Posts Tagged ‘pretty’

A BIT OF RISQUE 1940′S BOUDOIR MAGIC

A BIT OF RISQUE 1940'S BOUDOIR MAGIC

Currently obsessing over these images of David Wright’s Risque 1940s pin-up ’Lovelies’ that make up a new collection of blinds, wallpaper or murals from Creatively Different Blinds, a little bit naughty but very nice and perfect for a dressing or bath room, I love the muted colours, ‘hair do’s’ and sheer fabrics. Back in the day, these pictures would have adorned […]


OH SUCH PRETTY THINGS

OH SUCH PRETTY THINGS

Brightness. I’m seeking it everywhere. Nearly April, still a grey sky and the threat of snow is hanging over our heads. So you can imagine my joy when I found these images from Jessica Enig’s cake decorating party popping up on pinterest. The prettiest party idea and you get to take home a beautiful chunk of […]


FEATURED BLOG – ROOST

FEATURED BLOG - ROOST

Inspired meals with sumptuous settings, just a few pictures by the lovely Caitlin of Roost, my featured blog this week. Creating beautiful and tasty meals, firstly for her husband and for stories featured in magazines such as Kinfolk. The Beautiful pages of Roost are filed with soul warming writing, recipes and stunning photography.Roost is one of those blogs that […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK-WHAT KATIE DOES

BLOG OF THE WEEK-WHAT KATIE DOES

5 Things you’ll discover when clicking through the pages over at my latest Blog of the week, What Katie Does. Exciting experiments with pasta. A new appreciation for The Pink Panther Cartoons, 2 adorable cats. Lovely pictures from days out. Screen printed posters for your walls. Have a great Sunday! x All images What Katie Does.


UNEXPECTED VIEWS

UNEXPECTED VIEWS

The sun shined long enough on the weekend for a beautiful day trip around the Kent coast, we stopped in Margate, visited the Turner Contemporary, walked the quiet back streets to find the Shell grotto, an amazing underground space patterned with millions of shells, the cool air, dimly lit corridors and glistening walls whispering mystery […]


A LIFE BUILT WITH FLOWERS

A LIFE BUILT WITH FLOWERS

Blog of the week, fortnight, month? Sorry about me. I hope some of you are still there, my schedule is crazy internet not always available and time fleeting. But I am happy to share a new blog of the week today. The amazing, lovely and witty Miss Pickering, we met so long ago on twitter, […]


BIRDS WITH POM POM HATS

BIRDS WITH POM POM HATS

This week I have fallen in love with the wonderful world of Barbara Berrada, French free-lance artist, photographer, fashion designer, and creator of online boutique “les zigouis”.How sweet is this branch of birdswearing painted pom pom hats, I am just crazy about these beautiful black and white prints with added coloursand fun elements. Everything Barbara creates seems to have […]


BOOT FAIR BEAUTY

BOOT FAIR BEAUTY

 The next blog you visit should be  Foxtail + Fern, where Edinburgh based Zoology girl Hannah shares her passions for vintage fashion, thrifting, puppies, collecting and more. Hannah has a real eye for boot fair treasure and putting together gorgeous outfits. All images Foxtail + Fern


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


A PALE LILAC DAY

A PALE LILAC DAY

Tulips brightening a corner of my kitchen. I have been really spoilt lately as this is my second lot given to me by lovely friends x


PINK VALENTINE

PINK VALENTINE

Happy Valentines to you! Being overwhelmed by all the matchboxes and a new job, I am trying to post in between, so today I have made a little (over the top) dream date, with favourite pins from my Pretty in Pink Pinterest Board, the table, balloons, the cake, the treats and THE dress! xxx All […]


MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND FANCY URNS

MYSTERIOUS CIRCUMSTANCES AND FANCY URNS

Mysterious circumstances and fancy urns, just a few of Baltimore based artist Yelena Bryksenkova’s favourite things. Who is in her own words ‘Russian-born, midwest-raised, baltimore-based’. A few of my favourite things are her wonderful illustrations and paintings.I love the colours and patterns, the fun things her characters take part in, their delicate worlds and surroundings. Yelena’s […]


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 CONFETTI WORLD-BLOG OF THE WEEK

A CONFETTI WORLD-BLOG OF THE WEEK

Today’s Blog of the week comes from the beautiful world and Tumblr of Nicole Hill, our paths crossed over at Flickr a couple of years ago, and although I knew about Nicole’s shop, I only just discovered her oh so pretty Tumblr and I am so glad I did, now I hope you’ll visit too. A beautiful […]


BLOG OF THE WEEK SESAME AND LILLY

BLOG OF THE WEEK SESAME AND LILLY

You may have noticed a new button on the top right hand side here, for my featured blog of the week, but you know me by now and my random posting, disappearing etc, so here is the post that says Hi! to Lucinda the writer and owner of the Sesame and Lilly blog and shop, […]


PINK AND BLUE MONDAY

PINK AND BLUE MONDAY

Blue Monday, oh dear. Even without knowing I did wake up a little sad today. Hmmm. Well not one for slipping under the surface of misery, I will make even more effort to smile today and maybe make some one else smile? While you are thinking on that one here’s another lovely ongoing project, Hermine’s […]


CURES FOR GREY DAYS

CURES FOR GREY DAYS

My favourite cure for the ‘Greys’. instagram, tea, biscuits, making things, a good helping of pink and if I am totally honest a dash of Maroon 5-Moves like Jagger (sorry the crash the dream but have you seen that guy don’t think Mick ever had a body like that, blush?!). Handmade or edible everything in […]


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 […]


VINTAGE LACE AND A THANK YOU

VINTAGE LACE AND A THANK YOU

Before I left for Ireland, I received a beautiful package from lovely Lucinda of Sesame and Lilly, filled with vintage pretties and the scent of lavender, it was the most perfect gift and all my favourite colours.


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


THE PRETTIEST CORNER

THE PRETTIEST CORNER

Morning, a few pictures of a beautiful corner in a house I visited yesterday, Tuesday was full and fun, started making the Butlers Facebook page, very excited to be sharing the new seasons comings and goings in the shop, interesting things from Hastings Old Town and other local events. We have a new pop up […]