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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Posted by the fishermans cottage at 1:56 p.m.