Monthly Archives: December 2014

Patchwork Decoupage

I am redecorating my bathroom at the moment (more to come later), and decided I wanted to upcycle my soap dispenser. There isn’t anything wrong with it I guess, but I’m a bit sick of it, so I decided to … Continue reading

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Vintage China

I have told you before that I collect antique and vintage China in various styles. I am especially fond of anything floral, but I love the mid-century plain pastels and other patterns too. I was flicking through my Facebook feed … Continue reading

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Inspired by Cezanne

I’ve been reading up on impressionist and post-impressionist art lately and got really inspired! Time for a still life of apples, inspired by Cezanne! I used charcoal and acrylic paints on a small canvas. The composition was purely from my … Continue reading

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Frodo and the Fridge Magnets

My cat Frodo has an obsession with fridge magnets. Particularly the plastic alphabet kind, but any chunky ones that stick out. When I say “obsession” I mean obsession . I can no longer use the unless they are right at … Continue reading

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Woolly Wrapped Twigs

I was inspired recently to create these woolly twigs by a friend of mine, Pat, who is an amazing crocheter. She “yarn bombed” a large branch with her beautiful crochet to create a unique Christmas tree. How fabulous is this???? … Continue reading

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The Cooking Tip to Change Your Life?

This isn’t a blog about cooking or recipes or food, but I do admit I am a little bit foodie. My waistline can attest to that! I love home made rissoles and burgers and meatballs and all manner of mincemeaty … Continue reading

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Pretty Plate Wall

I have been collecting antique and vintage china for the last 25 years and I have amassed quite a collection. I use most of my pieces for everyday, the most special pieces are displayed in the china cabinet. After reading … Continue reading

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