Thursday, 21 May 2009

Tailors dummy

Tailors dummy with pretty trims in the craft room
Tailors dummy, dress form with pretty trims in the craft room
Tailors dummy with pretty trims close-up in the craft room
I have had my tailors dummy for about ten years now. As you can see above, I have covered it in trims in shades of white, cream and aqua that I have collected over the years from antique markets and haberdasheries. Recently, I was asked on Flickr where to get one from.

Tailors dummies
I suggested Baileys home because they sell a variety of vintage tailors dummies and I think the mix of old and new in their store is just right.

Tailors dummy with Russian linen
On further investigation, I found this great dummy upholstered in vintage Russian linen from Ghost furniture.

Tailors dummy from Corset Laced Mannequins
On the other hand, if you're looking for a something a bit more special, then I suggest taking a look at Corset Laced Mannequins, who also make bespoke dummies in any suitable fabric you provide.

Saturday, 16 May 2009

Cottage mug

Cath Kidston pastel cottage mug
I absolutely adore my Cath Kidston mug adorned with pretty pastel cottages. I wish she did other kitchen items in this print. The mug is set against a blue star place mat on a pink polka dot tray.

Thursday, 14 May 2009

Pretty cleaning

Pale blue cleaning goods from Martha Stewart
If you're a regular reader of my blog you will already know by now that I love everything to colour coordinate. So, you won't be surprised to learn that my cleaning goods are also in shades of pale blue from Martha Stewart at Macy's.

Tuesday, 12 May 2009

Kitchen utensils

Aqua kitchen utensils
Following on my kitchen colour coordination theme, I thought I'd share some more of the kitchen utensils I've found. They make me smile when I open my kitchen doors and drawers and if I'm honest, I enjoy hunting for them all over the place. In fact, I've been known to spend hours on the internet and visiting home stores in and around London just to find my next utensil!

From left to right, meat thermometer and juicer from Martha Stewart, kitchen scissors and silicone spatula spoon from CKS, and ice cream scoop from Martha Stewart.

Sunday, 10 May 2009

Mini Le Creuset

Petite round casserole dish from Le Creuset
I love everything to colour coordinate, like my kitchen baking utensils and cute kitchen cupboard. As a result, my utensils are mainly pale blue with the odd hint of pale pink.

On the pink polka dot tray above is a petite round casserole dish from Le Creuset atop a silicone trivet from Martha Stewart at Macy's. The Le Creuset dish is from their satin blue collection which unfortunately they don't make any more. If you search around, though, you can still find some of the range being sold. For example, I bought my dish recently in TK Maxx at half the RRP.

Le Creuset satin blue stoneware
Some of the other items in the Le Creuset satin blue stoneware range.