Posts Tagged ‘shopping’

EASTER INSPIRATION FOR HOME AND GARDEN

EASTER INSPIRATION FOR HOME AND GARDEN

 A little bit of Easter inspired fun today, pastel colours and pretty decorations for Spring parties and outdoor gatherings. Invite your friends over for egg hunts and garden picnics, paint your fingers and toes with sugared almond coloured polish or snuggle up with a bunny cushion. You can find all these lovely things and more […]


INTRODUCING EBAY COLLECTIONS

INTRODUCING EBAY COLLECTIONS

Hunting for and selling treasure has become quite a pastime of ours since we moved to a bigger home, and eBay has proved to be the best place to peddle our vintage home wares, source high street brand decor bargains and find that coat I was coveting from Zara last season but didn’t find in […]


DIY STORE DECORATING WITH HOMEBASE

DIY STORE DECORATING WITH HOMEBASE

I love perusing the aisles of a DIY store looking at things that can update a space on a budget, and easily blend in with our home filled with vintage, thrifted and junk shop finds. While the husband is poking around filler, silicone, saw blades and two by four, I am off looking at lampshades […]


A QUIET AND TRANQUIL BEDROOM PART 1

A QUIET AND TRANQUIL BEDROOM PART 1

A long time in the making and oh so close to being finished – the bedroom – although in our home nothing is ever really ‘done’ as I am constantly moving things around, adding and taking away. The challenge over the last couple of months has been our hunt for perfect bedside tables.It took us an […]


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 – RETRO WALLPAPER!

Patterned wallpaper is having a massive revival as I am sure you are aware! But with more patterns than you can quite get your head around available and price tags running up in to the hundreds, when a friend asked me where to get vintage style papers from, I thought I should also share them […]


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 […]


EVER CHANGING WALLS

EVER CHANGING WALLS

Hello! Bleak and dreary outside today, so I took to a little interior decorating. We sold our television a while back and the log burner is another winter away, so we need something lovely to look at, hence my installing new wall decoration and as many candles as possible for that flickering flame feeling.With such a […]


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 – […]


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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


LATE NIGHT SPREE – BLACK & WHITE

LATE NIGHT SPREE - BLACK & WHITE

I have been remembering the good old days this evening, when I had money to burn, on clothes, fun, booze and cigarettes, (I no longer smoke – yay – or can afford to drink!) Late night shopping sprees, trying on clothes until 10pm and trotting home with all the shoes I could carry. These days […]


MY DAY AT DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2013

MY DAY AT DECOREX INTERNATIONAL 2013

I spent my morning last wednesday lost in the mind boggling maze of beautiful home decor that is Decorex International. I went thinking I would be wowed by fabrics and wall coverings and home embellishments and I was, but the stands that inspired me most were owned by the lighting companies. Having worked in lighting retail […]


ANOTHER LAYER OF LIBERTY FOR YOUR HOME

ANOTHER LAYER OF LIBERTY FOR YOUR HOME

Hello, I am back after a few days working away, a whirlwind of interior design and decor research, fun, friends, rum, long days and hard work. But I’m super excited to share with you today the beautiful things I saw last week in London, up first Liberty! Emotions ranging from the utter joy to extreme […]


A DESK FOR THE BOY

A DESK FOR THE BOY

Keeping my eyes peeled for interior decor that will keep the husband happy whilst pleasing my eyes too, I have discovered Case Furniture, established in 2006, Case created a collection of furniture to promote the idea that great design should be available to everyone. Working with some of the worlds’ best furniture designers they have created […]


A PLACE TO KEEP ALL MY DECOR INSPIRATION

A PLACE TO KEEP ALL MY DECOR INSPIRATION

Renovations are in full swing now, and as I am constantly looking for finishing touches to add to our decor, even though the floors are still up! So I thought I would keep my shopping and interior decor posts all together in their own category (in the top bar under Decor Sourcebook) so I can […]