Inspired by Ashley's gorgeous blog Decor Amor, I've been inspired to do a post on some of the items I've collected around my house. Seeing that I haven't done a post like this for a while, this one is looooong:)
These are some African Violets that I planted in old tin mugs
A favourite painting in a pretty frame and a pink glass antique style perfume bottle that was a gift from my mom
My latest vintage teacup, I found it in my local thrift shop earlier this week
A thrifted 70's plastic milk jug
A bronze statuette from an African country that I fail to remember. My husband immedietely fell in love with it and we bought it even though it was quite expensive for us at the time. It sits on his desk in our shared study.
Two little vintage plastic toy men
These painted dolls are from a west African country that I fail to remember...hmmm....they're a modern take on traditional carved fertility dolls, it's a family with a mom, dad and a little kid.
An ornament in the kitch corner, and looking at this photo I can see that she needs a good wipe down. She must be feeling very neglected.
A corner of one of my bookshelves - these are some of the books that inspire me when I'm doing arty crafty stuff.
A traditional African wooden bowl full of seeds from a coral tree that I collected during a visit to Grahamstown last year. In South Africa we call them lucky beans and as their name suggests they are thought to bring good luck.
And finally, a mobile that hangs in my study/studio. I found it at the big African market at Hartebeespoort dam, about an hour north of Johannesburg.