Thursday, 4 March 2010

A beautiful bungalow

Bungalows are slightly unloved in the UK aren't they? When we think of them I would suggest we mostly think of retirement, avocado bathrooms and frosted glass. Actually I rather love them- I don't know why, probably because I always like unloved things- and my Grandparents had a bungalow, which was a very happy place with a walled garden where they grew vegetables (still digging for victory well into their eighties); there were always pots and pots of tea and yes a coloured bathroom- though actually theirs was turquoise which is surely pretty rare in the world of bathing suites?

The Bungalow on etsy is also a very happy place and is filled with goods that are very far from what you might imagine finding in a normal bungalow.

There are lots of beautiful headpieces:





I also think these necklaces based on doilies work very well and would liven up any plain tops or dresses:



These little shoe clips made me smile; I remember my mother having these kinds of clips that you could add to shoes to make them look more interesting or varied when I was young. They seem to not really exist anymore but they are a great way of customising or making an inexpensive shoe look like a great deal more.

8 comments:

Muddling Along Mummy said...

Those are lovely hairbands ... gah I was trying to keep my Etsy addiction under control and then you post something lovely like this !

Emily said...

Adorable!!! I love bungalows actually, they remind me of beaches and holiday! I left you an awawrd at mine, come pick it up!:) Happy thursday! x LZ

Lewis William said...

Bungalows are quite unloved, I think it might be the word itself. It isn't so exciting, is it?

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The Daily Connoisseur said...

These are gorgeous- I love those headpieces!

Helena Halme said...

My mother-in-law (at 89) lives in a rose-coloured bungalow and the place is also filled with cups of tea and home-grown vegetables. And she has a turquoise bathroom suite...

I love the headbands and the shoe decorations are such a good idea. Sadly I think I remember them from my youth...

Helena xx

PS. Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog.

Metropolitan Mum said...

I love bungalows, too. Since I have a back bad from carrying the little bundle - who got quite heavy recently - up and down. Georgian houses are not very back friendly!

Jayne said...

Shoe decorations! Never heard of these before but already I am in love.

Etsy... although I have heard of it before, only this week have I dipped in to see what's around. And dipped in more. And more. It's only a matter of time before I buy something, and then I will be hooked!

The Cherry Blog said...

what a great etsy find - i'm off to check out more!! love the shoe clips especially. Just came across your blog - its gorgeous! x