|My Mrs Quirky Cool Shelfie|
Looking at my shelf of somewhat bizarre yet treasured items, I have to say that 'Quirky Cool' is a pretty accurate description. This was described on the quiz as being like Jess in New Girl - which is also a programme that we do like to watch so that was great.
Here are a few of the stories behind some of the objects that contribute to my 'Quirky Cool' style (Left to Right in photo):
- Paddington Bear - This tatty little Paddington Bear figure is something from hubby's childhood and he gave it to me when we first met when he found out that I love bears...from Paddington Bear to Pooh Bear to Bear Grylls....Bears are great!
- Robin Money Box by Laura Lee Designs - If you like 'Quirky' and 'Cool' then Laura Lee Designs is the place to look for some gorgeous items from quirky colourful teapots to stunning hand painted cake-stands, the range is just fab. We actually use our Robin Money Box as a 'Blessings Jar' where the whole family can write little notes of things they are grateful for or that have made them happy each day.
- 'Cute' Photoframe - This was a reduced bargain I picked up for less than a pound. And it holds a precious photo. The photo is J's very first photo when he was first born. That moment that life changes forever and instead of just being 'Rebecca' I became 'Mummy'.
- TARDIS - Well what more can I say. We love Doctor Who!
- Mummy and Baby Glass Swans - D bought me these for my birthday a couple of years ago. He found them in a charity shop when he was out with granny so it was a total surprise. He gave them to me explaining that it represented me and him. As middle child, (and having an older ASD brother who demands a lot of attention at times and a younger sister who needs a lot of care because she is only 2) I often feel he misses out on 1:1 time with me. So these swans act as a reminder to me of just how special he is and how he does also need that special 1:1 time with me.
- Russian Dolls - This was a gift from my sister from her travels. But the reason it is so special is that it links back to my childhood. I always loved Russian dolls as a child and we had a family friend who had no children of her own and so had no toys when we visited her. Yet she did have a set of Russian dolls and I was just fascinated by these little figures that nested one inside the other. Her set was actually quite huge with around a dozen dolls and the biggest being pretty big. I've loved them ever since.
- Cat 'Calendar' - A gift from Granny - we use this to help us keep track of the days. It is made from a really light wood and is lovely to look at and feel and you expect the blocks to be heavier. The kids help change the date and it is a fun way for them to learn about the days and months.
- Home-made bunting - My shelf is edged with some home-made bunting quite simply because I love bunting. Bunting makes any occasion special and can also make any shelf special too!
- And finally a selection of my quirky mugs - as I don't have any matching mugs - they are a random collection that has built up over the years and I would rather have that than a clinical sterile looking matching set anyday.
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This is my entry into the Tots100/Victoria Plumb Great British Home style shelfie competition. You can find out more about the competition here and you can take the Victoria Plumb Great British Home Quiz here.