Monday, August 20, 2012

Some shelves of my life...

A recent visitor to my house commented that 'nothing matches'. I had to acknowledge that this was true, indeed that things matching hasn't been a guiding principle when building my environment.

I have come to realise over time that I am attracted to objects from the late 1970s and early 80s. I am not sure where this comes from, except that I was a young adult at that time and at the first time in my life had some control over and interest in the things I lived with.  There are also some aspects of living itself that has not changed since the 70s. For instance I have never used tea bags, always leaves and a pot.
Many of the items in these pictures have been sourced in 'op' shops! Best way to shop :-)


The pottery container actually harks from the 50s in England, it originally contained marmalade.

These really are my cups and glasses! There is no other cupboard with a neater, more orderly store of  this stuff.


  1. I love this peek on your shelves! I think your stuff matches perfectly: in great taste.

  2. Hi sister, you know I relate to that style of living as my house looks similar to yours. It is full with things and every spot is a new feature, with loads of character and charm, plus, there is always an element of artistic flair, which cannot be helped in our family. If you go into any of our family's homes, it will feel familiar. You know I love it.