Well, it feels like I’ve been away from my computer for ages, which I suppose is a good thing. We have had an extra-long weekend, given that there was no school last Friday. It’s given me a chance to get onto some boring-but-necessary-and-nobody-else-is-going-to-do-it jobs around the house, as well as do some sorting of things in my office. The advantage of boring jobs is that they don’t require a whole lot of brain power so I did a lot of thinking about colours and fabric combinations I’d like to try (yes, this is what goes on in my mind most of the time!), and also things I’d like to buy for the house (my wishlist). Actually, I’ve been fantasising about buying a new house (more light, more rooms to decorate, you know the story), but that’s another post altogether.
I still have that tin of turquoise paint that I am thinking of using to update my small entry hall (which I agonised over here and here). I thought it might be a great backdrop to one of the faux-bamboo tables I ordered recently:
Incidentally, the same tables were pictured in a stunning apartment in the latest issue of Vogue Living:
I also have an old cane mirror in the front hall that I could paint, and a new little chinoiserie ceramic planter that would look great against the turquoise walls if I potted it with an orchid…anyway you see the thread of my weekend musings!
Other excitement over the weekend was when I stumbled across an out-of-the-way second hand shop, which was full of both junk and some hidden treasures. These kinds of places are my favourite, and I literally dream of finding little junk shops full of stuff you have to sort through, where everything is $2-$5. Well, I found one!
This is a picture of most of my haul taken when I first got home. The most expensive thing was the pair of paintings, which were $15 for the pair! Most of these will find their way into clients’ homes but I’m already using the pretty chinoiserie plate ($2) as a catch-all for keys etc when we come in the front door.
I hope your weekend was fab! x