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Chaos wall to wall:


gifted plates evoke memories

gifted plates evoke memories

Wall to Wall, by Michelle W.                                                                                                            What do you display on the walls of your home — photos, posters, artwork, nothing? How do you choose what to display? What mood are you trying to create?


Harvested lavender awaits attention.

Another of Chris's paintings

Another of Chris’s paintings. Artificial flowers are a no-no from our youth, so that is what we have! A framed grand child’s gift and a collection of buttons.

Family photos and Chris's painting

Family photos and Chris’s painting


Children’s gifts and Christopher’s painting

Andy's drawings, cards gifted over the years.

Andy’s drawings, cards gifted over the years.

Christopher's painting

Christopher’s painting

Yet another!

Yet another!

Even outdoors walls are adorned.

Even outdoors walls are adorned.

Books and clutter fill the outside shed and studio, perhaps that's a post for another day!

Books and clutter fill the outside shed and studio, perhaps that’s a post for another day!




Collections, what makes us do this?

IMG_2211IMG_2215Collecting things has been something in my blood. From the shells that I constantly filled my pockets as a child, to the buttons, stamps and swap cards. There’s an endless list. Today I’m going to share with you my blue bottle collection.

Each bottle has a story, history, if you like: who gave it to me? where it was purchased? which town or country? and the associated memories. This is the trouble when you get old, the memories accumulate. What do we do with them? Some live inside these bottles! Perhaps a short story lies within?


Some chillies and herbs from the garden. The little teapot, with ‘I love Mother’ came from a wall cavity, when my son was renovating their flat in Sydney!

I would love it if you would share some of your collections. Then I might be brave enough to show you some more….

Perhaps my failing now is for plants; such temptations lie at the local nursery. What tempts you?