Decor8 blog who is coming next week to photograph our house for a new project she is working on (how exciting is that!!) Even in our leafy part of London it's quite grimy out there so what a difference it made - the sun streamed in, now of course I have to clean the insides. The little table is a present from me to me, I very rarely buy new furniture, so nice not to have to paint it, sand it or re-upholster it.
Frank, tea with an old college friend and a scout around the seaside charity shops which turned up a splendid globe, some vintage Summer reading and a delicious dish which I think is Norwegian. I am not surprised the sellers were unwilling to post the sewing box, it is truly massive with a wingspan of nearly five foot when fully opened out and will double up as a handy coffee table!
Our house was photographed recently to be included this cute Japanese book, A Girly Interior in London styled by Emma Cassi and published by Editions de Paris. Emma photographed my studio and some of the more girly corners of our house, notably my daughters bedroom which is quite full on girly (I wish I had removed that mattress from under the bed!). It's all in Japanese so I have no idea what it says but it looks lovely.
here if you want to take a look.
This is the lovely Poole pottery dish that arrived in the post yesterday. Poole is another English seaside town along with Rye that is famous for its pottery. Producing tableware and studio pieces in the 50s and 60s in elegant modern shapes and colours. I now have two casserole dishes - not really a collection! I can't decide if these are marrows or melons but it makes me want to go out and draw some vegetables!
Two exciting parcels in the post today, one beautiful Poole casserole dish that I won on ebay and a disc of images from photographer Heather Lewin. Heather and I spent a very busy day last Friday photographing roddy&ginger products for my website and publicity. Heather was brilliant to work with and the shots are lovely, I can't wait to use them.
I discovered a basement book shop in Crystal Palace. A cobwebby underground space with tens of thousands of old books in tottering towers. The low ceiling and the chain smoking owner gave it a Dickensian atmosphere which is just how secondhand book shops should be. There were corners of the shop that had not been disturbed for years, one row of books was propped up by a small rock hard loaf of brown bread. I staggered out gasping for air with a small stack of unusual books. Here are just a few; a german book about goldfish, a british ramblers guide, a cute japanese story book (flying pants?!) and a series of books about India with beautiful bold cover illustrations.
Kate has selected a winner for the roddy&ginger giveaway over on her blog. Congratulations to Tonya Henehan, there will be a happy birds cushion in the post! And thank-you to everyone who entered.