Because we are finding it so hard to find a flat to buy, Richard and I have decided to spend some small amounts of money on making our place nicer. We have allocated a set amount of money a month and I have carte blanche to spend this allowance how I please. Which is of course hugely exciting. And we are saving and planning for some bigger things such as rugs.
And so it was that on Saturday afternoon that we had a little bit of fun running riot in the Liberty vintage department (I know it’s overpriced but it’s convenient and we were in the mood). We bought a few little accessories that have cheered up our flat and added some extra layers.
I have resolved to spend some more time on our flat and devote the energy needed to make it a more enjoyable home for us for the next year (or hopefully less) until we find somewhere to buy. So I spent Sunday afternoon moving, arranging, re-arranging and tweaking.
My Blogging Your Way homework has made me realise that I want to start showing a little more of our home and so here are a few snippets for now.
A vintage medical bottle with a lovely glass stopper that is now in our bathroom. I’m thinking of filling this with bubble bath.
Taking note of Gemma Ahern’s advice to buy a couple of stems of a nice flower than a whole bunch of something not so good. (This is stock which we got at Wild at Heart at Liberty.)
Our new coat hooks and an old urn I rescued from the balcony to re-use as an umbrella stand.
An old fashioned 4lb weight which is now a doorstop. (Excuse grubby carpet)
Rusty old garden accessories that are happily sitting on the balcony.
My Paul Smith Birdy Blossom cushion that cost so much money that I spent a month furiously selling clothes on eBay to raise the money to buy it. I saw it in Sex & The City 2 in Carrie & Big’s apartment and fell in love.
When I moved into Richard’s I had very little in the way of possessions and nor did he, for entirely different reasons. We have both spent a lot of time editing what we had and are just now staring to buy some new things that we both love to fill the gaps. Creating a home takes time and it is a slow process. You just have to build up your possession one by one and one’s home only gets better by concentrating on it and giving it the due care and attention it deserves.