Apologies if you were expecting a discussion regarding ontological security but thank you so much for your exceptionally kind words on previous post. I have had to travel through London several times recently and took my new bag with me: I smiled at everyone I passed on the underground/overground in case it was YOU and we might stop to chat about my bag!!!!! As it happened I did have some old bag admirers....................but none of the 'Custardsphere' (thank you modflowers) persuasion.
What happened to July.....
This post was sparked by a recent rummage through some china in order to 'prepare' for the kitchen (steady on - it will be months!) with the photograph above representing my divided self. I have wittered on many times how I do not possess a discerning palette, indeed my palette accommodates all and sundry (hence a house full of
Just realised that nearly fours years ago to the day I posted this -same old, same old.....
One half (see below for expansion of terms) of me the one half loving florals and fussiness and the other a more spartan, colourful approach. There may also be other facets (neutral linens and driftwood for example....oh dear) but I am concentrating on these two today....
Sometimes I am a triangle.... pentagon...octagon.....dodecahedron...
The combination above is perfect for elevenses - a mid-morning refresher if you will - giving you some pep for the day ahead. However afternoon tea (at four) needs a more genteel approach - this is where I reach for the florals and something a little more restful (I would like to nod off at this point...). Actually the more I think about this perhaps the above would be better for the afternoon when I need perking up! The floral fabric below was given to me in a charity shop recently : the helper was leaving for pastures new and had put a stash of fabric to one side waiting for me to turn up. That was very kind especially as I only go there once in a blue moon. The teapot I bought for £3 the other day and the cup I have had since a teenager.
Which do you prefer? Perhaps both fill you with horror.
I was going to do a whole series of these (different decades/styles throughout the last century) but just doing these two took ages : I may have become a little distracted with china and fabric along the way.
It is easy to be distracted. Originally I was going to build this post around this piece of linen - the divided self represented by the same woman in different colours. This is a wonderful design by Thea Tanner
Still has its original label and price tag.
From this I distracted myself with a piece of fabric by Bibbi Swahn.
This piece is a a slightly different colour but also in perfect condition....I was going to cut it up but of course could not bring myself to do so.
From here I then admired these pieces below.
Are these old Ikea pieces below do you think?
I tried 'blurring' two colour examples...not sure why
I don't think that they are that old : maybe 1980s.
Anyway this cheery design comes in several different colours
PS: Due to the heat there is no 'PS' of note this week!
PPS: Somewhere in the house is my old copy of 'The divided self' - worth ploughing through
PPPS: I hope that you are all able to have some sort of break over the summer. I am heading for some time off next week.
PPPPS: Many thanks to 'mystery' Blogger Mrs K/C who was able to sort out my bra and knicker showdown. I will never purchase such items over the ether again! Many thanks my dear and I hope that one day we will finally meet up. Life has some very queer turn of events indeed.