Usually always get me down. Except for this rainy Monday. An unexpected knock on the door can certainly cheer you up. Especially when its the flower lady delivering a surprise-for-no- reason-bouquet. Birthdays and anniversaries command such gifts but rainy Mondays dont. Thanks CB i love you too. x.
These flowers have certainly brightened up a corner in my base (kitchen). I say base as it is the base for everything; cooking, cleaning, paperwork, ironing, phonecalls and of course treasures. I have long yearned for a kitchen that i can put my own stamp on, fill with my treasures and lovely things. I spend 90% of my day in there and am gradually making it a space i can enjoy whilst doing my everyday chores. Our last house was always going to be sold so I could never quite be let loose in there as it had to conform to the beige cream silver brown chrome standard that most buyers desire these days. My style however is far from that beige style. I have been collecting lovely things for many years and dont intend for it to stay in boxes. In the last few years I feel i have grown confident enough to surround myself with the beautiful things that make me happy, ignore fashions and embrace what makes me who and what i am.
Some people like minimalist, but its not for me. I love old things, lovely things and pretty things. The rarity of them and the story of the people who have owned them before just intrigues me and i love the fact that im giving something a new lease of life that may otherwise have been discarded. I have a fascination with old things. I love to surround myself with beautiful pieces, one of a kind treasures and things that dont match! It all adds to the fabric of life.
Its quite easy to dislike your home and see things that you say you want to change. How many times have you said ''i need to do this, change this, get this??? However of late i have seen things in a different light. My home is my home. Make the most of it. See the beauty in what you have got. Can it be painted, changed or surrounded / dressed in treasures to enhance it. Unfortunately i dont own a 10 bedroom 17th century cottage with 4 acres and a moat around it, but until that day im going to be very happy with my lot. x
As its a rainy day with not much to look at outside i have trawled through my pics to find lovely things. Images that make me happy, warm inside and remember happy thoughts. I hope you have enjoyed my ramblings and i hope you enjoy my pictures. Is there anyone reading this anyway?????