Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Graham & Green Autumn 2009

Metal deer heads from Graham & Green
Stag book ends by Graham & Green
Baroque book shelves from Graham & Green
Two door mirror media cabinet from Graham & Green
Distressed mirror from Graham & Green
Crown glass storage by Graham & Green
Ruffle top candle holder from Graham & green
Dog draught excluder from Graham & Green
Etched glass cake stand from Graham & Green
Bird vases from Graham & Green
The Graham & Green catalogue came floating through my door last week. Oh, what a joy! The above pics are on my wish list. I know they are expensive but I convince myself each season that some things I just have to have and for others I will look for cheaper alternatives.

From the website:
Graham & Green is a family run business, born in Notting Hill in the 70's it is now in its 34th year. For Antonia, Jamie and Louise a passion for design and buying allows them to offer a unique sense of style through their successful lifestyle stores and website.

Their other specialty is traveling the world together finding and designing exotic pieces to sell in their stores. Providing exceptional interiors their mix is one of contemporary products that sit comfortably alongside more original pieces from afar.

Metal Antlers Wall Art from Marks and Spencer
I found a cheaper deer head - in Marks and Spencer for £25.00.

I would like to make a version of the baroque shelves by scouting vintage stores for old frames that I could mount onto boxes on the wall. I am in two minds about the dog draught excluder as I love the one here but know making my own one will save me a few pounds.

The rest I am still contemplating!

Have a sweet day! x

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

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

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

Tuesday, 22 September 2009

Thornback & Peel

Jellies & pigeons at Thornback & Peel
Polka dot & rabbits cushion at Thornback & Peel
Jellies & cakes wallpaper at Thornback & Peel
Fish hanky box at Thornback & Peel
Thornback & Peel have a new website! They individually hand print their fabric designs which are made into deckchairs, cushions, wallpapers, napkins, bags and tea-towels. It is British quirkiness at its best with Victorian illustrations in delicious ice cream colours.

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

Thursday, 17 September 2009

Studio Toogood

Tea set by Studio Toogood
Gold tea set by Studio Toogood
Birdcage by Studio Toogood
Bed by Studio Toogood
Silk throw by Studio Toogood
Statues by Studio Toogood
The photos above are from Studio Toogood:

"Studio Toogood designs, directs and executes interiors and environments from concept through to creation. Under the creative direction of London-based interior stylist Faye Toogood, the Studio collaborates with clients who seek alternative ways of developing their brand. Its distinctive approach disregards convention in favour of something altogether more brave, joyous and impulsive."

I love the tea set in the first pic, the plush vintage looking throw, and of course I want the large bird cage filled with flowers.

Have a great day!

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.

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

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."