Here starts a new series. Often the things I’d like to share with you are quite small ideas which don’t fit in with a larger post. So here’s a start of a new collection of home-related thoughts and discoveries which don’t fit in elsewhere.
First up, I’d love to show you my new succulent. I’m really starting to enjoy collecting houseplants, but they’re actually quite hard to find in the shops and garden centres. So, I was delighted to find that Wilko’s have currently got lots in. I bought this one for £4.
My best plants so far have come from car boot sales and random charity stalls. The little tiny spider plant I bought a couple of years ago for 15p, has now produced a baby of its own. I’m going to separate it from the main plant soon. Exciting times!
Next, let’s talk about birds. I’m always drawn to decorative birds around the home – little models, pictures and fabric. Over in my shop, I’ve got some beautiful bird bunting which looks beautiful strung around a room. This is how the talented Jessica Trent has styled hers. How I wish my house was this uncluttered.
My wooden birds also look great with woodland themed finds – I also think they look pretty festive in a low key sort of way. They are £4.95 each.
Another pretty bird related item I found this week is this beautiful Wren linocut by Little Ram Studios. Prints are a great way to buy original art at a great price. This would make a wonderful Christmas present.
Now the days are so short, there’s a real lack of natural light in my terraced house. I’m craving light and the general gloom and dinginess is not appealing. I’ve added an extra lamp into my study – it’s not as good as sunshine, but at least it feels cosier. I have two tables lamps and a floor lamp. I’d love one of these wonderful Ikea lamps for my desk. I’ve already got the small one in my sitting room and it’s such a great piece.
And finally, my favourite flowers of the week are alstroemeria. They’re bright and cheerful, but also so subtle and delicate. They also cost very little and last for ages. I bought a bunch for £1.50 from the market. I cut the stems short and separated them into small vases. They’re still looking great a week on.
What’s inspiring you this week?