26 May 2013

The Elves and the Shoemaker

On our weekend in the midlands, we stopped at a few of our Midlands Meander favourites.

At Groundcover I found this little tableau of the Elves and the Shoemaker.

I love the way the elderly couple have crept up to peer at the elves at work.

20 May 2013

Romantic Treehouse weekend

We were lucky enough to arrange a last minute getaway at Sycamore Avenue Treehouses on the Midlands Meander this month and we couldn't have wished for anything better!

This was our cottage:

It was called the Bottle House. Many bottles have been used in the design and construction, starting on the right of the front door in the plaster.

Bottles formed a light-filled feature around some of the windows.

The chandelier was made of different sized bottles.

I loved the creativity that has gone into all of the woodwork. Just look at the hinges and the tiller-style handle on this door.

The shape of the hinges were repeated in this blanket box:

and this coat rack:

But my favourite, quirky decor item of all was the phrase over this mirror...