Slightly obsessive??

In the last few weeks I have been obsessing about herb gardens so I got about 20 books out of the library.

This is the one I think would be easiest to manage maybe…still loads of work.

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I’ve moved on to my latest passion which is Annie Sloan chalk paint.

www.anniesloan.com

I love the  French colours and the way you can slop it on without tedious preparation. You can even dye material with it. I have now read all of her books I think.

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Naturally she has a place in France..

In my new place I am able to choose from only three “mood boards”, all of which are various shades of beige, white and grey. I will go for the white and grey so that when I get there I can cover anything I want with the chalk paint. As usual my favourite colour is robin egg blue.

I might start small and do my very old oak bed which I use as a guest bed. It is horrendously expensive but worth it I hope. I am doing lots of research and it is very liberating just pleasing myself. Singing, it’s my house and I can do what I want… I am thinking of this quite over the top wall paper for my bedroom. I would just get the two panels that make up the picture and probably just weight it down so it sits nicely without actually wall papering. Am I crazy? I love it and at least it is from Resene and not De Gournay (1200 dollars a drop…) and I can justify it as a head board as I imagine it behind my bed. I love those colours. What do you think?

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Anyway, moving away from want, want, want. My mother used to say, “Always wants, never gets.” Fair enough, I’m supposed to be living more simply. Even so, I think nesting and creating an environment that you just love to come home to means you spend more time at home. I like nothing better than a big bag of library books on houses, a spot of knitting and a great book to read accompanied by chocolate, sparkly lights, candles and lavender. A girl can’t get enough of sparkly lights.

Speaking of really good books- I secured a couple of tickets to the launch of Michelle A’Court’s first book Stuff I Forgot To Tell My Daughter. Fortunately I went with my friend Deb as I was too tight to buy it and thought it might be a bit lightweight.

Very kindly, Deb let me read it first. I haven’t quite finished it yet but I love it! It is quite political and  so reminiscent of my own life as a feminist. Please buy it for your daughters or yourself. I would like my son to read it. It is of course, very funny as well.

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I’ve had a blissful Friday and it isn’t over yet. I hope you have a great weekend. FG

 

2 Replies to “Slightly obsessive??”

  1. Glad you’ve had a great week – on term break?
    Love the herb garden – good choice
    Chalk paint – hmm – very very nice but can’t you make your own?
    New HWWP is a nightmare – navigation is mot human friendly. People can comment without identifying themselves – I’m giving up.
    Hope next week is just as wondrous.
    S

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