Category Archives: HomeGoth

The Smallest Castle in England Is For Sale And It’s Adorable

I know, the first thing you think of when someone says the word ‘castle’ is grandeur, turrets, moats, opulence and vast halls.
Maybe some dolls, if you’ve been keeping an eye on the market.

Well, this one does has a turret. But just one.  Singular.

Meet ‘Molly’s Lodge’, a Grade II Listed castle that sits on a 0.61 acre plot of land near the village of Long Compton in Warwickshire, England.

Molly’s Lodge was built by the famous British architect, Edward Blore, in the 1830s. Photo: Savills, Banbury, Property Consultants.

It’s adorable.

Check out these interior photos:

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Turn your indoor staircase into an indoor slide!

I didn’t have stairs in my home growing up, but I remember tobogganing down my friends stairs on foam mattresses.  On your bottom, on your back, on your stomach… stairs were a multitude of fun…  until someone got a carpet burn or landed too hard on a particularly pointy stair.  Trisha Cleveland on Quirky has come up with an alternative to bumpy, potentially unsafe rides down the stairs.  SlideRider turns an indoor staircase into an indoor slide.

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Amazing Gothic finds on Gumtree

The local classifieds are always an amazing place for unique finds, and as I’m on the prowl for things for my new house I’m seeing more and more gothic items on Gumtree, the Australian version of Craig’s List/Classifieds.

But since I only have so much space in my house, I thought I’d share some of these finds with you in case you might want to take some of the pretties home.

I mean…

What am I going to do with a Vintage Medical Autopsy Table?  Who knows, but it’s gorgeous and it’s for sale in Sydney, NSW.

Vintage industrial medical gothic autopsy table found on gumtree amazing goth home decor finds

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Why people always paint their walls cream.

My Gentleman and I bought a house!
It’s our very own!  Words cannot convey my excitement and happiness that it’s finally happened.

Yippeee!
Squeee!

We can do whatever we want to it.  No more rental inspections or removable stick-on picture hooks for us.  No more bland walls or neutral coloured carpets.
But I’m so excited by all the possibilities that it’s literally paralysed me from doing anything to customise it.

I’m stuck.

Purely because I can do EVERYTHING, I’ve done nothing.

I’ve got swathes of ideas.  Pinterest boards full of inspiration.

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Castle for Sale, but what’s inside?

Ever dreamed of owning your very own castle?
For many Australian Goths, like me, this has always been an impossible dream, but hold on to your parasols people: There’s one for sale!

Sunshine Coast Bli Bli Castle is for sale JesterNoir
And what a castle!

The advertisement describes it as:
“A stand out landmark in this location this Norman style Castle, with medieval additions, complete with moat, turrets, towers and drawbridge is totally unique in Australia.” – The ‘For Sale’ ad.

Have a look at their page and you’ll see the usual span of propaganda images of families with their children happily pointing at nothing, outside panoramas and their ‘come have your wedding here’ photos, but nothing that shows you what’s inside.

Which leads me to the reason for our chat now…

Last year, I was honoured to be a part of my friend’s wedding, held at this exact castle.   It’s beautiful and so gorgeous.. but inside it’s unlike any other castle I’ve ever seen.  It’s odd that they don’t have photos on the ad of what’s actually inside, but once you see mine I guess you’ll understand why.

Whilst the bride and groom were having their photos taken after the wedding, we snuck off and explored the castle unaccompanied and unhindered.  So here’s what we found hidden inside…

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Octopus everything! 8 Cephalopods for your home.

I just adore Cephalopods.  Octopuses,  squid,  cuttlefish…  They’re all just brilliant.  Here’s a eight ways we can have octopus decor in our very own homes. SeeWhatIDidThere

Since I’m on a quest to customise my home to be anything but boring, I though I’d bring you along for the ride with the fun yet functional things I find.  Sometimes these will be affordable, sometimes not, sometimes it depends on what your definition of ‘affordable’ is and how far your purse strings go.  I’m saving to buy a home, so the answer for me is not very far, but a girl can dream and I can certainly peruse the beauties…

Let’s start at the front door…

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GothKitchen roundup: top 10 awesome knifeboards

In my never ending quest to fill my home with things that put the fun in FUNctional, I’ve been looking at knifeblocks.
Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeboard has to look like everyone else’s? I’ve found a few that cut the mustard, if you’ll excuse the expression, so here’s a countdown of my top 10 knifeblocks, including the one that currently graces my kitchen bench!

 

10. The Centurion Knife block.

Knifeboards are a great way to hold all your knives in one place and avoid accidentally cutting off phalanges, but who says your knifeblock has to look like everyone else's? Call them 'Novelty,' 'FUNctional,' 'Offbeat,' whatever you like really, but I call them awesome. P.s. Check out the Star Wars one and the Human Head!
The Centurion in action.

This fun knifeblock is a DIY from Instructables, with all the instructions to make your own. I love projects like this, but for those less woodwork-inclines you can probably find one that someone has made on Etsy or on Amazon.

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