9th October '17: Shelf candy

Welcome to a new week, colour-peeps 💕⛑🦀🐤🐢👗💙👾💜
In the words of Maria Von Trapp, these are a few of my favourite things (I couldn’t quite pull off the raindrops on roses thing but included some wild flowers from my front path instead). Each colourful object comes with a tale of how it wended its way to Colour File HQ. There are vintage knitting needles my mum found for me when she worked at a charity shop (research shows that 88 per cent of people buy goods from the UK’s 11,000 charity shops, most of which I think I may have now visited). Then there’s a 50p floral pot from a car boot sale (my natural habitat), a purple crystal belonging to my second-in-command (a holiday souvenir) and his tiny Luigi from Cars that will forever remind me of the million and one times we watched the movie when he was three (or was it a million and two? I’ve lost count). I’m aware that for many people, this is probably just a whole load of extra stuff to dust (this is just a sample of it, too…) but as you may know, I’m a huge fan of ‘repurposing’ and giving unwanted objects a second chance. In my shelfscaping world, every curious, quirky duckling has the chance to become a swan. How about you? Do you have a favourite repurposed object?
Martha, The Colour File x • • • • •

© Martha Roberts

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