Monday, 20 May 2013

d e c l u t t e r ...

For those of you who know me, you will know the the word declutter isn't one that belongs in my vocabulary! However, after a recent trip to Berlin (my 3rd time) for work, rest & play, spending 2 days doing hotel reviews and 3 in our own rented 3rd floor apartment, which Mr Red Bird and I immediately fell in love with, I come home with a certain pang of need to declutter my home!

Now I am a certified hoarder and have been since birth pretty much. I think my mother has a lot to answer for when I talk about hoarding (she has an entire garage which has no room to house a car because it is floor to ceiling full of crap memories. Okay, a lot of this is 'said' crap belonging to me and my siblings that we all guilt my mum into not chucking away, but a lot of it it definitely hers!
I blame my messy hoarders house to the fact that I don't have enough storage to hide my endless bits and pieces away in. When infact, I need to just bite the bullet and clear out my junk pre-loved items and give them to a new home. Oh, I can see Mr Red Bird's face lighting up as he reads this!

Here's some snaps of our Berlin apartment!

....gorgeous huh! I highly recommend using Airbnb instead of perhaps booking a hotel as it's much more personal and has a lot more charm!

I also came across this blog this afternoon - Life Thru A Lens. It's written by a Finnish graphic designer and mother, and is full of bright inspiring photos of her loves. I can't but adore her taste in home decor. Those pops of Neon are just my thing & I love the yellow kitchen wall!

This has definitely given me the drive to make a start on my new decluttered lifestlye...

Monday, 13 May 2013

m a r k e t s : b a t h a r t i s a n m a r k e t

Okay.... So much for committing myself to writing regular short and sweet blog posts in attempt to make them regular - hmmm, I must try harder!

The second Sunday of every month I have been holding a stall at the wonderful Bath Artisan Market in glorious Green Park Station which is an amazing grade II listed building having formally been a train station, now converted into undercover marketplace. The building has an amazing high vaulted glass roof in a single-span wrought iron arch structure which is pretty cool.

You can find me along with many other excellent artisan stalls here at this monthly event which definately makes a great day out for the whole family. You can check out more photo's from the May market here on their Facebook page.

Yesterdays trip to Bath was very eventful for me seeing as my trusty little van was getting some repairs done at the garage. I managed to squeeze all I needed into my huge travel backpack and cycled my squeaky 80's bike to cycle to Temple Meads station. It was pretty hard work but once on the train all was good - phew!

Carolyn of Carolyn Slater Ceramics

Gorgeous vintage clothes & accessories

Gemma of The Silver Shed