Wednesday, 9 December 2009

Home!

Again I am taking part in a posting game started by Pip Lincolne over at Meet Me at Mike's. I LOVE this week's theme by Myrtle and Eunice, which is (roughly) about choosing items one owns that would make any place feel instantly like home. I found it very difficult to limit myself to only a few things. Above: my patchwork mannequin. Although I love doing patchwork, I did not make this particular piece. I bought it from The Chapel Street Bazaar, where it was warming a wooden crib. The piece itself is unfinished: it is actually shaped like a giant hexagon, has been made entirely by hand, and has some very sweet 70's fabrics in it. Above: I am also a big fan of globes. This one is my favourite: not only is it a beautiful colour, all the countries and capitals are in exotic Dutch AND it lights up! A Chapel Street Bazaar purchase too, I think. Behind it is my Barbapapa wallhanging which I bought in Stockholm last year at a lovely little shop called Under. Another less visible item in the above photo is a red geranium. Flowers and plants are VERY important in making a house a home. Red geraniums also remind me of my grandmother.
Above: last but not least are my books. Without my books I would feel as though my brain had been put away in a box. In fact, last year when I did have to put my books temporarily into a very large number of boxes, I did feel exactly that way.

7 comments:

Redness said...

Lovely treasures, I know exactly what you mean ;)

This girl said...

Good call on the books, I feel the same way. I am completely in love with your patchwork mannequin, I would have snapped that baby up in a heartbeat :)

The Back Shed said...

I love your special things. The books of course are the best but that mannequin is amazing!

Tanya said...

THanks for sharing your treasures! I love your overflowing bookshelf!

Sandra Eterovic said...

Hi Lovely Ladies! Thank you very much for your comments, I am very happy that you like my things, especially the patchwork lady. :)

Fine Little Day said...

Treasures indeed.

Sandra Eterovic said...

Thank you Elisabeth! There is even a touch of Sweden there... :)