Getting a new boiler has spurred us on to having a good ole clear out and general sprucing up of our home. I'm very sneaky when I photograph my home for the blog and I am very adept at using the zoom button on the camera to zoom in on the tidy areas... out of frame there are piles of magazines, unfinished projects and piles of miscellaneous clutter!
So with Winter looming we have been introducing some colour into our home and hopefully a warm, cosy feeling... the mantle is up, the porch has been painted with the left-over paint from the chimney breast and I have made some new curtains from vintage bed sheets (costing a rather wonderful £3 in total). I did repeatedly ask my husband what he thought about having "vintage bed sheet curtains" and he said he liked the colour and was more than happy to have them in the dining area. Oh, he's a good sport isn't he?
|oh I do love having a mantle for all my little treasures... I put some doilies around tumbler glasses rather than jam jars, as they fit better and show off the doily designs.|
Did I ever show you the rather ugly sea creature bowl? I just had to have it because the dish is lilac and aqua, but I must admit I'm not overly enthralled with the teeth baring sea creatures...
|Is it just me or is the mantle in need of some crochet?|
|The porch with a new lick of paint...|
There's a saying isn't there, about the hearth being the heart of the home and I feel it is so true now we have our fire and mantle up... my husband thinks it is such a money saver as I don't want to go out in the evenings and I'm happy to stay in by the fire! I'm such a "home-bird".
Well, I hope you have enjoyed this little mooch around and please feel free to come round for a cuppa again soon ... there's crochet to show you on your next visit x