Friday, 20 May 2011

Our home

A few weeks ago I posted on our new tiles in our kitchen and how they'd made such a difference to our pretty cheapo Ikea units.

So I thought it was about time I posted a few more pictures of our house since the renovation last year.
I think part of the reason I've been so reluctant to put pictures up is that, as all projects go, ours is still a work in progress and the 1970s caramel bathroom suite is definitely testament to that. But, as my mother keeps reminding me, I'm not sure we'll ever really be fully-finished so here are a few of my favourite bits of our place!

In case you might be interested, the jars are Ikea, the jar labels are Dille and Kamille, the heart milk jug is Emma Bridgewater, and the toaster is Dualit.


The ceramic tiles are Rob Ryan, the cook books are Jamie Oliver, Donna Hay and Bill Granger.

Vintage vase, and candle holder by Emma Bridgewater again.

The Barcelona chair is a copy, the Roger Moore print was Getty Images, and the lamp was TK Maxx.





The blue glass wave vase was my Granma's and some of my favourite books.



The Italian advertising print was from our honeymoon in Italy, the lamp is very cheap Asda [!], the sofa is Laura Ashley, and the cushion from Designer's Guild, the small ceramic lamp was BHS.


A vintage Vogue cover with some pictures of my Granma Betty and her sister Beryl.

This our guest bedroom, the print is from the National Railway Museum, the anglepoise was £3 from a boot sale, and the bedside table was from a charity shop and I changed the handles.

Another cute vintage travel poster from the National Railway Museum.

The 60s mirror was a few pounds from a charity shop, the lamp was Red Direct, and the vintage perfume bottles are all Liberty.

My striped carpet runner and favourite bargain-find, my £8 reclaimed door, and Red Direct stripy dog.

A Rob Ryan card in an Ikea frame.

Laura Ashley and Designers Guild again, with a vintage foot stool with hand embroidered tapestry top.




Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Etsy illustrator Katie Daisy


I've just spent a couple of hours blog-surfing. I usually do it when my husband is away on business as it is a very anti-social past-time! I click through from blog-link through to others to discover new and inspiring sites that I haven't found before, it's just amazing what is out there and I'll definitely be posting a few links in the future to some of my recent finds.

I wanted to share another great Etsy artist, Katie Daisy, who is in Asheville in the US. Her beautiful pictures are inspired by nature and bring whimsical touches and vivid colour together with modern design.

Beautiful - hope you like her work too. Let me know if you have any favourite Etsy shops.





Saturday, 14 May 2011

Top Shop charm bracelets


Had to post these as they are my recent purchase from Top Shop. Small, bright and simple, I love these great charm bracelets. I've seen similar styles on-line for alot more money so I think the more affordable version is such a great idea.

Saturday, 7 May 2011

Vintage labels



A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of a vintage-style lemonade bottle - I was inspired to find more vintage labels and last week got lucky at a car boot sale.

Boot sales are abit of an addiction of mine - some of my favourite things have been discovered after a good rummage. The best finds are from the lovely old ladies that are clearing out their attics, like my fab angle-poise lamp that I found for £3!

The bobbins and tea tin were from the boot sale, but the beautiful vintage perfume bottle was from Liberty and the wrapping paper was from Foyles.

The pictures were also inspired by my blogging teacher Leslie Shewring at A Creative Mint
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