Posts Tagged ‘Inspiration’

91 MAGAZINE CRAFT SPECIAL ONLINE NOW

91 MAGAZINE CRAFT SPECIAL ONLINE NOW

The special craft issue of 91 magazine is out today! Pages filled with creative projects to get you inspired, beautiful homes, makers interviews and a little seed box DIY by me on page 58, hope you like it. Put your feet up with a cuppa or sneak into the stationery cupboard and take a break!


GIFT GUIDE 2013 – PICTURES AND WORDS

Hello, I hope you had a festive but calm weekend, they seem to be getting more crazed for some as the days of December slip away. We are managing to stay grounded and our tree was chosen and decorated while the mulled wined stayed warm on the hob, I am loving the reflection of the […]


DECOR SOURCEBOOK – KITCHEN STORIES

Our bed arrives today so the bedroom is oh so close to being finished, and with floors up in the other two rooms and decorating underway, I am starting to refine our plans for the main living space, we hope to have some free standing elements but still need to decide on the type of […]


BED SHOPPING AND CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING

BED SHOPPING AND CHRISTMAS TREE HUNTING

A few weeks ago we found the perfect bed online and was so upset when I realised it was in the US and not shipping to England. We have been sleeping on our mattress on the floor for a couple of weeks as we are selling our old iron bed frame and have been scouring […]


WEEKEND READING – GYPSY BY SIBELLA COURT

WEEKEND READING - GYPSY BY SIBELLA COURT

Hello and happy Friday! I have been all at sea this week in a confusion of Christmas projects and trying to source the right furnishings for our home. Today I have taken just a few moments out to flick through Gypsy. Every time I get news of a new Sibella Court book in the works, […]


SUNDAY PONDERING – DRESSING ROOMS

SUNDAY PONDERING - DRESSING ROOMS

We have plenty of rooms here, it’s just that they are all of a modest size, so wardrobes would look quite cumbersome in any of the bedrooms. For our bedroom we would like a less cluttered look, more tranquil with only the essentials close by, favourite perfume, the book we are reading, a couple of […]


ROOM PLANNING AND RUSTIC FEATURES

Hello Wednesday folk, today I am planning more of our home decor, everyday new corners of this house of ours are coming together, (we now have skirting in our bedroom wahooo) it’s a slower process this time and as the place is liveable where the last one was not, there isn’t as much of a […]


A LITTLE HALLWAY MAKEOVER MAGIC

A LITTLE HALLWAY MAKEOVER MAGIC

The first thing you see when you open your front door should not be a pile of trainers and various other junk that is needed in life, but not visually pleasing – muddy wellington boots – cardboard for recycling – furniture waiting for a new home – the list is long. We have been so […]


BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS – INSPIRED INTERIORS

BEAUTIFUL COLLECTIONS - INSPIRED INTERIORS

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


THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – AUGUST EDITION

THINGS TO TRY AND DIY’S – AUGUST EDITION

Yesterday I was on kitty lockdown in the lounge, while the builders tore out our old front door and replaced it with a new one that a mouse can’t just crawl under with all it’s worldly possessions, while the north wind whistles through without apology. So I spent the afternoon in my sofa camp, looking […]


SEEKING COLOUR – COLLECTING STAMPS

SEEKING COLOUR - COLLECTING STAMPS

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 […]


SHOPPING A CORAL SUNSET

SHOPPING A CORAL SUNSET

With my peonies from yesterday nearly in full bloom, and of course a long standing love affair with all things coral, my attentions this afternoon have been caught up with finding many things in this beautiful bright Summer hue. With hopes low for being able to grom my own versions of these flowers, the exposed, […]


SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

SOME CANDY COLOURED WEEKEND JOY FOR YOU

Catching up after three days away from my husband, cats, laptop, Pinterest and all my favourite things. So with my tigers by my side I have sought out these four images featuring some candy coloured happiness for your weekend x 1. How to Make a Perfectly Delightful Vanilla Birthday Cake – Sweetapolita. 2. San Francisco […]


MANY MAYS AGO

MANY MAYS AGO

 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 […]


FEATURED BLOG – CANDY POP IMAGES

FEATURED BLOG – CANDY POP IMAGES

Shall we start 2013 with some colourful fun? I have the perfect place, Candy Pop Images. Lovely cheerful interiors with bright accessories, and the occasional porcelain deer popping it’s head into shot here and there. I love the photography capturing Natasha’s day trips and vintage shopping outings, and all the beautiful images from the Friday […]


RUSHING IN RUSHING OUT

RUSHING IN RUSHING OUT

Rushing in rushing out. Going to London to work for the weekend with my friends, so excited to be with my Hotel Street girls again. My computer battery is dying and the husband has taken the charger, so I’ll leave you with some Autumn inspiration and hope to see you Monday, have a great weekend! xxx


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 […]


WHITE ICING AND FEATHER PLUMES

WHITE ICING AND FEATHER PLUMES

Here comes wedding season and this year lots many of my friends are getting married, so today I am sharing Ruche’s new Bridal inspiration look book. I know they are going to love it as much as I do x


SHOP KEEPING DREAMS

SHOP KEEPING DREAMS

Hello, how was your weekend? We seemed to pack a ton of things in to the last two days, not a minute was wasted, the toaster and microwave have been ousted, the worktops are now clearer even though we have bought a juicer and the husband is so excited to be pulverising ginger root, apples, […]


PALE AND INTERESTING

PALE AND INTERESTING

If I could choose one person to colour my world, it would be the amazing German artist Anneliese Mueller of Lieschen Mueller, her dolls and creations are so beautiful, and make me a teeny bit sad for my own linen dolls which are still just a pile of unstuffed linen limbs in a basket. I […]


PAPER WALLS

PAPER WALLS

Louise Body’s wonderful new ‘Paper Tiles’ collection has just launched in seven different designs and they are such a good alternative to ceramic tiles, I for one have had enough of grouting and polishing tiles this year. They would make a great background for hanging a mirror (without all the hassle of breaking three drill […]


BRIGHT STAR

BRIGHT STAR

Hi there, I hope you had a good day? Can you guess who has been inspiring me and this festival of colour? This is a woman whom I have seen in magazines and around the internet, but until now I only knew her by appearance and sadly not for the amazing things she does. I […]


MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE LAST

MORE BEAUTIFUL THAN THE LAST

Thursday morning, and I am enjoying these calming moments captured on film by Slovakia based Photographer Katarina Krizanovicova.


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 […]