Friday, February 7, 2014

I ♥ hearts...

I've always been told that I am a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve, but do you know what? Looking around this little old place, not only do I wear my heart on my sleeve, I also manage to shoehorn it into every possible room.

Now, my little heart obsession began quite a while ago, even before the shabby chic era... before it became uber-trendy to stamp a heart onto anything that doesn't move.

So, now here I am in a heart-filled home...

...peeking out of pots, adorning the front of pottery... I even own a heart-shaped triangle! Is it even called a triangle once it's no longer triangle-shaped?? Who knows? But, I have one..

 Anyhoo, where am I going with this post? Ah, yes, hearts... have they become hackneyed? Have we gone a heart too far?

Should I start reigning the hearts in?? It wasn't until I started to take these pictures that I truly realised how many hearts had infiltrated this tiny place (yes, my home is tiny, so it's not as though they are spread out over distance).

The problem is, these little hearts all hold a place in my heart (pardon the pun). They were brought on trips to Seattle, relaxing breaks at the cabin, afternoon teas with my family back in Blighty, and even sewn with my own fair hands...

So, I guess I couldn't lose a single one of them. Each one tells a little story. Personal to me and my family. Possessions can be one-offs or mass-produced, for me it is the story that comes along with them that matters.

Interior designers are always looking for the next big thing, or casting dispersion on someone's home because it's not cohesive, it's or too this or too that.... when, in fact, if a home only sings to those who live in it, that's okay, because it is their home..

We have to remember that our home is a reflection of who we are and, in my case, I am a girl who wears her heart on her sleeve.

Happy weekend all!


  1. Lovely, i'd be intreguied to know how many hearts can be found in my home now, not as many as you but possibly more than i think :)

  2. Oh, keep the hearts and don't mind if they are trendy or not... They are what makes your house your home!

  3. How sweet to wake up each day to so many hearts.


  4. I love that YOU
    love what you love...
    and surround yourself
    with those things. That's
    what makes a house a
    home--and--no pun intended--
    gives it its heart : )

    xo Suzanne

  5. Your house looks lovely - like a home full of love!

  6. I think it's great that you have a motif that runs through your house that means so much to you. I feel like I'm still in the process of moving beyond the big box store designs and making my home my own.

  7. Ha. I immediately thought, very English and should have realised you too are a fellow ex pat. Hello! Of course, I love your site. I found your link from another new blog discovered. Love your pics and writing here. Very cozy indeed.

  8. pretty nice blog, following :)

  9. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.


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