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Time to Decorate for Easter

Posted On: Wednesday, March 16, 2016


In a little over a week many of us will be celebrating Easter and eating lots of chocolate. Last year I posted about unusual Easter Eggs so this year I thought I’d do something a little different…

Easter is a great opportunity to decorate your home with pretty things. You don’t have to go as crazy as Christmas, just do it subtly. Add a little Easter chick here and there or even an Easter wreath. These little touches will make your home feel ready for Spring without spending a lot and feeling guilty, leave that for all the chocolate you’re going to eat!

1. Orla Kiely Hen Tea Towel, Set of 2 from John Lewis  2. Pastel Easter Egg Wreath from The Easter Home  3. Rosie Rabbit Cushion from Marks and Spencer  4. Grass Bunny Art Print from Luna Studio Designs  5. Wooden Oak Bunny Ears Egg Cup from Hop & Peck  6. Coloured Egg Boxes from Pretty Little Party Shop  7. Paper Chicks ‘The Yolk Folk’ from Pipii

Pillow Talk

Posted On: Monday, February 22, 2016

pillow talk

I have a lovely, soft post to ease you into this chilly Monday. There’s nothing more I like to buy and window shop is pillows and cushions. My motto is ‘you can never have too many’ and they don’t even have to match, that’s half the fun of it! There’s so many wonderful designs, prints and shapes available to buy, you can snuggle up to a different one every day of the year…. now there’s an idea!

Ok, I might be getting carried away there so here’s a few of my favourites, made by some lovely UK designers, to keep me going for the moment…

1. Bunny Peter Rabbit Cushion Pillow from Knitted Mutts  2. Geometric Cushion from Evermade 3. Kitsch Ocean Throw Pillow from Emma Jayne  4. Elsie Head Cushion from Supercutetilly  5. Zebra Soft Toy from Julia Staite  6. Monochrome Crystal Cushion from Sparrow + Wolf  7. Hallucination Throw Pillow from Muxxi  8. Tunnack’s Teacake Round Cushion from Gillian Kyle  9. Fox Cushion from Also Home  10. Blue Funky Teepee Cushion from Hunkydory Home

Decorations for Christmas

Posted On: Monday, December 14, 2015


As you know I’m a sucker for homeware and when Christmas comes around it’s no different, it’s just double the decorations! Each year more and more decorations appear in the shops and online, and this year there’s been an abundance of Christmas themed homeware to buy too. For me it’s the quirky little pieces that catch my eye and I’d love to fill my home with them, so for starters here’s a few to get me going…

1. Handmade Papercut Mistletoe Christmas Wreath from Isobel Barber Illustration  2 & 3. Mooreland Ornaments from Anthropologie  4. Candle Sconce from H&M  5. Winter Robin Nibble Bowl from Sainsbury’s  6. Scandi Tree Decoration from Paperchase  7. Small Porcelain Plate from H&M  8. Paperclip Decorations from Paperchase  9. Smiling Face Bauble from Sew Heart Felt  10. Nutcracker Mini Christmas Crackers from Meri Meri  11. Mele Kalikimaka Christmas Cushion from Jade Fisher  12. Merry Christmas, Ya Filthy Animal Throw Cushion from Cat Coquillette  13. Metal Tealight Holder from H&M

Folksy Finds: Feeling Festive

Posted On: Monday, December 7, 2015


It’s time to spread a little festive cheer and for me, I love finding an unusual gift or decoration that you won’t find on the high street, especially when it comes to Christmas. Buying something that’s unique and handmade, whether it’s a card, decoration or gift, makes it feel a bit more special. I’ve selected a few of my favourite festive products from the wonderful designers over on Folksy which definitely fit the bill…

1. Letterpress Gold Christmas Tree Card from Print for Love of Wood  2. Felt Christmas Tree Doll Decoration from Pea Green and Blue  3. Robin Rocco Print from Deebeale  4. Wooden Laser Cut Garland Wreath from Funky Laser  5. Wooden Mountain Garland from Nellie Bruno  6. Cosy Up This Christmas Knitted Gift Wrap Set from Bread and Jam  7. Scottish Stag Dear Christmas Stocking from Nervous Stitch  8. ‘Christmas Spirits’ Card Pack of 24 from Hip Hip Hooray

Shopping for Blue, Green & Gold

Posted On: Monday, November 16, 2015



It’s been a while since I put together a few of my favourite things to share with you. Like my post last time, I found most of these products whilst researching for other blog posts, so I’ve added them to my shopping wish list. (Well it is Christmas soon so why not!) It’s pure co-incindence that all of these lovely things are gold, blue and green, a pretty colour combination that I hadn’t thought about mixing before.

1. Urban Outfitters Mint Daily Journal from Ohh Deer  2. Brass Arrows from West Elm  3. Disney Magic Castle Throw Pillow from Marie Designs  4. Honey Bee Throw Pillow from Cat Coquillette  5. Metal Candlestick from H&M  6. Aurora Muffin Pan from Anthropologie  7. Classic Espresso Coffee Pot in Mint from DotComGiftShop  8. Copper Wire Dinner Candle Holder from Habitat  9. Blue Tit Hand Stamped Print from Angela Callanan

Get Your Halloween On!

Posted On: Wednesday, October 14, 2015


You can never be too early to prepare for Halloween especially if you want to get the best decorations and accessories before they sell out. I know I do! Over here in the UK Halloween is getting bigger and bigger each year, which means there’s some great (and unusual) decorations available. Of course skulls are my favourite (I’ve written many blogs about them) so I had to choose a few for this post of course, but I’m also loving the garlands, spooky eye chocolates and how about that adorable cat hat? I just love it. So let’s get decorating…

1. Halloween Trick or Treat Letter Bunting from Paperchase  2. Mini Cat Hat from Accessorize  3. Halloween Eyeballs from Harrods  4. Big Kid Machete Sticker from Johnny Cupcakes  5. Skull Cocktail Sticks from Paperchase  6. Black Skull Candle Holder from Urban Outfitters  7. Skeleton Photo Booth from Urban Outfitters  8. Gold Foiled Trick or Treat? Napkins from Ginger Ray  9. Cat Bookend from H&M

Shopping for a Few Favourite Things

Posted On: Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Favourite Things

Whilst researching upcoming blog posts, I’ve been collecting a few of my favourite products along the way. Just like shopping, I always find something lovely when I don’t necessarily need it right at that time, so I’ve been saving them in the hope I can use them later. No time like the present! Here are a few of my favourite, random things that I love…

1. British Birds and Little Birds Tea Towels from Cath Kinston  2. Pure Copper Kettle from Amazon  3. & 4. Edible Lace and Rose Petal Lollipops from The Little Lollipop Shop  5. Set of 3 Vintage Apple Cake Tins from Dotcomgiftshop.com  6. How to Find Old LA Map from Herb Lester  7. Bronze Glass Tealight Holder from H&M  8. Glass Tealight Holder from H&M  9. Pineapple Throw Cushion from Sibling & Co.  10. Wander Throw Pillow from Sylvia Cook Photography  11. Vintage Floral Butterfly from Bombus