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Friday, 30 March 2012

Bedroom inspiration

Sun, glorious sun - love it!

Thank you for your lovely comments and welcome to new followers!

Not sure about you, but I've had a busy week.

Bedroom decor always appeals to me.  I love opening a door and being surprised by the unexpected - a tiny vintage bedroom with a wrought iron bed,  a fluffy down filled duvet and lots of squashy cushions, a hand knitted or crocheted throw or a grown up boudoir fit for a princess, with ornate mirrors and a luxuriously draped canopy.

Our bedrooms are the last room we go to each night, the place we reflect and think about our day and lay our head to hopefully enjoy a good night's rest.  In my opinion, this has to be one of the most important rooms in any home.

We all have our own idea of what a perfect bedroom should look like, but let's be honest, 
some things, you just can't skimp on ...


Bedroom essentials:  A good duvet and good quality pillows that can be fluffed and plumped up to retain their shape.

Good quality cotton or linen bed linen.

Some layering in the form of a faux fur or a luxurious eiderdown or pure wool knit cabled throw or a vintage hand made quilt.

Cushions for plumping and getting cozy on a wet drizzly afternoon.

Good lighting for reading that great novel just before you fall asleep - bedside lamps are far cozier than a central pendant light.

A bedside table of some sort - be creative, this can be an shabby chic chair or a designer piece.

If the walls are painted, make sure the colour is serene and not going to keep you up all night.

Wallpaper is another way of changing a small room and creating a focal point.

Curtaining/blinds to keep out the early morning sunrise and insulate in the winter months.

Tactile flooring.


A little bedroom inspiration...

Have a great weekend everyone!


Monday, 26 March 2012

Something twinkly...

Hi everyone, we're having such sunny weather here in the south of England it just lifts ones spirits...

I'm not quite an eBay addict, but I visit intently....and buy sometimes.

I couldn't let these lovely candle wall sconces go to any home but my own...

I just love them..

They are from Niki at The Painted Room - and I can highly recommend this seller.  She sells beautiful antiques and shabby chic chandeliers and lighting.  She also has a blog which you can find on her lovely website:

These candle sconces are perfect for casting soft light...especially as I didn't want to do any rewiring!

Arrived lovingly bubble wrapped

These pics are from eBay.

I'm still on the hunt, but I love this plain looking bicycle...

Oh's officially Spring!!!

Flower photos from here a lovely little French blog...

Have a lovely week everyone....


Friday, 23 March 2012

Gorgeous Vintage


To all new followers - WELCOME to my blog and I hope you enjoy the journey!

I have a busy weekend ahead...and with fabric on my mind I thought I'd share these...

Who would have thought macaroons and sewing goes together?  

Have a lovely weekend!
(all images via Pinterest)


Monday, 19 March 2012

Cheerful Monday

Hi everyone, hope you all had a lovely weekend.

Thank you for your lovely comments and welcome to new followers!

Images to make you smile....just a little something for a Monday ...

Some people dread the first day after the weekend, to others, it makes no difference at all.

Here's to a great week ahead...


Friday, 16 March 2012

Happy Mother's Day!

I know that I don't have to receive gifts from my children in order to feel loved.  And I know my own mother feels the same. 

And I think this year Mother's day might be slightly forgotten about in my's also my son's birthday...

But it's always nice to receive a gift, no matter how small....

it's always the thought that counts.

Perhaps you will get breakfast in bed, and a single flower in a vase or a pretty glass

or a special afternoon tea

 or even a special little hand made porcelain pebble to keep in your pocket or your purse

This one is going to my mum who lives far away...

I'm still trying to paint - blue bowl with plums and lemon - not finished.
Acrylic on 8x8inch canvas

(all images pinterest except the ones Love you Mum)

Happy Mother's Day for Sunday!


Tuesday, 13 March 2012

Soft on the eye

I was rummaging through some papers I keep for inspiration and came across these images from a South African magazine dated 2005.

They have a very peaceful, old worldly feel and I just love the feeling these images evoke.

I want to be there, sit on that old sofa with a big mug of tea in the filtered light and dream...

Have a lovely week