Have had the manikin for a while, and the beaded sheep I got in Kalk Bay a couple of weeks ago. In the photo you can't really see it, but I love how it has one single black bead in its little white body - on the front leg. It is that bit of imperfection that makes it more charming and beautiful for me.
Old vintage toy car that belonged to Le Husband, and some rusty old tins that I collect.
A large wooden Buddha head that hangs against the wall outside our bedroom. I loved it the moment I saw it some years ago. I draped the sea shells (strung on wire) over it. I have many images of Buddha in my house (and one in the garden ) - I am very much drawn to aspects of Buddhism, and I feel a sense of peace with them around different corners of my house.
Here is a tiny wooden Buddha that sits on a mirrored coat rack I got years ago. The Indian paper mâché box and brass one inlaid with mother of pearl as well as the tiny fairy lights were given to me by various friends.
The tin lamp was given to me by a dear friend from the States, who is also a very clever man - a physicist - and he writes books and plays the oboe and sings in choirs and fences. (I hope you understand that he doesn't sing in fences ...) I am not quite sure why I paired it with the Virginia Woolf postcard (which I got from another friend). Perhaps because she also was clever and wrote books.
These are some stones I bought. I just thought they looked cool and they are so smooth & calming when you hold them in your hand. I've put them in an old silvered bowl that belonged to Le Husband's mom.
One of my favourite Buddha sculptures, paired with beautiful candle holders which a lovely friend gave me when she recently visited - she always seems to know exactly what I would love - I wish I had that knack! I got the silver-plated salt and pepper pots at a local charity shop, and I'm sure you recognise the folded book from here!
This heart I made by ironing shavings of wax crayon between layers of wax paper. I cut it out and hung it in the kitchen window, but after a couple of days it started curling, probably from moisture in the air, so I made a rough wire frame for it. Next time I will make the wire frame first and cut the heart to fit, although I actually like it uneven like this ...!