Vignettes and the importance of faffing

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Do you love to “faff” at home? Faffing comes from “faffing about”, and means “to spend time in ineffectual activity” – so I guess that may be a little like wasting time…… Except I totally disagree. So today I am redefining faffing to mean, “spending mindful time putting pretty things together to see what they look like, taking photos of them and loading them to instagram, creating vignettes and tidying little nooks up.”
And this is incredibly important for your wellbeing.
Are you with me fellow faffers?
Here is some of my most recent faffing. I would love to see yours, or if you are up to any fabulous faffing this weekend, please do share!
shack glass vignette
 
rusty vignette
vignettes 2 (1 of 1)
bedroom 15 (1 of 1).jpg web
bedroom 20 (1 of 1)
 
etiquette vignette
walll hanging vignette
letter vignette
 
copper pillow vignette
hallway vignetter
fan vignette
 
shack vignette
bamboo stool vignette
bedroom vignette
May the faff be with you, have a wonderful weekend
Helen
xx
 
 

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46 Comments

  1. Kaye Woods on April 17, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    This week of “styling” I approached with some glee
    I mean- how hard could it be?
    Looks pretty simple in those magazines
    Making eye-catching little scenes.
    Not so easy, I must confess
    When my mantra is “more not less.”
    I thought the process would be so rewarding
    I could make vignettes out of all my hoarding!
    Well, despite trying with all my might
    Nothing I tried turned out right.
    In comparison with the experts, my compositions looked absurd
    I’ll let you judge for yourself- I call this Beaded Animals And Birds.
    However, with frustration I won’t be crying
    To perfect this art , I’ll keep on trying.
    But I’ve only used “vignette” four times- just thought I’d mention,
    If you don’t know what I’m referring to- you haven’t paid attention!
    When interest in my “arrangements” you show
    I’d like to proudly say-” It’s a vignette, don’t you know?”
    Well this one’s as unstylish as you could get
    I guess I haven’t nailed it yet!

  2. Recycled Interiors on April 17, 2015 at 6:02 pm

    great poem!! Kaye Woods πŸ™‚

  3. Julie Shinnick on April 17, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    I have interrupted my faffing to faff about on here for a bit…. hahaha

  4. Natalija V Jelicic on April 17, 2015 at 7:57 pm

    I’m such a faffer! Hahaha

  5. Joy Dobbins on April 17, 2015 at 9:11 pm

    You certainly had a successful day, “faffing about.” U0001f490

  6. Leanne McDonald on April 17, 2015 at 9:59 pm

    Oh my… So thats what I am… I’m a notorious faffer… And I love faffing about… Lol

  7. Jasmine Williams on April 17, 2015 at 10:09 pm

    Carolyn Williams I guess this is kinda like pottering…?!

  8. Megan Williams on April 17, 2015 at 10:22 pm

    Totally faffering understand you!

  9. Wendi Haynes on April 17, 2015 at 10:46 pm

    Yep…I faff…unashamedly πŸ™‚

  10. Melissa Jones on April 18, 2015 at 7:21 am

    I love faffing. I’ve got lots of faff spaces in my home.

  11. Brenda Hill on April 18, 2015 at 8:09 am

    I’m so happy to see so many other faffers out there!

  12. Stephy Cbl Kate on April 18, 2015 at 9:42 am

    Yep! Call me a faffer

  13. Pam Johnson on April 18, 2015 at 12:57 pm

    I love this definition. I would love to participate but, sadly, my life is too much work. But I do have time to sit back with a coffee and enjoy your faffing. So please keep it coming ☺️

  14. Armelle Ekollo on April 18, 2015 at 5:26 pm

    Is that what my hubby calls farthing around? I love that decided to make soy candles n bought stapples gun for je ne sais quoi … Another faffing project I guess …

  15. Elise Heather on April 18, 2015 at 8:00 pm

    I’ve always called it fluffing about! I find it so relaxing but to others it must seem so neurotic as I flit about from one corner of the house to another tidying and rearranging.

  16. Kristy Gaffey on April 19, 2015 at 9:09 am

    I faff most days… its my favourite past tkme xx

  17. Vikki Benoit on April 19, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    I love to faff! Keeps me away from ‘real’ housework.

  18. Norma May on April 20, 2015 at 5:35 am

    I am a faffer……but tried to do an Easter vignette and I think I have lost it!

  19. Yvonne Slattery on April 20, 2015 at 8:11 am

    I’m a total profaffinater U0001f601

  20. Coco Love Sheils on April 20, 2015 at 1:48 pm

    I could faff for Australia and podium

  21. Vanessa Webb on April 20, 2015 at 2:11 pm

    ” profaffinator”……love it Yvonne Slattery!

  22. Gail Rose on April 20, 2015 at 3:28 pm

    Today i am faffing in the original sense of the word. Still in pj’s at 3.26pm, not answered the phone and decided to not answer the door when someone knocked. Been sleeping most of the day even though i slept well enough last night. Hopefully tomorrow will see me with a paint brush in my hand trying to make up time!!

  23. Ronnie Van Kempen on April 20, 2015 at 5:02 pm

    I understand “faffing” but I never had the patience for it. I knew what I wanted, did it & that was it for me. I’m not very creative

  24. Vanessa Webb on April 20, 2015 at 6:21 pm

    That’s okay Ronnie Van Kempen…..some of us like to Faff…..some of us don’t ……I get that πŸ˜‰

  25. Susan Wood on April 20, 2015 at 6:26 pm

    I have always called it ‘pottering’ but can change to ‘faffing’. It is a great pastime.

  26. Vanessa Webb on April 20, 2015 at 6:36 pm

    Ha yes Sue ….. There are a few words for it ……..

  27. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    Susan Wood I also love pottering! Very similar things πŸ™‚

  28. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:55 pm

    lol!! Megan Williams πŸ˜‰

  29. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    love it! Yvonne Slattery:)

  30. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:56 pm

    mine too Kristy Gaffey

  31. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    that is totally cool Ronnie Van Kempen agreed with Vanessa Webb

  32. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    hilarious! Coco Love Sheils

  33. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:57 pm

    calling it! Stephy Cbl Kate πŸ™‚

  34. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    I think those days are needed Gail Rose

  35. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    faffers unite! Natalija V Jelicic

  36. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:58 pm

    lots of us!! Brenda Hill

  37. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    good job! Wendi Haynes

  38. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    maybe it was the chocolate!! Norma May

  39. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 6:59 pm

    perfectly faffabulous! Melissa Jones πŸ™‚

  40. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    we will faff for you! Pam Johnson

  41. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:00 pm

    oh yes another great word! Armelle Ekollo

  42. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    ha! Yes Leanne McDonald!

  43. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:01 pm

    definitely not neurotic Elise Heather it is a form of creativity faff away!

  44. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    hilarious!! Julie Shinnick

  45. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    yes the boring parts! Vikki Benoit

  46. Recycled Interiors on April 20, 2015 at 7:02 pm

    thank you! Joy Dobbins

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