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Friday, 27 July 2012

Around home

I'm writing an interiors feature for the local magazine this month, and the theme is the recycled home. It made sense to take some photos in our house, as pretty much everything in here is second hand or handed down.
I had a major decluttering session last night, which was quite sobering, as I realised just how much 'too much stuff' I really have. Roll on that September sale! 





The white tulip table has been with my husband's family for years and recently found a new home with us. 


Our garden room is a mish mash of Ikea furniture and second hand bits. Lots of home made cushions from vintage fabrics in here. In fact, I have an overflow of cushions....


Enough china to feed the five thousand. The lavender cake is adapted from Hugh Fearnley Whittingstall's madeira cake recipe, I've always wanted to put lavender on a cake and it was good (yes, past tense now, it lasted all of half a day).




Photographer Lesley Anne's photos will be much, much better, but it was fun doing these shots today.
I remembered our house when we first moved in about 15 years ago and it looked like this: a symphony of brown and swirly, lots of artex and a cork wall above the fireplace!



Same corner, different style!



11 comments:

  1. Wow- you have changed the room a lot!!!
    I recognise those flowers!!
    Happy hols. x

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    1. Yes, what would I do without you! You have a great hol, too. x

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  2. Wonderful post, just as we are here, mostly secondhand with a little bit of homemade and a tiny bit of new, just how I like it
    Thea x
    P.S cake looked delish !

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    1. Thanks. Nice to reach like minded souls!

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  3. Your home is so lovely, pretty and fresh, with much-loved things in it. A Real Home xx

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  4. I love your home. It looks so warm and comfortable filled with items you love and have collected over the years. Your cake looks delicious. It would have been gone in a flash in this house too. Have a lovely weekend. Karen X

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    1. Thank you :) Have a great weekend, too.

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  5. A beautiful individual home, with items from the heart!
    Just how I love a home to be....
    Am going to be trying out Hugh's recipe too, as it looks delicious,I know it will not hang around for long here too!!
    haha..
    Wishing you a happy Sunday.
    Love Maria x

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  6. Love how you've changed your home, it looks bright and beautiful. Those cushions are wonderful too. Hoping to get started soon on some for my summerhouse which needs a change of style and colour.
    Patricia x

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    1. Thanks for your lovely comment. A summerhouse! Now that sounds like a fun project...

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