None of the trauma of last time, thankfully.
last time either! One of my gifts this time was a magazine. I had asked him to look out for Come Home magazine.
I am not quite sure where I got the name from but I had an idea that it was a craft/home style magazine.
He found one this time and I have been quite excited to flick through it.
Pictures like this one above of a set of shelves, if only I had only one, box, a bottle and a small jug to store, this would be how I would do it!
Lots of naturals, woods, baskets etc.
Pretty, attractive clutter so they must not have any of the plastic tat we have in our homes (!)
No T.V either!
Actually I think the Japanese do tend to have less stuff as many live in such small spaces. The trouble is that we know that house magazines give an idea of the décor but not really the reality and I am trying to judge how true all this is.
Just in case you like some of these ideas the magazine has some instructions for you.
It all seems very simple and straightforward.
In fact I am not quite sure what is stopping me......
It might stop the 4 year old from dropping it each day.
In fact she might even enjoy carrying a little basket and not moan quite so much about her daily job of laying the table.
Its a machine sewn coilwork basket in such pretty colours.
(Big sigh) My wardrobe could look so pretty if only I had 4 white dresses and 4 white shirts to store.
it would all be so charming and sophisticated. Actually lets just have a closer look at the shelves,
ah yes my sophisticated life would definitely have SPAM on the shelves.
Maybe it's just I seem to be having tremendous trouble with my lifestyle.