Monday, 19 September 2011

Indian Treasure Trove - Glastonbury

It's already Monday again! 

What did you do at the weekend rest, work or go out? 
The weather was a bit hit and miss at the weekend, sunny one minute then sudden heavy rain the next. That didn't stop us from going to Glastonbury on Saturday to stock up on supplies from the health food store.

I went in to Dilliway and Dilliway with Miss P whilst Alan waited outside. THE shop for all things Indian for the home. Although most of my house is decorated in a vintage French/English/Belgian decor, there are other styles of decor which I absolutely love. My three other favourites are Indian, Moroccan and Gypsy/bazaar style.

This beautiful open tent setting was a real inspiration. Miss P loved it!

I love that cranberry coloured lantern

 What I like about the Indian decor are the colours and designs, so vibrant and pretty. Not at all garish, just beautiful. They are happy colours. I went in search of some Kashmiri things but they had sold out of most of them, more on the way though...

One the other shops to be found in Glastonbury

 All this shopping brought on an appetite, we had lunch at La Terre on the High Street. I had a beetroot soup, Miss P a tomato and basil soup and Alan had a beetroot risotto. He was relieved to find something that didn't have any of the ingredients he can no longer have.

The risotto tasted a lot nicer than it looked :-)

Alan captured a hint of a rainbow for me whilst I was driving

We got back home just before another wonder Somerset is such a green county!

I came back feeling very inspired by the colours and beautiful Indian decor I saw in Dillaway and Dilliway. I have three more rooms to decorate in the house, our bedroom and our walk in wardrobe/office are two of them. Dare I decorate one of them in bright colours using a mix or Indian and Gypsy style? I am very tempted....What would Alan think? I know that Miss P would approve, she would say: Hurray, at last you have seen sense, a vintage free room! 
Perhaps it could be the walk in wardrobe/office as the bedroom should ideally have calmer more peaceful colours...I'll let you know when I have made a decision. I want to make sure that I still feel the same way about it next week, next month.


Isabelle X


The Vintage Knitter said...

We went to Dilliway & Dilliway a couple of weeks ago. Its one of my favourite shops and I love the way they've set out that attic room. I brought one of those pink printed velvet cushions and Monkeychild was treated to one of the woven stools, which she fell in love with. Did you notice those lovely turquoise and lilac floor cushions? They're gorgeous as are those glass ceiling lamps.

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Once upon a time I would most certainly have gone for those beautiful colours, though I am now drawn to the off white, shabby french style. Having said that my new sewing room will be a true mix of vintage, kitsch and the odd splash of bright colour to inspire me. Will be interested to see your final decision.
PS beautiful photos!

ted and bunny said...

I do love the colours on some of the Indian and ethnic pieces, and I especially love the colour of the staircase in the shop photo!

Our bedroom started out as a Vintage Free room with more of a clean-line and unluttered 60s feel, although over the years a few small touches have crept back in ;0)

I found it quite refreshing to have a completely different feel in one room and I always think if you don't like something once you've lived with it for a bit, you can always change it- luckily with our enjoyment of the journey towards finishing a room being as great as the finished article, tinkering with decor is DEFINITELY no great hardship!

From your home photos, and meeting you at fairs it's obvious that your design skills are so fabulous whatever theme you chose would look delightful!

Have a good week xx
ps I bet Tracey over at The Vintage Bothy would love the Glastonbury shop

Romi and Bob said...

How very bizarre that you posted this shop. in recent years I have decorated in a place, shabby chic style, but recently I have been drawn once again to this kind of style. I am thinking of folk art,gypsy caravans and embellished cushions. So I am loving this post. This post is perfect for me and a feast for the eyes.It is good to know there others out there who love a mixture of styles. xxx

Floss said...

What a great looking shop - we'll be visiting Ben's parents in Somerset just before Christmas and I already have a (far too long) list of everywere I want to visit. Ben loves Glastonbury too, so perhaps I'll make an effort to get to this one!

I'm similarly drawn to Indian/bazzar style. My university room always had Indian, Egyptian and Hungarian textiles in it, along with more classic Laura Ashley-type things. They can sit together quite well - could you go for a room that's a bit of a 'mix'?

Lydia @ Twelve said...

Those colours are so enticing -& yes very happy!
Look forward to reading about your final thoughts...
Hope you enjoyed Downton Abbey last night.


Romi and Bob said...

I also think the cushions on the chest and the purplish ones on the flowered quilt could be mixed into a vintagey shabby look. Lovely! x

millefeuilles said...

What a beautifully inspiring post! The photographs are gorgeous. Look at that explosion of colour and array of decorative potential. Wonderful. And that book? It looks most interesting.

I love beetroot in anything and am a great fan of beetroot soup with a glug of cider vinager, nutmeg, and cream (of course!)

Bonne journée Isabelle.

Country Rabbit said...

i really enjoy your posts isabelle, so full of enchantment and delight, your lovely visits to such pretty places...ive not been to Glastonbury- though i feel i remember driving through it on the way to a wedding.
love the gypsy/moroccan interiors.
i used to go to camden market a lot when i was a teenager and while in london at university- we had lots of wall hangings and moroccan styles in our uni house share.
i loved the big colourful lantons.

best wishes, kazzy x

Laura @ 52 FLEA said...

What a lovely day! Thanks for sharing all those beautiful photos! The Indian colors and patterns are so bright and cheerful and full of fun! I can't wait to see what you decide to use in your home! :)

LandGirl1980 said...

I used to be in Glasto most weekends back in my Somerset dwelling days. I have not been back for a good long while! You have reminded me how much I love the place - especially Dilliway Dilliway!

Anonymous said...

Lovely photos I have always wanted a look round Glastonbury I have been through it quite a few times and oohing and ahhing over the passing shops on our way to the festival... oh well maybe one day
Love those cushions and I can imagine the shop must have smelt divine with all that incense
xx fee

Eleni said...

Hi, thank you so much for following my blog!

I agree - I think the exotic, bright colours and delicious textiles are more suited to the bedroom, while the study should be a bit more calm!

andamento said...

Beautiful photos. I like that look too, though I just mix up all the things I like and don't go for themed rooms as such.
I meant to say, I loved the sunbeams in the woodland photos you posted a couple of weeks ago - very dramatic and well captured.

It's me said...

GREAT !!!!! colors !!! your post !!! have a nice week form

jill said...

Hi,I have only visited Glastonbury twice as its a long way to go from where I live but I just felt so at home there that when I see pics of the place I feel very home sick.We are hoping to visit in november so I will get my fix then.Your photos are lovely very colourful,I dont really stick to one style I have a bit of all things and love this style.Love Jill xx

Pomona said...

What an amazing shop - I love all the vivid colours! It's nice to go for something a bit different, too.

Pomona x

Pixie said...

Oh what a fantastic post, i just love it....i adore Glastonbury and every single thing about it...just love love love love it....thank you for sharing your piccies, i always love to see everyones differant take on the envious i wasn't there to see it too.
Pixie x

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Hi Isabelle,

Audrey Forbes Hamilton here! Love the shocking pink urns outside Dilway and Dilway and LOVE the red hall and bannisters, could that be a contender? I wish I was brave enough to go for it with a bold coloured wall, hmmm you never know!

Sarah x

Madelief said...

Hi Isabelle,

What a pretty store the first one is. All those bright coloured cushions. I like them very much!

Happy new week!

Madelief x

The Devil Makes Work said...

Wow - all that incense! I love a bit of incense!

I shall visit that shop when I move.


Celestial Charms said...

Wow, looks like shopping paradise to me. Such lovely items you photographed!

Anonymous said...

Dear Isabelle, just the other day I was thinking how much I love the vibrancy of India. Daisy was going through my old travel photos and I love the way they put colours together. I think you should go for it! I love to mix things up and if you don't like it - you can change it back! Do it!!!!! Loved this post for all its joyous inspiration. I do love a snappy, bohemian look. Good to see Alan isn't suffering too badly on this diet.xx

lavendel mio said...

So nice that you will follow my blog:)
Beautiful post ... this must be a shopping paradise:)
I like to follow your wonderful blog too:)
Wish you a beautiful day, hug Hanne

outjunking said...

Oh, it is so nice to see a sight with bright bold colors, except for the red risotto. That's might be more color than I can stand.
Your new follower,

koralee said...

Oh my goodness...pure joy! Love those colours! I want my home filled with them.

Love your blog my is always such a joy to visit you. xoxox HUGS

The Vintage Bazaar said...

Love that Indian shop in Glastonbury, I would be very tempted to use those colours somewhere..... Lizzie x

Bleudelavande said...

Oooh Isabelle you take always wonderful pictures!!! I love the last two!!!!!
Have a nice day.

rayr77 said...

What an amazing shop, I would love to visit it one day. I used to read your blog before and it was in my favourites then it must have got deleted. So glad to have found you again. :)

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