Posts Tagged ‘christmas’

*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


TINY GLASS AND GLITTER WORLDS FOR THE TREE

TINY GLASS AND GLITTER WORLDS FOR THE TREE

Old photographs I have been collecting for years have found new homes, inside these tiny glitter and twig decorated glass worlds. I have been meaning to make something like this for so long and this year I have been lucky enough to find time to get a few creative projects finished. I love imagining stories […]


CHRISTMAS MERMAIDS AND RUSSIAN BAUBLES

CHRISTMAS MERMAIDS AND RUSSIAN BAUBLES

Hello and happy Monday to you. We had a lovely weekend, in Rye on Saturday and Hastings Old Town on Sunday, soaking up some December sunshine and spoiling ourselves by eating breakfast out two days in a row. We scoured all the antique and junk shops for bedside tables, I found a bargain £7.50 number that […]


SPARKLE AND BLUSH WITH LAURA ASHLEY

SPARKLE AND BLUSH WITH LAURA ASHLEY

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. […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 WILD LIFE

GIFT GUIDE 2013 WILD LIFE

A walk in my local woods was inspiration for todays gift guide. Gathering pinecones and watching the birds, then home for some spiced tea to warm up. Mary Cushion – Also Home, Audrey Enjoy’s Her Cup of Tea Giclée Print - Ez Pudewa,   Keep and Cut String Stand – Catesby’s. Lucien Tea Light Holder – […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 GOLD LEAF

GIFT GUIDE 2013 GOLD LEAF

Now for some Friday shimmer, it was only a matter of time before the full on sparkle and glitter happened, so here are my favourite independent boutique and high street finds with extra twinkle x Large Tissue Paper Pom Pom – Pipii, Georgette Trim Sequin Dress – Jigsaw, Glass Baubles – Toast. Glass Gold Pear […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 SUGARED ALMOND

GIFT GUIDE 2013 SUGARED ALMOND

All the colours of a jar of Sugared Almonds with added lace, fur, sparkle and pastels. Delicate gifts for dainty girls. Lavender Tassel Trace Cushion – Anthropologie, trEATs by April Carter – Hardie Grant Books, Pip Studio Khaki Jug – Simply Chic. Small Cone Light – Let it Reign, Pair of Shabby Chic Dining Chairs – Mia […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 HOLLY BERRY

GIFT GUIDE 2013 HOLLY BERRY

    Holly berry bright reds are cheering my cheeks in todays gift guide. Any Hastings locals will love to know that Butlers Emporium in George Street are selling a selection of these most delicious Melt candles in different scents while stocks last xxx Pickle Jar Lamp – Rose & Grey, The Go-Getter Art Print – Janet Hill […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 MAN KIND

GIFT GUIDE 2013 MAN KIND

I hope you had a lovely weekend? Yesterday was a little crazed around here, but I did have time to put together this little collection of lovely things for the man or lady whisky drinker in your life x Dockwood by Jon McNaught – Nobrow, New York | JFK T-Shirt – Pilot & Capt, Bicycle Clips […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 COASTAL COSINESS

GIFT GUIDE 2013 COASTAL COSINESS

  Some peaceful relaxing colours in today’s gift guide, sea air, weathered wood, soothing scents and  lovely big pot for tea. I do love the combination of ochre and grey and had real fun curating this collection, I hope you enjoy the inspiration and follow the lovely links to see what else is available from […]


GIFT GUIDE 2013 WINTER BLUES

GIFT GUIDE 2013 WINTER BLUES

  I do love a festive trip to the high street, roasted nuts, mulled wine, twinkling lights and all the bustle, but way later in December, so if you have your eye on something online (especially if it is a vintage one off or handmade to order) it is best to get your ice skates […]


JUNK SHOP RESCUE FAIRY TREE TOPPER

JUNK SHOP RESCUE FAIRY TREE TOPPER

I found this little lady in a junk shop, wearing a ridiculous hat and a threadbare embroidered dress. All pinks and creams with german metal braid, she immediately caught my eye and I snapped her up for £2 knowing she would be the perfect angel to sit on the top of our Christmas tree this […]


STARTING EARLY WITH HANDMADE GIFTS

STARTING EARLY WITH HANDMADE GIFTS

A few weeks ago I had the pleasure of meeting the author of Junk Genius the lovely Juliette Goggin. It was a sunny Saturday and as we made our way through the twisting lanes out past Battle and into Ashburnham, we were welcomed by a smiling Juliette at her garden gate. Not being able to drive […]


AN ICY COLD WIND AND WINTER FAIRIES

AN ICY COLD WIND AND WINTER FAIRIES

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 […]


SATURDAY SPARKLES AND WINTER FAIRIES

SATURDAY SPARKLES AND WINTER FAIRIES

In amongst all the chaos of decorating, other projects, having no storage and still no work room, a little sparkling magic is happening, first started last Autumn I have finally gotten around to finishing my Winter Fairies. Now I just need to package them and they will appear on the almost bare shelves of my […]


THE PEOPLE THAT COULD LIVE ON YOUR TREE

THE PEOPLE THAT COULD LIVE ON YOUR TREE

Hello! I’m writing today from my sofa, tucked up with a cat and an endless stream of christmas themed programmes on the box, I have a cold but am hoping it’s going to leave soon. After a week of sold laughter with my mum and sisters in frosty Ireland, I returned to a DIY blitz […]


SWEET TIDINGS TO YOU X

SWEET TIDINGS TO YOU X

Hey you, I am popping in to wish you a lovely Christmas and a happy new year, I just want to say thanks for staying with me all year and for all your lovely thoughts, comments, gifts and friendship. This week I have been busy at the bustling shop and preparing for our first Christmas […]


SPARSELY SPARKLING

SPARSELY SPARKLING

Yesterday, excited but a little shaky after my tooth was taken out, we went to choose our tree at a lovely family owned farm out in the freezing cold. Usually a drawn out affair with too many contenders or none quite right, but yesterday was quiet, a world away from the weekend choosers, clutching to […]


FEELING FESTIVE

FEELING FESTIVE

Saturday in London, firstly to get the husbands wedding ring resized, we went to Tiffany’s, and it was so pretty all decorated with lights. The second we stepped through the door and were surrounded by glittering jewellery and pale decorations, I felt the first real tug of Christmas. Then to find somewhere new to eat […]


MAKE SOMETHING THIS WEEKEND

MAKE SOMETHING THIS WEEKEND

Feeling inspired? Pop over to the Curiosity Project and make some glittered paper baubles with me! I am so excited for the weekend to start, we are visiting The Great Dixter Christmas Fair and in the afternoon a new ‘Department’ store in St Leonards called SHOP that is made up of local designers and makers, […]


SILK VELVET DIAMANTE VINTAGE

SILK VELVET DIAMANTE VINTAGE

My favourite booth at the country living Christmas fair was that of Rosie’s Armoire, with dustings of powder blue all around, sprinkles of embellished sherbet velvet, vintage cutlery with a delicate patina, pretty charms with vintage roses, hand stitched fairies jostling alongside lavender sachets, old suit cases and wooden crates filled with owner Helen’s signature printed […]


FESTIVE WHIRLWIND

FESTIVE WHIRLWIND

My first visit to the Country Living Christmas fair yesterday was a whirlwind of Cinnamon scented hearts, rustic garlands and glittering decorations. Manic and busy with thousands of (mostly) Women doing all their christmas shopping in one hit. I got to meet Helen from Rosies Armoire who had travelled all the way down from Lancashire […]


FESTIVE FAREWELL

FESTIVE FAREWELL

My list of things to do keeps somehow getting longer, (probably because watching ‘Ice age-the melt down’ is at the top!) or I am just remembering more, must be all the caffeine? So I am going to say farewell for now, but will be back catch up with you in the new year, maybe before. […]


BAKING DUSTING SPARKLING

BAKING DUSTING SPARKLING

Hi, how are you? Keeping up with the seasons demands? Up to your elbows in trifles and mince pies? I have just finished the last of my handmade presents, and now as you will see, I need to start the archaeological dig to find the table in my work room. Then a huge tidy of […]