Do you remember the home coma I was happily in before Christmas? I do, very fondly indeed. Well my home coma plus the time between Christmas and work starting again has provided ample time for me to potter round our home with a hammer and nails and make some 'hello 2010' changes. I thought id share the results because I am quite fond of them, and because this is a sort of journal and I want to document the things that make me happy. And it just so happens that pottering around my flat with a hammer and nails makes me irrationally gleeful. I am supposed to be doing some work so this is a nice way of procrastinating and I thought you might like a nose around Casa Seeds and Stitches. We all like a good nose at other peoples homes, yes? Yes. Well, without further ado...
From left: a 'wallzine' I picked up whilst at uni, an 'Everything is Good' poster by David Shrigley which was free in a club promotion pack, a canvas which was £5 because it was apparently damaged, and below it the lady is from Deptford Market. The fish plates were in the sale from Heals a few years ago, the map was a present from my dad, and the yellow steam train print is from Deptford Market, as are the tea cosies and red light.
Dear Deptford Market; Thank you for filling my flat with your loveliness, Love from Hannah.
I was finally able to hang my plates on the wall! Ive been collecting them for a while. They are a combination of finds from Deptford market, family heirlooms and the Zara home sale. The big one in the middle is Missoni from our wedding list. The clock is from Deptford. The lamp was on sale from habitat last year and the scales were from a beloved junk shop in my home town which has sadly closed.
I also got round to hanging my polaroids. I have been struggling with a way to hang them nicely for ages now, and decided upon the washing line!
This is my 'new year' mantle and for comparison, below is my Christmas mantle piece! My mister thinks it hilarious that our mantlepiece has its own personality. But its important no?! The crochet garland was a much loved christmas present from Ray. The doily garland is the result of my christmas crafting, but it made itself at home there and I couldnt bear to take it down. The letters are from Anthropologie.
The wall facing the mantlepiece also received some TLC. The tea print was a present from Ray purchased from the Keep Calm gallery, and the vegetables poster is a present from another friend, bought from the Imperial War Museum. The plate is from a holiday to Turkey, the pigeon a present from my lovely mister from the Design Museum. The little wooden chest was a few pounds from Deptford market, as was the beautiful patchwork sampler and the assortment of other random stuff. I made the bunting. Oh and the apple crates were a steal from Shoreditch market about 3 years ago, and the 70's swivel chair was free from my old office. (I think thats everything.... my memory is straining to remember where everything is from!)
I made the bunting, and I think most of this stuff is from junk markets? Let me see, the pink frame on the left is from a pack from Urban Outfitters, and... umm.. yep- the rest is from junk markets and charity shops. The flowery prints were in the lounge but I have tried to restrict some of the girliness so they are now on my side of the bed. The girliness thing sort of failed, I know. But my mister loves it really! He told me so!
And finally the bathroom. Ive been meaning to put some pictures up in here for ages, and here we go. The plates are from junk markets as is the top picture. The bottom picture is by my mister! How clever he is! It is a blown up still of a piece of super8 film. And yes, thats more bunting. Its now in every room in our house!
Phew! I hope you enjoyed that tour of my... pictures. Ahem.
Do you fancy joining in with the seeds and stitches house/ picture tours and putting up some pictures of your home? I'd love to see them if so!
A very Happy Thursday to you lovelies!
Update! My mister and I are hoping to buy a posh new lens for his camera, and when we do I will take some more pics of the flat for my blog- but only if they look half decent! (I am learning about photography)
I really would love to see other peoples homes- if you want to of course! I understand that a lot of people are waiting for work to be finished, or until they can be bothered tidying up! Do link back here if you decide to do a home tour so we can all join in!
And thanks for your lovely comments about my flat! You are all very sweet.