Monday, 31 August 2009

Stylish wallpaper

Spot wallpaper by Pip
Butterfly wallpaper by Pip
Grey floral wallpaper by Pip
Check floral wallpaper by Pip
In collaboration with Pip Studio, a famous Dutch studio, Eijffinger presents a unique wallpaper collection.

"The wallpaper in this collection shows a complete set of many strong designs in fashionable colours, like firemen red and ochre yellow as well as beautiful natural powder colours like soft mint and sweet grey."

Available in Australia.

Early bird wallpaper from Pip
Grey Chinese rose wallpaper by Pip
Pink Chinese rose wallpaper by Pip
Pip have also collaborated with Brian Yates "to create this delightful and cheerful collection of trend-setting wallpapers. An eye for detail with layered prints in the most amazingly 'happy' colour combination's makes Pip a rather unique concept."

Classical garden birds sitting on delicate branches of blossom sparkle in gold and silver. Trailing florals interspersed with butterflies and a cute cross-stitch design can be used with more calming stripes and polka dots.

Available in the UK from Tangletree Interiors and Wallpaper Direct.

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Pip Studio

Pip Studio inspiration
Pip Studio threads
Pip Studio quilt
Pip Studio cushions
Pip Studio towels
Pip Studio porcelain
Pip Studio teacup
Pip Studio pretty porcelain
Simone of The Bottom of the Ironing Basket recently asked me where the floral wallpaper in Elin's room from my Craft & Creativity post is from. Well, it is from the adorable Pip Studio. I love their motto: "Happy Products for Happy People".

Pip Studio is a Dutch design company based in Amsterdam selling bed & bath collections, stationery, cushions, tablecloths and of course, an extensive collection of wallpaper.

Pip's handwriting is characterized by a warm, and almost intimate, touch and feel. It is often a mix and match concept of layered designs with a keen eye for small details and special finishes, combined with a subtle colour palette.

Friday, 28 August 2009

Rooster party

Rooster by Torie Jayne
Proud Rooster by Torie Jayne
Behind you! by Torie Jayne
Up close & personal by Torie Jayne
Rooster feet by Torie Jayne
Welcome! Here is my rooster!

I would like to thank Barb @ Bella Vista for inviting me to join this party. I immediately said yes but then realized I didn't have a rooster! I hunted around for roosters and came up blank, so I made one. The pattern has been adapted from the book Crafting Springtime Gifts, using one of my favorite prints from Cath Kidston.

On my hunt for roosters I found these lovely photos, that I wanted to share with you!

Chicks getting cozy by Nostalgia Organics
From Nostalgia Organics

Rooster by Craft & Creativity
From Craft & Creativity

Salt Water Spring/Summer 2009
From Salt Water

22 by Misty Bliss
From Misty Bliss

To see everyone's roosters at the Rooster Party, go HERE!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Thursday, 27 August 2009

Salt Water sale

Laura's Design Inspiration
Laura's Design Inspiration
This little mood board inspired the high summer story of delicate silks, etched dragonflies, and gilded details.

Saltwater is a British clothing design label based in London and Cornwall.
They make women's clothing with a fresh, soft, vintage feel. Think pretty vintage printed skirts, hand embroidered dresses, faded print tunics and fine knits. I am loving their blue and white China bird skirt in the last pic, which has over 50% off in the sale!

Slate pants at Salt Water
Cerise dress at Salt Water
Wrap dress at Salt Water
Peasant dress at Salt Water
Cable cardigan at Salt Water
China bird skirt at Salt Water
Have a great day!

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Craft & Creativity

Annie's new room by Craft & Creativity
Birthday cake by Craft & Creativity
I wanted to share with you Craft & Creativity, a Swedish lady named Helena who posts the prettiest pics of her house on Flickr. I have been admiring her pics for over five months now and recently featured her necklace hanger in my Flickr Faves post, 'Vintage blue'.

At the weekend she posted some new pics of her little daughter, Annie's, room. I immediately fell in love with the tea/coffee set with the cutest wooden cakes. Doesn't she have just the nicest taste!

Annie's shelves by Craft & Creativity
Kitchen towels by Craft & Creativity
How fab is Annie's room with the hand crochet kitchen towels, and pretty storage solutions?

Elin's chair by Craft & Creativity
Elin's room by Craft & Creativity
I adore the bright patterned cushions and floral wallpaper in Elin's room, and especially the hand made 'E' cushion.

Miniature cakes by Craft & Creativity
Miniature plates and cakes by Craft & Creativity
And I have to have the miniature plates and coffee/tea set from Ikea.

10-piece coffee/tea set from Ikea
Duktig 10-piece coffee/tea set

Plate/bowl set from Ikea
Duktig plate/bowl

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Vintage pastels

Vintage pastels
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a vintage pastel colour palette, with these gorgeous pics. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):

Have a great day! x

Saturday, 22 August 2009

I've been tagged!

I've been tagged by the sweet Oh, French!, so I have to list 10 things about myself and tag 10 other bloggers with the award. Here are my 10!

Marilyn Monroe
I am a Marilyn Monroe fan.

Sewing pretty!
I have been sewing things since I was a little kid!

Coke bottles
Diet coke is my drink of choice!

Pretty mini bowls!
I am trying to get everything in my kitchen colour coordinated.

New plimsols!
I wear these a lot! They are so comfy.

Pink sweets
This is my first purchase from Cath Kidston, a tray I bought over 10 years ago, and is still my favorite print of hers.

Bucket of candy
I love candy! (if you hadn't guessed already)

Glittery shoes!
Bow hairband
I love bows on everything.

Pretty trims
I love finding new and vintage trims.

Garden shed!
I relax by gardening.

Over to the sweet bloggers:
  1. French Charming - adorable finds and pics.
  2. Mimi Charmante - I love her Treasures post!
  3. A little bit vintage - for inspiring craft projects
  4. Alluring Interiors - for, you guessed, alluring interior photos
  5. Among the hedgerows - for the softest, romantic photos
  6. Bella Dreams - she has the prettiest of homes
  7. Bluebird Notes - for beautiful photographs and more
  8. City of Dionne - for the best illustrations, among other great things
  9. Daisy Pink Cupcake - for beautiful inspiration and ideas
  10. In Bug's Drawers - for great stories and pics

Please check out there adorable blogs. Have a great weekend x