Wednesday, 15 June 2011

My painted shelves

The items that sit on my newly painted shelving unit are mine all mine ,I get so much joy from them , they are my treasures.My treasures are often items that have been given away or have parted from their origional owners.My most favourite items are  tea cups.I love my tea cups ,the teasets and jugs I think mainly kitchenalia.

I'm not sure why I get so excited over a single tea cup in the charity shop window .I don't use them to drink tea I don't even like tea .I drink the odd flavoured one oh and am rather parshall to an earl grey.But I am mainly a coffee girl.Maybe it is just my love of vintage items that makes me drawn towards them .I have my nans tea set that she had packed away in a box in her pantry .It is dark pink and the plates remind me of the old bakewell cakes with the white and brown icing we had as kids at her's.Anyway I do have other items on the newly painted shelf that is all mine.Eg cakestands ,old plates ,some ornaments and odds and ends.One of the cakestands was my nans and also a pale little marmalade jar .I think maybe it is a time and a era from which I would possibly have preferred to be .Or even could be just cause they were my nans and am holding onto fond memeories of that time  .Who knows what is going on in my head all I know is those items and my newly painted shelves make me smile Tx

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

my homemade recycled home

My fun recycled zoo animal heads .Bernard my pimped resin moose head gave me this idea .You will meet him soon in my blog.


Inbetween caring for my kids and my stitching I love nothing more than adding to my homemade home.I love recycling stuff to make something interesting and something you could not buy in the shops and from the picture above Im thinking your saying And I can see why you would not be able to buy that in the shops haha.I do tend to come up with ideas that people would often screw their face up when I try to explain to them what I am creating.But I love my pieces and they just suit my home down to the ground.
I have loads of these
Bernard my lush pimped resin moose head .Pride of place on the fireplace showing my vintage wall paper of in style.

Tattoo decoupaged coffe table and yes that is Hugo my Dog .Keith the other one may crop up in some of my pics as they like to always get in on the act .

My christmas bauble chandler .Looks so lovely when the light is switched on.
We have painted and refurbished furniture in the past and created some fab bits to adorn my rooms.And created furnioture that you would not find or if you could would cost me an arm and a leg .I have created cakestands form teacups and bowls.Ornamental cupckes from spare diy foams and sealants .That was really good fun .Oh and Bernard My most wonderfull pimped resin moose head.I love him to pieces .I have enjoyed making my silver draw cutlery chandler which hangs in my living room.The christmas bauble chandler that is in my dining room.I just have so many ideas and I keep them all for me haha .My house is rather eclectic and full of colour ,nothing matches it all clashes and I love it .My house is cheerfull and yes possibly a tad tacky but It might not be to everyones taste but everyones smiles when they come in .I find the conversation drifts as they clock yet another item that takes them back.My tatto decoupaged chair and coffee table is one of my favs and so durable haha .The kids use it for everything .