Back today with more festive decorating ideas, now the winter wonderland for our bedroom is sorted, it’s time for our living room. We have not started proper renovations in here so time for one last Lobster & swan song before we head down the road to rustic-ville, with an explosion of girly pinks and golds. [...]
Good morning to you! The first week of December and after a rushed and frantic weekend of Christmas market fun, I am relaxing today within the pages of the lovely book – Nina Campbell Interiors. The book features the private homes of Nina’s clients and shares beautiful images (shot by Simon Brown) and solutions for adding detail, [...]
Happy Monday to you, I hope you had a beautiful weekend? We had a festive Saturday, a DIY Sunday and unpacked a few more boxes! Every day I open a new box and find more of the things I have made, yesterday I happily stumbled upon this little collection of miniature lace archives that I [...]
I hope you have had an enjoyable weekend? It’s already over a week since I last posted about these little peeps! An icy cold wind has been slowly gathering pace outside today, so I have stayed safely indoors adding the finishing touches to their boxes. The long awaited glittering tissue paper finally arrived last week (I [...]
Beautiful collections and inspired interiors in the latest pages of the lovely 91 Magazine. A little brightness in your life as these October days are already darker and drawing in sooner – All images 91 Magazine x
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 [...]
Hello again lovely Monday people. I am pinching myself, so that’s how I know this is really happening. Rachel Ashwell and Cico Books are kicking off their blog book tour today and starting it here with me on Lobster and Swan! I am so excited to share with you my favourites from all the stunning pictures and [...]
Ever dreamt of selling all you own and buying a home on wheels to travel in? Well that is the extreme dream that I sometimes have, normally when I have been on vacation and realise how easy it actually is to survive, even enjoy life with just a few essential belongings nearby. But if we [...]
I’m sure if it’s not already this will also be your new happy place too – Rifle Paper Co. This company has been an obsession of mine (and all who chance upon it), since I first discovered their personalised stationery a few years ago. Each new collection of beautifully created paper and home products by [...]
A little wander through St Leonards after a workout last week, led me past one of my favourite places, the The Stamp And Coin Shop in St Leonards-On-Sea, an unsung hero of a place, I think I may have mentioned it before, small and dark with bars at the windows, next door to a questionable free house. But [...]
Burnt to a crisp on a Wednesday, only to be sheltering from high winds and rain on Friday. Glad I have something new to read then. The book I am sharing this week is the lovely Green Kitchen by David Frenkiel and Luise Vindahl. This book brings together a collection of healthy family recipes from [...]
Who wants to embrace joyful relaxed living and cheerful surroundings? I bring you – A Place Called Home by Mr Jason Grant. A bright colourful new book filled with ideas for your home and garden. Jason shares his simple but valuable tips for creating relaxed fresh spaces, for a realistic un-fussy way of modern stylish living. [...]
There was a promise of 20°C today, and it is more grey and overcast then ever with a chilly breeze! So, may I suggest another beautiful book for reading? Visual Contrast by Tim Rundle is a colourful, practical book with some of the most striking images I have seen for ages. Pages that will guide you [...]
Hello there, I hope you have had a lovely start to your long weekend. Just lately I have been sent a beautiful selection of books, so have to decided Fridays will be the day I share my favourite ones with you. I am a little late this week, as we have had lots of tradesmen [...]
Happy Friday! Digging around at home, trying to keep only the essentials in the rooms we are using, (the essentials being about twenty boxes full of craft materials piled high up the walls and a boot fairs worth of junk strewn about the place ready for a weekend of selling). Well, anyway, I found my [...]
Just finished, this Summer Fiesta Confetti Wreath is for my Etsy shop, it’s a little sunshine for another grey day, and my first update in a while. I am slowly sorting and getting my online life back on track, my poor neglected shop has been brightened up and there will be lots of pretty supplies and packs [...]
Stay inside and read an amazing book. Having received a review copy of A Life Less Ordinary last week, I am overjoyed to have it’s lovely pages in my hands. When I say pair down, strip back and get a bit more masculine with our interior, this is what I mean. Still a bit feminine I know, but the boy wouldn’t [...]
Midweek quiet time this morning (after a blustery stormy night) found me browsing through all the back issues of the lovely Styled Magazine by Victoria Hudgins of A Subtle Revelry, and I found a few pages I think you will like. All images Styled Magazine.
Hey, I hope your weekend is going well so far. For two of you Saturday is about to get even better. Thanks so much to everyone who commented, shared and tweeted about my Craft book giveaway last weekend, your response was amazing. The winners are . . . . . for Pearl Lowe’s Vintage Craft – [...]
When the prettiest book of 2013 arrived in the mail last week, I was so excited, and wow, Selina Lake’s Pretty Pastel Style does not disappoint. It is filled from cover to cover with the loveliest pastel inspired interiors. Modern settings with new ideas and a dash of vintage all mixed in, bringing long neglected pastels [...]
So much Spring joy to be found within the delightful pages of the new Gatherings Magazine. Recipes, crafts, interiors, vintage resources, and all things for creative living, including these six pages for making a colourful hideaway by Annetta Bosacova. (p54-59) All images Gatherings Magazine.
Sunday, I settled down to devour properly the pages of ‘Romantic French Homes‘ by Lanie Goodman. With a new home to decorate on the cards, we are looking at all styles of interiors, and hoping to mix as many of our favourite elements together as we can when creating this exciting new chapter of our [...]
Sharing some Saturday joy in the form of my favourite feature from the Spring 2013 issue of Sweet Paul Magazine. A trip into the tender world of Violets by Dietlind Wolf, (pages 148-155). Recipes, crafts, sweet gifts and of course there is plenty more on the other 156 pages! All images Sweet Paul Magazine.
With Spring still refusing to show it’s face, I thought an inspiration board re-jig and creating some tissue paper decorations might cheer the place up. Some long awaited sunshine will have to burst through those gloomy clouds sooner or later, and when it does I’ll be ready! So with a ton of tissue paper, some [...]