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Saturday, 19 November 2011

Original gift - Vintage Playing Cards

Vintage Playing Cards framed "Samuel"
Vintage Playing Cards framed "Samuel"
Vintage Playing Cards framed "Samuel"
Vintage playing cards

Looking for an original, design conscious gift? Look no further!

I had been looking for a gift for my sister, who is the proud mum to my adorable nephew Samuel. When the sweet folks at Vintage Playing Cards offered me the opportunity to review one of their creations, I jumped at the chance and asked for the word "SAMUEL". I love it and my sister was delighted with her stylish gift, hanging it in Samuel's new room.

The name is spelled out in individual cards sourced from a 1930s spelling game. The cards are double mounted with cream and black, and presented in a stylish black wooden box frame. I love how it is very sleek and timeless and I am sure Samuel will love it when he is older. A real conversation piece that had 'Gramps' telling us all how the 1930s game was played! So, today I am sharing it with you as a great gift.

As well as bespoke names, they also do vintage playing cards framed clocks that spell out ‘time’ and ‘tick tock’ and a VPC teatime range of stylish clocks made from vintage china. They also have a vast collection of stylish greeting cards that feature vintage playing cards. My favourite for Christmas is the Deers under the Tree greeting card made from an original art deco playing card depicting deers under a tree.


Deers under the Tree

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Sunday, 13 November 2011

Call me Cupcake

Call me Cupcake

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you the gorgeous white dessert table from the very talented Linda of Call me cupcake.

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

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Tuesday, 8 November 2011

More pretty baking supplies

Kitchen Aid in duck egg blue

I plan to make lots of sweet treats in my kitchen this Christmas using my beloved duck egg blue Kitchen Aid, a Christmas gift from last year. Oh, how I love it!


Striped paper straws
I have wanted American style, retro striped paper straws that I am sure you have all seen in wonderful blogs the world over for ages now. Christmas seemed like a good excuse to finally get some, so I opted for pink, turquoise and green to fit in with my Winter Wonderland Christmas colour palette and will be using them to make my lollipops sticks super cute!


Divine bakers twine
I also bought some bakers twine in matching colours to tie around my cookies, hang my hand made tree decorations from, and to adorn gifts!


Mint & pink twist ties
When I saw these pretty twist ties on Etsy I just had to have them! I mean who knew they came in such sugary colours? I will be using them to keep my sweet treats fresh and pretty!


Bird tin
Winter Bird Tin, because I needed somewhere to store my mince pies, and it was too perfect for me to resist...

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Sunday, 6 November 2011

Felted Mice

Felted Mice

This week on Flickr Faves Sunday, I bring you the adorable intricate needle felting work of Felted Mice by Barby Anderson. I adore the toadstool house with the pretty pink shutters, delicate lace windowsill and embroidered flowers.

Some beautiful shots from my Flickr favourites (clockwise from top left):
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Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Ferm Living

Ferm Living
Ferm Living
Ferm Living
Ferm Living
Ferm Living

Today on label love I bring you Danish brand, Ferm Living.

Ferm living started life out as a graphic design agency in Denmark, founded in 2005 by Trine Andersen. It later developed into a design company selling lifestyle products after Trine could not find the right wallpaper. So she took it upon herself to design and create a range of wallpapers at an affordable price. In 2006 the first collection hit the high street and the company has gone from strength to strength. Ferm products are now sold in Australia, USA, Finland, The Netherlands, UK, Spain, France, Italy, Sweden and Japan.

I, for one, adore the shelving units shaped like houses and the textural cable knit pen holders.

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