I wanted to share a little something I loved yesterday. I think it’s really important to have little things around you that make you happy. I (finally) remembered to change the bulb in my Tiffany-style lamp yesterday and was really pleased to see it in the corner of my bedroom, glowing away last night.

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This little lamp has always been a favourite of mine, and has found a home in my new bedroom again, I have sat it on top of my favourite and cherished books – would you believe ‘The AA Book of the British Countryside’ (or ‘the daisy book’ as I called it as a child) which I seriously would run back into the house to save if there was a fire. Also my much-loved Taschen book ‘Eden’ which Gary bought me a couple of years ago, full of Botanical drawings.

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That little book is the ‘Nuttalls Bijou Dictionary’ which my Grandma gave to me in 1984 (can you see my scrawl). It had belonged to my great Aunt Winnie, I love the fact that she has signed her name and the date – 1905. I never met her, but feel a connection through knowing she wrote those words 109 years ago, at the beginning of the last century.

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All had been missed for the lack of a bulb!
What little corner of your house gives you a lift when you remember? We must keep looking.

Rachel x

Rachel Lucie Johns

Hi! I'm Rachel, a jewellery designer-maker & nature photographer. My work is inspired by the gorgeous countryside around West Yorkshire & Art Deco design. This blog is where I share my creative life and inspiration. find out more ...