It's an old saying but it's ever so true in my opinion. A home really is what you make it. I could unpack until I'm blue in the face however I'd still be left with the task of making this house a home.
Being that we moved into a completely different style of house to our last one I felt a few last personal touches were needed.
In our last house I had just hung my jewellery along the mirror edge
I love that mirror, given very kindly to us by friends it has come with me but I've a much more prominent placing in mind in our new home.
Which left me with the issue of hanging my jewellery. Upon searching google high and low over the weekend I came across a brilliant website www.chicyrachael.com. What drew me in initially is that her prices seemed exceptionally reasonable so I investigated further.
This wee website is a treasure trove of homemaking goodies. I not only found my Jewellery storage, I also came away with the cutest little home accessory I think I've ever seen.
I have a long running love affair with one particular book. In particular, one story from that book.
The Melancholy Death of Oyster Boy & Other Stories
And my favourite story from aforementioned book? And a hint to the glorious home accessory I got...
The stories in this book are so morbidly wonderful they invoke a strange and curious fascination as to where Tim Burton will take us next.
Have you guessed what my new accessory might be yet?
I had to have it. Especially as it was so reasonably priced and it immediately reminded me of favourite books and stories but I hadn't actually thought of where I would put it. I did know, however, it would hang against our stone wall.
Eventually we found a relevant hook and hung our heart. I chose to hang it beside a piece of artwork that has come with me around the world on my travels. It is something I treasure so so much. My mother and father, as newlyweds purchased this picture hanging. I love the retro-ness and I absolutely wholeheartedly stand behind the sentiment.
Binding the old with the new.
The script on the picture reads: Violence ends where love begins
I adore my hanging heart and in case you'd like to have a nosy yourself you can find Rachael here:
I'm still nowhere near finished but these little additions really do add to the hominess <3