Decanted

Items have a tendency of coming in and out of fashion, and cut glass decanters seem to be one of those items. They seemed to go through a phase of being tucked away in cupboards rather than on display but I feel they are far to beautiful to not be seen. When put in front of a window, the light shimmers of their cut angles….simply beautiful.

We had a party a few weeks ago and used the decanters that my Mum gave to be (which were given to her by my Grandmother) and made individual labels for each, hung by scrap pieces of fabric that I had lying around the workshop. Simple, yet effective.

001450e21b8427e58569003679289d54

photo

{Images: 1, 2}

 

Advertisements

Fresh Coat

Vintage birdy imagery, light¬†and nature have all played a part in this weeks inspirations. The arrival of glorious sunshine has left me with the need to update my workshop and this weekend shall be spent with ‘Brilliant White’ emulsion. Watch this space.

To check out the results, why not follow the H&G Intagram?

43297373cabae9d6c779699fd12ddc94

7ecde30dd11f1b6f143fe2f3bc0ae53d

78e1722b01a37405f924028fbc17e539

{Images: All sourced from Pinterest}

Open

I always think that there is little reason to have possessions if you can’t see them. I think that beauty should be displayed and when things are on show, they also create interest within a room. With this in mind, I am pro open shelving.

What is your view on a well stacked shelf? Do you like to see all on display, or do you prefer to keep items behind closed doors?

Happy Monday!

e5bcf7201d498dd9557ed0f60d2133b1

d27b5463ccbefab4117d9b5661b8e866

2cd3ad4aac98b9f44a1f068bfab79229

b39af7c5250734607edb89a183065763

64ba174d25c05f554aea30d6137fe349

{Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Patched

When you first move into a home, it is all stations go with redecorating and adding personal touches. However, i always find that it isn’t until you’ve lived in the space for a while that you start really adding your own mark on somewhere.

Over the past few years I have collected cotton embroidered hankies. Some might find this odd but I find them to be delicate and romantic, and in todays age they no longer serve a purpose but I want to display my collection. With this in mind, I am going to make a curtain and quilt. Patchworked together, seams to seams.

Happy Friday!

6dc988b4309a18608002d0d59964d920

283677_519108298153695_657611720_n

{Images: 1, 2}

Seeded

There are a few things in life that are too beautiful to simply to tossed away once their primary use has been exhausted, and the stunning vintage seed packets are one of those things. With their vibrant designs, kitsch colour ways and nostalgic beauty, they’re perfect to be grouped together in frames and proudly displayed.

rt_Potting-Shed-Frames-COUNTRY-HOMES-AND-INTERIORS-BLOG

54237bbbfd7820503ba13f896e503391

cc843ec26c69eeae5777b2044e9b3db0

{Images: 1, 2, 3}

Selby’d

Welcome to the eclectic Manhattan home of writer & interior designer Rita Konig.

I have always been a huge fan of ‘The Selby’, and his ability to capture people relaxed in their own environments and this is no different. I love how chaotic and fun it is, the mixture of old and new sitting harmoniously amongst colour and texture.

LOVE.

3_31_10_Rita_Konig25534A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig25846A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig25792A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig25738A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig25994A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig26096A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig26526A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig26435A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig26209A

3_31_10_Rita_Konig26231A

{Images: All sourced from here} 

Outdoor Love

When we moved to our new home, I was fortunate enough to be able to have my own little studio/workshop in the garden and, with the arrival of Spring, it is a really inspiring place to be. On a day like today I open the double doors and have all the windows open, so I am pretty much working outside. It’s heaven!

Here are a few outdoor lovelies which I have been collating on my Pinterest page. Maybe I should plan an extension on the H&G HQ?

{Sorry for the blogging absence – I have been unwell for the last few weeks so have been taking some time out!}

3c3d5d9230e0ba62ffe5e5d37cc2ea8e

02d31471ba9bf2244e07275bf3965ecf

bb3d3251f17169ae17f3f3cf5ec293d6

60697ef7c058b271aa185fd31455a01e

8b970a6e6ce5a254d7a97cbd64f20f58

{Images: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5}

Highlight

With the clocks going forward this weekend, I feel as though the last few months have just flown by! I’m looking forward to longer days and fresh flowers from the garden, burst of colour in my home highlighted by the daylight shining through the windows and opened toed shoes…rock n’ roll, I know.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend!

0cde6736c5d8cd0a8bca657159dbc22a

63ecd132d815802918f4a57ae3e9253f

85d56209140ca245b60070d500758dd6

953e6a19d38a445e3c1cb052af6d3e48

{Images: 1, 2, 3, 4}

Bygone Era

Stepping into this Parisian apartment is like stepping back into a bygone era. Since 1942, this stunning home has been left untouched by it’s owner Madame de Florian. During World War Two, the socialite left her apartment with the plan to return after the war, but never did. After her death in 2010, the first person to turn the key into this piece of history after 68 years was an auctioneer.

LOVE.

i3jJ9zn

MQTsucJ
cool-apartment-abandoned-old-empty
w3D8J76
qMP5GLi
NFglFJq
jIV24cV
{Images: All sourced from here}

Plated

So, I have decided to start collecting plates. Any shapes, size, colour and design and I’m going to proudly display them in my home. I’ve always been attracted to ceramics and the beautiful designs and colours that have spanned the decades, and constantly come across one of plates on my travels. Watch this space…

Happy Friday to you lovely lot, too!

62dfd73aa87b23d848a232fa326fa279

{Image: 1)