I've said before that I've struggled finding corners of my home that I would like to share and today was no exception. Until I read Amanda's post. It's nothing new for Amanda's posts to affect me, but todays affect was still a surprise. How can someone that I've never met, who's never been to my home and knows nothing about me, make me look at my own home with new, much more appreciative eyes? After weeks of really struggling to find anything that I like all of a sudden I was running around taking photo's left, right and center!
Accidental corners! What a fantastic idea. I had been looking at it all wrong. I kept thinking that I couldn't take a photo of 'this corner' or 'that corner' because there were piles of stuff everywhere. But now I can see that the piles are the corner. They may be accidental, but they are still there, with lives and stories of their own. And probably more interesting stories than the planned corners, the arranged moments.
Yay for accidental corners!
This is behind the door of my studio. The baskets and buckets are used to display my work at shows and the fabric covers my tables. I use pretty much all cream in my craft shows. I like the way it looks and it never dates. I'm very aware that colours like brown and teal are very 'in' now, but next season it will be something else and I can't afford to buy all new display items every season. It also means that the display doesn't clash with my work. I use the purple shopping trolley to drag my goods around outlets when I have meetings. It's pretty cool looking and has wheels so it's easy to manouvere. I bought it in Habitat (the trendier version of Ikea) and it has proven to be so, so useful. And the wallpapers are samples that I got when I was paper hunting for the front room. I think we might use the red floral paper in our bedroom.