I do enjoy looking around different rooms to find suitable items and 're-finding' treasures that have been housed in cupboards out of sight for storage. To take them from the cupboards, touch them, remember and enjoy their shape or pattern. These treasures may have memories attached to them - the pink wooden love heart was given for mothers day last year, this cup and saucer was my mothers and Little Lady made the bird too.
I stacked some of my beloved cake stands (all charity shop finds) to create height in the display (and also because they are just pretty!!) I arranged some paua shells which we found on a beach in New Zealand on a fantastic holiday myself and the Hubby had pre children in the top stand. In the next I added selections of sea glass and worn pottery pieces found across beaches in Cornwall and my 'rock heart' (which the Hubby found on Dawlish beach and gave me when we were dating 18 years ago - when we were 18!!)
I do enjoy using an eclectic mix of items - natural beach finds, vintage, treasured gifts, artwork... the possibilities are endless.
There was an extra crochet bee left over from my crochet mobile project - a little smaller than the others produced and I think it looks pretty buzzing around at the top of the dresser!
The little pewter fairy pot in the right of this photo was a birthday present from my lovely mum years ago. All these treasures give me so much pleasure - their sentimental value is immeasurable and I really enjoyed allowing myself to take the time to immerse myself completely in a bit of home loving.
I do really love this area of my home. You may remember both the dresser and the table and chairs in the foreground of this photo are both charity shop finds which I've 'done up'. I haven't been to a charity shop since before Christmas (money and overload of 'stuff' meant I chose abstinence) but I have really enjoyed 'shopping' around my home and gathering treasured items together.
I realised that in writing about this I still haven't shared my finished kitchen - the extension that was completed at the end of last year. I feel that this project has only recently been finished off - shelves added and the homely, individuality has taken shape. That's a post I'll write soon - I promise!!
Enjoy the rest of your week!