In my house, every surface is covered with stuff. I really can't help it - what else to do with all the beautiful finds from carboot sales and charity shops? On the kitchen window sill ...
I would love to have everything in my kitchen this greeny colour (what is it called?) The Fortnum & Mason tin is from my visit to London a few years ago. The jug is a Susie Cooper which I picked up in an antique shop.
On tiny kitchen shelf meant for, well, I do not really know what ...
This is the old jelly mould I got at the carboot sale - I keep bottles of vanilla syrup and olives in it.
Further along kitchen window sill:
Got these two Villeroy and Boch bowls at a local junk shop. There is that colour again! and I love the pattern - they date from the 70's I think.
Kitchen worktop area:
The wire stand in the foreground is for cooling and displaying cookies and bread, but Le Husband uses it for drying crockery. Honestly, what can I say ....
On top of breadbin:
That colour again! I buy this green tea just for the bottles - I don't really like the taste so much.
Bathroom window sill - remember the succulent & rusted tin can project?
The sculpture is the clay maquette I sculpted for a buddha head I made in bronze. It has survived the process (lost wax) remarkably well; usually the clay gets twisted and bent when you remove your fibreglass mould. I actually prefer my clay maquette to the bronze. Sigh.
Bedroom window sill.
Collection of old bottles and glass. (Hey, this window needs a wash! It faces onto an alley at the back of the house and is at foot level, so it is always splashed with spatters of mud. I'm not making excuses. Okay, I am ....)
This is a storage box for magazines and games. Yay, another surface!!
Wooden sculpture (found at charity shop), a hand-carved notepaper holder (Le Husband's mom), and a box I mosaiced with eggshell pieces.
I love the combination of glass and succulents.
In the hallway:
When all the surface areas are covered, I invent new ones. This is a piece of wood I picked up on a local beach - it makes a beautiful rack against the wall - I use it for old bottles, crystals, and on the side I hung some broken shells I collected one afternoon in Hermanus. (Never turn up your nose at broken shells - most of them are weathered to make a lovely hole you can use to string it into a garland ...)