Tuesday, 29 June 2010

Shoegazer Home: Start / Wooden hand

There is light at the end of the tunnel! My boyfriend and I - who have for almost 6 years been suffering a long distance relationship due to our respective work locations - may be able to get our own place up in London before the end of the year as I am in the process of relocating my duties to my company's London office rather than their Southern office. This is so exciting for me for many reasons, one of the biggest (aside from finally living with my bf) is beng able to collect homeware knowing it will actually be put to use rather than just being left wrapped up and piled up in my room!
The first thing I did was come up with a style / theme I wanted for the living room. I don't know how to describe what I have in my mind other than:
"English eccentric with a vintage sci fi twist"  
 With that in mind, I set out on a buying mission and have decided to document my finds, wants and progress here on the blog. First up, an image from a home magazine that inspired me...
I love the whole composition here but particularly the wooden hand holding the pen. So, inspired for a display, I bought a wooden, artist's jointed hand like the ones below, from eBay:

I am also on the lookout for a nice vintage typewriter - as I have been for about a year. I haven't found the perfect one (at the perfect price) yet though! Watch this space.
More home blogging to come soon, I hope you find it interesting.

Friday, 11 June 2010

Shoegazer Visits: An Aquarium

Some shots I took on a recent trip to an aquarium...
The rest might not be great photos but I like them for various reasons:
Above: I call this the Ooh Fish... because it just popped into shot with an expresion like "Ooh, what are you doing?"
Above: This Long Spined Sea Urchin thing reminded me of Soot Bunnies from My Neighbour Totoro! WIN! I love how you can see it's little eyes.
Above: Nemo and his Dad! Aw. Cute.

Monday, 7 June 2010

Shoegazer Haul: Homeware

As promised, here are the bits and pieces of homeware I picked up on my recent trip to the antique shops of Lewes . . .

Above: I fell in love with this antique wooden side table instantly! The birds engraved in the wood are perfect! I love that it seems they were once a pale blue colour but the paint has worn away. I am so pleased with this purchase!
Above: This wasn't cheap but I couldn't leave it behind. I have big plans for my future living room and this will fit in perfectly!
Above: This vintage tin will also fit in with my planned theme - and no, the theme isn't nautical!
Above: Another vintage tin, and another item destined for my future living room! I am particularly pleased with this find as I saw it in another shop for twice the price!
Above: Photos don't do this glass bowl justice, it is such a beautiful bright blue colour in real life!

Thanks for looking :) Click here for more of my collection of vintage tins.

Shoegazer Visits: Lewes

This weekend I headed to Lewes for a good old rummage in the many lovely antique shops the little town boasts. As I've blogged about in the past, the shops are jam packed full of unusual antiques, vintage items and trinkets. I'll follow this post up with a haul post of some of the bits I bought, but for now here are some snaps I took as I was going round...
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