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Paintings – Vintage and Thrifty Styling for the Home

Welcome everyone to the final post in our five-part mini series Vintage and Thrifty Styling for the Home. It’s been a while since we last met for inexpensive decor in this post, so let’s begin this week with a look at Paintings for the thrifty home. For many years I have said to friends “I don’t think I get art”. Paintings I mean. Oils especially. I don’t look at a painting and share that far off thoughtful look others have. Often I cannot fathom why particular paintings qualify as amazing art at all. Perhaps my art gene was replaced with the faffing one, who knows. Over the years though, I have collected paintings and prints that in time have grown to reflect my personal style. So I thought today I’d share with you a part of my ‘painting’ collection. I’m all set up ready; a private viewing if you like. So perhaps we should make a start…

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Faffing, the art of and another favourite pass-time in my world

Faffing: to spend your time doing a lot of things that are not important instead of the things that you should be doing. Mmm… not usual for me to contradict the formidable Cambridge Dictionary however on this occasion I must. Faffing: time well spent moving ones precious pretties around to create pleasing focal points of interest. Happy with that?  Me too. Rather like last weeks post Decorating Belle – a thoroughly enjoyable pass-time, faffing is a very happy way for me to spend time. Occasionally I get to spend a few uninterrupted hours faffing. Mostly faffing fits in around cleaning and household jobs and even more occasionally I get up very early and spend an entire morning faffing, just like I did on Saturday whilst the rest of the house was still fast asleep…

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Flowers – Vintage and Thrifty Styling for the Home

This week is the fourth part in our mini series Vintage and Thrifty Styling for the Home and today we are looking at Flowers. If you’ve read any of my previous posts you will know by now, I am a thrifty person by nature. I get it from my Grandmother I think, she of the ‘make do and mend’ era. I recall a weekly shopping exercise would involve my Nan walking up and down the local high street, to save a few pence on her washing powder. Thankfully for us of the ‘internet’ era, we are spared that way of shopping. Although there is no doubt that the ‘look after the pennies and the pounds will take care of themselves’ mantra taught me many a valuable lesson. Not least the ability to look at everything in a different light before I throw it away. And I apply this mantra to flowers too…

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The Rose – Vintage and Thrifty Styling for the Home

Another quick win in my world of home decor is the rose. This post was originally going to look at flowers in general in the home. It would appear however, I have way too many ideas to share in one post. And so today, in the third part of our mini series Vintage and Thrifty Styling for the Home we will focus on the beautiful and elegant rose and all she has to offer. Plus I’ll also be showing how with a little structure and form to your chosen vase, you too can create a simple and elegant display…

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The Utility Room – a wonderful before and after room makeover

Mudroom, Scullery or Utility Room…what do you call yours? If like me you are lucky enough to have a room to clean the dirty dog, keep the essential white goods and house your coats and brollies, what should it be known as? Well whatever the name, I thought it was about time you saw another room transformation in our home. Since this incredibly useful room will change only slightly in the forthcoming renovations, it has been treated to a wonderful makeover. From an empty shell to a place to hang your hat, our utility room cum mudroom cum scullery deserves its own mention. So let’s head on over to the blog for the story…because as you know, there is always a story …

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