Wednesday, 30 June 2010

Trine Thorsen

Duse pasteller by Trine Thorsen


Blomster by Trine Thorsen


Blomster by Trine Thorsen


Duse pasteller by Trine Thorsen


Hawaiifest by Trine Thorsen


I am always looking out for inspirational pics, from cute cakes to gorgeous interiors! On a recent search I came across the wonderful Trine Thorsen, a Norwegian photographer whose beautiful images are exquisite and full of eye candy.

She also has a blog, So mee, where you can find even more of her delightful pics. I could spend hours looking at them all!

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Monday, 28 June 2010

Pretty relaxing

Pretty relaxing by Torie Jayne
Pretty relaxing by Torie Jayne
Pretty relaxing by Torie Jayne

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After a busy, fun packed weekend in the sun, I am dreaming of a quiet relaxing day picking flowers and having tea and cakes in the garden. Oh, to dream...

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Friday, 25 June 2010

Pretty fabrics and finds for outdoor living

Pretty fabrics and accessories for Outdoor Living by Torie Jayne
1. Pink Moroccan pouffe
2. PVC - dotty taupe fabric
3. Bird trail fabric
4. Iris spot blanket
5. Solig solar powered outdoor lighting
6. Pink spot cotton duck fabric

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a collection of pretty fabrics and finds that I would love to have in my "outdoor living room". I'm thinking of getting a white bench, making a comfy seat pad for it and scattering it in lots of handmade pretty cushions. For the inevitable colder nights, I will need some matching blankets to keep me warm. For lighting, I love the idea of hanging the pendant lights from brackets on the wall. Oh, and in my dreams some Moroccan pouffes to rest my feet on!

Pale blue VW by Worthington Woodpower

I found this gorgeous image from cute online store, Worthington Woodpower whilst searching the internet for pretty finds and just had to share it with you!

Don't forget you can click on any blue lettering in any of my posts to link through to the relevant store website or blog post for more info!

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Wednesday, 23 June 2010

My little aqua book: Alfresco Dining

Alfresco dining by Torie Jayne
Alfresco dining
Alfresco dining
Alfresco dining

For my second post in the series "my little aqua book" I share with you pages of shops that sell the prettiest Alfresco dining goodies!

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Monday, 21 June 2010

Ice Cream Party

Ice cream party mood board by Torie Jayne
Ice cream party page 1 by Torie Jayne
Ice cream party page 2 by Torie Jayne

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It must be all the ice cream posts I have done recently but I am dreaming of having an ice cream party. With Wimbledon starting tomorrow it would have to have lots of strawberry ice cream! Lashings of whipped cream and the prettiest of sprinkles. Oh, to dream...

You can check out more of my pretty ice cream inspirational pics at my new obsession, Pinterest.

Pretty ice cream pics on Pinterest from Torie Jayne
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Sunday, 20 June 2010

My new love: Pinterest!

I love Macarons on Pinterest by Torie Jayne



Shades of turquoise on Pinterest by Torie Jayne



Bird love on Pinterest by Torie Jayne


OK, I know Sundays here at Torie Jayne are normally reserved for showing you some of the lovely images I find on Flickr but I recently discovered Pinterest through the sweet Rachel at Lovely Clusters. It is a great new site that lets you collect, and showcase collections of, your favorite inspirational pics in a beautifully visual way. You simply add the "pin it" bookmarklet to your browser's toolbar and anytime you find a great image you click "pin it" and it will add it to your board. There is also an upload feature for your own images. This is one stylish site for creating inspirational mood boards. I am in love!

You can check out my boards, like I love Macarons, Shades of turquoise or Bird love and many more. If you're inspired by Pinterest like me, please follow my boards.♥♥♥

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Friday, 18 June 2010

Vintage ice cream tin signs

Vintage ice cream tin signs by Torie Jayne

1. Tasty Treats ice cream vintage metal art sign
2. Ice cream cones vintage tin sign
3. Bordens ice cream sign
4. Knickerbocker Glory vintage sign
5. Ice cream sundaes
6.Waffle cones vintage metal sign

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a collection of cute vintage tin ice cream signs. On a recent trip to TK Maxx I found the pink knickerbocker glory vintage sign and I just had to buy it! My idea is to get a few and hang them on the side of my garden shed as artwork for my "outdoor living room".

Walls ice cream, Happy Family, 1950s


Don't forget you can click on any blue lettering in any of my posts to link through to the relevant store website or blog post for more info!

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Wednesday, 16 June 2010

My little aqua book: laundry room

Laundry room by Torie Jayne
Laundry room shops
Laundry room shops

I am in the process of organizing my "shops I love" page, and replacing it with "my little aqua book" pages. My style is a little bit vintage, a dash of modern, and heavily colour palette driven. I like nothing better than the hunt for the perfectly coloured whisk, the cutest vintage cake stand or a whimsical tea towel!

First up, I share with you "my little aqua book" pages of shops that sell the prettiest laundry room goodies!

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Monday, 14 June 2010

Pretty picnic

Pretty picnic page 1 by Torie Jayne

Pretty picnic page 2 by Torie Jayne

Pretty picnic page 3 by Torie Jayne

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It must be all the sunny weather we have had recently but I am dreaming of going for a picnic. In the great British tradition of picnicking, I want to lay a blanket on the grass and kick my shoes off, have a basket full of yummy finger and fork food like fresh strawberries with lashings of cream, homemade raspberry jelly and sponge cakes, with the sun shining down on me (OK, that part's not so British). Oh, to dream...

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Sunday, 13 June 2010

Pink Dreams

Pink Dreams
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some pink dreams 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, 11 June 2010

Summer ice cream delights

Summer ice cream delights by Torie Jayne

1. Blue pudding spoon
2. Strawberry lolly mould
3. Cuisipro® ice cream scoop & stack
4. Sandcastle bowls
5. Twenty English rose paper napkins
6. Maxwell Williams ice cream sundae bowl in pink

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a collection of delightful ice cream finds. I am so in love with the sandcastle bowl; so retro and cute! How good would those strawberry moulds be filled with this yummy looking strawberry ice cream?

Strawberry ice cream by Martha Stewart


Don't forget you can click on any blue lettering in any of my posts to link through to the relevant store website or blog post for more info!

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Wednesday, 9 June 2010

Really Linda Barker

Two Ceramic Birds by Really Linda Barker



Ornate Wirework Bird House by Really Linda Barker



Three Antiqued Glass Birds by Really Linda Barker



Villa Verne Metal Food Stand by Really Linda Barker



Ornate metal plant holder by Really Linda Barker



Zinc and Willow Bird Feeder by Really Linda Barker


Really Linda Barker is a gorgeous online store from Interiors & Product Designer Linda Barker. Linda was born in Yorkshire, England, and trained as a fine artist at West Surrey College of Art and Design. She is also well known as a television presenter, from such shows as Changing Rooms and House Invaders.

The online catalogue is full of a beautiful range of interior pieces, all of which have a calming neutral look to them. I especially love her metal food stand from the "Villa Verne" range, named after her exquisite holiday home situated in a wooded valley just outside the glamorous resort of St Tropez in the South of France.

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Monday, 7 June 2010

Outdoor living room

Outdoor living room by Green Gate


With all the lovely weather we have had recently my mind has been buzzing with ideas for my outdoor space. I would love to create an outdoor living room on the back patio next to my garden shed. A stylish, comfortable place for casual dining and relaxing.

I want to make sure my space transitions gracefully from my alfresco eating area on the patio near the house, to the lawn, to the outdoor living room. So, I'm going to go for a similar colour palette to my alfresco dining but will tone down the red and green and add more white to make a softer pastel palette.

Outdoor dining room by Torie Jayne


On my wish list for an outdoor living room is a white bench with lots of scatter cushions, subtle lighting, a bistro table and chairs, and an open fire. I dream of snuggling up on the bench at night toasting marshmallows!

Here are a few of my inspirational tears for colour and theme:

Tea party buckets by Country Living



Tea party tote by Country Living



Pastel jugs by Country Living



Outdoor lounge by Easy Living



Pink floral box cushion by The White Lighthouse


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Sunday, 6 June 2010

Petal Pretty

Petal Pretty
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some pretty petals 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, 4 June 2010

Tea and cakes in the garden

Tea and cakes in the garden by Torie Jayne

1. Rice DK melamine cups
2. Regency cake stand, 3 tier
3. Angelina Lavender napkin, pink enamel pin wheel
4. Pastel silicone cupcake cases , roseberry melamine tray
5. Greengate, Fia white & Angelina plates
6. Rice DK melamine bowls in lavender & soft pink

This week in my series of posts, "Fridays Finds", I bring you a collection of pretty pastel finds for tea and cakes in the garden inspired by Monday's post, Pretty garden pastels.

Don't forget you can click on any blue lettering in any of my posts to link through to the relevant store website or blog post for more info!

I also couldn't resist showing you a few pretty pastel treats from Amy Atlas: perfect for tea and cakes in the garden.

Pastel treats by Amy Atlas

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Wednesday, 2 June 2010

A touch of lavender and lilac

Vanilla Dreams by Skona Hem



Interiors by Bloomingville



Sun Parasol by House Doctor



Filing cabinet by House Doctor


I am loving the accents of lavender and lilac in the above pics. They add a subtle feminine touch to otherwise quite neutral colour schemes.

The chair in the fist pic has me pining for a steel stool from Bailey's Home and Garden for my craft room. I have a vintage 1930's stainless steel filing cabinet in my craft room already and think the stool would be a perfect fit!

I don't have much lilac or lavender in my home but all the flowers in my garden are either purple or white coloured, from the large bushes of silver Anouk Lavender to the purple flowering herb pots of chives, sage and rosemary. White petunia's, purple and white Dwarf Lupins and Aubrietas add color to my borders. More of this to come later.

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