Friday, September 17, 2010

From the Sublime to the Riduculous - and back again!

Well, I think this is pretty sublime, anyway! I had fun this week playing around with the enamel-ware on my buffet.Our pastor's wife admired it when she came to visit - she had never seen anything like the Portmerion bowl, and really liked that, and also said that the rosy enamel bowls reminded her of her childhood in a French farmhouse.
The worldly sofa is looking pretty good too, with the ever-present jeans and doiley cushion made by Sarah, and some fun Vide Grenier and braderie textiles.
Let's face it, though, the rocking chair looks ridiculous.
But fun, again in my opinion. And the shawl on the seat of the chair belonged to a friend's elderly mum, so I like its history.
Finally, have you met this inspirational blogger? She was on the BBC website so I imagine a lot of you have, but if not I suggest you take some time to watch the BBC video and then visit Phyllis at wedeb90.

So that's a few sublimes and one ridiculous. Finally, for the good news: Raja is free of the Cone of Shame! The vet proclaimed her operation scar: 'très jolie' - I'm not sure if I'd go that far, but all is well.

11 comments: said...

I am glad to hear about Raja's release! It must be awful for them to go about with such a thing! susie x

Sarah said...

Lovely colour - I think it means more if you have cushions and throws made by hand and from different people. I've enjoyed mixing colours in my lounge although I'm not sure the rest of the family agree though!

Maria said...

Your rocking chair looks so comfy Floss :)

Green thumb said...

Your enamelware is to die for! Your rock chair looks very HenHouse-esque!
Have a good weekend

Sherri B. said...

Your enamelware is quite a treasure for sure.

It is always a day of celebration when the cone of shame is removed!

Jane and Chris said...

Your rocking chair looks very welcoming!
So glad that the C.O.N.E. has been removed!

Lululiz said...

Hey, I think the rocking chair rocks, nothing ridiculous about it at all. I rather like the combination of the different crochet items, the colours kinda go together nicely.

Marianne said...

Very nice. You do have a lovely way with bits and pieces.

Heidi said...

I love what you did and another enamelware lover I'm addicted to it and I love your throws and the rocker how fun is that quite whimsical!!

Lorrie said...

What a cozy, colourful home you've created with all the bits and bobs. Charming!

Serenata said...

What a lovely story, thank you for posting the link to both you tube and her blog.

Your display looks gorgeous and your rocking chair looks very homely :-)

Glad to hear Raja is now 'bucket collarless'!