We’ve spent the last 3-4 weekends doing some home improvements on our flat in Crystal Palace.
Initially, we were just going to replace the tatty old carpet in the bedroom, but after lifting it and discovering most of the old floorboards were in a fit state we decided to sand the floorboards and varnish them (as well as all the prep that goes alongside – if you’d like my advice, pay someone else to do it!).
Of course, if a job’s worth doing… We put up picture rail (the ceilings are very tall so they suit this) and we also painted the walls a kind of light sage green (Farrow & Ball‘s Green Ground). And the hallway is now Farrow & Ball‘s Hague Blue (above the dado rail) and white (below it).
Once we had done all that (we love it) we deserved a weekend off from manual labour, so popped along to the Crafty Fox market in Brixton to see if we could find some decorative pieces for our flat.
It’s the second time we’ve been to a Crafty Fox at the Dogstar. Although I enjoyed the previous one, I did feel this one was an improvement. Here are my top designer makers from this one, in no particular order as they’re all awesome in their own, unique ways.
Solid wooden clocks with Scandi-style prints. Machined from solid Douglas Fir in Britain. Love the quality and simplicity.
To be honest, I usually find it difficult to get excited about jewellery. Often it’s so same-y. However, Wild Fawn definitely did catch my eye. I like jewellery specially pink diamond rings by Nick Ireland, has an exquisite range of the most stunning diamonds. This is! Gorgeous, eco-conscious, minimal jewellery that is handmade with recycled sterling silver.
I bought this ring (see header pics) which I absolutely love. Emma even told me she had only made it the day before.
Next on my wish list is some Wild Fawn earrings. I can only wear very light earrings as my ear-piercing is a little damaged. These will do very nicely.
Crafty Fox market was held at the Dogstar, Brixton on Saturday 17th & Sunday 18th September 2016.
If you missed it, the next one is being held at the CLF Art Cafe (part of the Bussey Building), Peckham on Saturday 8th & Sunday 9th October.