When I visited Costa Rica a few years ago I came across a pineapple plantation and was stunned at how low to the ground they grow. Before then I hadn’t really thought about how they grew and just remember it being a staple of the fruit basket.
Am in the V&A and I spot the couple asleep on this bench as I go up to the next floor to view a Victorian photography exhibition and when I come down they are still there. I take a quick snapshot and notice the lady’s leggings match the mosaic floor…well nearly. Can you fall asleep ina public place?
Decorating with antiques can give soul to your home and can offer the potential to make it unique- if you do it right. You don’t have to have interiors filled with antiques to the brim. A few pieces here and there will add lots of character to your design. Antiques and vintage finds carry history, they are often beautifully made and crafted with striking details. They can also be highly personal too. How and where did you find it? Did you have to bargain hard to obtain it? Did you have to fight with your other half to get a piece accepted? Did you struggle fitting a piece through the door? So here are some tips and examples of where people have integrated highly successfully antiques in their homes.
I spotted Supermarket Sarah a couple years ago as I was trying to create images for my website and loved her style and eclectic mix of old and new items. Like me, she thinks mixing old and new brings something special to the display and shopping experience.
In a little alleyway not far from the historic centre of the lovely town of Rethymnon in Western Crete we discovered a lovely artisan bakery. Squeals of delight were uttered as we came across this magical place steeped in tradition. The bakery named Constantinos M. Spanoudakis has been going for more than 55 years – since 1958! … Animals come to life in Artisan bakery
It is hard to believe that two centuries ago London was quite small and you could walk half an hour from St Paul’s cathedral or Westminster Bridge and find yourself in the country side. There was no public transport and most people walked and lived near their work. … Back to the past with the London Transport museum
Discovering London… … A hidden London gem- great for all