Thursday, 25 January 2018

Cuddly Lobster


Even though I live in a  home by the sea I've not decked it out in marine style.  You know what I mean.  Blue and white decor, bleached furniture, bits of driftwood, shells and pictures of boats, fish and beach huts.  It's a style beloved of the holiday letters around here and can all be a bit much.

The only room that will have a nod to the  nearby beach and waves is the hallway  It has a stripy blue and sand coloured stair carpet that came with the house when I bought it which dictates the theme.   It wouldn't have been my number one choice but it's darn wasteful to rip up perfectly good floor coverings that aren't totally objectionable. So it had better stay.  Actually it's a perfect colour match for my framed posters from the Phare d'Eckmuhl bought on our 2016 summer holiday.

The hall is being decorated at the moment - slowly.  I'll show it off when it's had its makeover, probably in a few months from now.   There's no rush, thank goodness.   I saw this  in the window of one of the shops down in the harbour.  Normally I don't go for seaside souvenirs but this little guy caught my eye as I was passing with my brother.  He nipped back and bought him for me as a late Christmas present.  I was thrilled.

So what do you do with a  full sized cuddly lobster?  As his label says he's not a toy and, with all that scratchy string, he probably wouldn't make the best bedtime companion.  I've decided  then that I'll stick one of those disc hangers on his back.  They're the things that I used to display my eclectic mix of  mad wall artifacts.  And he can be displayed in the hall  as well.   For he's another great match for that stripy carpet.  Maybe it was meant to remain after all.

10 comments:

  1. I love him! I don't live by the sea but do have shells and fish paintings in my bathroom as a theme.

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  2. He'll make you smile everytime you catch a glimpse of him!
    Arilx

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    1. Yes he is smile inducing isn't he? xx

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  3. Maybe you can tell the permanent sea-side dwellers by the lake of sea-side decorating.
    But you gotta love the lobster!

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    1. You have to have a nod to the sea - just don't overdo it! xx

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  4. I would have fallen for him too! How nice of your brother to surprise you like that. JanF

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  5. I think I heard that blue lobsters are special.Most of my rooms are blue & I'm such along way away from the sea.My cousin bought me an inflatable seagull last year who has lived in my hall awaiting a lift to the coast as soon the weather improves x

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    1. A lot of lobsters are blue when they're alive. Love the idea of the inflatable seagull. xx

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