Just about bordering on odd, I see things through different eyes.The heading says it all - I live, I love, I craft, I am me...


A little bit of a dream(er)

Thank you for your lovely comments the last few posts - you are so kind and when I read them I'm delighted that you have taken the time to say something - thank you!

I have (said almost with a sense of complete surprise) come to the decision I am actually a touch on the Bohemian side (there I said it).

Why it is a surprise baffles me, you just have to look around my home to see the not so subtle decor hints.... How I missed this major clue mystifies me too.

The amount of indoor plants that jostle for space.
The fact I have cats who think know they are hoomins.
The suzani type floor throw I bought from a junk shop 15 years ago when we barely had two pennies to rub together, the lights and stars and feathers and stones littering decorating every surface.
The lit candles and wafting incense.
Oh and the dangly earrings, the bangles and long skirts that fill my wardrobe.

Now I am obviously not a true bohรจmien in the correct sense of the word - but I do seem to have great potential should I apply for the position full time!

I have recently hankered for a Scandi-style and as hard as I tried, I only seemed to have little 'spot-lights' of minimalist Nordic-cool surrounded by wild shades of terracotta, books and plants.  Then, as I was searching for something** on the 'net a couple of nights ago and came across an image courtesy of Pinterest (http://bit.ly/1P0SNfl)
Moroccan interior design inspiration. Loving everything about this photo! The colors, couch, the plants, the tribal masks and the butterfly wall frame...:
I stared.
Eldest, who was sitting next to me, lent over and said 'that looks like our house'.  
He was correct. 
It does. 
Except it doesn't have the pile of cats sleeping in front of the woodburner - but that is a minor detail!

So I am trying now to embrace something I have always been - apart from being odd, but then I knew that. I think I am rather enjoying my 'new' personna - long live Bohemia!

**What I was looking for (and this clue will seal it for you) was 'How to make a dreamcatcher' Yup - see what I mean?

Any hoo, in my new guise I have made my dreamcatcher and will post it tomorrow - *shakes head at the absurdity of it all - so a leopard can change its spots or rather, it can learn to love and live in its spots with pride :)


  1. Go for it! Your home sounds amazing.

  2. BOHEMIAN (urban dictionary) somebody who leads an alternative lifestyle, they are not hippies because they can have an extremely wide range of different tastes in music, fashion, art, literature etc they are usually very creative people. they are above all optimists, even if they can be very cynical too(it does make sense...sort of). they like wearing a mixture of weird clothes and mix different fashions together just for the heck of it. they like weed. generally very laid back and relaxed.

    That is a good description, except the 'they like weed' bit - (unless it is nettles for nettle soup!!) xx

  3. PS Love the above room, it is familiar! Love the light fitting. Thanks for putting the stars back. xx

  4. It took me a while to realise I was a touch quirky & very happy to be so. Go for being Bohemian xx

  5. Not odd, unique, just like the rest of us.

  6. Happily these days I accept I am a slightly barmy old bat. Took me a long time to get there but as Oscar Wilde said " Be yourself, everyone else is already taken"

  7. making a dream catcher....that made me sit up and take note.... Can't wait to see it. I have one hanging next to my chair with feathers on that waft gently in the breeze.

  8. Ha, you're so funny that you didn't realise!!! I was told today that I look like a hoarder!!!!!x

  9. I don't think you are odd, and not sure really about Bohemian, but just wonderfully creative and what I describe as a 'thinker'. The style probably comes from growing up in Africa. I know I'm eclectic and different, but just take it as it comes now that I'm in my 60's. Love to see the dreamcatcher as I've seen so many takes on them. Don't you love Pinterest? Take care.

  10. Being different is to best way to be! Embrace it!

  11. Who wants to be the same as everyone else! Yes, let's all be different and rejoice in this fact. Love Jak's description of Bohemian! Stay as you are please.

  12. Bohemian is good, it's interesting!


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