Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

I’ve lived in London longer than anywhere else I’ve lived.  The Brainy One has been in London for thirty or more years.  The Boy Child is a Londoner, the only one of us with the place of birth on his passport listed as London.  As I’m now in my 13th year of West London living, I think I’m a Londoner, albeit with Northern roots.

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Here’s how I’ve brought London living into my life:

London art work:  There’s plenty out there, ranging from a few pounds to thousands of pounds.  I bought the above framed piece from a local independent gift shop at a very good price.

London Girl mug: Again, there’s plenty out there, but the simple elegance of that mug caught my eye.  I bought it here.

London themed stationery:  Paperchase does a great range of London themed postcards and most decent stationers often carry a range of correspondence cards.  Mine were a Christmas gift and are from Smythson of Bond Street.

What things in your home declare where you’re from?

5 thoughts on “Maybe It’s Because I’m A Londoner

  1. Beautiful still life photo – like that floral arrangement. Interesting & neat collection of London things. Other than a book about the county, our little village within this county has nothing to indicate our existence, not even post cards. There is a local artist gentleman, who is now retired from his corporate job, that is currently doing paintings & sketches of local landmarks & preparing to sell them as cards.

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  2. Isn’t it strange, we have lots of things around our house that we’ve brought back to remind us of our travels, but nothing from where we actually live!
    Love that framed print, that’s a great still life photo you’ve got there.

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  3. I have to admit that I am just like Deb! Lots of things from places we have visited but nothing from where we have now loved for 25 years which is Essex. I was born and brought up in Hertfordshire and Hugh in Cornwall but again nothing really from those places and more actually from places we have visited mostly abroad.

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  4. Well, I have a little piece of London in my raft room … a FUN tray from a Londoner friend! 🙂

    I have a few Texas themed items & now I have an idea for a post for next week, too! Watch for the Texas flag I painted on a piece of old barn wood.

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  5. That’s a very lovely still life … And your last sentence is quite a poser. I guess I have the paintings my mother did of the part of the world we were brought up in. But you’re making me think!

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