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Friday, 30 April 2010

Woodland themed baby shower!

Woodland cupcake toppers



Woodland gingerbread house



Woodland fairy cakes



Marzipan ladybird



Berry almond muffins



Wooden deer



Chocolate squirrels



Woodland dessert table



Woodland meringue



Chocolate bunny cookies



Woodland cookies



Cake stand


Woodland themed table

The invitations were sent, so I got busy organizing the baby shower which was being held at the mum-to-be's house. All the guests were excited by the theme and everyone offered to bring some Woodland themed sweets!

I made a woodland themed gingerbread house for the center piece, with mushroom gingerbread cookies, petal paste ivy, berries and ladybirds to decorate my shop-bought chocolate rolls and matchmakers. I also made woodland cupcake toppers to decorate cakes and handmade chocolate squirrels.

The sweet guests brought handmade butterfly cakes, chocolate squirrel cake pops inspired by Bakerella, fresh raspberry and mint decorated fairy cakes, chocolate bunny cookies, flower sugar cubes and berry almond muffins. One guest visited three patisseries that morning where she bought the cute marzipan ladybird, the enormous meringue and red currant topped chocolate brownies. Another bought the cute caterpillar chocolate rolls and another picked up the cute toadstool biscuits and acorn biscuits from a Japanese supermarket in North London.

We set up the table and the host was over the moon by her woodland themed sweets table. Gifts were given and we spent the afternoon chatting and laughing as we made our way through the yummy goodies on the table!

Cupcake toppers
Click the image above to open above in a separate window so you can print and make your own.

Have a sweet day!
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Wednesday, 28 April 2010

White with wood

Butcher block countertops by Country Living



Annabel's house by 1st Option



White shelving by Living Etc



White with wood by Living etc



Rose Villa by 1st Option



Boathouse by 1st Option



Blossom park by 1st Option


As some of you may know, we are putting a new kitchen into our home. Having already decided on white cupboard drawers and fronts, I started to look at worktops.

I love how wooden worktops add warmth, and transcend both time and trends. As with all natural materials as long as they are well looked after, solid wood worktops grow more beautiful with age and nothing can equal its timeless look and natural feel. Now, what wood? Walnut, oak, or bamboo to name a few. As our kitchen leads off of our dining room through french doors the obvious choice wood be oak to match the dining room table, and flooring.

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Monday, 26 April 2010

Cath Kidston tiles

Rose sprig Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria
Rose sprig Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria
Rose sprig Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria
Spot blue Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria
Spot blue Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria
Cowboy natural Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria
Cowboy natural Cath Kidston floor tiles by harveymaria

As a big fan of Cath Kidston, I was delighted to hear of her latest collaboration with Harvey Maria to create these fabulous new vinyl floor tiles. Hard-wearing and practical, they are a great flooring solution for laundry, bathroom and kids' rooms due to their durable, easy-to-clean nature. They come in the pretty rose sprig design, funky spots and a retro Cowboy print to add colour and pattern.

I love the idea of the rose sprig ones in the bathroom above but personally would love to get my hands on the spot stone ones. Oh, the possibilities!

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Sunday, 25 April 2010

Delights of Spring

Delights of Spring
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some pretty delights of Spring 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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Wednesday, 21 April 2010

Whiter than white Kitchens

Alabaster House by 1st option



Alabaster House by 1st option



Modern Kitchen by Ideal Home



White modern kitchen by Living Etc



Creffield house by 1st option



Beech Drive by 1st Option



Perryn House by 1st Option



Apsley House by 1st Option


On my hunt for kitchen ideas I came across these lovely very white kitchens. They are too white for me as I am too afraid of being able to keep them that clean!

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Monday, 19 April 2010

Pretty Spring birds

Bird candle holder by Berry Red



Early bird cushion by Aspace



Love bird mugs by Showler and Showler



Magic garden cake stand by Edible Glitter



Wire bloom decorative cable hooks by Colloco


Spring has sprung! So here are some pretty bird interiors to freshen up your home!

It would seem that the trend for having our feathered friends dotted about our houses be it on cushions, wallpaper or perched on sideboards is not going away. Yipee!

I am in love with the pale blue bird candle holder in the top pic.

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Sunday, 18 April 2010

Pretty Spring interiors

Pretty Spring interiors
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you pretty interior shots 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, 16 April 2010

Woodland themed invites

Woodland theme invite pastel by Torie Jayne
Woodland theme invite purple by Torie Jayne

I have a baby shower to organize for a dear friend of mine. She is a very stylish friend that organizes the best themed parties, like the Alice in Wonderland party she threw for her husband's birthday last year; think big paper flowers hanging from the ceiling, vintage teacups filled with cheesecake and cute "eat me" bracelets for the guests.

I knew I would have to come up with something good! She recently purchased an owl print for the nursery and loves her ceramic mushroom so I thought a cute woodland theme would be in order. First up, the invites! I think I will go with the purple version as I have some gorgeous cupcake cases in purple/white spots and kelly green/white spots.

Feel free to double click the pics (opens in a new window) and save them for your woodland themed party. I think they would be cute for a kids birthday as well!

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Wednesday, 14 April 2010

New Kitchen

cute kitchen cupboard



Pastel tea set



Mini Le Creuset



Pretty kitchen utensils



Cute baking!


I am so excited! We are going to put a new kitchen in our house! Our current kitchen has electric blue skirting boards, a brass hood, missing lino floor tiles, missing handles, doors etc, a beige sink and a fridge freezer that covers the window. You get the idea, it is one nasty kitchen!

As kitchens are once or twice in a lifetime projects I want a kitchen that has longevity, with a classic design but one that feels modern. I am looking at white door and drawer fronts as white is definitely a classic in kitchen design. It gives a light and airy feel, yet is elegant as it is not the most practical colour for a kitchen. I'm hoping it will work as a classic backdrop to my colourful kitchen accessories and personal style.

I will share with you here the great finds and pretties I find along the way!

Have a sweet day!
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