Decorating The Hall

Its like what came first…The chicken or the egg!! These rose prints are all so similar, I thought that my new Cath Kidston holdall would look fantastic amoungst my bits and pieces in the hall…and the more you look, the more you think, who’s copying who! I will always hanker after red and pink roses on a turquoise/duck egg background, so I don’t really care….but it does make you wonder, doesn’t it! The sleeveless blouse is not an old vintage one, but a Laura Ashley from about 5 years ago….and the enamel plate, well, we collect those and have several, we often pick those up in France….but thats another story!

I love decorating a wall with a coat rack, I like plain walls and then I love to decorate the wall with the bits and pieces that I collect. I can’t resist a vintage dress or bag…what could be better!

vintage clothing hung on hangers on coat rack

As you can see from this picture, this is a style that I have duplicated in all of the houses that I have lived in, although these days I love the bold block colour backgrounds of Black and Navy,  I have painted my shed and summer house in the garden black and I love the way the flowers and greenery POP with colour against the dark contrast.

vintage clothing and accessories hung along a coat rack

Sorry about the poor quality of the above picture…it’s an old one from the archives!

I still do love white as a background though, it looks clean and fresh with the vintage prints against the walls…perhaps I will be brave one day and do a dark wall! who knows!

Have you decorated with dark colours?

Do you like the contrast?

Or have you gone back to white walls?

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  1. Angel Jem
    17th September 2007 / 4:43 pm

    Actually, I think I love the red satchel most. I always wanted a satchel when I was at school and I love red.

  2. Angel Jem
    17th September 2007 / 11:50 am

    Oh my goodness! I love those colours & (in that perfect world) would have them im my bedroom, but I have to get them past my hubby. I’m off now to trawl through your flickr collection and your past posts… I only just found you today, but I shall be back more. Bye Happy!

  3. annmarie
    12th September 2007 / 1:29 pm

    Hi Love your blogg, rosie and playful, wonder if you would like mine. I want friends from other countries and I will out your link at my blogg. I am a new blogger, its FUN!greetingsAnnmarie

  4. Miles Away In France
    12th September 2007 / 9:54 am

    Your hallway looks lovely, just perfect.Thanks for the comment on my blog, you asked how I got my 3rd column, I chose the Minima theme then I played around with the HTML, not sure how I did it exactly, I followed various instructions that I found on the internet and just muddled my way through.If I can find the sites that I used then I will sent them to you.Racheal x

  5. travelingmama
    11th September 2007 / 3:05 pm

    Your blog is so great! Love all the pics! TFS!Tina

  6. Shabby-Roses-Cottage
    7th September 2007 / 9:12 pm

    Hi Hayley,It looks so lovely…I love this arrangement.Best wishes,Patricia

  7. Anonymous
    6th September 2007 / 11:11 pm

    ooooh purrrllleeeassse Cath Kidston overdose AAArrrgggghhhhhhh!!!!!!!

  8. Cherry Menlove
    5th September 2007 / 6:53 am

    Hello Happy! I feel that my hallway nneeds a coat hook and I’m keeping my eyes peeled for one. I’ll let you know how it all looks when I’m done. Not as pretty as yours I’m sure!Lots of loveCherry Menlove xx

  9. The Wooden Spool
    4th September 2007 / 7:09 pm

    Simply the best combos! LOVELY!

  10. cd&m
    4th September 2007 / 8:55 am

    Great colour combination, strange how things eg. turquoise/red seem to suddenly be everywhere, does everyone get the same idea at the same time or is it industrial espionage? He He

  11. She'sSewPretty
    4th September 2007 / 2:21 am

    I just made an apron using similar material as yours. It isn’t Cath Kidston or Laura Ashley…so who did they copy? LOL

  12. Kristy
    3rd September 2007 / 5:27 pm

    It looks lovely! Where did you get the little chalkboard from? I could do with a few of them myself. x

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