FAIRGROUND ATTRACTION - why I'm looking for signs of change

My mum often jokes that there is gypsy blood in us (It's a line of enquiry I should maybe pursue). And let me tell you, with recent, tragic events taking place far too close to home, the temptation to pack up my little family in a Romany caravan and make a living on a travelling coconut shy is huge!

But for those of us with mortgages to pay and jobs to hold down, upping sticks whenever the feeling takes us isn't really an option. Whatever this millennium throws at us - and it's got a good aim - we have to find the good in it and keep going.

I think that's why this old fairground sign came home with me yesterday from the second hand market.

Vintage gypsy art fairground sign £20 from my local second hand market in Huddersfield.

Vintage gypsy art fairground sign £20 from my local second hand market in Huddersfield.

We need some fun-of-the-fair vibes at home right now. We've got exam stress, Euro stress, WTF IS WRONG WITH PEOPLE? stress going on here. We could all do with a daily pick me up - a prize every time to keep us going. And apart from the fact that I dig the gorgeous colours and the cool lettering (which according the guy who sold it to me is by a famous gypsy artist, the name of whom escapes him*) this sign is inspiring me to keep some playful Romany love in my heart too. 

In fact, I've decided to lighten things up a bit here on the blog. Along with the interior stuff that inspires me, I hope you won't mind if I blab about other bits and bobs that I deem worthy of a quick post too. It may be some random objects of desire that pop up in my crystal ball, or a weird and wonderful find that has spread a bit of happy about the place. (Like my recent flat peach discovery for example... who knew?)

Hell, it might even be a gorge new dress or just a hot guy in a muscle vest...

Dresses, stripes and strong men all welcome here.

Dresses, stripes and strong men all welcome here.

From here on in, My House Candy is a place to find sweet inspiration from within the muck and grime of every day business. Come to think of it, this reminds me of a prediction given to me by a fortune teller when I was just starting out in my career. He told me that life was a bit like putting my hand in a muddy puddle and pulling out a stone. He said if I rubbed it and rubbed it and rubbed it, I would eventually get a nugget of gold. 

Well I'm still rubbing folks, but the gypsy in me is happy to keep trying her luck.

Hope you will enjoy more frequent posts and find inspiration from my everyday musings. As always, I would love to hear from you in the comments section here or maybe we could hook up on Instagram, Twitter and Facebook @myhousecandy too? You will find the links on this page and below. 

Be lucky all.

Love Claire x

*Instinct tells me he goes by the name of Bullshit Bob.