spring flowers via perfectly imperfect living

making a house magical & baking

Last weekend I was doing a little baking. Of course, out loud I will pretend that it was for the benefit of the school lunch boxes. But actually, it was...

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objet trouve via perfectly imperfect living

objet trouve

Finding a special treasure for my home in a store or studio or market or junk shop or auction is pure joy. Especially if that ‘objet trouve’ is unexpected, and...

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dahlias via perfectly imperfect living

a floral alphabet ~ dahlias

I was given the most wonderful gift a few weeks ago. Mindy, the very clever talent behind Twig & Arrow, a floral and event stylist here in Wellington, messaged me...

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observer books via perfectly imperfect living

judging a book by its cover

I know, I know, there are plenty of good reasons why we should never judge a book by its cover. I know this, and yet a part of me says...

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collections of props via perfectly imperfect living

yet another collection

Actually, let me state for the record, before we even begin, that as collections go, I don’t think this one is going anywhere. But as I have always believed that...

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roadside market sign

perfect signage

I am sure that it comes as no surprise to many of you, that I have a bit of a 'thing' for old signage. I have a number of old...

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paper flower garland

a paper garland

I honestly can't remember why this paper flower garland came about. Most probably for a store display. But it is proof positive that sometimes the best inspiration is on the...

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bentwood chair via perfectly imperfect living

my bentwood chair

Vintage pieces and antiques have an authenticity and history. They wear the patina of a previous life. When mixed with new or more contemporary pieces they add a soft and...

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vintage blue and white china

collections of blue & white china

Many of my collected treasures can instantly transport me back to the place and time that I bought them or found them or were given them. They are a timeline...

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