Monday, 6 January 2014

Florals And Fabrics


Hello,Are you well?......Enjoying all the promise of a New Year?
I know i am looking forward to so much this Year and after all life is what we make it isn't it?
Before i start this post i would like to wish you A Very Happy New Year!

I had a wonderful time with Steve wrapped up in our bubble of roaring fires,chocolates and movies and sleeps if we felt like it too over Christmas,so relaxing and so nice to spend lots of time together.
We had old friends come to stay with us too just after Christmas but before New Year ;) which was lovely and so much fun!

Well today the Christmas tree and all its bits and pieces are packed safely away and  Shingle Cottage  has had a Spring clean and plans are being made for the coming year....Oh and thank you for all your super nice comments on my last post,you girl's are the sweetest x

I thought you might like to see the room now the trimmings are down and before i start a few projects i have been planning for a while.

I love the little stone statue on our mantle piece and i love how you can see her reflection in the mirror too,She wears lovely old rhinestone necklaces to catch the sunlight as it peeps through the windows,Faux roses and hydrangea freshly washed i think make a romantic scene to see us through the colder months until the garden begins to grow...




The top one was my Grandma's and my lovely Mum bought the bottom one a few Christmases ago,i do like a bit of sparkle.... 


Above her on the top of the mirror are these two sea weathered cherubs watching all the goings on at Shingle Cottage ;) they lived outside in  a garden here at the beach and the salt has wonderfully                                                                  weathered them...



I think statuary and flowers are a lovely way to bring the garden inside don't you?


Last nights ashes are resting in the hearth,you can see the andirons which go with the firescreen in this picture and the large gold chippy candlesticks which were one of the first things i painted when we first moved in together all those years ago...



I wrapped a rose and berry garland around the  old Frenchy ceiling light and added chandelier crystal droplets to it's branches....


They catch the sunlight and look a little like raindrops....



Bringing a little more garden and light into the room and it looks so feminine and pretty...


That's where is snuggle up right there on that sofa with my candles from Cabbages & roses flickering on an evening...

I love my big white work feather filled pillow but i think for the colder months ahead i'm going to bring some more colour into the room...



I'm going to make some pillows and cover a couple of bolster cushions for the sofa's,its not a permanent change but it is a great way to change the look of  a room and i can soon change it back to all white when i desire...




I have these fabrics which work well with the pinky red of the clock and with the colours in the wallpaper.

The floral and French check are Laura Ashley and the stripe is by Cabbages & Roses Three Inch Stripe In Raspberry..



I love linen slubby cottons where you can see the weave and they have that lovely aged English linen look about them...



Yes i think that should warm the room up until Spring arrives.....



Yes with the fire roaring and a Brandy we may just get through the Winter ;)




Well it's time for me to get measuring and cutting after a nice cup of tea,so i shall see you soon girl's thank you so much for stopping by....



Join me next time for more tales and goings on from Shingle Cottage.....

XxX