Sunday, 27 November 2011

Edwardian Elizabethan

Sorry no blog alst week as my Mum was visiting. We did go for a great Historical Walk though, exploring around Rubislaw Den. The area has the amazing old quarry ('the biggest hole in Europe' apparently) enticingly ringed by big DANGER signs and some of Aberdeen's most expensive homes. Most date from the early 1900s and are so varied you feel the client just stabbed his finger in a picture book and said 'I'll have one of those please'. This one on Queen's Road is Elizabethan, a style you don't often see in Scotland where Baronial is more the thing. Presumably this is because Elizabeth I and thus Elizabethan didn't have any impact up here (a fact I always overlook in my English parochialism.) Anyway, much lovely home eye candy to enjoy, recommended.

Monday, 14 November 2011

A Full Vase

A full vase is a happy vase. And a house with plants and flowers is a happy house, to my mind. Actually I didn't really get into flowers until I started the Apartment Therapy programme, thanks to fellow blogger Sarah Rooftops. One of the home projects is to buy flowers. These giant fuzzy crysanthemums/dahlias are one of my favourite flowers. I like any big, colourful flowers. Flowers I hate include those miserable supermarket roses, baby's breath (like dust stuck on a twig) and those mini cabbage flowers (decorative cabbages= weirdness).

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Perfect shoe

Finally, the perfect evening shoe! Not like the Louboutins I saw on holiday but as I don't have £900 to spare...

This fabulously retro black suede T-bar shoe is from John Rocha at Debenhams. I felt it had a really lovely 1940s-y look to it.