Just a quick post to show you another picture of our hallway leading to the two bedrooms.
We hanged some pictures a while ago, but there was something missing…
I was very pleased to discover this old chain mirror in our storage, which was left behind by the previous owners of the property. Nothing beats upcycling!
I think it looks perfect on the wall. What do you think?
Our courtyard was looking a bit pale, and as I’m not ready for winter gloom yet, I decided to add some Violas and Trailing Pansies to bring some colour back (only £3.99 each).
The following were planted:
- Pansy Trailing Lavender
- Viola Delft Blue (my favourite)
- Viola Penny Orchid
- Pansy Trailing Purple Wing
My lavender was looking lonely therefore I decided to plant a Skimmia japonica Olympic Flame. I can’t wait for the bright red berries next year.
Just had lunch at Kensington Square Kitchen, and absolutely love their flower arrangements. The flowers look beautiful in the retro, white, enamel jug. I might get one or two for my house.
On my recent trip to Dunelm Mill (I’m becoming a big advocate of this store), we found two Water Hyacinth storage boxes.
The small one (£16.99) became a bedside table and a stand for Ikea Böja table lamp designed by Maria Vinka (great gift from Steve’s sister).
The larger box (£26.99) has been placed at the top of the wardrobe.
Thanks to our friend Tomek, our great, contemporary sofa bed from John Lewis made it upstairs. I let the boys do the hard work of dragging it up the stairs.
The sofa looked a bit bare, so we went bargain hunting today, and got three stylish cushions in Dunelm Mill, which complete the look perfectly. The Cassette Tapes cushions were only £5.99 each, and the one in a middle was only £3.99.
I strongly believe one should never pay over £10 for a cushion.
Guess what I spotted on my way to the Victoria park?
What do you think? Is it a good idea or not?
And here it is. George’s creation in its own glory!