Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Retro pattern clash

My close friends have recently moved out to the suburbs into a *slightly dated* house owned by the same family for 100 years. I had to get over there and document all of the fab crazy patterns on the walls and floors before they rip them up and throw them in the skip (I've already requested some of the vinyl wallpaper and the cute board with bird transfer motifs...I think the threadbare carpets are pushing it a bit!).

Monday, 3 September 2012

Hedge veg

One of my favourite things about walking along the narrow Guernsey streets was coming across 'hedge veg' - wooden boxes or plastic crates selling fresh local (excess) produce such as fruit, vegetables, eggs and flowers. There was something very quaint about the handmade signs and the use of piggy banks, enamel mugs and jam jars as honesty boxes. It was exciting to spot a box in the distance and find out what was inside.....the small pleasures!

I'm back......

Summer holidays and visits to grandparents and seeing friends and taking a break from this blog. But I'm back with lots more photos of what I've seen and done and documented.