Tuesday, 27 July 2010

A Perfect Corner...

In my home...

Sometimes when the whole house is in a state of CHAOS (Can't Have Anyone Over Syndrome) I try to make myself feel a little better by taking control of the tiniest of spaces and making it look pretty and tidy. Often I have just one or two little pockets in the house that look like this and the rest ~ well, I just have to close my eyes and pretend that they are not there! Keeping a home neat and clean with a 4 year old whirlwind playing with toys and dress up is an ongoing battle just not worth the fight!

So here is my 'perfect little corner' in my home that I can write about ~ while I wouldn't dare go near the rest of the house with a camera at the moment!

I like to play around with the placement of all the accessories adding more as I go ~ and eventually I arrive at a complete arrangement that I like (I just can't do minimal!)

A recent purchase ~ a lovely old textile printer's woodblock, I have brushed the lightest coat of white paint across it to highlight the pattern.

This little pair of frames have had the shabby paint treatment ~ if it stands still I will paint it!

This lovely china bowl and the 'H' were bought at the Summer Cozy Fayre I talked about it my last post.

I can quite happily spend a few hours achieving this vignette which gives me such pleasure to sit next to; while upstairs on the guest bed the ironing pile grows all by itself into a veritable mountain, last night's supper dishes still balance in a tower on the kitchen worktop and just in front of these very shelves a stack of books and dvd's need to find their way home ~ amazing what a bit of photo cropping can do....!

Until next time...
Ali x


  1. Truly an enchanting corner!!! Love the way you decorated it! Just a perfect place to recharge batteries!!!

  2. Your vignette is beautiful - love your little corner.


  3. Thank you sooo much. I keep telling my lot that its not just me! Karen x

  4. So beautiful! What lovely things.

  5. Beautiful! Love the white embroidered cushions!

  6. Your little tidy corner looks gorgeous and so full of pretties...love it!!!xxx

  7. Just GORGEOUS . . . . I can smell those roses!! Love Helen xx

  8. Hello, glad you found me, because it brought me to find your fab blog..Em x

  9. Hello, it's nice to meet you. With three kids, my house is generally a tip with a few areas of beauty- I know exactly where you're coming from ;O)
    Your blog is lovely and your shop is adorable! Thanks for following me. B x

  10. Hello, I noticed you had become one of my followers so I wanted to check out your blog, you have such beautiful things! I'm your newest follower!

  11. What a beautiful corner Ali.
    Jo xx

  12. A perfectly pretty corner indeed! Loving the gorgeous colored roses.
    HAve a happy Tuesday. xx

  13. Just found your blog from The Rehab Boutique...I will be adopting your definition of CHAOS! So cute and utterly true for me as well. Love your blog! My style all the way...following now too.

  14. Nice to meet you at the Cotswold fair, your stall was lovely :)Linda

  15. Oooh, I just found your blog and how very lovely it is too!

    I always forget to check the mirror reflections when I first take the photos for my blog. I check afterwards when I'mlookng through and see the children's 'craft' stuff on the table (and that's at best!!). So always check in the mirror!!

  16. Absolutely! It's a perfect spot, I wish I could carry it in my little home.
    Merveilleux!!! Merveilleux!!

  17. Hi I thought you'd like to know you and Donna Flower were mentioned in the press release in Homes and Gardens magazine for The Vintage Bazaar!! See you soon x

  18. Hey : )

    I love your blog so I gave you an award


    Have a fab week : )

    Miss Sue Flay

  19. Everything about these pictures is completely beautiful. I love your blog - am about to follow it now!


  20. I love the corber. The colours are perfect. I also really like your shelves and the way such sweet things are arranged.


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