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February 29, 2012  in diy craft projects, vintage finds

clock face coaster by sania pell

Over the last year I seem to have collected a rather large selection of old watch and clock faces from car boot sales and fairs. I love their graphic quality and can’t resist them, using them in projects, displays and as ornaments. Following on from my wristwatch post and the purchase of a new graphic tea cup while in Whitstable, it occurred to me that the larger ones could become a perfect coaster for my new cup and protect the surface of my freshly painted kitchen table.

clock faces by sania pell

I now have a large selection including some much larger clock faces too which would look fun in the base of a circular tray.

clock face coaster by sania pell

blossom by sania pell

This time of year is my favourite for flowers, with beautiful new blossom available in my local florist. I couldn’t help but include it in the photos.

clock face coaster by sania pell

My pretty, striped new cup is a ‘tea bowl’ by ceramacist Vicky Hageman and was recently purchased from Frank in Whitstable, Kent – a little memento of our visit. In the top photo the sugar bowl is from Arne Jacobsen‘s Cylinda Line series by Stelton and the small spoon was from Muji. My well-used Ikea kitchen table that they are sitting on has been refreshed in Farrow & Ball No.46 Downpipe grey. The little milk jug in the image below is from Priscilla Carluccio’s Few and Far, a lovely store which is sadly closing.

clock face coaster by sania pell

A quick and simple idea for a little bit of fun at tea time. Now where’s the biscuit tin?

 

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9 Comments

  1. Franka says:

    Love your all.around.clock.tea!

    🙂

    ♥ Franka

  2. allesistgut says:

    Love the beautiful things you collect and how you set them in the limelight! So lovely and calm!

  3. Really enjoyed this post – clock faces are a bit of a passion of mine too although most of the ones I’ve got seem to be slightly domed. Here’s what I did with some of mine if you want to have a nosey http://decoratorsnotebook.wordpress.com/2012/01/19/something-old-in-something-new/

  4. Ivy says:

    Sweet idea!
    Pinned it to get the word out on your cool idea 🙂

    Cheers~Ivy

  5. elisa says:

    brilliant idea. i love clock faces, the glorious type, these are just beautiful. x

  6. yza says:

    les photos sont toujours aussi belles et l’imagination au rendez-vous
    in my bad english:as everytime very nice photo and a lot of imagination

  7. Sania Pell says:

    Thank you everybody.

    @Yza Merci beaucoup! 🙂

    x

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Sania Pell freelance interior stylist London.

Sania Pell is a freelance interior stylist, creative director and consultant based in London. She is a Contributing Stylist at Elle Decoration magazine, with whom she has worked for over 18 years, and is known for bringing a unique aspect to photographic shoots for national publications, leading international brands and retailers as well as style consultancy for top architecture practices and property development companies. She is the author of best-selling book The Homemade Home and The Homemade Home for Children. A trained, former textile designer, Sania is also involved in many multi-disciplinary creative projects.

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