Wednesday, 28 August 2013

Vintage Customised Jewellery Hanger

Displaying all your jewellery has always been hard to do, especially when you have as much as I do.
I do like the cute wire necklaces hangers as they stop the dreaded 'necklace tangle', but i wanted something a bit different.

A recent trip to my sisters hometown of Sheffield, she took us straight to Mr Goode's secret emporium. Stating that we shouldn't wear 'nice' clothes as we might get dirty, I as a bit concerned.
Dirty was an understatement! It was like stepping back in time, dark, dingy and dusty, but with so many hidden treasures, you could just about ignore the grime. 

This is where I unearthed 2 vintage picture frames and with a bit of tlc, I could see they had potential for something better than this time warped shop.

I painted one gold (which i'm yet to display) and the other I cleaned up and glued back together and added it to my necklace hanging display.

Nice Vintage touch I think! 

Tuesday, 13 August 2013

Coffee Table? What Coffee Table

My husband and I have been searching everywhere for the 'perfect' coffee table for our country cottage lounge. Problem is, we didn't want the shabby chic country style that is everywhere you look, we wanted something slightly different.
John Lewis had a new acrylic range in called Ice.
When it arrived, we thought we'd made a bad choice as the table was ultra modern. Once we'd positioned it and added the staple stack of coffee table books, it looked amazing. We had also purchased the nest of three matching tables that really complimented the whole room.
Always good to think outside the box with furniture, mix and match items that you would not always put together is a risk worth taking. 

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Dungeness: Like another World

My Husband and I took a road trip to the South East a couple of weekends ago to visit friends in Hassocks. Taking advantage of the glorious English sunshine, we decided to take the Friday off and start our trip via the interesting 'village' of Dungeness.

Situated on the Kent coastline, Dungeness is a forgotten postcode that seems to have stood still in time with its shingle beach stretching for miles, dotted with boat caucuses and delapadated wooden sheds.

The sun was beaming down on us and the area was so quiet and eerie, we felt like we were in an American wasteland.

The area surrounding Dungeness is a heavily protected Nature Reserve with rare plants and masses of birds.

Most people will have heard of Dungeness by the film directors Prospect Cottage and the two massive Power Stations, which are a strange backdrop for such a uniquely beautiful spot.

We picnicked on the deserted beach, strolled around the shingles, and had a pint in the busy pub. 
Dungeness is well worth a visit for an afternoon or a day as it truly is like a different world.