MY LIVING ROOM
The chair isn't important, it's just a cheapo calico one from Ikea, that was supposed to be a temporary measure, three years ago! Rather it is the Indian fabric on the chair that has importance as it is a souvenir from a fabulous holiday with my lovely man last year, a holiday where I finally rode on an elephant in the jungle - a long held wish that came true!
The Klimpt picture, The Kiss, is probably my all time favourite painting and my daughter bought me this print last year, unfortunately I still haven't had it framed yet!
Ah Buddha's, I have had them in every room where I live for many years. They remind me to live in the now, as much as possible. I used to meditate daily but since I moved back to England I haven't felt the need. My meditation practice gave me some peace when living in America where I was unhappy and homesick.
The guitar is a representation of John Lennon's guitar that I fell in love with in an amazing little shop in Venice. The Madonna egg was a gift from my son from St Peter's Church in Venice, well he gave me the money to take with me and buy something from him, I choose this. Incense, I love real Indian incense the most and brought loads back from India last year, my sister bought me this burner, but I have quite a few scattered about. Finally my wee stereo, with a Dylan CD in. I love music and have plenty of CDs, prefer them to mp3s, but I tend to put a CD on to play and leave it on for weeks at a time.
Blue berries, always in my fridge, love them, but not as much as I love Galaxy chocolate! The gorgeous toaster was a Christmas present off my son, along with the matching kettle.I have bright green accessories in the kitchen, the pots on the cupboard were from Ikea. The cute Russian doll is a measuring cup, a gift from my daughter, I love Russian dolls. I have the water filter as I drink litres of the stuff every day and this is cheaper than bottled water. The drawing on the fridge door, with the Buddha magnet, is a thank you note from my beautiful great nieces for their Christmas presents, awwww
Not much to say, it is what it is, a small bathroom with no bath, just a shower. I hung floor to ceiling sheers to cover the huge expanse of white tiles.
The golden Buddha was a wall hanging my Mum bought me, the other two hang over my bed. Big brown teddy has been mine for 45 years! My brother bought him for me when I was 7 and he has lived in Cyprus and America with me.
I have so many pairs of jeans they have to live in the hall closet! Skulls show up a lot, in my jewellery, handbags and tee shirts. And oh dear boots...so many pairs, but I wear the same couple of pairs most of the time, typical woman and footwear I think.
In my entry way I have some shelves where I store my Yankee candle tart burner, love it as I can just plug it in and twenty minutes later my whole flat smells fabulous. I store my hair dryer and straightener in the wicker box as I have big mirrors over the shelves and dry my hair there.
A close up of my favourite books, the poetry of Rumi. Beautiful words that blow my mind!
Well, not sure if you know me any better now, but either way I hope you enjoyed seeing my home and the things in it that are important to me. What items are most important to you?