Friday, June 18, 2010

One Year On...

It's early - before sunrise at the farmhouse - and I just can't believe that it's been exactly a year since I started this blog. It would not have come into being if I had not met and interviewed Anna Spiro of Absolutely Beautiful Things for a story in Vogue Living. Anna is one of this country's best known design bloggers and has an impressive following all round the world. She, like many of us, is vexed with a driving passion for good design and an eye for finding the beauty in every day things.

I know that like me she has to juggle the demands of a young family and working life to find the time to blog, more often than not in the wee hours of the night. So thanks - I think - for the inspiration, Anna!

Looking back, it seems my most popular posts were the ones where I talked about my own design and renovation projects. The posts where I talked about practical solutions from a design point of view, such as how to do a whitewashed or limed floor, so that it looks 'right' also were well received.
My farmhouse renovations will be the focus in the next little while and there are still the finishing touches to do at the beach cottages (will they ever be finished?). I'm happy to cover any other renovation topics you might want to know about. Just send me a comment.

The most intriguing thing about blogging is the connections you make with people with similar interests from all walks of life, from all over the world. Thank you for reading and commenting!


  1. I agree, blogging really has opened my eyes to a fabulous, highly creative group of people. I've been blogging for just over a year and I suppose not living in a big city, it has allowed me access to amazing design and objects that I'd never seen before.
    Of course I thought I would be constantly blogging about my reno but there has been more non-reno posts while we save money for the next project!

  2. Hey Catherine, Congratulations on your 1yr anniversary.
    I too came to the blogging world via Anna Spiro! I stumbled upon her blog and then, like Alice falling down the rabbit hole started to discover all the wonderful things to be found in the wonderful world of Blog. After having my own blog for just 2 weeks now I would heartily agree that the connections that you make with others is one of the most wonderful and unexpected element of blogging.


    PS I enjoy your design advice and the uncovering of your renos.

  3. Well I so glad you decided to start blogging Catherine. In My House is one of my favourites. I'm always very excited to see your blog name in bold in the side bar of bloglines!
    Happy Birthday!

  4. Well done on an amazing 1 year anniversary. Loved your blog about Tim Walker. I also am a fan and have blogged about him in the past.
    Keep up the good work - we all love to see your thoughts and inspirations.


  5. Thanks for all your encouraging comments! Here goes another year...

  6. And I'm so glad you started your blog Catherine!