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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 […]


ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM BATHING BEAUTY

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM BATHING BEAUTY

As our bathroom is the last room on the renovation list I am always looking for lovely bath time products to take my mind off the 90′s peach marbled tiles and claustrophobic shower cubicle that reside in there for now. These lovelies can all be found on my curated Etsy Page Bathing Beauty. Clockwise from top […]


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 […]


HEAVENLY SCENTS FOR HOME BODY AND SOUL

HEAVENLY SCENTS FOR HOME BODY AND SOUL

If you love a beautifully scented home and prefer natural products then you’ll wanna keep reading, working from home most days means I have to find a balance between work, play, renovations and chores, and being out here in the sticks I find it easy to be here for a several days at a time […]


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 […]


ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM NATURAL HOME

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM NATURAL HOME

This weeks four lovely Etsy things are perfect for a simple and calm interior, all from my curated Natural Home page. Clockwise from top left - Alphabet of Endangered Species in the British Isles – Present and Correct, Stonewashed Linen Coverlet / Bedspread in Natural Flax – Knock Knock Linen, Feather stick cat toy – The 9 Life and End […]


WHAT’S ON YOUR SIDEBOARD?

WHAT'S ON YOUR SIDEBOARD?

A little sideboard fun with Mrs Eliot books this morning. I love rediscovering treasure from when I started blogging so long ago, being online so much, with so many things to inspire and pull you in different directions, I have mislaid many links and pages that I enjoy, so it was a real treat when […]


RECORD THE DAY 25-26-27 02-2014

RECORD THE DAY 25-26-27 02-2014

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM COLOUR JOY

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM COLOUR JOY

This weeks happy and colourful four from Etsy are all from my Colour Joy page. Bright things to cheer your days – for necks, walls and crafting x Clockwise from top left - Wood and Brass Geometric Leather Necklace – Boo and Boo Factory, Liberty Fabric Pink and Turquoise Selection – Alice Caroline Supply, Cat Temporary Tattoo: […]


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 […]


HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

HAPPY VALENTINES DAY

Some vintage Lobster and Swan images for you today, from some of my old posts. The £5 turquoise chair is still a treasured item! Hope you are having fun whatever you are up to on the day of Love x


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – FEBRUARY EDITION

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – FEBRUARY EDITION

Wet windy and worse than ever, there is a moat around our house, but we haven’t slid into the sea yet and the roof is still attached. As you can imagine – with all this grey, gloom and giant puddles I’ve not much felt like leaving the cabin, instead I have been seeking out more […]


HANDMADE VINTAGE VALENTINE ART BOXES

HANDMADE VINTAGE VALENTINE ART BOXES

Hello! Happy Saturday to you, I am just about to embark on steaming a wood chip ceiling and ripping up a cheap laminate floor! But before that I just wanted to share a little shop update. Some of my handmade vintage wooden matchbox Valentines are listed and ready to be posted to romantics all over […]


TEN HANDMADE VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS

TEN HANDMADE VALENTINES GIFT IDEAS

The most loved and (hated by some) day of the year is fast approaching. I like Valentines day as I am a romantic and I’m not talking roses, rings and chocolates – although a heart shaped box of anything does make me smile – I see it as an excuse to make gifts for friends […]


ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM PRECIOUS METALS

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM PRECIOUS METALS

A day late but that’s just how my week is going! Lots of exciting things happening with the Lobster and the Swan, but that’s all for other posts. Today I am here with yesterday’s fantastic four from my Etsy pages. Todays twinkles are from my page Precious Metals. Large Gold Paper Bowl – Up in […]


ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM DAZZLE ME

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM DAZZLE ME

This midweeks four items shared from my curated Etsy pages are from my Dazzle Me collection. Pretty things for everyday to hide in your jewellery box. Quartz oxidized silver earrings with Herkimer diamond – Bepart Studio, Waiting for Spring Pendant - Firuzan Göker, Gemstone Wrist Wraps – Luxe Divine and Prong-Set Rose Cut Natural Diamond Ring – Lex Luxe.


ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM NICELY NUDE

ETSY PAGES – FOUR FROM NICELY NUDE

This midweek means another fab four items shared from my curated Etsy pages, today they are all from my Nicely Nude collection. Today’s lovelies clockwise from top left are Jane – Leather Pouch in Cameo Pink - Gift Shop Brooklyn, Vanilla Buttercream Sugar Scrub Cubes – Oh Yum, Light pink brown floral cotton round pillow – Original Boutique, Typewriter Hello Card […]


MOLLIE MAKES – PAINTED LACE NECKLACE DIY

MOLLIE MAKES - PAINTED LACE NECKLACE DIY

Hello and happy weekend to you, just popping in to share some outtakes from the photos that I took for my Lace necklace DIY – featured in Mollie Makes Magazine this month. I was so excited to be asked to write an article and create something pretty. The fabric paint colours were mixed down to […]


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 […]


*HANDMADE BAUBLE – SHOP UPDATE*

*HANDMADE BAUBLE - SHOP UPDATE*

Afternoon to you! Swooping in with a quick post, just to let you now that I had four baubles left after my Christmas craft market, and a few people have asked about them so I have listed them over in the shop now! x


TURQUOISE AND GOLD PAPER AND SOAP

TURQUOISE AND GOLD PAPER AND SOAP

I have shared this shop before, but you may not have caught the posts, and as I just adore everything over in Brittany Campbell’s world – The Homeground, I am sharing the love again. Each of Brittany’s beautiful gemstones is carefully chosen for its colour and patina and I will always treasure the earrings I […]