Thursday, 18 June 2015
Friday, 5 June 2015
calm, understated, organic . . .
all qualities that drew me to these images of this lovely holiday home in Tunisia.
I think I could spend a lot of time here, plus on a more selfish note, there are also a lot of ideas
and inspirations that I want to keep on file for myself - one day!
I felt these pictures had a weekend kind of feel - the kind of thing you want to peruse with a morning coffee,
not too taxing!
images by via Cote Maison
for more information and credits go HERE
Monday, 25 May 2015
It is most definitely summertime in our corner of the world,
and the living is feeling a little easier and a lot brighter!
The sunshine has driven us out of the house and onto the terrace
and has also prompted me into getting inspired about outdoor spaces.
I love taking a little of the inside outdoors in warmer weather - a carpet, a lamp, some cushions. . .
I would love to venture into the medina to do a little personal shopping on your behalf, so if there is anything you need to complete your venture into the great outdoors just let me know!
images and credits via
Thursday, 7 May 2015
I have recently moved into the world of ETSY as
A few items have already found their way out of the medina to new homes,
while I, in the meantime, have been seeing what other creative people out there are putting in their Etsy shops and am living vicariously through my "favourite" list as I decide which item to succumb to.
Here are a few of the items I have added to my Etsy Wish List
It seems I've inadvertantly favoured the blues!
Barring the unexpected my day starts off with a fresh pot of coffee - I love the simplicity of this print
Another simple shape and beautiful colouring in this bowl by
This handpainted linen cushion is perfect for day dreaming - and made by a fellow South African who has the lovely shop toucheefeellee
A little bit of blue beadwork can never go amiss - from TheSeaLovers
And finally this inky sea blue map from iPrintPoster.
Just to remind yourself its a big old world out there.
Thursday, 23 April 2015
Olive groves and Orange blossoms . . .
I have always had a bit of a thing for green and orange - olive green and burnt orange to be precise, and I still cannot believe I left behind swathes of moss green and vintage orange velvet curtains in the farmhouse we lived in in Wales when we packed up and left for Asian shores several years ago . . . but there was a limit to what could be packed!
More recently I have found myself harking back to this colour combination here on Pinterest,
so I thought I would share these images in a post, and win you over to the greens and tangerines, the olives and the umbers.
I'm off now for a stroll around the medina to see what else I can find in shades of olive and orange.
all images and credits here
Friday, 10 April 2015
Are you starting to think about summer holidays yet . . . ?
What about buying a home instead of renting one this summer.
I have a few on my page Dar Souk that might tempt you!
How about this one just up the road from me
a great lifestle property and a running business venture all in one
asking price : EUR 280 000 (approx $297 000 or £202 000)
see more images
contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information
Wednesday, 25 March 2015
it was this beautiful vintage fish ornament that first drew my attention to this little shop in Assilah
then one day I stepped inside and discovered a treasure trove of vintage beads and jewellery
from the minute you step through the beaded curtain over the doorway
you are surrounded by treasures
some a combination
jewellery designer Mostafa uses this small space as a studio and a retail space,
working and creating while you shop
this is where you will find it
that little blue door down a medina alleyway of Assilah
don't forget to look out for the fish on the door
I hope to have some of Mustaafas' vintage bead creations on shouf! soon
so pop across to have a look