These frames went back up again this week, after the wall-painting-effort a few months back. There's still a patch of turquoise in the top right corner where the roller wasn't long enough...keep meaning to sort that out. I love the dudes sprawled on the Belgian beach - from 1936. All of these have been picked up at various flea markets and car boots.
The mantelpiece is a moving feast. After the tinsel and lights got put away, it was in a Minimalist Phase; just a few candles and black'n'white postcards. Then I was given the orange Sanctuary box - it looks better against the grey wall in real life than this photo - so I had a bit of a re-shuffle from another shelf and let these wooden figures come along and join the colour fest.
They're all from flea markets/junk shops. The Aqua Manda bottle was cheap as chips, just as they started rocketing on eBay. I found the red salt'n'pepper dogs in Greenwich market in the 80's - nobody's ever liked them, but I lurve them. Found the little green book this week - a real coincidence, as I'd read something about Edith Sitwell last week.