Sunday, 29 November 2009

Red, white & aqua Christmas

Red & Aqua Christmas


This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a palette of red white and aqua for Christmas. Check back soon for some more of the most inspirational photographers on Flickr.

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

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Thursday, 26 November 2009

Vintage white Christmas

Christmas dining by The White Company
Christmas dining


Metallic vintage ornaments by Country Living
Metallic vintage ornaments


Mini Heart Baubles by The White Company
Mini Heart Baubles


Glitter diamond wrapping paper by The White Company
Glitter diamond wrapping paper


Sweet display by Country Living
Sweet display


Mercurised glass decorations by Caroline Zoob
Mercurised glass decorations


Mercury Glass Acorn Decorations by Graham & Green
Mercury Glass Acorn Decorations from Graham & Green.


Handmade Glass Cake Stand by The White Company
Handmade Glass Cake Stand


Pear & Apple Christmas Decorations by Dibor
Pear & Apple Christmas Decorations


I am going for a bright fifties vintage Christmas this year but I do love all the silver and white vintage Christmas decorations I keep seeing.

Happy Thanksgiving!
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Tuesday, 24 November 2009

Jimmy Choo competition supports HIV awareness

72 Shoe
Vintage 72

Hello lovely readers! I want to tell you about a fab competition for a very good cause!


Project Pep
Jimmy Choo and Elton John AIDS Foundation have launched a photo competition to support the launch of Project PEP, a charity collection that donates 25% of sales to the Simelela Rape Centre in South Africa. The money goes towards providing the HIV-preventative treatment PEP (which must be taken within 72 hours of exposure to HIV) and counseling to victims of rape in South Africa, which has the highest count of rape in the world.

The theme of the photo competition is ‘You, Your Shoes and 72’, and as you can see from some of the photo entries here, they’ve had a very diverse response over the past few weeks.

The overall winners will be announced after the competition closes on 7th December. On offer is a Grand Prize of the ultimate Jimmy Choo VIP experience – the winner will be invited to spend a day of luxury at the Jimmy Choo HQ and choose 7 pairs of shoes and 2 handbags to keep. Plus over 100 exclusive Jimmy Choo prizes will also be awarded. You can enter the competition here. Good luck!


Jimmy Choo store
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Sunday, 22 November 2009

Beauty in the rust

Beauty in the rust

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a palette of mushroom, pale aqua and gold, 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):
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Friday, 20 November 2009

live like this

live like this
live like this
live like this
live like this
live like this
It's not often that I come across a boutique that has so many wonderful treasures but live like this is a little slice of heaven: From the pretty pastel blue of the exterior to the exquisite merchandise inside, all wonderfully displayed, to the friendly staff!

They stock Anna Lou's jewelery in a dark, wintry palette of black, plum and teals. They have a pretty selection of silicone bakeware, the cutest of cupcake wrappers and delightful rolls of oilcloth fabric. There is a selection of items from Cath Kidston, Rice and Orla Kiely. There is also a baby & kids section full of great gift ideas. I could have spent hours in there!


live like this online shop
The shop is situated in the heart of Cowes on the Isle of Wight. But, they do have an online shop: live like this (link).

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Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Beau Monde

Juliette collection by Beau Monde
Beau Monde sells the most adorable cards and stationery, my favorites being from the creative director Kelly Hyatt. The above three illustrations are from the Juliette collection.


St Germain collection by Beau Monde
St Germain collection by Beau Monde
St Germain collection by Beau Monde
Above three illustrations from the St Germain collection.
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Sunday, 15 November 2009

Winter Cream

Winter Cream
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a Winter Cream 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):
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Sunday, 8 November 2009

Pretty in Peach

Pretty in Peach
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you a peach palette of handmade adorable treasures, 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):
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Friday, 6 November 2009

Green Gate Autumn/Winter '09

Alarm clock by Green Gate
Apron and tea towels by Green Gate
China from Green Gate
Latte cups by Green Gate
Quilts by Green Gate
Coffee cups by Green Gate
Cushions and quilt by Green Gate
Green Gate have launched their new Autumn/Winter collection 'Winter Secrets'. I am loving the periwinkle blue colour in their kitchen textile collection and as I write this I am snuggled up under last year's Chloe Naomi beige quilt!

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Tuesday, 3 November 2009

Anthropologie in London!

Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
Anthropologie opens in London
"Hello neighbour...It's true - we've made our home right around the corner, up around the bend. Be sure to drop by whenever you're in need of a cupful of wonderful"

Well, Anthropologie did not disappoint! It was three floors of wonderful; from the eclectic use of material in the magpie chandeliers to the broken china skirt that took them a day to put together. They had furniture from Clark & Reilly, whose ethos encourages a movement away from disposable furniture - Old fashioned methods and materials make their items live longer than their purchaser!

There was a polar bear downstairs, marine animals hanging from the ceiling, big paper flowers, a plant wall, and large china sheep. There were the old Anthropologie favorites: latte bowls in an array of colours, pretty appliqued tea towels, frilled shower curtains, the prettiest of frill cashmere scarves, an adorable red felt hat and the hard back "classic story" books that had the nicest canvas covers.

My favorite item was the china tea and cakes plate candle holder, which has got me thinking of ideas for my dining table.

Check out my Flickr for more pics.

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Sunday, 1 November 2009

Knitted Cupcakes

Knitted Cupcakes
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you knitted cupcakes, 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):
Even better! They both sell their cakes on Etsy: little cotton rabbits here, and cakescakescakes here.

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