Our home represents a visual collage of family, friends and ourselves. In every vista another piece of our collective personalities is revealed - the abundant creativity of my sister in the image above, with a small sliver of her book, Stanley and the Hot Air Balloon showing beside a vintage edition of Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. There's a gorgeous thrifted tea tray I found in an op shop showing my love of the hunt when it comes to all things pre-loved and adored; underneath a test glaze tile that belonged to my godmother from her ceramic days, a piece of art in itself.
Beside my bed, a magic pudding of books, endless and immensely satisfying. A beautiful ceramic vase made by Joe when he was still potting - one of my most treasured possessions with its deep blue glaze reminiscent of the wild seas on the west coast of Ireland. Our bed head was originally in the garden, one of two singles that is now pushed together and used as one. They were lovely outside, but even better in my room - the two smaller ends are still under the apricot tree, but who knows, they may make their way inside eventually!
The second-hand glass cabinet came by way of a former workplace, sold when it became surplus to requirements - what a find! It's so heavy that we have attached it to the wall with plasterboard anchors, not wanting to lose a child underneath or break the precious glass inside! The beautiful painting on the right, out of view in the first image, is one of mum's and another favourite, its pinks and blues perfect against the white backdrop. The orange bubble light was snapped up at a clearing sale on a farm out of town - let's not talk about the vintage mantelpiece that went for $20 to another bidder. I would have fought for it had I been able to get it back to town!
What parts of your personality are revealed through the collage in your home?