love your room - so many charming handmade and vintage touches here! Your new haori is especially beautiful, and I love all the pieces you've found or created yourself like that mandolin and the mini tapestry on the wall. Really liking your bedside clock too! Thanks for the tour! :) xx

  7. Seeing that mandolin? on your bed for some reason has made me think of the balalaika from Dr Zhivago, I may watch that tonight - if I can keep my eyes open for that long... I love your style, I always seem to go for too pretty things, and have a tendancy to make rooms look almost little girlie. I am trying to seek out the interesting and unusual instead having seen how stylish your home is...

  8. Beautiful! All of it!

  9. love the way you decorate your bedroom, feel so inspired to make something for my bedroom as well. :D

  10. junkaholic when are you bringing out a book?following your blog a few years now..love it..but you should have a book out...you have so much style..and talent..

  11. Where is that pretty pretty ironing board from? I love it. :)



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