Hello, My name is Anna Elkington and I’m a Addict!
As people who know me well will testify, I am a grade A ‘housey stuff’ person!
My home is very busy with trinkets, ornamentation and colour, vintage and new.
I’m afraid my need to fill surfaces is an addiction, which means I do spend a lot of time re-arranging, and adding more to collections.
I don’t collect or choose one thing or style of things, Id be in trouble if I had to, as some days I want quirky critters and strange dolls, and others, I want delicate vintage glassware and pretty flowers. So heres my blog. Read on to see some of my collections (I guess I am what they politely call ‘eclectic’ in taste!)
Sadly this addiction does not always always run to dusting it, so no prizes for dust and cobweb spotting on my own pics- anyway I like to think they add to the theatre and ambience of a collection! (this is my excuse, you are welcome to use it also!)
And just for a laugh…..here’s where it all started, this is 14 year old me, in my bedroom at home that I decorated from scratch , by myself, paid for it, made it, all me! (who else goes out and buys there own bedroom carpet with there own money at 14? I clearly got way too much pocket money!) This was the 80’s when a primary colour coupled with white was the only way to go….
Then in the 90’s I got my first home, it was all about flowers back then, small ones, big ones, and of course the shiny pine (this will make a come back on the next 10 years, things always do, but not sure I’ll be queuing up for that)
What hasn’t changed since the 80’s or 90’s though is my need to shop the way I do, I would spend a small fortune on one roll of stunning wallpaper back when I didn’t really have the money to do so, but equally, I would make stuff, forage in charity shops and jumbles sales and up-cycle. In this respect , nothing has changed, this is who I am today, and whilst I might not have to forego a night out for a new wall like I did back then, I still get a massive thrill from finding a bargain, or making something myself.
Skip forward a few years, and here’s just a small sample of what me tick, from the quirky to the pretty. Let me know what you think, and what you love to group together, I would love to know, and read on for regular posts of my home, my interior finds, and of course as an owner of a 3 on-line interiors brands, the stuff I get to see and learn on my buying expeditions for Melody Maison, Windsor Browne, and Flora Furniture.
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