29 April 19: M&S blue shelfie challenge

Hello and welcome to a new week

Recently, I suggested a challenge to @marksandspencerhomepr
I told them I’d love to show people how M&S homewares could be combined with vintage and found objects that you already own to produce eclectic, contemporary shefies. The thing about shelfies and shelf styling is that it can be daunting – I know that.

And it’s even more daunting when you go to a shop, see loads of their wares for sale and immediately think, ‘I’m not going to be able to achieve that look unless I buy all of that’ *exit store dejected, or at least £100 poorer*

I know that all it takes is one or two ‘hero’ objects to bring a shelfie together. If you spend your money on these then you can ‘support’ them with objects you already own, such as books and other ephemera. These two large vases are from the current M&S Home range and I think they look regal and stunning alongside my collection of old blue glass medicine bottles, mannequin hands (my son thinks they’re horrific but I love them) and Vintage Penguin books (yes; I do have two copies of Ariel, for the eagle-eyed amongst you).

Mixing old with new is one of the suggestions in my book Shelfie and I think that it’s not only a stylish thing to do but it’s also eco-friendly: why buy everything new when old still has a lot to offer? How about you? Are you up for the ‘old and new’ challenge?

Martha, The Colour File x

#GIFTED Blue drip reactive tall vase £17.50 and blue medium geometric embossed vase £15


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