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 [...]
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 [...]
Love this new series of photo prints that Megan Boltz has created for the Home Ground. These images were originally shot for Brittany’s Greenhouse jewelry collection, and are now available as beautiful prints along with Megan’s two other series, Water and Air Born. The prints start at $18 for a 4×6 and are available in three [...]
Dark walls and light accessories, lovely photography by Ragnar Ómarsson and styling by Jacob Hertzell for IKEA Livet Hemma, a little brightness in a winter corner. I love the lace against the concrete and the frou frou netting on the standing lamp. The perfect set up for a modern princess. Image via IKEA Livet Hemma.
Just lately I’ve gone mad for cushions in wintery colours, frosty, sparkling, knitted, cosy and velvet. I managed to narrow my favourites down to these 10. Charcoal velvet and Ikat – Sparrow and Co, Lace Lino Lavado – Zara Home, Dip Dye and Big Ted- John Lewis, Sequinned Baroque – Anthropologie, Silver Sequins and [...]
Pale colours and subtle surroundings, some pages from the beautiful blog Pretty Gingham by Tanja in Helsinki-Finland. The cosy images and simple pleasures are inspiring me to fall back in love with my long neglected camera. Realising I rarely take pictures these days, unless I happen to see something and snap it on my phone! This [...]
Sorry to disappear so suddenly, I hope to be back soon, just not quite sure when.
As we near being ready to sell our apartment and looking seriously for a new home. I am obsessing heavily over how our new bedroom will look. Drawn to both light and dark ideas, we started halfway dark here with brown grey walls, before I whited out all the rooms one Summer. I love the [...]
Just here, loving home. Magazines, movies, Autumn sun and quiet time. Enjoying being alone, lucky for me as the husband has gone again, this time to Texas. Well not totally alone I have my four leggers here by my side in which ever room I choose to settle in, and an awesome sister who should [...]
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
Still wondering what I will make with all that beautiful vintage lace I was given last year. I will show you in detail some more of the amazing pieces, soon. But I thought while I am thinking on it, the best thing to do was to repaint my favourite pin board with charcoal paint and [...]
What will you be doing next weekend? I think I will take the walk to St Leonards, (long neglected but believe it or not), the posh end in the past, it seemed everyone put their heart into our Old Town and somewhat forgot about traveling the other way along the promenade. But now it’s community [...]
I have been doting on the pages of Hans Blomquist’s The Natural Home, for months. I love the idea of living in more subtle surroundings, darker and lighter, natural, more masculine, earthy colours, wood mixed with wild flowers, linens and antiques. Perfect Sunday dreaming.
I spent a good while yesterday looking through the past gifts from the super sweet site Not another bill yesterday and how much do I love this idea from Dashing Magazine contributor Ned?! Who doesn’t love getting fun interesting things in the mail? And lets face it these days it’s a rare treat. But sign up yourself [...]
I can’t express how exciting this day is for me (thanks Kate!). After being a life long fan, I was recently asked to work on a feature with the lovely peeps over at the Laura Ashley Blog. I remember when my husband and I first moved in together, spending any chance we could visiting Laura Ashley [...]
Just found this film in my old Olympus Trip camera, with pictures from the Old Town here, California last february, home and views from our apartment windows. Faded memories of happy days.
Toast’s new Autumn Winter look book is absolute perfection. A beautiful mix as always of natural colours and simple fabrics, all mingled in with wood, simple candles, and this season 50s style enamel ware and bakelite lighting.
Don’t worry I haven’t fallen on the face of the earth, the bank holiday weekend was a whirlwind, including three wedding receptions, too much alcohol, and a day at Go Ape which pretty much destroyed me. So after a couple of quiet days hanging out with my favourite faces (pictured here) it is with great joy that [...]
A few favourite pages from the beautiful book Creative display by Geraldine James. A woman after my own heart, finding new ways of piling up and styling interesting finds with natural elements, books, magazines and all the other kinds of wonderful things you may have collected over years of creative treasure hunting. I was sent [...]
For the past few years now Sam and I have lightly tiptoed in and out of each others lives and blogs, keeping in touch, with shared passions for vintage lace and an interest in each others discoveries and makings. Sam’s notebook is not updated anymore due to all the beautiful and interesting things you see pictured [...]
Only a month or so away, my favourite season will begin, a light breeze will whip at the trees pulling down the leaves, leaves that seem like they only just opened, due to the crazy weather this year, Summer is passing in a wave of torrential downpours with grey skies and every now and then [...]
Running in and out again, a crazy week here, 3 day detox combined with workouts and wedding prep for a friend’s wonderful day this Saturday. And with three more beautiful pairs of friends getting married this month I don’t feel like my feet are going to touch the ground until at least mid September! Hoping [...]
I only left the house once yesterday for a 30 minute run in the early morning. I like to stay home. Even though the sun has finally decided to spend some time with us, it makes the light in here so great I like to enjoy it indoors. So it’s just the cats and me [...]
Ha! Wrote this a while ago, but in all the mayhem didn’t finish it and just discovered it in my drafts. So, some more pictures from around the house, a winter mood board makes way for a carnival of colours over my mantlepiece to celebrate the return of sunshine, a new (old) pen pot for [...]