Tuesday, 10 March 2009

Sneak Peek: Picture Perfect Pittenweem

Sometimes the most beautiful things can be right in front of you. They are often simple, unassuming, everyday objects which take on a life of their own when photographed. Sneak peeks will be a little snapshot into somewhere we thought worthy of sharing - it might be an art gallery, a restaurant, or even a house. The sneak peeks will be places that inspire us and we hope you will enjoy them as much as we do!
This year I have been living in Pittenweem, a tiny coastal village in Fife, full of picture perfect cottages, fishing boats and steep wynds. I have the sea on my doorstep and can often hear the seals at night (if the Scottish wind is not blowing too hard!). I thought I would give you a little sneak peek into my world...

This is Pittenweem harbour...I love checking on the boats and seeing how many are in for the night, how high the tide is and just generally absorbing the fishing atmosphere. It is always busy and the sea gulls make a real racket! One of my favourite things to do is try and spot the resident seal who pops up to say hi every now and then.

The colours of the harbour got me running home; in a moment of madness I decided to get out all of my bowls as I thought their natural colours matched the colour scheme of Pittenweem pretty well! I love serving food in beautiful dishes and I am always searching for the perfect size for nuts, roast vegetables, salad etc. I have collected them over the last few years on my travels in America, Europe and Africa, but I think they all compliment each other...

As some of you may know, I love to travel and have a habit of collecting unusual things - when I caught sight of this dress, I knew I had to take her home with me. It did not matter that I was flying back to Scotland with only hand luggage, that the dress weighs over 15 kg, that I probably would never wear it...I guess you could say it was one of those love-at-first-sight moments! It is an Afghani wedding dress and is covered with coins, beads and heavy embroidery and it still makes me smile every time I see it. The dress now stands proudly in the corner of my bedroom, hinting at far away places and adding an air of mystery to my bedroom in the pink fisherman's cottage.

This is a tiny snapshot of my world. There is so much of Pittenweem left to show you all... even a chocolate shop! Until next time....


  1. ~dum spiro spero~

    (While I breathe, I hope)

  2. i love love love those bowls. blue and white is my favorite color combination. it is so calming. that's a great collection and will be so much fun adding to.
    jacki's friend anna