Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Packed and ready!

As a major distraction to all the painting that we're doing at the moment I thought I would gather together some of the things with which I'll be furnishing the Clock House - when I finally move in! Don't get me wrong, I do enjoy painting - but I cannot wait to get it finished - because of course I did actually paint and furnish the Clock House months and months ago - in my head!! So now I am really keen to get in and play house! Luckily, my other half is pulling out all the stops and has a paintbrush permanently welded to his hand at the moment! Having realised I needed to update the shop and deliver a blog post, I escaped to the house to do just that!

As you can see, I have plenty of storage for stationery, ribbons and general vintage paraphernalia which will find its way into the Clock House over time!

I have a few old oil paintings which will grace the walls too - of course they had to be roses didn't they?!

I'm currently on the lookout for a nice big cupboard (hopefully I will find one ready-painted!!) and an old blanket box, then I can tidy away some of the larger stock items. Plus I will dust down some of my vintage rugs (yes, another obsession - sorry - collection of mine!) to give the studio a homely feel. I certainly have lots of ideas - I'm just short on patience when it comes to painting!

I've added a few items to the website today including this lovely patchwork-effect eiderdown - makes a change from roses doesn't it?! I think I had better get back to the painting now - we're seriously considering a new name for the Clock House - right now the Forth Bridge seems very appropriate!


  1. Hi Clare,
    That's quite a collection!! Don't they look fabulous together?
    I can understand why you would like all of the painting done - You'll have such fun creating your own little vintage retreat.....
    And I know with your clever touches it is going to be stunning!

    Love the eiderdown BTW!

    Now get back to the painting! hehe!
    Niki x

  2. Hi Clare

    So glad you made time to stop and write a post. Everything looks lovely and I can imagine the CH/FB is going to look absolutely fantastic when you finally begin to 'move in'.

    We're going up to Northampton at the beginning of November so perhaps we should do the cross-country trip and carry out an inspection! Mike WILL have finished the painting by then I hope!!!

    Sue xx

  3. Hi Clare
    I'm packed and ready, when can I move In?!
    Good luck with it all, it's going to be beautiful
    Kim x

  4. I hope the painting is going ok. I have been waiting to see what was going to furnish it, I can't wait to see it finished, so thankyou for giving this little preview

  5. What a gorgeous collection of lovliness.
    I'm sure that everything will look absolutely wonderful, you really have an eye for style.
    Victoria x

  6. Hi Clare, we are all waiting patiently, but getting restless, so get a move on!

  7. Hi Clare,
    I just found you through Holly of HollyDoodledesigns...and I wanted to tell you that I love our floral box/picture display. Those are my favorite types of things to find. Of course I love anything roses since I am a rose painter! Best wished on your new store will be checking back to see more pictures!
    Lorena of RoseChicFriends

  8. Hello Claire!! As always, your collections are stunning and so sweet with all of the sweet flowers! Let us know how it all turns out! BTW, I hate to paint, too! xo, Becky

  9. oh clare, that has to be the prettistes collection of covered boxes/storage i have seen. I can just imagine what the "clock house" is going to look like when you are done! Beautiful eiderdown too, i have not seen one like that before!

  10. Thanks so much for your wonderful comments Claire....I`m glad to be back....missed you all and can`t wait to see al the new posts and wonderful things


  11. My goodness, Clare! You have an enviable stash of vintage boxes... to store even more vintage treasures!

  12. Can't wait to see the clock house all finished. It will no doubt look gorgeous, particularly if you are going to fill it with all those lovely drawers and boxes. I know how you feel about the painting. It starts off quite enjoyable but becomes less so the more coats that have to be put on. It'll be worth it in the end I'm sure.

  13. Gorgeous storage, I suppose having such lovely things to put things in keeps you tidy, must try it myself.

  14. Dear Clare,
    Clock House will be so pretty with all your storage chests! They are lovely.
    I bet you are excited about moving in to your "creative just for me studio".

  15. Those boxes are gorgeous~~I am renovating my office/workspace/studio and I love to use "pretty" things for storage~~it makes such a different for your work environment!

  16. Hi Clare,

    I have just come by your blog and thought I'd say how lovely some of your treasures are.
    I am an Oxfordshire lass born and bred so
    I enjoyed your 'Lane' photo's too ...

    Love the clock house, it'll look amazing. What a lovely little bit of heaven.

  17. Hi Clare,
    I have just found you and love the posts. You have a lovely collection.
    I am looking for an eiderdown !
    I'll be back soon.
    Carol x

  18. Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful. I love your little vintage collection.

  19. I love all your fabric covered storage drawers and boxes-it's going to be beautiful inside your new retreat!x

  20. What a beautiful collection of storage boxes/drawers. I can't wait to see the photos once you move in.

    Marie x

  21. I am so looking forward to seeing you moving into your clockhouse. It is so lovely.
    I hopeyou will be ready with all the painting soon!

  22. Hi Clare,

    Lovely fabric drawers - I'm drooling here with envy ha!!
    What is it with boxes and bags and cupboards etc? I can't seem to stop buying them, oh and retro deckchairs too ha!!
    I hope you are well and your clock house is looking good!!