I’ve been taking photo’s of some of my favourite white “bits” from around my home.

Candlesticks purchased from a boot sale a couple of years ago.  I had intended to paint them, but ended up leaving them as they were.  They are tarnished and a tiny bit battered, but I like that. The white vase was a recent charity shop find £1 and very deco in style.  Tulips, one of my most favourite flowers – white of course.  The tiny silver coloured pot with candle inside was also picked up for a few pence from a charity shop and is Penhaligon’s.  The most gorgeous scent.  The cream side table is from our old life when we had money and was a very expensive Laura Ashley purchase.

Table again, Laura Ashley.  White lamp base, £1 from a boot sale. I spotted it from across the road and expected it to be broken & or chipped, it was neither and worked perfectly.  I am now on the hunt for the perfect shade for it.  The pretty clock was an ebay purchase several years ago, I can’t recall how much I paid for it, but as you can imagine, it wasn’t a lot !

My GORGEOUS cream and white chandelier. I LOVE it, currently in our bedroom, but will be moved to the living room when hubby finishes decorating.  Another Ebay bargain, from what I can remember about £40 plus shipping (came from Sweden) .



  1. icklebabe_com
    March 5, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    Wow,another simply gorgous post. I am honestly head over heals in love with that beauty…(the chandelier) wud swap for my other half, shipping extra (from lincs ) ;D xxx

  2. WhiteLily
    March 5, 2011 / 2:19 pm

    In love with your home – completely.

  3. Karen Jones
    March 5, 2011 / 2:28 pm

    Helen, I'm just popping upstairs to take it down, will post in the morning. I expect Big J to be installed by bedtime : ) xxx

  4. Karen Jones
    March 5, 2011 / 2:29 pm

    Whitelily, bless you, but you only see the bits I choose to show LOL! xx

  5. carole
    March 5, 2011 / 2:32 pm

    Wow what beauty, it takes your breath away. Your home should be in one of those glossy magazines! x

  6. icklebabe_com
    March 5, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    hehe, deal! I will send him neatly in bubble wrap …. and nothing else ;D xxx

  7. Karen Jones
    March 5, 2011 / 2:33 pm

    Carole, thank you sweetie but like some guy once said its not "how I tell em ", its " how I photograph em " XX

  8. notSupermum
    March 5, 2011 / 2:53 pm

    Please stop doing these posts about your beautiful and perfectly ordered home, they only serve to make me feel worse about the clutter and mess in my own house. Thanks, much appreciated x

  9. WhiteLily
    March 5, 2011 / 3:23 pm

    lol Karen!! I guess, but not one spot of my house looks like that! ;)I have to say these photos give me a kick to sort my house out – very inspiring, and motivational xx

  10. midlifesinglemum
    March 5, 2011 / 6:27 pm

    I love your house too. Are the dining-room photos at the sides of the blog from your house or are they from Rachel Ashwell's book?

  11. Karen Jones
    March 5, 2011 / 6:46 pm

    Hi midlife, I'd like to say they are mine, but sadly no. Just filling the space until I have a suitable pic of my to do it justice. Not even Rachel, just from cyberspace : ) xx

  12. BucksWriter
    March 6, 2011 / 2:17 pm

    Chandelier, swoon!

  13. Karen Jones
    March 6, 2011 / 2:35 pm

    I have now replaced the back picture of the dining room with one of my own . Hope you like it.

  14. (Mostly) Yummy Mummy
    March 7, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    Such a gorgeous selection there but seriously, that chandelier is to die for! x

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