Monday, 10 October 2011


I really want this cushion from Robin and Mould. All their stuff is great. Visit their blog and their shop.

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair

Judy's Affordable Vintage Fair came to Southampton on Sunday! It was excellent, check out the website for when it might be in a town or city near you. I can highly recommend it. All the traders were really friendly with great stalls, mainly clothes with some bits for the home, records, prints and lots of accessories. I got a tweed jacket and a red winter top, both at bargain prices!


Friday, 23 September 2011

I Heart Sagaform

The images say it all. Sagaform website or you can buy on Amazon.

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Matt Pugh Design

I have just discovered Matt Pugh courtesy of Mrs Eliot Books and his work is excellent. I have seen his owl in Heals already and lusted after it, his lamps are also very covetable, well it's all beautiful really!

See for yourself.

Tuesday, 13 September 2011

A post from Bloesem Living

I have just seen this August post over at Bloesem Living: Let's Get Personal in New Zealand with Ellen Giggenbach. I had to post some of the pictures, it is such a great home and the sort of place I aspire to - she has lots of colourful things, it is a visual feast for the eye! It has made my Tuesday so thank you Bloesem and Ellen Giggenbach! (Who I am now following and this is her website) Read all about her approach to her home over at the brilliant Bloesem blog.

Friday, 9 September 2011

Look at these cushions!

I really want one of these but at the mo they are out of stock! :o(

Available from Nikki McWilliams on Folksy. Found via the great blog I Like.

Also available, an assortment of delights!

Thursday, 8 September 2011

Charity Chic

I found this lady via Instagram, again I really like her approach to charity shop treasure! Here's her blog:

Charity Chic

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Jonathan Adler's first UK store!

I was very happy when I saw in Elle Decoration that Jonathan Adler is opening a store in London! I still won't be able to afford much of his stuff but at least I can go and look at it! It will be in Sloane Avenue in South Kensington and opens on 1st October. Hoorah. Here are a few pieces from his website that I particularly like. To quote him:

We believe minimalism is a bummer.

We believe you should throw out your Blackberry and go and pick some actual blackberries.

We believe that your home should make you happy.

Thursday, 1 September 2011


I really like the enthusiasm of Leona on the Thrift-ola website, she is brilliant! To quote her:

"Thrift-ola is the thrifting and crafting adventure I’ve always dreamt of.  For most my life I’ve dressed and decorated my home with odd stuff found at a flea market, charity shop, jumble, car boot sale, junk yard, swap party, church bazaar – any place peddling second hand goods. I love the look and feel of old things, I feel an immense satisfaction when spotting the Made in England stamp but mostly I just don’t like having the same stuff as everyone else."

I agree! Especially with the last line. Have a look round her site, it's very good and it looks great! (Images are of items for sale on her site.)

Biscuit tins, apples and more...

Recently I have been... wrapping apples in newspaper and packing them into wooden trays. We have 3 apple trays and they are overflowing with apples! In the last 24 hours, approx. 30 fell off the trees, this is a normal day and these are the apples we have to throw away! We plan to make cider and I am going to try cooking them tonight even though they are eating apples. Does anyone have any good apple recipes?

I also recently bought some brilliant biscuit tins from Marks & Spencer - one in the shape of a large jammy dodger and the other in the shape of a large bourbon. I bought a custard cream one last year and am v pleased they have brought out more! I thought it was possibly just me who was weirdly excited by this but when I posted photos on Instagram, I got a very excited response from fellow Instagramers! Who'da thought?

Some more recent Instagram pics below (one showing a small brass mouse I bought for a bargain price on eBay recently!)

Thursday, 18 August 2011

Gemma Correll

Gemma Correll is a talented and witty illustrator - the first piece of artwork I saw was her Pugs Not Drugs t shirt, then I stumbled upon her via Instagram! Check her out here:

Friday, 29 July 2011


I am officially addicted to Instagram! Every day I try to take one or two photos to keep up my feed of daily observations, I think it's like Twitter but with pictures. I feel like I've got new 'friends' in my fellow Instagramers, I can't recommend it enough if you've got an iPhone and a compulsion to take pictures!

Friday, 8 July 2011

Chunky Knitted Loveliness

These knitted baskets are LOVELY. They are by Ferm Living which can be found on the 95% Danish website. As for the cushions, they are even better. They are so tactile, I think that varying textures in a room is very important - I have always had a bit of a 'thing' about cork too (coaster featured below is also by Ferm Living). I bought a cork lampshade by Habitat a few years ago when I moved into my first flat - my mum said she thought it had come with the flat - which was previously owned by a lovely old lady who had a penchant for floral borders (one in EVERY room including a particularly delightful one in the kitchen featuring bowls of fruit)! Charming.

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