Friday, July 07, 2006

Home Sweet Home....

I really couldn't tell you what I have actually done this week if I tried!!.....I have just kind of slumped. I am so tired after the expo and all the traveling that I have just pottered around the house this week and enjoyed being home. I still haven't properly unpacked {but will do right after this as I am so ashamed of myself} and am still catching up with all my emails, post, things to follow up from the show etc etc...... I am just really enjoying being home, and being able to relax - so, in a way I have just written off this week {I had all sorts of good intentions of getting straight back to work on Tuesday morning..?} in a haze of pottering, Tennis , cooking nice things and relaxing.....phew ;)

Pictured above is a beautiful scarf by Agnes & Hoss...I got the green Eucalyptus pattern and also a Starlings patterned one in cream and orange as well! I can't tell you how lovely they are in person...and I have so enjoyed wearing them {although because of the heat, I have not worn them as much as I would have liked...yet!}. The green Eucalyptus print is just the most perfect ochre-y green...that wonderful tone that looks so chic with black, and the cream Starlings look fab in a big pussy bow with a pair of natural linen cullottes I have with a cool box pleat though the front....very retro secretary! Thank you Stephanie....I am truly enamored with them.

This week {being home and all} I have been thinking a lot about Domesticity....and how it has become such a wonderful area of focus for cool design. {This is all going through my head as I stood in the kitchen cooking listening to the leaves rustling in the tree in the garden - a true plus point for not having double glazing - and as the cool summer rain poured down on those leaves this evening, freshening everything up and making the outdoors smell delicious!} I am a real sucker for kitchen things...and have collected LOTS over the years {which, considering I still live at home, and don't have to, just want to..is quite a feat!} and am especially partial to a nice tea-towel {quite the domestic goddess..ahem}!! So, I have had a little round up of some of my favourites.....!

These printed tea towels from Joanna Kinnersly- Taylor are divine, and I particularly like them as I collect vintage glass jelly moulds!! I also love these classic {and oh so chic in a simple way} waffle tea towels from Divertimenti.....and last but not least I love these quirky graphic print set from Mibo that I found via Design*Sponge. I think another collection may be in the making....!???

I hope everyone has had a good week so far...over the weekend I have plans to catch up with a friend over lunch or dinner on Saturday, and on Sunday I will be doing some organising in my studio and watching the Wimbledon Men's Final.....go Federer!! :)

Have a lovely weekend all...hugs, xox

7 comments:

Shari said...

i'm so glad that you had a week for relaxing and enjoying being at home. your scarves are beautiful. i love scarves but can never seem to wear them in a stylish way...any pointers? i was looking at the vena cava fall 06 collection and loved how the models were wearing their scarves. let me know what you think. printed tea towels are so fun! enjoy your weekend my dear! xox, shari

simple me said...

It's so wonderful to be home!
Why should you be ashamed of not having unpacked? Everyone has the right to just relax and enjoy time passing...don't feel guilt.
I love that scarf, its pattern and colours are divine. Lucky you!
I'm also mad about kitchen things so I appreciate your links. I used to visit divertimenti when I was in London and didn't get my kitchen filled with their stuff because I would be bankrupt by now if I did. :D
Have a very good weekend.
bjs
paula

shoobydoo said...

Ooh, that scarf is beautiful, what a gorgeous shade of green! There's some great kitchen things on these sites, just wish I spoke Japanese though!

http://www.bupure.com/product-list/20
http://www.acornstyle.com/item/kitchen/index.html

lisa s said...

sounds like you needed some down time! glad you took it [i'm a notoriously lazy unpacker!!]

love the thoughts on domesticity... [fav topc of mine!] and what you link to....

i wish we could go shopping together!!
xoxo

Pootlecat said...

great scarves - and no shame in unpacking days after arriving home. i hate unpacking too. great to meet you in london, looking forward to being able to purchase some more bits from your collection! Hi from Keith too!

Karen said...

I love all the beautiful prints - scarves and kitchen things....

Welcome home...

xokaren

Stephanie said...

I'm so glad you love your scarves, Abigail!!! To Shari who asked for pointers on how to wear them...there are so many different ways....around your neck with the ties hanging down front, around your neck with the ties loosely tied in the back and hanging down (very pretty if you have long hair and can pull it up), around your hips like a belt, around your waist of higher like an obi, around your head with the long ties hanging down back, or just wrapped numerous times around your neck with a coat in the colder months. Just experiment or copy what you see in magazines. =)