Handmade and vintage

If you like handmade and vintage items then you’ll enjoy browsing through www.etsy.com It may even bring out the inner quilter in you!
(One of my favourite films is ‘How To Make An American Quilt’.) I came across the website in a magazine article.

I interviewed Jane Brocket a while ago. She is the author of ‘The Gentle Art of Domesticity’ and she believes that we should ignore dust in favour of expressing ourselves creatively in our homes. “My quilts make me happy,” she declares. The article was published in The Irish Times.

Was intrigued by something Nate Berkus said on Oprah. He suggested that we should ‘shop in our homes’ and I think it’s a clever tip. He’s a wonderful interior designer and he says many people have furniture etc that might benefit from being moved to another part of the house. For example a pretty table might be languishing in the spare room and it has the wow factor and looks ‘new’ when moved to the kitchen. Obviously we have to shop in ordinary shops sometimes! But it’s fun to appreciate what we already have.

Lots of love,


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