Welcome To The Family, Gabardine

Friday, April 27, 2012 5 Permalink 0

Garbardine, you ask? Why let me tell you - Garbardine is the name of the odd dark teal-ish/grey/slate colour I picked to paint my new dresser... Wikipedia tells me that garbardine means "..a tough, tightly woven fabric used to make suits, overcoats, trousers, uniforms, windbreakers, and other garments." Collective "Ohhhh of course." It all makes more sense. When my mother saw the colour, she remarked, "That's a very vintage-y looking colour." I obviously smiled. I didn't intend for it to look like that but basically it is perfectly me. It fits in with my other colour 'likes' right now: burnt reddish/orange/coral, brown, mustard yellow, dark wood.... So what's the back story? I have been searching Kijiji for a new dresser for ages... Like months. To no avail. Nada. Nothing. Except a bunch of over-priced, ugly pieces of furniture. Then one day, a nice, solid looking wood dresser popped up. I wrote - she responded. I picked it up ...

Turning Back Time

Friday, June 24, 2011 6 Permalink 0

Turning Back Time. B encouraged me to buy this little starburst clock gem and I am so glad I did… For £3 at a carboot sale it is an absolute bargain… Apparently the only reason why the guy wanted 3 instead of 1 is because he put a new battery in it, fair enough old chap!