this website on Twitter. I am not usually drawn to the Ethnic look, I suppose because I had my first home in the 1970s and it reminds me of the hippy era, oh yes I took part in that.
Decorator's Notebook and it's products have no resemblance to that era I am glad to say.
Monday, April 27, 2015
Friday, April 24, 2015
About a month ago I decided I need to make this ancient cottage of mine into MY home not OUR home.
I have kept only the items Harvey owned that meant a lot to both of us. Some are being passed on to the children but I had no intention of throwing memories away.
We did have similar taste but that masculine side of the lounge that was his is not my style. Not that I wanted totally feminine but I did want more light.
The corner he used to work in has now been opened up and an old Corinthian pillar (one of a pair) has been added. It's all a lot more feminine than masculine.
I have dyed and waxed the leather on the banquette and thrown a Gotland Sheepskin over one end. I don't think he would have been keen on the pink.
I couldn't bring myself to take down the D and the H from the mantle but I did give them a new look.
I have re-painted the glass cabinet in the dining area and placed our pigskin chairs in the windows.
All in all I am happy with what I've done up to now. It's all part of the process of moving on. I don't think it's healthy to live in a shrine I'll keep that in my head.
Thursday, April 23, 2015
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Wednesday, April 22, 2015
You may have noticed I keep saying ours or us, that's because he is still a big part of me and my life and always will be, I have given our initials and their setting a new coat of paint. As now is the time for me to move into a new phase and to accompany me I have my MOJO which has returned to me after a long absence and am I pleased to see it? Of course I am.
In a few weeks I am driving down to France to stay with our daughter Charlotte, visit the brocantes, bring back some Ghost Furniture pieces and on my return I shall do my magic again, add them to the website and do some Antique Fairs through summer. It seems an age since I did this, I am so excited and so is my MOJO. I shall be reporting back.
Friday, November 28, 2014
It's been just over 4 months since the C word took Harvey from me and the kids and it's been tough to say the least. Everything has changed but stayed the same. I feel his presence all the time but not his touch, his breath or his voice.
It's almost Christmas but I don't feel at all festive. I am going to France to be with our youngest daughter and granddaughter for Christmas and New Year and when I return I will face 2015 without him.
I need to take a serious look at my life and what I want to do with what's left of it. Decisions like this used to be exciting but now they just seem a necessity.
I know I can do this and with the help of my fabulous family and friends my life will be happy again and full of lovely memories. I shall take him with me in whatever I do but in my heart this time.
I feel blessed to have experienced life with a man that never bored me and made sure I always knew how much he loved me. It wasn't all a bed of roses but it was often fabulous.
Friday, October 31, 2014
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
I never mastered the art of corchet even though I was a knitwear designer for many years. Had I seen these I may have tried. Shauna Richardson creates taxidermy that doesn't make you cringe in fact it makes you smile. Love how she calls it Crochetdermy.