Our home style, in case any of you darlings were wondering, is a little bit modern, a little kitsch, a bit vintage, a little ethnic and a little bit embellished. Yes, you guessed it, it's a mishmash of styles.
I thought I'd show you a few of my favourite things dotted around the house starting off with some modern objets. First up is a cardboard stag. Yes, you did read that correctly, here it is:
I bought the cardboard stag kit for Mr J and P two Xmases ago and he assembled it all by himself. Didn't he do well?
A very modern cuckoo clock which permanently has the time of 10.15 on it because nobody in this house ever remembers to put in a new battery.
The standard lamp in our front room. The base is a cheap one from Ikea and the shade is from Graham and Green, one of my favourite online shops. The shade is made from wallpaper by either Osborne and Little or Cole & Son, can't remember which now.
Very modern flying ducks in our downstairs loo.
|Our loo walls are a calming shade of green NOT this strange mustard colour. I blame the camera....|
A modern take on the sunburst clock by Karlsson:
Now, people go on about Scandinavian style which is great but I'm a keen fan of the Dutch style. We have Dutch friends and the home of one couple, in particular, is a wonderful mix of modern and kitsch (next time we go visit I'll take photos to show you, you won't be disappointed). Looking around our house, my favourite kitschy items happen to be presents from our Dutch friends. Yes, we're now looking at our kitsch stuff, (come on, keep up at the back please). Take a look at this wonderful holder which we use for storing paper towels but which can also be used for toilet rolls or even magazines and newspapers:
Made from delicious Mexican oilcloth, it's from a shop called Kitsch Kitchen. Check out the link here and drool over the bright plastic and oilcloth goodies.
I love my squirrel knob (er hem):
It's from Pakhuis Oost, it's well worth looking at their website here if you don't know it already.
I'm not sure that this is really kitsch but I'll bung it here anyway. It's a Delftware milk jug. It's sooo cute, I love it:
Look at this lovely photo frame. It's got nearly everything a body could ever desire. Ric-rac, pompoms and.....
CLOGS. With Ribbons. Swoooon......
An itsy bitsy photoframe with an equally itsy bitsy piccy of Little Miss J and P:
Well folks, that's it for one post. Don't get too excited now, but I'll be posting Part 2 in a few days time. I bet you can't wait.....