I always think of January as a month for decluttering and having a good sort out of all the cupboards and other places we find to stash crap throughout the year. The weather has also been appalling and it’s taken a lot to get me out of my pyjamas let alone the house at the weekends. As a result, I’ve hardly bought anything at all this month.
With January nearly over we darted across to Mere on Saturday morning to visit Sarah at Sprout & Flower. We are long time insta-buds and we’ve seen each other at various events but have never had much of a chance to actually catch up. My birthday flowers had all but faded so we thought it would be the ideal time to go and see her in the shop.
Sprout & Flower is an incredible combination of flowers, plants, veggies and the most divine baked goods which I only just managed to resist. Mere is a small town but S&F has everything to keep you going and in the time we were there it was a hive of activity and I can tell it’s really treasured by the locals. Lucky them!
After stocking up on blooms and greens we headed down the high street to a little vintage/house clearance shop we’d visited before. We met lovely Jane who runs it with her husband and we chatted about our love of upcycling and breathing a new lease of life in to the unloved. I spotted the two cheese graters and instantly remembered something I’d seen on Pinterest about turning them in to pendant lights. At £2 each I couldn’t really leave them behind! They are going to be squirreled away until we have a chance to re-jig our kitchen and dining room at which point they’ll be made in to pendant lights with fabric flex and some skinny filament bulbs.