So here is the first installment of my 'Flat 13' series. Today I am tackling home ware that doesn't make you sick with sugar coating.
|All from rocketttgeorge.co.uk|
Etched Apothecary Bottle - £25
Copper & Black bowls - £9.95
'Bertie the Bassett' dog Candle - £12.50
Tropical Lady Cushion - £55
Rockett St George offer an eclectic mix of homeware, gifts, furniture and lighting that are all a bit different. I love the kitschy inspired dog candle and tropical lady cushion that are more cool than camp. And I can't get those copper bowls out of my head. Just beautiful !
|All from roseandgrey.co.uk|
Pineapple Box - £18
Bear Head Bottle Opener - £14.95
Hammered Aluminum Vase - £5.50
Gold Bowl - £25
Rose and Grey are boderline. They are 75% twee but I found these gems in there and taken out of the context of their 'crafty cupcakes'-esque website they are pretty stunning pieces. The pineapple, obviously, is a favourite of mine as I've gone mad for tropical this summer. The bear head bottle opener is just bad ass and that gold bowl with it's organic shape would look perfectly contrasted next to the copper ones above, right?
Here are some little bits from around our flat that we've collected so far.
Adam collected this trio or triangle shaped rocks from Portishead beach. We drove there one evening for something to do and it was so creepy I thought I was going to trip over a dead body ! We managed to take away something constructive that evening in the shape of this little ornament. The skull head was hand carved into this bit of wood Adam sawed off a log. It was for a project years ago but we love him and his manic grin.
My poor dying succulent I found in Ikea reduced to £1.50, I am nursing him back to health and he is brightening up my days. The vase on the left was a drink I bought purely for the bottle. Expensive for a drink but cheap for a vase ! Adam picked the other vase up in Ikea it was 65p and we like the bobbles on it. I like these equally as much with and without flowers in.
Perhaps quite a simple trick but effective none the less is propping up a book with a
I hope you enjoyed my first installment and that I have offered some alternatives to the shabby chic look !
A wee disclaimer that I don't hate the shabby chic as much as it comes across, it's just not my thing and yet I find myself getting sucked into it and regretting my purchases.