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Friday, 10 October 2014

A red spotty enamel pot ...

came home to stay ...
but it didn't go with the kitchen's terracotta panelling ...
so she painted it grey ...
and then painted the clock gold ...
The old bookcase, 
salvaged from the Muchelney floods,
got the grey treatment too,
with a remnant of stripy fabric,
to hide her clutter.
She has a grown up teapot ... her first ever.
She has never drunk tea or coffee!
Little details ...
handmade hearts ... a gift from friends.
A basket for her favourite tea towels ...
she loves tea towels!
Stripy fabric in the front of her little tin cupboard,
and a marmalade pot for her Sharpie collection ...
she loves Sharpies too!
Flowers from great auntie ...
Teeny little convex mirror ...
Egg safe and favourite books ...
Favourite china ...
on painted, dump rescued shelf unit ...
Little tins on top of the mirror ...
the Union flag still flies ...
Colour co-ordinated cookery book OCD ...
all the 'wrong colour' ones are on the bottom shelves, lol!!
The chairs are going to be reupholstered in moquette, 
just like the original.
She rather likes this Kirby Designs fabric ...
Cushions from the living room,
on the chair made by grandpa,
that's perfect for the nook by the fire ...
She needs to repaint the green light,
oh, and do the mountain of washing up,
 that is out of sight on the other side of the room!
All because of a little red spotty pot.







20 comments:

Rosemary said...

Dear Marina - isn't it interesting how a little red spotty enamel pot can result in so much more? You must be delighted with the results. I have been a fan of grey for a long time it is such a great colour for enhancing other colours as you have revealed here.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

LOVELY, LOVELY! I really agree with the gray and the red. Gray goes with anything, really! And your old hearth....OH how we Americans dream of having such a piece! Enjoy a cozy weekend!

nilly said...

Snap - there's a Lush cushion on the blog post I did this evening! And another snap - I can't resist tea towels either. (What is that about, I wonder?)

*Maristella* said...

Hi Marina, nice to see your home !!
Lovely!
kisses, *Maristella*.
(with translator)

KC'sCourt! said...

What a lovely home you have. I love sharpies too, and I love that basket so pretty.
Julie xxxxxxxxx

Alessandra Poggiagliolmi said...

Amazing story!!!!!!
xxxxxx love your home, Ale

Flaming Nora said...

I too would have to redecorate my home for a spotty enamel pot like that!

Barbara Fisher said...

So pretty! I love everything. I laughed when I read about your book OCD – I’m the same, but not by colour by size – tallest on the right going down in height to the shortest on the left! I’ve done it ever since I was a little girl and can’t stand to see books arranged in any other way. I’ve been known to rearrange the books in holiday cottages and in dentist waiting rooms!!!

Shrimpton and Perfect said...

It's just like seeing and buying a lovely hat then having to buy a dress and shoes to match. Sometimes one thing leads to another, in a good way. I too have a blue grey kitchen with pops of red. The red started when I saw a huge red table at 'Shabitat' in Brighton. I was there to buy a wardrobe, which i did. but also came away with said table.

Jean x

Loo xx from Jumbles and Pompoms said...

Such gorgeous pics. xx

Jennifer said...

I love your pot. I have a red spotted jug that looks similar. I designed all my kitchen decor around a big cookie jar that looks like a strawberry, so I understand what you did here. :)

Amy at love made my home said...

What a wonderful inspiration your spotty pot was!! I love the grey wall and the little shelves on the wall too, they are wonderful!! xx

Vix said...

So many cute details, I love everything! x

Rose H (UK) said...

Hi Marina
Bet you're glad you found the pot ;O)
You've made a lovely job - it all looks fab!
Sending hugs
Rose H
xx

Down by the sea said...

Sometimes one thing is all you need to inspire you! All your changes look so lovely! I love the red and the grey. Sarah x

Nicole Raybaud said...

Gorgeous home!! xx


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Kizzy Von Doll said...

Looks ever so gorgeous doll xx

Jo said...

Lovely little detail shots of your home. That basket is fantastic! I love how a small object can spark a make over.

VintageVampalicious said...

You shoulda been a stylist - you've got such a great eye for styling and interiors.

Kristie Franklin said...

Hi Marina,

Looks like someone has been extremely busy! LOL And all because of a "little red spotty pot"! Hah! This sounds so much like me! One thing leads to another until finally you have completely transformed a room...and a lovely room it is! So cheery and pretty. I love the grey color with the red and the cute little egg safe, the sweet hearts, and the lovely "proper tea pot"!

Hope you and family are well. Did you receive the photos I sent?