The mantelpiece is an ever changing composition. Change one thing and everything changes. When the picture is taken that moment is held.

Life is stilled. A still life.


This is a shop window for the ok corral.


We created the ok corral because there are so many lovely things but we didn't want to keep all the lovely things - just some of them.

Mantelpiece March 2017

By Joy Jolliffe, Mar 5 2017 02:11PM

The mantelpiece is long and narrow and can't accommodate everything that we find. I'm rather pleased with this month's selction tho', don't they all look nice!

Let's go to the reds straightaway. I often write about colour and how it makes you (me) feel. Red is cheerful and warming and a bright spot in any corner. Agreed? These two red enamel pots prove my point. They're so cheerful, helped by that friendly font. How can text be friendly? Just let it speak to you. They're clean and commodious, cheerful and friendly, useful and recycled. That's all the boxes ticked.

You can see from the detail pics online that the Dog Tin has had a hard life. Some things just shouldn't be thrown away tho', there's still a lot of beauty there. It's a display piece now and worth every inch of the space that it takes up. The tin will be re-homed by a dog lover or bought for a friend who's a dog lover so I don't need to explain the appeal of that little face.

I love finding good vintage prints and we've been lucky again this month unearthing two absolute beauties. Quintessential Vintage. I hope they stay as a pair. Blousey yellow roses with a blush of pink complemented perfectly by the background blue. Nicely gilded and painted wooden frames complete the pictures.

We also gathered a group of stoneware ink pots this month and they'll gradually be added to the shelves over the coming weeks. The pot we've chosen for the mantelpiece is the biggest. The slim neck opens out into a pouring lip, balanced and quiet in design. They look gorgeous holding a single branch of blossom. They completely hold their own too displayed unadorned, bringing a bohemian vibe to your living/workspace.

A group of gazelles. An elegant trio and the largest is already on the OK shelves. Once a must-have ornament, these lovely pieces have gone in and out of fashion but are now firmly established as retro classics. Gazelle 2 and 3 will appear on the OK shelves together soon. They pair beautifully with matching colours and grain patterns.

Mar 5 2017 07:41PM by Esther Cummings

Hello! I would like the red enamel pots please! Are they available?? Thanks :-)

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