Inspiration: Sibella Court

I’ve been reading design books of late, and have become enamored of Sibella Court’s style.  I have her to thank for this website.  She has written a book called The Life of a Bowerbird: Creating Beautiful Interiors with Things You Collect.  She refers to herself as a Bowerbird–an Australian bird that collects pretty things to line its nest.  A little like my magpie. Her books are beautiful–my favorite so far are:

Her style is a little bit busy for me, but I love her bold use of colors and found items.

My desire is to decorate our home with carefully chosen, beautiful, useful things.  My magpie nature leads me to pick up little bits of junk that catch my eye, but then become burdens.  I am making a concerted effort to funnel my acquisitiveness into a more constructive direction.  These books are helping me to do that by giving me some direction.  I’ll report my progress here…

Why Am I here?

I found this image at a blog called “Spiritually Directed”

I love the existential questions!  This blog will be a hodgepodge of ideas, thoughts, and projects.  I was told recently that I have a “magpie nature”–this is where I will deposit my sparklies!

I have lots of passions–they change often and without warning.  I start things all the time, but have a problem with follow-through.  My one consistency is that I love gathering information about my fancies.

Welcome to my nest!