Last week I told you I was off for a weekend in Rouen, the primary purpose of which was moving some furniture, but I was also hoping to find a bit of time for a sneaky junk shop or two. Rouen, it turns out, is known as something of an antiques capital, and sure enough the narrow cobbled streets and alleyways in the oldest part of the town were full of rather swanky shops selling things you definitely wouldn’t want to accidentally knock over and break (yes, that did nearly happen. I have a huge puffa coat that’s an absolute liability in any well-stocked antique shop).
I’m away this weekend doing a favour for my brother. He’s living in Tokyo, the poor lamb, but has a storage unit full of stuff that needs clearing out in Rouen, France. In a moment of Christmas bonhomie I offered to hire a van and go get the stuff, secretly thinking it could be a […]
“For some reason from about my early twenties I was obsessed with buying a Scottish island and it had to be both of these things – it had to be Scottish and it had to be an island.” We can all relate to that, one way or another, I think. The above quote is from […]
I was waiting to have hung the perfect shower curtain before unveiling the big bathroom renovation project (with tagged on bedroom paint job), but that might take me all year. And so here it is, my bathroom/bedroom/dressing room. I’m going to walk you through it as though you were here, so we’ll start in the […]
A weekend of rummaging in junk shops might have brought on a new thing to obsess over and start collecting. Oh dear. This hideous beauty is a Dartmouth Pottery jug, variously known as a Gurgle, Gluggle or Glug jug. I’ve noticed in a distracted sort of way a mini trend for dark green vintage crockery, […]