Back home and back to reality, I’ve finished my version of the mincemeat, slow stewed apples (I’ve used a mix of apples from my tree, wrinkly ones from the fruit bowl and a couple of bags of the supermarket base range) soaked dried friut and half a tub of cinnamon are mixed and in their temporary home of some re-used glass jars. Another bag of dried fruit is now soaking in orange juice for my puddings.
The snug now has a 2nd coat of paint on the feature wall. Tomorow is planned with more wallpapering. Made all the more difficult with having to live/use the room at the same time. So it’s one wall at a time.
Some of you have asked to see a ‘mood board’, I unfortunately don’t do those fancy interior designer jobs. An envellope/ box is filled with photos from magazines, colour and paint swatches, little bits of fabric I like the look of or love the texture. The mood board for the snug has been collected in a terraccota pot, an aged one thats been in the garder, unused, for years. A pot that has built up litchens, moss, faded bits and a deep dark patch where it sat, partialy coverd by compost. It broke when I brought it in, so it’s now a vauge memory but I still collect stuff in its memory. The collection of ‘Freebies’ and ‘finds’ was stored in the bottom drawer of a cupboard. Vintage curtains, an old throw, Fabric that was given to me because “they knew I liked fabric and wondered if I could find a use for it”
These things that are given are the best gifts of all! Some times they contain things you don’t even know how you could/will use them, so smile and give thanks gracefully. The next time the gift may be the peach of a find!