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Thursday, 25 November 2010

Glass cake stands & domes

Sweet Display by Country Living
I am planning my Christmas Winter Woodland candy table at the moment. So, I am delighted to be reviewing some glass cake stands from diverse retailer, CSN stores. They sell all kinds of wonderful products, from beautiful wardrobes to the prettiest cake stands and flan dishes.

Keep an eye out for my review that will feature either my new "Winter Woodland" Christmas cake design or my "Winter Woodland Christmas" inspired gingerbread bird house.

In the meantime, here's what I did last Christmas:

Village Christmas cake



Gingerbread bird house


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Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Hush Autumn/Fall 2010

Hush
Star pyjamas by Hush
Sloppy Joe dress by Hush
Vintage rose pyjamas by Hush
Pure Silk pyjamas by Hush
Striped bed socks by Hush
This week for my 'shops i love' page I bring you Hush, my favourite Luxe loungewear boutique for pyjamas, robes, and knitted accessories. I just adore their comfy but flattering cotton flannel pyjamas, with a wide leg low rise trouser and oversized shirt with scoop hem and breast pocket. They are perfect for chilly nights in front of the fire. I admit to having quite a few pairs that arrive in a matching bag, enveloped in tissue paper and placed in the chicest of gift boxes. How can a girl resist that?

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Tuesday, 23 November 2010

The New Covent Garden Market

Cream berries



Twig Bowl



Birch vase


If you live in or around London I highly recommend a visit to the New Covent Garden Market, situated within a five minute walk of Vauxhall station in south London. It's open Monday to Friday from 3.00am to 11.00am and 4.00am to 10.00am on Saturdays.

"New Covent Garden Market is the largest fruit, vegetable and flower market in the UK. Located in the heart of the capital, we pride ourselves on being the focus for food and flowers in London and we are the choice of many leading chefs, florists, restaurants, hotels, schools and hospitals. With over 200 businesses on site, offering the highest quality, range and service, we know you’ll find the right company here to supply all your catering and floristry needs."

My favorite business at The New Covent Garden Market is C Best, who sell a dizzying array of vases, candle holders and props used by the top party planners in the UK. Christmas is no exception and they have the largest baubles I have ever seen! You'll find wreaths that are glittered and feathered, ribbons, beads and feathered birds to adorn your gifts. As they open at 3.00am, I have been known to get a little shopping done before work!

On a recent visit I picked up some berries, a twig bowl, a realistic looking bark vase and some brown tissue paper for my "Winter Woodland Christmas".

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Sunday, 21 November 2010

Pretty Deer!

Pretty Deer
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you some pretty deer 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):

To see more gorgeous "Winter Woodland Christmas" inspired pics from some of the fabulous photographers on Flickr, check out my new group, become a member and add your own winter woodland inspired pics.

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Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Winter Woodland candy

Woodland Cookies
Chocolate Matchsticks
Scoop of vanilla bonbons
Scoop of chocolate bonbons
Bucket of mushroom biscuits
Coconut Mushrooms
Christmas Tree jars 2009
Next week on scrapbook dreams I will be sharing with you my inspiration for a Winter Woodland themed Dessert table. So, today I thought I'd share with you my candy supplies that I will use to fill last year's Christmas Tree jars.
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Sunday, 14 November 2010

Neutral Deer

Neutral Deer
This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you Neutral coloured deer 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):

To see more gorgeous "Winter Woodland Christmas" inspired pics from some of the fabulous photographers on Flickr, check out my new group, become a member and add your own winter woodland inspired pics.

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Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Nordal


Glasses by Nodal
Burnished wood snowflakes by Nodal
Frames by Nodal
Beaded deco by Nodal
Painted furniture by Nodal
Tableware by Nodal
Christmas trees by Nodal
This week for my 'shops i love' page I bring you Nordal, an interior family-owned Danish brand.

They started out by selling old furniture from India, but since then a lot has changed and they now design and manufacture a personalized unique collection of furniture and accessories, including charming glasses, ornate lanterns and cake stands. I would love to get some of those burnished wood snowflakes for my Christmas tree!

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Tuesday, 9 November 2010

My Winter Woodland buys

Squirrel Hanging Ornament



Pine Cone Candle



Acorn decoration



Glittered Acorn Decorations



Mushroom tree decoration and pine cones



Birch Candles


Today I share with you my collection of Winter Woodland treasures I have bought so far with which to decorate my Christmas tree and home. My favourite is the squirrel hanging ornament.

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Wednesday, 3 November 2010

Sia Home Fashion

Sia - Home Fashion
White Christmas by Sia - Home Fashion
White Christmas by Sia - Home Fashion
White Christmas by Sia - Home Fashion
White Christmas by Sia - Home Fashion
White Christmas by Sia - Home Fashion
This week for my 'shops i love' page I bring you Sia - Home Fashion, one of the labels I love for artificial flowers and home accessories.

Sia is named after the Swedish homemaker, Sonja Ingegerd Anderson, who began her label in the early sixties. Her big break came in 1963 when a magazine asked her to make a paper flower. The flat packed 3D pop-up silk paper flower was such a huge success she took on thirty employees! Her first shop opened in 1975 and the company has grown ever since into being the international enterprise it is today.

I love their artificial flowers and will have to make a trip over to the adorable store in Wimbledon Village for some woodland flowers and perhaps some of those twiggy white tea light holders.


Red Christmas by Sia - Home Fashion
How will I resist buying this deer for my tree?

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Monday, 1 November 2010

Winter Woodland Christmas theme

Winter Woodland Christmas Theme by Torie Jayne
Winter Woodland Christmas Theme by Torie Jayne
Winter Woodland Christmas Theme by Torie Jayne
Winter Woodland Christmas Theme by Torie Jayne
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This week on Scrapbook Dreams, I bring you my new theme of a "Winter Woodland Christmas" for 2010 with these gorgeous images.

A colour palette of snowy whites, natural woody browns and a hint of sage green. I am thinking pine cones, acorns, squirrels, reindeer, twigs, bark and toadstools with a Winter Woodland themed dessert table as the central piece. A signature home baked gingerbread bird house, an adorned Christmas cake, cookie trees and lots of chocolate lollipops and pretty cupcakes. Christmas tree candy jars full of chocolates and candies to match my colour palette and theme.

So watch this space for all my inspirational ideas, hand crafted decorations and lots of baked goodies and candy!

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