My Mum has had her Hunter wellies for twelve years, and she loves them. She isn’t horsey, so they’re predominantly her daily dog-walking boots, but they’ve served her well.
And last week, they split!
We’re working on getting her a new pair of boots, but she was still super sad that this beloved pair had come to the end of their time. So I made a suggestion.
Mum and Dad live in a beautiful old converted barn that they bought derelict and designed from scratch, themselves. (Perhaps that’s a blog post for the future!) It’s such a characterful property, with original beams, brickwork, flagstone flooring and everything country. So, I suggested that we make a feature of her old boots, by repurposing them, rather than just throwing them away.
Now, I am not at all green fingered, so the gardeners amongst you will probably want to plant up real flowers, but for the purpose of this exercise, we decided to go for artificial hydrangeas in warm reds, peaches and neutrals, to match the interior of the barn.
If you’re from my neck of the woods, Byfords in Marks Tey has an amazing selection of artificial flowers, but for anywhere else in the country, Homesense usually have some great options, too.
I absolutely love the result of this little experiment!! I think they make the perfect ornament and conversation piece. Especially for this type of country home.
Now I just need some old boots to recreate the look in my own house.