8 May 18: Ice-cream shelfie

I have SO much to say about shelfies (wind me up and watch me go).

What began 15 months ago as a ‘here’s some stuff I bought ages ago at a car boot sale: isn’t it pretty?’ exercise has evolved into something I now just HAVE to do, for the sake of creativity, joy and – it turns out – sanity (there’s something very mindful in the act of doing a shelfie).

Today’s shelfie has happened thanks to @etsyuk who let me choose some shelfieable objects from their extensive range to show you how you don’t need to spend a fortune to rustle up something you love to look at. I homed in on @_studioemma and decided to use three of her delicious coloured concrete objects in her ‘Ice cream’ colourway as a starting point for this shelfie. I adore the cool and sophisticated robin egg/Tiffany blue with the rust and chalky lilac and found it was a joy to work with.

Along with the Pocket String shelving unit in green @stringfurniture I feel it makes for a playful yet grown-up combination (the pink Thames plastic shards were second-in-command’s idea: a genius pop of colour, don’t you think?). I hope you like it.

Just so you know, as well as rocks and shells from the treasure shelf at Colour File HQ, this shelfie includes the following:

* Ice cream square vessel (top left); Ice cream tiny vessel (middle right); Ice cream geo vessel (bottom left). All by Emma McDowall at Etsy @etsyuk
* String Pocket Shelving in green @stringfurniture
* Plants from @cassius_coco
* Vintage books from @oxfambookshops
* Washi tape by @mtmaskingtape_uk
* Tin cans painted with Cool Candy and Malachite Light Gold NC Acrylic by @montanacans
* Glass bottles by @ikeauk

Take a look on my Insta stories for more about this shelfie. Have a great day, folks.

Martha, The Colour File x


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