Posts Tagged ‘Blogs’

SEPTEMBER – THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

SEPTEMBER - THE FIRST TASTE OF AUTUMN

Cosy colours and light layers mixed with thick sweaters, satin dresses with checked over coats. Collecting favourite comfort recipes and noting them down. Gathering logs together to keep the winter fire burning. Trying out a new homemade beauty regime to save Autumn skin. Making the most of chillier and rainy days indoors with my four […]


A CALMING COLLECTION

A CALMING COLLECTION

Just take a look at these amazing pictures of an installation at the store Merci, in Paris, taken about a year ago by katie merchant of Thank you Ok. Maybe a few good ideas here of what I can do with all that vintage lace I’m hoarding? I adore all the soft colours and different textures here. […]


SEATTLE SWEETHEART

SEATTLE SWEETHEART

Introducing my latest blog of the week Elephantine. A peaceful place curated by Seattle based Rachel Ball, who lives with her husband and pets Rufus and Bodhi. A fellow lover of simple, pretty things and also it seems, just as baffled at keeping a house plant alive as me. (I am down to one thirsty looking […]


TO BE UP IN THE HILLS

Just look at these bowls full of goodness from Sarah Yates of A House in the Hills, my blog of the week, new to me, found via Pinterest. I love the recipes on this lovely blog, written by Sarah about her life with photographer Lou Mora and their two dogs Ruca and Eleanor in Los Angeles. These wholesome meals are […]


10 DAYS

10 DAYS

Only ten more days then I am back to my little seaside town, full time cat amuser, attentive sister/wife and kitchen extraordinaire. I will bake, tidy, make and most of all POST. I am having real fun up here in Soho, but will be so happy to Summer in Hastings. With the odd trip to […]


EASTER BAKING

EASTER BAKING

Cold grey and miserable outside. But indoors the table is littered with chocolate egg pieces and pretty foil scraps, to cosy up this dull spring day I’m sharing my favourite page from Melina Hammer’s feature in latest issue of Lamu Slenis “Llamas’ valley” Magazine. I know cranberries are out of season but this simple recipe could […]


COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

COOK BAKE EAT, KITCHEN GARDEN MARKET

I am so excited about todays blog of the week. Just beginning, Lovely food is a new blog started by Charlotte, who you may already know from Anknel and Burblets.If not? That’s two wonderful new places to spend a quiet morning or afternoon. I can’t wait to see Charlotte’s photography and kitchen talents fully blossom side by […]


A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL

A LITTLE BIT OF EVERYTHING BEAUTIFUL

A toasted coconut and liquorice lion, butterflies in boxes, an eclectic home style and the most captivating Vimeo collection created with her husband. Just a few of the wonderful things you will discover over at Julie Shoe’s blog i-Swan. You may have seen her videos before over at Kinfolk?All images Julie Shoe


BANGIN’ BETTIES

BANGIN' BETTIES

I hope you are having a lovely weekend so far? I am at the end of a very chilly day hiding under a blanket, just popping out for a for a friends birthday, not sure how long I will last out there, soooo cold. I know we have the least of it here and I […]


DAY 4 THE LACE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

DAY 4 THE LACE ONE #MATCHBOXADAY

Day 4. The lace one, eleven small samples from my collection of vintage lace adorn the tea dyed pages of a tiny concertina style book, each sample is numbered and stitched to the paper. The outside and drawer of the box are painted to look slightly aged, topped with brown card, a gilt edged vintage […]


NEW SEASONS NEW PAINT

NEW SEASONS NEW PAINT

The colour and carnival of Summer are far behind us now, and I love to change my pin board with the seasons, I keep a good stock of Farrow and Ball tester pots in my work room so my faithful old inspiration board can have a makeover every now and then. This season I have […]


A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

A LITTLE BIT OF SOMETHING FANCY

So as you know I collect and keep magazine pages by the bundle, and thought I would actually try out some of the things from the pages that I keep. My first trial is Fairy bread, usually seen served at children’s parties in New Zealand and Australia. It was featured in the last issue of Oh […]


GIANT BOWS, PAINTED TREES AND PERFECT STITCHES

GIANT BOWS, PAINTED TREES AND PERFECT STITCHES

Are you all ready? Any presents left to buy? Things to make? I just need to finish my last batch of ginger and rum candies, get the dinner shop done and then hope I haven’t forgotten anything! Why not take five minutes to yourself, have a cup of tea and have a look at some […]


PRETTY PACKAGES AND URBAN GARDENS GIVEAWAY

PRETTY PACKAGES AND URBAN GARDENS GIVEAWAY

A garden or some outside space has been on our wishlist for some time now, so when I received this urban garden collection from Kate at One of a kind, I popped them straight on the mantle piece and jewellery hanger, a tiny forest of lilac and green linen trees, each with a sweet printed recycled […]


GIFTED MAGAZINE

GIFTED MAGAZINE

Okay Okay, so I am back online, I was checking in on FB and crossed over to twitter where I caught the buzz about Ez’s (wonderful writer of Creature Comforts) beautiful Gifted Magazine-Holiday Gift Guide for 2011. So I had to share a few pages with you, to be truthful it was pretty hard to […]


EDIBLE HAND WARMERS

EDIBLE HAND WARMERS

Just popping in to wish you a happy weekend and share a link to the beautiful Dessert for Breakfast blog and Stephanie’s lovely recipe for Cheddar and Apple hand pies. I love the cosy pictures and this recipe sounds delicious. So we will definitely be trying it out. Might even try another batch with pear, walnut […]


SUNDAY WALKING

SUNDAY WALKING

Sorry I haven’t been around the last few days, I have been feeling sorry for myself with a painful lower back, pulled years ago (too much heavy lifting, over exertion, and possibly/definitely some drunken stumbling thrown in) but it’s currently having a nasty revival that is not fun. Today after a couple of days rest […]


MUSIC MONDAY

MUSIC MONDAY

Just popping in to say goodnight and share the link to my Autumn playlist post featured on the lovely Wayside Violet today. Thank you Jessica x All images from google of the artists listed over at Wayside Violet x


THE PERFECT LINEN BAG

THE PERFECT LINEN BAG

You really can’t even see the true beauty of this slouchy handprinted linen bag from Bookhou at Home, as it lies on my kitchen table. After this picture I transferred all my daily things straight into it and threw it on my shoulder. It is just the perfect day bag, light, beautiful, handmade, soft leather strap, […]


NEXT SUMMER

NEXT SUMMER

Yes yes, I know what I said but then when I got home my inbox was filled up with all these pretty things so first up, the latest images from the Ikea styling blog Livet Hemma. Casual garden dining and a beautiful room to retreat to after, this is what I want to have next Summer. […]


MARRY TOGETHER

MARRY TOGETHER

It is our 3rd anniversary tomorrow and for the first time we are not travelling as the tigers are still only small and we do wish to move if possible later this year so saving is a high priority, I can just see my husband shaking his head at this, as saving is not one […]


BEAUTIFUL BANNERS

BEAUTIFUL BANNERS

Hello you, I had a wonderful time at Liberty’s yesterday, finally meeting Holly from Decor8 and catching up with Lynne, Caroline and Karine. It was brilliant to learn how the book Decorate came to be and it was very interesting to hear about the creative process involved, the nicest surprise was to discover how funny […]


EASTER INSPIRATION

EASTER INSPIRATION

A little Easter inspiration for you today and I bet you would never guess these images were from Ikea’s swedish blog Livet Hemma.


FEBRUARY SECRET ADDRESS BOOK 2011

FEBRUARY SECRET ADDRESS BOOK 2011

Midweek already! This is the year to make sure we visit friends and family more, the days flew by so quickly in 2010 and before I knew it, had only seen them a handful of times. Busy days, different schedules and the minefield that is being a grown up with bills to pay and work […]