I’ve recently set myself the challenge of doing one extra job each day… something I really need to do, but that gets put off the To Do List week after week. I’ve done really well at sticking to the challenge so far – a bag of used clothing and books has gone to Oxfam, a wall in the kitchen has been stripped of wallpaper, etc. And it seems that the gods must be smiling on my endeavour because look what I scored at the Tip (aka Waste Recycling Facility) when I was there recycling a small part of our mountain of empty juice cartons…
It was very exciting! Just as I was just turning the key in the ignition, I noticed the guy in the car next to me getting this lovely thing out of his boot (USA: trunk!). Quick as a flash, I turned off the engine, jumped out of the car, and asked if he would give it to me rather than send it to its doom… He clearly thought I was bonkers, but was happy to hand it over… Hurrah!
I love these gorgeous cantilever sewing boxes, and this is a gem – the only thing I am a bit sad about is that it wasn’t full of fabulous vintage notions and buttons, but guess that would have been too much to hope for!
Speaking of gorgeous vintage goodies, I couldn’t resist this book at Rag Rescue.
It was a bit more than I’d usually pay, but I love the Golden Hands series, and I had feeling that it would be full of fabulous seventies fabrics and interiors. I wasn’t disappointed….
Well, maybe not this one! Scary blue wallpaper and dead butterflies do not float my particular boat..
But this is more like it .. I love the built in bench, the cushions and the orange pendant lights. I could even learn to love the wallpaper and matching blind combo.
Can you see past the mind-numbing fabric (that might be nice on ONE chair maybe, but not the WHOLE ROOM!), to the fantastic built in storage and those lovely blinds? And what a gorgeous couple – love the twin beds! If only there were a big white furry cat too..
I just want to flop onto these wonderful sofas. And the lamp is totally brilliant.
Here’s another sweet bench that would look great in our hall – a fab place for getting boots on and off.
There’s some great patchwork ideas too…
And this fab bohemian table cloth in HSTs. It’s so bang on trend there’s something quite similar in the most recent issue of Selvedge:
Very inspirational all round! Now I just have to stop looking at the pics and go and actually sew something…