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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?

Mrsrobertduvall Tue 19-Mar-13 07:52:41

Next have extended their "Live, life, love" range to the garden...they have big letters spelling out "GROW" shock

i would disown any friend who had that among the begonias.

tully67 Mon 18-Mar-13 22:38:53

I was going to buy one ... not so sure now ...

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 18-Mar-13 22:22:00

opener - no metal polish, alas. Not yet. I was trying to think of things that might live in a hose blush

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Mar-13 22:14:13

Jolly that's allowed. DS1 and 2 started down their geologist paths that way smile
It's the actual going out and handing over hard earned wonga for twigs and pebbly shit that's shock

openerofjars Mon 18-Mar-13 22:05:40

Eh? confused. Peter Crouch? Snakes? Have you lot been at the metal polish again?

My wolf effigy is in the attic, not at the window, anyway.

JollyYellowGiant Mon 18-Mar-13 22:04:40

My house is full of pebbly shit. Every time we go for a walk DS finds a stone and takes it home. They are bloody everywhere.

We also have about 25 sunflowers growing in little pots on our living room table.

No hearts, or sticks or anything bought though.

DeepRedBetty Mon 18-Mar-13 21:54:52

Don't say I've got to throw away my Bits of Wood in Smelly Stuff! I've only just discovered them. Got to cover the whiff of dps feet etc with something, and I react badly to the propellant in all those Airwick/Glade type squirty air fresheners (and in most spray deodorants too, so it's roll-on or stick only in this house). Smelly candles have to be supervised, so do evaporators - and then someone gave me one of these things and it was wonderful.

The only wicker thing I've got is the star for the top of the Christmas tree, and I've already taken down the bunting we had for a couple of years as I was bored of it.

And DP refused to let me have random words in big letters right from the start, so never guilty of that one.

So please may I be excused?

Movingtimes Mon 18-Mar-13 21:49:07

Gosh, they're not cheap are they?

Bartlebee Mon 18-Mar-13 21:42:58

You wouldn't believe how many people have these wall lights and the matching ceiling light.

OrangeLily Mon 18-Mar-13 21:42:10

I've just realised we have a Christmas themed wicker heart handily hid behind the Christmas tree and a curtain on a window handle that is still there! I didn't even like it at Christmas but it was a gift blush

In full display of all the neighbours too!

Jbck Mon 18-Mar-13 21:27:34

Wicker hearts are so A/W2011 round here. I have none but refuse to give up my twigs n lights.
Might look into some taxidermy though grin

Bartlebee Mon 18-Mar-13 21:18:07

I agree.

I visit houses for my job. Hearts are everywhere.

Next trend I have observed is knitted stag heads - I have seen about 30 lately.

mum47 Mon 18-Mar-13 21:14:47

I have hearts everywhere in my house, wicker, metal, fabric, you name it. I also have big letters and wordy signs everywhere. My latest is one that says "Whatever" which I have put at the top of the stairs between my boys's bedroom - I just point at it as and when required. I also have lots of distressed painted furniture and my kitchen is a homage to the 50's. I bloody love my house, as does my poor emasculated DH

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 18-Mar-13 21:07:11

I was wondering if you thought opener was a snake. Or Peter Crouch.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Mar-13 21:06:07

house - no one lives in a hose.

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Mar-13 21:05:27

Maybe Openerofjars lives in that hose on the property porn thread that had a big stuffed upright wolf in a suit standing in a window - just casually, like.
It has been on the market for a while....

LetsFaceTheMusicAndDance Mon 18-Mar-13 21:02:57

Dangerous don't go near that pampas grass without a donkey jacket, welding mask and gauntlets - that feckin stuff's like razor wire.
Maybe that's why it's 'kinky'?
Aaargh where's the brain bleach!

HazeltheMcWitch Mon 18-Mar-13 20:59:03

openerofjars I searched that site for taxidermy weasels with cowboy hats on. I wanted to see eskino's gaff.

But she's probably even too avant garde for there. She thinks that site is sooooo February 2013 sad.

Never mind the wicker hearts, I've got a feckin massive clump of pampas grass in my front garden... And so have next door... and its too dark now to go out with a spade to dig it up...Shite! Why did no one tell me this?

Movingtimes Mon 18-Mar-13 20:23:42

Love it!

openerofjars Mon 18-Mar-13 20:13:15

Malkie
I need 'WASH' and 'BRUSH' in my bathroom for my 13 yo DS.
And a 'PICK-YOUR-RUDDY-CLOTHES-UP-OFF-THE-FLOOR' too

SomethingOnce Mon 18-Mar-13 20:04:55

I saw the nests on a site somebody linked to from here. Hipster-tastic!

MalkieFraser Mon 18-Mar-13 20:02:40

What's wrong with big ceramic letters? I have 'SHAG' on my bedroom windowsill and 'SHITE' in my downstairs toilet.

Movingtimes Mon 18-Mar-13 19:55:02

Bird's nests on cake stands? Are you sure that's not just people like me who are really crap at cake decorating?

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