Monday, 24 December 2012

Merry Christmas!

Christmas at my house

I have been running around for the last few days trying to get everything ready for Christmas...

Setting up my Christmas table
Almost finished!

Now I must dash to put the finishing touches on, but before I do...

Let me wish you and your loved ones a very Merry Christmas!



Thursday, 20 December 2012

Bombay Duck draw knobs and a Giveaway

Bon bon knobs

The lovely peeps at Bombay Duck asked me if I would like to do another review so, I instantly decided I would love some knobs for my new dressing table that came with plain wooden knobs. Oh! the choices, after reviewing my guest room colour palette I decided to go for the Bon bon ceramic knobs in dove grey and lavender. I love them...

Draw knobs

Bonbon ceramic knobs

They also kindly sent me a Miss darcy teacup in Lavender that you will have seen in many of my pictures of my guest room alongside my Love Bird Cup in mint from Bombay duck...

Love bird cup and saucer

Miss Darcy tea cups

Tea for two

So I am delighted to announce a giveaway of a set of 4 Miss Darcy teacups and saucers in assorted colours from Bombay Duck worth £52!

For a chance to win the set of 4 Miss Darcy teacups and saucers in assorted colours from Bombay Duck please visit Bombay Duck and leave a comment below letting me know what you hope Santa brings you from Bombay Duck. The giveaway ends on Thursday, 3rd January 2013 at 10pm (BST) and I will randomly select and announce a winner on Friday, January 4th.

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The giveaway ends on Thursday, 3rd January 2013 at 10pm (BST), open to UK readers only.

Good luck and have a sweet day!

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Wednesday, 19 December 2012

More beaded hangers...

Guest towels

I decided to treat my guests to some new soft and fluffy towels which feature an attractive sculptured blossom design on in dove grey and duck egg from Laura Ashley. I tried hanging them on the back of the door in my guest room but they kept falling off! I thought about adding hanging loops but decided that some pretty beaded hangers would look better and there would be no chance of the towels falling on the floor!

For my hand beaded hanger tutorial click here.

Beaded hangers

Have a sweet day!

My Guest bedroom bed and tables

Guest bedroom bed

A couple of weeks back I showed you my designs for our guest room

"One thing was for sure, the double bed would have to sit below the window at the end of the room and could not have a foot board as you would more than likely have to get in to it from the base. So I chose the Scandinavia solid pine white double bed with slatted headboard, a mattress, double duvet, pair of pillows, white fitted sheets and a white pin tucked duvet cover.
I really wanted to provide bedside tables so my guests could keep a bottle of water, alarm clock, nik naks etc close to hand. But as the space was too tight I had to come up with something a little different! After much thought I opted for a pair of L shaped shelves I could hang on the wall either side of the bed. I would need to paint them white but I just loved there unusual shape and how much storage you could get out of them. I also loved the idea of them housing a pretty glass bottle of water in the long sections. So both guests would have there own bottles!"

The Scandinavia solid pine white double bed from Argos came flat packed but was super quick and easy to put together. I love how clean and simple it is and a perfect fit for my space. I also received a airsprung Tetbury memory double mattress, duvet, two pairs of pillows, Silent Night anti-allergy double mattress protector and the Minimalist White Double Bed duvet set which features subtle linear Pintuck detail which I think looks elegant and classical. My guests now have a super comfy bed to sleep in...

The L-shaped pair of beech finished wall-mounted shelving units also came flat packed. I assembled them together in two halves to start with, so that I could spray paint them white. Once I had spray painted them white I then finished assembling them together and gave them a finishing coat of paint.

Bedside shelf before

Another bedside shelf

Bedside shelf

My guest bedroom desk & bed

Now I am finally ready for my guests!

Have a sweet day!

My Little Dane Lamp

Little Dane lamp from Loaf

I was in the process of designing my Guest room when I won the Loaf twitter competition!
Loaf is the new name for The Sleep Room that was started at the end of 2008 with one simple aim: to take the hassle and expense out of buying a bed. After great success they naturally branched out and started making things for other rooms in the house. So after deciding that there original name no longer fit with them selling selling sofas and kitchen tables as well as beds they became Loaf.

My prize was a beautiful grey lamp called "Little Dane".
"Based on a beautiful pair of vintage lamps we bought in Copenhagen. Handmade for us in a very special pottery company in Stoke-on-Trent. Looks wicked in both modern and more traditional interiors."
I was so delighted as I loved the look of the "Little Dane" and thought it would be perfect in my new guest room to provide lighting at the desk. When it arrived I instantly was smitten and adored everything about it including the vintage looking lovely woven twisted lead.

Little Dane lamp

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 17 December 2012

My Guest Bedroom- Dressing table

Dressing table

Several weeks back I showed you my designs for our guest room

"I also wanted to provide my guests with a table that could be used for a laptop and some storage drawers so I chose the Scandinavia dressing table that matches the Scandinavia bed. I have bought a bright coloured Tolix chair to use at the table so my guests could use the dressing table stool as a luggage rack! "

The Scandinavia dressing table from Argos came flat packed and was easy to put together, but took some time as there are 8 drawers and a stool. As it was out of stock in white I ordered the pine version which I have painted white. I love how sturdy it is and how it matches the rest of the furniture. I changed the knobs to ceramic ones from Bombay Duck - more on that later!

I think you are gorgeous


Desk top

To see all the before and after photos of my Guest bedroom check out my Facebook album, Guest bedroom- A Transformation.

Have a sweet day!

Thursday, 13 December 2012

Snowflake felt stocking

Snowflake stocking

I finished my second felt stocking, and it is now hanging on my staircase. I made it in exactly the same way as my Winter bird embellished stocking but this time I went for a mint coloured felt and decorated it with white felt snowflake table scatters from Papechase. See Winter bird embellished stocking for the full tutorial.

Snowflakes and sequins

I then decided that my hand made stockings needed handmade candy! So whipped up some pretty chocolate snowflake lollipops that I packaged in lace printed bags...

Pink chocolate snowflake lollipop

Mint chocolate snowflake lollipop

Packaged snowflake lollipops

For chocolate lollipop tutorial check out my Easter chocolate lollipops

Have a sweet day!

Monday, 3 December 2012

Honeycomb balls and "Emporium"

Honeycomb balls!

Honeycomb balls

Wall art

On the wall

Yesterday I showed you the pretty spools of ribbon hanging on my guest room wall. Today I wanted to show you how that corner of my guest room is looking! I love how the hanging pom poms and Emporium print give the room a sense of fun!

Have a sweet day!


Sunday, 2 December 2012

Pretty spools of ribbon

Ribbons on spools

Spools of crochet ribbon and mini pom poms

Wire spool holder

Pretty spools of ribbon

Good morning! I have been busy putting my guest room together and on the odd dry day getting outside and painting furniture, spraying picture frames and like!
I originally bought the wire spool holder for my craft room but I changed my mind and sprayed it white to hang in my guest room. To match the rest of the decor in my guest room I wrapped my wooden spools from Jane Means in ribbons and trims in shades of lilac, lavender and mint and have sat them on the spool holder which I have hung on the wall next to my mini printed shelves.

Heart spool holder

Have a sweet day!