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On My Shelf (2)

5 April 2011

This morning I took a snap of my windowsill for you! I’ve been collecting little wooden things for a while, and I don’t really know what to do with them except line them up. I love multiples of things!

Ok, left to right:
1. Funny chipmunk babushka which I bought last summer in India.
2. Tall doll, which was turned on a lathe by a man outside Glasgow, and painted by me for an exhibition.  I wanted to find a small company to make them, but still can’t find anyone.
3. Traditional babushka, which I think I picked up years ago in Prague. They are such beautiful things, and you can use them to put little secret keepsakes in.
4. Little carved wood tree, bought from Thorsten van Elten when he had a shop on Warren street.
5. Tiny green tree babushka – I can’t remember for the life of me where I got these trees.
8. and 9. More traditional little  babushkas. I love the tiniest one– it’s like a miniature skittle.
10. Rocking horse, bought in Orkney strangely enough! Actually I think that’s where I got those dark green trees, a tiny Christmas shop in Stromness!


Ok the other side now:
11. After another chipmunk
12. A turned bird also painted by me for the same show.
13. Large carved tree, which are made in Erzgebirgische Germany where they also make those amazing nut crackers!
14. and 15. More babushkas
16. A dala horse I got in Copenhagen, although they are originally from Sweden. Find out about their history here: dalahorse.com/dala_horse_history.html
17. Little tree I made, painted, and wrapped with wool. I still really want to do something with these wooden pieces, so watch this space! 

Collections of the same type of things always look really nice together, don’t you think?

On My Shelf…

27 March 2011
New feature for you where I will take a snap of what’s on my shelf from time to time… every objects tells a little story.
ok from left to right.
.Flocked polystyrene ball necklace I got in New york from Kiosk, was wearing a drab grey dress , this neacklace really did the trick!! The colours are so vibrant, 3 shades of greens, yum!
.I miss your face card which I commissioned from Erin McIntyre, wanted to give it to a freind I haven’t seen for ages, but I can’t part with it. she does beautiful drawings.
.Yellow canary on a branch ornament, very cheap from a brickabrack sale, but I love it’s colour.
.Beautiful ‘holy’ magazine by Henny van Nistelroy the holes look like shells and appear on the pages in strange positions throughout the magazine, genius.
.Old selotape tin that my grandma had kept art materials in, I love the fact she wrote in her destinctive hand writing what was inside, on everything!
.Vintage twins, with beautiful 2 colour packaging
.Kiehls salve, am addicted to everything kiehls.
Post card from hitherto, which sadly is no longer there, used to be my favourite shop in Glasgow, and was run by Krista Blake who was always so chatty and lovely.
.Look into my eyes faces by Bruno Munari
Small brown wren ornament, which belonged to my grandma- my favorite person 🙂
.Little book of photos 350 miles of an essex journey , nice pictures of the sea and buildings
.Found record sleeve, your really quite a catch, I like the title and the drawing!
.More Kiehls! very guilty pleasure of mine
and a beautiful hand made tile by Lubna Chowdhary, I wish I could time a whole room in these, they all unique with different .patterns and colours.
That’s is, let me know if you need any more info I’ll do another one in a little while.
bye for now x