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Sunday, 27 September 2009

Time for Tea

Time for tea!

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some of the prettiest tea cups, 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
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Saturday, 26 September 2009

Vintage cake stands

Brides magazine shoot 2009
I saw this picture above on Daisy Pink Cupcakes' blog under the title "Vintage wedding ideas" and fell in love. I just love the shot above of the vintage dessert stand set in a cupboard. The shelves are full of yummy pies and cakes on vintage cake stands, all labeled beautifully to match the lining paper at the back of the armoire. The shabby chic "Grandma's famous Cherry Pies" sign is so cute.

The photo comes from a shoot for Brides Northern California magazine for their Fall/Winter issue out on September 1, 2009. I thought it would be great inspiration for my Christmas table so I have started looking for vintage cake stands and bowls to add to my collection.

Here are a few that I have my eye on:


Rice melamine cake plates



Lisbeth Dahl cake plates



Pastel dessert bowls from Anthropologie



Lisbeth Dahl lavender cake stands



Pastel cake stands from John Lewis



Glass cake stands from Dot Com gift shop



Pressed glass cake stands from Amazon


More to come on this later......

Have a sweet day! x
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Thursday, 24 September 2009

Lisbeth Dahl

Door handles from Lisbeth Dahl
Green and silver accessories for the home from Lisbeth Dahl
Bathroom from Lisbeth Dahl
Bathroom accessories from Lisbeth Dahl
Kitchen from Lisbeth Dahl
Cake plates and stands from Lisbeth Dahl
Living from Lisbeth Dahl
Accessories from Lisbeth Dahl
Jewellery from Lisbeth Dahl
Wow! is what I thought when I discovered Lisbeth Dahl's website. The catalog is filled with pretty, shiny, shimmery objects for all areas of your home. I am in love with the vast range of pretty cake plates and stands which I will explore in more detail next time.

From the website:
Throughout the years, our collections have grown in size, coinciding with the growing market demand for Lisbeth Dahl products. Every single product is designed and developed by our design team in Denmark, every detail is scrutinised from start to finish. We take a solemn but yet creative approach to colour, shape and quality, and no product is signed off before everyone is truly satisfied.

She also does a range of sparkling accessories, frou frou umbrellas and delicate jewellery.


Umbrellas and stand from Lisbeth Dahl
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Sunday, 20 September 2009

Periwinkle blue

Periwinkle blue
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a periwinkle blue 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
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Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Anthropologie coming to UK

Statement jacket at Anthropologie
Kitchen at Anthropologie
Tailors dummy at Anthropologie
Bedroom at Anthropologie
Anthropologie is one of my favourite stores in the US for clothing and interiors. Whenever I visit the States it is my first stop. I can't leave the store without buying a little trinket, another latte bowl in ice cream colours, gorgeous smelling candles in yummy scents like angel cake, or a book on Magnolia's cupcakes. Imagine my joy when I found that they are coming to the UK.

They have chosen Regent Street in London as the location for their UK flagship store, to open by the end of the year. A second store will open on the King’s Road in Fulham next year; one of my favorite shopping addresses.

Anthropologie is the big sister company to Urban Outfitters. Their target audience is women in their 30's and above, with a mixture of eclectic own labels, a sprinkling of bought-in brands, as well as homewares, furniture and gifts. Brands include 7 For All Mankind, J Brand, Level 99 and Levi’s.
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Sunday, 13 September 2009

Pale green

Pale green
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a pale green 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
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Saturday, 12 September 2009

Pale and Interesting

Cushions by Pale and Interesting
Blankets by Pale and Interesting
Chandelier by Pale and Interesting
Cupboard by Pale and Interesting
Trestle table by Pale and Interesting
Shelf with hooks by Pale and Interesting
Post box by Pale and Interesting
Jewellery by Pale and Interesting
China cup by Pale and Interesting
Cloche by Pale and Interesting
China by Pale and Interesting
I recently discovered Pale & Interesting, a beautiful interior company from husband and wife team Atlanta Bartlett and Dave Coote.

From the website:
"It is a life-style shopping experience. Inside this site you will find furniture, accessories, jewellery and books all chosen or designed by Atlanta and Dave, inspired by their love of the functional, beautiful and out-of-the-ordinary."
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Thursday, 10 September 2009

Portobello tea cups

Pastel tea set
Pastel tea cups
pastel blue tea set
Mix & match pastel tea set
I recently went to the famous Portobello Market early one Friday morning and bought the adorable tea set above. The colours were so me and I love how you can mix and match them!

The above set are from The Colclough China Company from the Harlequin range.

The Colclough China Company was founded in 1890 by Herbert Joseph Colclough, who was an ex-Mayor of Stoke-on-Trent. Mr Colclough was a very conscientious man who loved his pottery and was known on occasion to stay up all night next to his kilns, which he had packed, so that he could be the first to see the new designs when they emerged.

After expanding his company, he moved to the Vale potteries in Longton and was honoured when in 1913 he was visited by King George V and Queen Mary who gave royal licence for the company to produce Royal Vale china.

In the 1930's Colclough China Limited was expanding fast and it was then that they started to produce the tea and dinner ware that we know today. They were the first company to produce fine bone china for the every day market which was marketed by the piece, ruling out the need for large sets to be purchased first.

In 1948, Colclough China Limited took over Booths and Adderley and then in the early 1950's merged with the Ridgeway Company. Colclough and Ridgeway became part of the Royal Doulton Group in the early 1970's. However, in 1996, Colclough production discontinued and manufacture ceased.


You can buy Colclough Chinaware online from Focus on Colclough. They have a similar set to the above called "Ballet", which is £35 for a 21 Piece Set.


Pink glass tea set
I bought the above to keep trinkets in on my dressing room table, which match some lovely pink glass dressing table pieces my dear Nanny left me.
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Sunday, 6 September 2009

Pretty faded

Pretty faded
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a soft dreamy 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
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Wednesday, 2 September 2009

Matilou

Lila Renard by Matilou
Miss Libellule by Matilou
Miss Dark Bunny by Matilou
Sweet Teen by Matilou
Let me introduce you to the wonderful French illustrator Anne Cresci who lives in Lyon in France with her two kids Matis and Lou. Their names combined create Matilou, the name of her Etsy shop where she sells her beautiful illustrations. You can buy her prints, mirrors, cards and jewellery all of which are adorned with one of her beautiful illustrations.

Have a sweet day!
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