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...to wonder if this is the new sticks-in-vases/pebb ly shit craze?

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RainbowRabbit33 Sun 17-Mar-13 19:42:11

I needed to do some deliveries this afternoon, and as the weather was quite nice, I decided to walk rather than take the car. As a result, I was able to take in my surroundings a little more carefully than usual.

Over the course of my approx. three mile walk, I swear I must have seen tens and tens of houses with hearts hanging up in windows, on doors and on gates. All made out of painted punched metal or wicker. They all seemed to be huge, maybe 30cm in diameter. Some of them were quite nice I suppose, but I couldn't help but wonder when I missed that particular memo.

Has anyone else noticed this phenomenon, or is it just my very middle class suburb of a fairly dull town?

survivingwinter Sun 17-Mar-13 22:06:50

I have half a ton of pebbly shit hiding my hideous hearth tiles. Pebbly shit is useful... I have smelly sticks in a pot too <hides>

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 17-Mar-13 22:07:43

Facepalm smiley

sjupes Sun 17-Mar-13 22:08:03

Never seen any of this in my life confused

I had wicker balls years ago tho grin

sjupes Sun 17-Mar-13 22:08:44

....They used to sit on a fancy plate thing on my coffee table.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 17-Mar-13 22:09:59

Keep them - they'll come back round (see what I did there) in time.

PelvicFloorClenchReminder Sun 17-Mar-13 22:11:41

I have a large wicker kidney on my door.

I love them. Just love them! grin

I have one wicker heart and one metal one.
I have three wicker balls of varying sizes.
I have a vase with sticks and a bowl with pebbly shite.
I have a feature wall.
I overuse magnolia and natural hessian paint.
I have a canvas of my children on the wall.

However I don't have a corner sofa (yet)

Am I the winner?

LividDil Sun 17-Mar-13 22:20:21

What I've noticed a few of recently is green plastic balls hanging outside houses and supposed to look like topiary hedges. I think hearts are nicer.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Sun 17-Mar-13 22:24:03

Do you have big letters mint?

HazeltheMcWitch Sun 17-Mar-13 22:29:50

mint what about wall decals - so plastic sayings pasted onto the wall?

Manchesterhistorygirl Sun 17-Mar-13 22:34:44

The north west IS NOT behind the times! I have a heart cushiony thing and my friend has wicker and wirey harts!

cocolepew Sun 17-Mar-13 23:00:47

I've just realised I don't have a whicker heart. I have bell ones, velvet ones, wooden ones and metal ones.

I'll have to go shopping.

IAmSheWhoMustBeObeyed Sun 17-Mar-13 23:08:43

grin at wicker kidney

SomethingOnce Sun 17-Mar-13 23:17:50

If it's Not on the High Street, it's been and gone.

FairPhyllis Mon 18-Mar-13 01:19:25

mint It depends whether you have bunting too or not.

fluffyraggies Mon 18-Mar-13 09:36:10

I have a cream metal heart thing above our bed.
I have twigs with lights.
I have 5ft high long thin twigery with little leaves in huge glass vase.
I have assorted shells in an over sized hurricane lamp.
I have black pebbly shit round a candle.
I have sticks in smelly stuff in both loos.
I have little fake rubber cacti in fake pebbly shit in bathroom
grin
I win i win i win!

eavesdropping Mon 18-Mar-13 09:46:51

We had wicker hearts at our wedding reception last year. Realise that the whole shabby chic thing is a bit overdone now, but thought them far nicer than having tacky balloons

Eskino Mon 18-Mar-13 09:52:23

No heart, pebbly, sticky candly shit but

I do have a badly stuffed weasel wearing a cowboy hat on my fireplace.

Maybe taxidermy will be the new thing and I'm so bloody fashion it hurts

mrsjay Mon 18-Mar-13 09:54:14

my mums got rid of her pebbles and 'stuff' to get wicker hanging things they are in her kitchen and hall, im too lazy to keep up with any trends blush

Sugarice Mon 18-Mar-13 09:57:38

I love heart shaped stuff, particularly jewellry with heart pendants, not much around the house though, might start now I've read this grin. I love star shaped stuff too, I have star shaped fairy lights draped over stick shit in my hall.

Dead classy me! wink

freddiefrog Mon 18-Mar-13 09:59:34

I'm going to have to go shopping. I have no twigs in vases, no bunting, no wicker hearts (or anything heart shaped in fact) and the only pebbles in our house are DD2's prized possessions and kept in a Quality Street tin under her bed

I do have a wooden lighthouse in the bathroom and a model yacht on the landing window sill - I think yachts and lighthouses are my area's equivalent of twigs and wicker hearts

Feminine Mon 18-Mar-13 09:59:57

I've had this 'style' before it was trendy.

I have shabby/ cottage style taste.

Its so easy these days... grin

BrainSurgeon Mon 18-Mar-13 10:02:16

grin Eskino

I got given a wicker heart once.... Really struggled to find a place for it... It ended up hanging on a random nail above our toilet loo

Manchesterhistorygirl Mon 18-Mar-13 10:25:41

Eskino I think you may actually be a hipster.

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