Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Inside a Cabinet





The bathroom is the only room in the house where I have wallpaper, this is Laura Ashley and of course , being me, it's flowery. I'm quite lucky my husband dosn't seem to mind, I just get the odd rolling eyes now and then. I try not to get too flowery for his and my sons sake but it creeps in. The strange thing is although I surround myself with flowers everyday, within the house and garden I never wear flowery clothes, I tend to prefer block colours and stripes.










This cabinet has been many shades of white over the years but recently I painted the inside a soft blue/green and then chipped away with the paint scraper to reveal the different layers.












Once a month in Norwich, there's an antique collectors fair at one of the large churches, I love them, you have to sharpen your elbows as they attract a lot of people but I never come away from these events disappointed. This old bottle of hair tonic, still with its contents, was found there I believe it's from around the 1950's.












The flower here is from my garden, its an alpine, I have a bit of a collection of these plants as they do really well in the sandy soil here. I have them dotted around in all the cracks on walls/patio floor. This one is a really nice white Saxifraga.








I use spice jars for my small collections, the're only about 2-3 inches tall and I just pop, my find, in after a walk.









Just simple little things, some white feathers, sea glass and shells.








The crystal handle was found at the same antiques fair as the bottle.









and thats the inside of my cabinet.



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Furniture Feature Fridays

38 comments:

  1. I love coming back to your blog and seeing the
    beautiful posts of your home. I love this little
    cabinet. You give me great ideas.

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  2. such a cute cabinet..i love the colour on the inside and all the things inside!

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  3. Saw your cabinet over at MMS' linky party. It's gorgeous! And so is your blog!

    Rachel
    xoxo

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  4. That is a-dorable! Visiting from MMS link party...love your blog!

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  5. That must be the perfect color of green inside that cabinet! I love it. Thanks for linking up to my VIP party today =)

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  6. I absolutely love your style. This cabinet is dreamy, you are so good at putting it all togehter. I can't wait to see more of your beautiful home.

    Best wishes
    Carolyn

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  7. So simple and pretty. The special little trinkets are the perfect touch.

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  8. I LOVE your wallpaper!
    And I can't live another minute without that cabinet and all the contents!!
    Hand it over NOW!!!
    I want it sooo bad!!

    I just found you at Shabby Nest! I just became your latest follower!!
    I love your stuff!!

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  9. I love that wallpaper. It is dreamy. And the cabinet and its contents are perfect with it.

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  10. It's all so beautiful. I don't understand how anybody couldn't absolutely love that wallpaper. It's divine!

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  11. :) :) :)

    I'm all smiles.

    xo Jane

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  12. I'm your newest follower via Friday Pretties! I love that color blue that you've recently painted your cabinet. I'm in awe of your style. Love. I'll be back for more as my Husband and I begin to transform our new house in the country.

    Enjoy your weekend, Cassie

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  13. Love your little cabinet- what a sweet piece that is and it is filled with such delightful treasures too!! New follower here- stop by and say hello sometime! :)

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  14. Everything n this post is so lovely, the colors are wonderful and that cabinet, nice vintage look! I came from Friday Pretties, have a great weekend!

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  15. Oh, my goodness! Your little cabinet is so pretty! I love how you accessorized it, and your photos are gorgeous! It looks like it should be in Cottage Style!

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  16. Ooooh, I just love the colors! I just picked up my first can of a turquoise colored paint the other day. I'm moving from dark primitives to whites, blues and turquoise. It's so fresh and bright. This cabinet just inspires me further. Thanks!

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  17. Love your cabinet and your beautiful blog! I can hardly wait to check out the other posts ~ you have great style! Newest follower.
    Cindy

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  18. sweet cabinet, and stunning wallpaper.

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  19. what a cabinet! I also love the L.Ashley paper! I'll drop by again!:) (visited from Laura's party)

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  20. I love your charming cabinet and all of your pretty bits and bobs! :)

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  21. Just beautiful - I love the color, the chippiness, and the vintage items. Such a peaceful space

    Thank you for joining Post Of The Month Club - I hope you will link up again in April :) XOL

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  22. Absolutely gorgeous! I envy your style and ability to put it all together. Looks like it is out of a magazine :)
    Stopped over from the post of the month hop. Hope you have a good one!
    http://texagermanadian.blogspot.com/

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  23. Very beautiful! My mom gifted me with an old box she found in the barn. I'm hoping to use it in my kitchen as shelves to display pint jars of homemade jam and little pretties. I just need to decide whether to leave it in it's weathered state or add a bit of milk paint.
    http://furlinedtoiletseats.blogspot.com/2011/03/thankful-thursday_24.html
    Looking at your post is inspiring! Beautiful!

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  24. LOVE it to the max. Also totally in awe of your blog that I just found.
    Following you as I'd love to see what you do next. Please come and see me sometime - it would mean a lot.
    A xx

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  25. I also love Boden...I had the most flattering bikini from there...but also just look at the dresses and think, 'one day'. But-some of your links on your sidebar takes you to the wrong Boden...maybe just check them.
    :)
    x

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  26. beautiful! so happy to find you via happy homemaker. come visit anytime.

    michele

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  27. What a lovely blog, I found you at Laura's linky party.The little cabinet is gorgeous and with the duckegg colour inside it shows your treasures off beautifully. I love the wallpaper too. Have a great weekend, love Linda x.

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  28. Calling by from Happy Homemaker UK as participating in Post of the Month and really enjoying meeting everyone else and reading their favourite posts. What a lovely blog and one that will keep me in touch with the UK so delighted to have found you.

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  29. Well, isn't this lovely! I must follow...

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  30. Your cabinet is featured on our blog today at:

    http://www.sallyleebythesea.com/2011/04/beach-cottage-design-inspiration.html

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  31. Love the cabinet, it is perfection!! :)

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  32. I just love this sweet cabinet and the color palette of it!

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  33. I love the Heligan Eau de Nil - I have the curtains and bed linen in my guest bedroom. The only florals in the house but oh so pretty. Just wish I could photograph it as beautifully as you do. Just lovely.

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  34. I never thought of storing my crafts inside spice jars. Thanks for giving me that idea.

    -Zane of ontario honey

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