I know it sounds silly but I'm not fond of the words
Don't ask me why, no particular reason - I mean I like the words on their own.
However juxtapose the two and it no longer appeals to me... weird I know.
I suppose it suits then, that I am now the owner of a pretty funky
Hand beaten aluminium from Freedom Furniture.
A bit wonky with fantastic rustic imperfections, just like our family :-)
I love that it's round and hollow - so I can store my winter rugs underneath.
Previously we had two boxes and I was pretty chuffed when Hubby agreed
that it was time for an "upgrade"
(we'd used the boxes for 5 years!)
It's just occurred to me that I've never owned a coffee table - I wonder if that's because I'm
a mad tea drinker? Could it be a bizarre subconscious malady?
Anyway... here it is in our sitting room.
You'll notice a branch extending out from behind the BIG screen television.
Well that's just my way of distracting myself from the unattractive black plastic designer mishap that is
a ... cringe... here comes another word I don't like... flat screen tv. Yuk.
Apologies Hubby (marriage has it's compromises) but I'll never love the look of this electronic
monolith... but I do love my period dramas in high definition so I suppose I should not complain.
In my bid to "soften" the plastic presence of Mr Samsung I have placed this
gorgeous nest in the branch - and invited Mr & Mrs Tweet to stay.
Next to the TV cabinet I've placed a large mirror on one side
and on the other I have a hand made leather ottoman from Morocco...
... and a printers tray on the wall...
I've got Scrabble letters & white pebbles on it at the moment.
I love the contrast of the wood and the stone.
Looking around the room I can see that I'm drawn to natural materials like wood,
sisal, stone, iron & cotton.
Hubby bought me this dome basket to hide the many remotes he uses for his
"entertainment devices" - there that sounds better does it not?
coffee table tea drum matches so many different textures & materials and
I've already delighted in placing a couple of stunning dusty pink roses (in a bud vase) next to my ceramic
lotus votive holder.... most serene.
Thank you for indulging me peoples.
I see so many STUNNING images on your blogs and your homes are so inspiring. I devour all the glimpses into abodes that are unique and filled with the authenticity of peoples lives. I love seeing how people compose their belongings and how they express themselves with a variety of materials - decorative and/or practical. Even better your stories about where you found, how you made or why you chose specific items... please keep it coming!
PS - I've noticed I use brackets, parenthesis & quotation marks A LOT in my blog.
Hope it reads & flows well? Truth is it's actually how I think...
Lots of asides, pauses, distracted fleeting thoughts... ramblings...musings....
ideas.... observations... um... sorry... where was ?