flower days

COLOUR JOY WITH BRIGHT BAZAAR THE BOOK

COLOUR JOY WITH BRIGHT BAZAAR THE BOOK

Colour is your friend – great words to remember! Today I am super excited to share some beautiful pages from the bright, colourful and most definitely fun new book – Bright Bazaar by Will Taylor. As a girl who is mostly fond of a grey and white palette, I do enjoy colour immensely and it […]


WEEKEND PURSUITS AND RECENT DAYS

WEEKEND PURSUITS AND RECENT DAYS

Just lately our days have been so filled, I rarely sit still long enough to recount them, so I thought I would post some of the things I have been up to and places we have visited. A candlelit blues night with amazing food and even better company, that one of my oldest friends puts […]


SPRING HOME MAKEOVER WITH LAURA ASHLEY

SPRING HOME MAKEOVER WITH LAURA ASHLEY

Happy Friday to you, the weekend is almost upon us and I have been enjoying our home and garden under rays of glorious sunshine these past few days. With some favourite items from the new Laura Ashley Spring collection, I have filled my home and garden with fresh florals and created a shaded reading spot under […]


EASTER INSPIRATION FOR HOME AND GARDEN

EASTER INSPIRATION FOR HOME AND GARDEN

 A little bit of Easter inspired fun today, pastel colours and pretty decorations for Spring parties and outdoor gatherings. Invite your friends over for egg hunts and garden picnics, paint your fingers and toes with sugared almond coloured polish or snuggle up with a bunny cushion. You can find all these lovely things and more […]


THE HOUSE GARDENER – BLOG BOOK TOUR

THE HOUSE GARDENER - BLOG BOOK TOUR

Hello and happy midweek, I am back with images from a lovely new book for you. We have been garden owners for one whole year on the 5th of April. With a bit more outdoor space than were aiming for - The Balcony Gardener – Isabelle Palmer has been a great inspiration as we’ve tackled balcony sized areas […]


VINTAGE TREASURES AT BUTLERS EMPORIUM

VINTAGE TREASURES AT BUTLERS EMPORIUM

A vintage collector with a stylists eye, my dear friend Rose is the owner of Butlers Emporium in Hasting Old Town ( I used to work there), some of you have visited on your travels to East Sussex – (one lovely lady popped in on her travels to Paris from Japan to collect a mirror […]


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S FOR SPRING

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY'S FOR SPRING

I am absolutely loving Spring this year, possibly more than I ever have before, could it be because I have a garden that is slowly waking up? Maybe it is also something to do with coming out of the other side of all the rain and gales with our roof still attached (just), anyway today […]


WEALDEN TIMES MIDSUMMER FAIR GIVEAWAY

WEALDEN TIMES MIDSUMMER FAIR GIVEAWAY

A little weekend treat for you today, the sweet peeps over at Wealden Times have given me two sets of tickets to their lovely Midsummer Fair to give away. Set in the beautiful Hole Park Estate, I will be there too, soaking up the sun, the atmosphere, watching the bunting in the breeze and cramming scones piled […]


LITTLE LAVENDER SCENTED PILLOWS

LITTLE LAVENDER SCENTED PILLOWS

Morning! Little shop update as I am full of the joys of Spring – my handmade lavender bags are filled with dried Yorkshire blooms and they have a cushion style back so the rose printed muslin sachets inside can be removed and refilled when the scent finally fades x back in a bit!


BRIGHT AND SUNNY SPRING JEWELLERY BOX DIY

BRIGHT AND SUNNY SPRING JEWELLERY BOX DIY

Hello Wednesday people, how are you? We have been enjoying the sunshine here, although it seems to have disappeared for now, so that means I don’t feel guilty about abandoning the garden chores to settle inside at my table and make something pretty. This week I have been repurposing an old cigar box into a […]


DECORATE WITH FLOWERS – BLOG BOOK TOUR

DECORATE WITH FLOWERS - BLOG BOOK TOUR

Hello, and happy Tuesday to you, I am super excited to be sharing these pages and pretty project from blogger/write/stylist Holly Becker of decor8 and designer/stylist Leslie Shewring‘s lovely new book – Decorate with Flowers. I have been very inspired by all the sunshine and good weather just lately and that has sent me on a cut […]


INTRODUCING EBAY COLLECTIONS

INTRODUCING EBAY COLLECTIONS

Hunting for and selling treasure has become quite a pastime of ours since we moved to a bigger home, and eBay has proved to be the best place to peddle our vintage home wares, source high street brand decor bargains and find that coat I was coveting from Zara last season but didn’t find in […]


A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

 A LOBSTER & SWAN BIRTHDAY CELEBRATION

Hello to you, it seems it’s Monday again and so soon. Yesterday marked a special day for me and L&S as it was my 7th blogging birthday! I usually completely bypass this event – not intentionally – maybe just one of the hazards of being an Aquarius – but as I am partial to the […]


BODEN SPRING AND SUMMER PATTERN FRENZY

BODEN SPRING AND SUMMER PATTERN FRENZY

The gardens in my neighbourhood are all slowly coming alive – Crocuses Tulips, Daffodils and Irises are all about to bloom, so I am going to try and add some of that colour magic via Boden into my wardrobe this year. I know I have harping on about neutrals and grey forever, but I have […]


LIVING LIFE BEAUTIFULLY – CHRISTINA STRUTT

LIVING LIFE BEAUTIFULLY - CHRISTINA STRUTT

Afternoon midweekers! I have a beautiful treat for all lovers of faded florals and washed linen today, these images are from the new and eighth book - Living life Beautifully - by creative director of Cabbages & Roses Christina Strutt. When I saw the images it was tough to cut down from using them all, but I hope […]


SPRING RTW – DETAILS I LOVE – AND FLOWERS

SPRING RTW - DETAILS I LOVE - AND FLOWERS

Friday already, and a week from my last post, so sorry, I have been doing hands on things instead of internet things. But today the sun is out in full effect and I think I will take a bus ride and buy some fresh flowers for my bedside table. Along with floral dreaming I have […]


RAINY DAY CRAFTING – LIBERTY FABRIC MOBILE

RAINY DAY CRAFTING - LIBERTY FABRIC MOBILE

Don’t worry I haven’t gone completely mid century modern and forgotten my fascination with florals and all things pretty. While the grey clouds gathered outside my windows today, I had a rummage through my bowl of Liberty fabric to find some pieces that would be the right size to make colourful rain drops. I have […]


DECOR SOURCEBOOK – RETRO WALLPAPER!

Patterned wallpaper is having a massive revival as I am sure you are aware! But with more patterns than you can quite get your head around available and price tags running up in to the hundreds, when a friend asked me where to get vintage style papers from, I thought I should also share them […]


WINTER MAGIC – A WOODLAND INDOORS

WINTER MAGIC - A WOODLAND INDOORS

I just know this month is going to fly by quicker than any other, so I need to get cracking if we are to create a winter wonderland at home this year. A Christmas without pine needles sticking in our feet is in order and it is looking hopeful with these finds. As we have […]


THE LANDSCAPE I CRAVE

THE LANDSCAPE I CRAVE

Hello, how have you been?! Sorry for the silence, I have been away working all last week in a pop up store and bar for London Cocktail week. Now exhausted and sick with a horrible cold I spent yesterday in bed with my kitties and many cups of honey and lemon. Today I am semi […]


SIX THINGS ETSY – OCTOBER 2013

SIX THINGS ETSY - OCTOBER 2013

I have found six lovely things from Etsy to share with you this morning, hand made and delivered from all over the globe straight to your nest. 1. Stay Wild – limited edition giclee print – Helen Dardik, 2. Bay armchair – winter – Name Design Studio, 3. Blackbird singing - Vintage tin artwork – Hens Teeth, 4. Bohemian […]


PRETTY AS A PICTURE

PRETTY AS A PICTURE

If budget were no object or I needed a head turning coat or two, more than a new bathroom suite then these blossom covered beauties would be coming home with me next Spring. Dolce and Gabbana RTW SS2014. All images Vogue.com


MISSING THE SEASONS ON MY MANTLE

MISSING THE SEASONS ON MY MANTLE

Hey! How was your weekend? Our new windows are in and the place is beginning to look a lot brighter now, although my mind is racing ahead and can visualise the end result, time and money decide how fast things can happen so we take every day as it comes. Living here is so much […]


COUTURE PRAIRIE BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER!

COUTURE PRAIRIE BOOK GIVEAWAY WINNER!

Hello to you on this fine and grizzly grey September Tuesday, I am popping in with the winner announcement of my Rachel Ashwell book giveaway with Ryland Peters Small and Cico Books. The proud new owner of this shabby inspiration bible is the lovely Katie of Annabella Whispers Photography! I am sure the book will give […]