Saturday, 3 September 2011
It occurred to me yesterday how much our homes are made up of little details. Little details which make our homes special to us, often they consist of furnishings and treasured objects. But sometimes they can be even simpler. In our cottage dining room we have a very old wooden floor, its uneven surface has been worn into smooth dips by the tread of many feet over the passage of time. It is also peppered with handmade nails of various sizes, to me they seem like hand forged stars in a sky of dark timber.
Back in 1814 when our cottage was being built, the dining room floor was probably salvaged from other buildings or was even scrap from a sawyers yard. New timber being too expensive for a humble farm labourer's abode.
Rediscovered Treasures and have been inspired by the interesting and quirky uses for everyday objects. I found a nice old set of patisserie tins which now create a little door decoration, adding an unexpected bit of interest to a once blank space.
Holly and Ivy are allowed outside now and are taking full advantage of the last days of summer! Here's Ivy playing under the purple sprouting broccoli
Posted by Charlotte at 22:07