Wednesday, 13 January 2016

Things I love in my house

I am desperately interested in interiors and home decor at the moment, I've always liked it but I find I am spending more and more time looking at house porn,  maybe its displacement,  I have given up all hope of improving myself so have turned my attention to the house, it can't answer back or complain.

 I recently joined  Instagram and man, there are some lucky people with some gorgeous houses on there, I am spending way too much time lusting over these pristine interiors. 

There are some things about my house I love, when you are immersed in the über glamorous world of  interior design it's easy to forget that you have some special, amazing and unique bits in your own. Let me share 3 things I love in my home.

This is my TV stand, it is a fully functioning treadle Singer sewing machine. It belonged to my great aunt Sarah, it's was her 21st birthday present back in 1929, it was given to me over 20 years ago when she died and I know I will always have it in my home. The candles are everywhere, I have masses, literally money going up in smoke but I always have one burning somewhere.



This is our memory board, it's magnetic and I bought it from my favourite homeware shop Lavender Blue, in Market Harborough. It has photos, tickets from planes, metros, gigs and trains, boarding passes and our marathon medals, it is a lovely big chaotic jumble of us.



Last but not least, our humble garden shed, mr auntiegwen/mr adventures and eldest beautiful daughter built it, he and I painted it and I take full credit for the bunting, the bunting does not please himself, he refers to it as 'a bunch of rags tied to my good shed'. I up cycled the pallets and added the hydrangeas in planters and the candles. I think it looks fabulous.

11 comments:

Catharine Swash said...

Really gorgeous- fab to see thanks
C.

Catharine Swash said...

Really gorgeous- fab to see thanks
C.

Gigi said...

I absolutely LOVE everything you've showcased. Particularly that "tv stand." The new house comes with a shed...I may have to steal your bunting idea!

I've not succumbed to Instagram yet, but I can tell you that there is MAJOR house porn on Houzz.com and Pinterest. I can spend hours looking at houses, decor, etc. Particularly now with a new house on the horizon to make pretty.

Mac n' Janet said...

Great tv stand, we should all last as long as it. I like your bunting, obviously men have a bit to learn about decorating porn.

adventuresinrealityblog said...

I love all those things too (apart from the bunting) and I love that I am lucky enough to be married to someone who has aneye for this stuff. Left to my own devices our house would look like the set of Top Gear.

I still hate the bunting though....

ADDY said...

Beautiful shed ( I like the bunting). The sewing machine brought back so many memories. My mother had one just like it that belonged to her grandmother at the turn of the century. My mother used it right up until about the 1970s and then it stood in her spare bedroom right up until 2 years ago, when I moved her to a warden-flat and she had to get rid of it. It was such a wrench to part with it.

Looking for Blue Sky said...

I love the sewing machine stand - it brings back so many memories of home ec classes in school, plus reminding me of my inability to use electric machines..

Little Red Hen said...

That's a nice shed. I've got a horrid brown tin thing that's far too big for the yard.

auntiegwen said...

Catherine - thank you, would you like to see all the jobs my husband hasn't finished? Mr Adventuresinreality has LOTS (in capitals for emphasis) still undone
Gigi - no Pinterest but I do Houzz, love it, mr a says bunting is free to any of you that wants it!
m & J I do love that TV stand too, see Andrew, everyone loves the bunting
A - bunting is v popular, maybe we should get more?
a
addy - they seem to have a real place in people's hearts don't they? Again Andrew bunting is loved by all
Lfbs - I am shamed to say that I can't sew but mr A can - he made the Roman blind in our bedroom!
Lrh - we have to have one as we converted our adjoining garage into a kitchen, mr a keeps manly tools in it, I delight in making it as feminine as I possibly can!

libby said...

The best thing in your house? the love.............

auntiegwen said...

Limbs - you big softy! X