A friend sent me some flowers last week. They are starting to fade. What was last week a tight bud full of promise became a beautiful full boomed rose and is now fading,
Wispy brown curls form around the outside petals. I love this point .. the faded elegance. I suppose it really captures a style I want for the house.
Rather than tackle the project from the minute we got in we’ve sat back and lived with the 1980’s décor, carpets, and popped buckets out to catch the rain because despite getting it repaired as best we can there are holes in the roof. This spring will see the 140 year old roof come off and we will reuse as much of the original slate as possible and put a new one on.
When the new roof is on I can set to on the more interesting side .. painting, stripping the floors, and all the creative bits. The recipe book I am working on now is inspired by my house and the vintage feel and so l have been looking for inspiration to decorate and stumbled upon a fabulous book Shabby Chic Inspirations in Waterstones about three weeks ago by Cambridge born and bred Rachel Ashwell. I opened the book and instantly fell in love.
I’ve since found out that she has a store in Notting Hill .. so I am off to have a look later in the week. In the mean time I have been inspired to make some rose marshmallows.