I know we’re not meant to like bugs, and I’ll be the first to swipe at a wasp after my sandwiches at a picnic, but these insect-inspired designs by UK based Warbeck & Cox are the bee’s knees! I stumbled across them while browsing the excellent Poppytalk monthly online street market. The Grasshopper cushion above costs £40.
How about offering your dinner guests these beetle napkins. £20 for a set of four. They don’t just go mad for bugs, either. I rather fancy this Key mug (£10) and the fab irons teatowel (£8.50)!
Who said domesticity had to be boring??
If you want some cute vintage-inspired jewellery, look no further than Elsie Belle. I came across this little lovely at a craft fair last Christmas and meant to blog about it then, but never got around to it. From lockets to rings, I love the cute attention to detail, the delicate woodland-creature-adorned necklaces, a nod to the current obsession in interiors for animalia.
I have picked out a couple that caught my eye – and they are really well priced to boot! At the top is the Florence pendant – a 1950s Japanese pearlised porcelain cabochon mounted onto a raw brass floral locket. Fill with keepsakes or photos of your loved ones. £16.95
There’s nothing quite like a dollop of good ol’ fashioned Victoriana to get my eyes twinkling – and this wonderful little Etsy shop certainly does the trick for me. Let me introduce you to Mamas Little Babies – Santa Cruz based jewellery designer whose work is inspired by Victorian era images, particularly animals, gardening and textiles. If you are after something a little bit unusual to adorn your lapel/neck/ears/bag, then look no further.
The Polly brooch (above) really caught my eye – it’s a great price too at £12.99 as did the Soiree necklace (top image) – a very respectable £18.83 – but my favourite has to be the Victorian scissors brooch – just the right side of quirky and a snip (!) at £12.99. Free worldwide shipping too, donchaknow!
Well apologies again for my lapse in postings – having a baby really does take up your time 😉
Elsie Valentina came into the world on August 23 at 12.58pm weighing 8lb 13 and is a real little beauty. I have since been obsessed with cute baby clothes and will post on this shortly, but for now, here are a few things I have spotted recently inbetween burping, feeding and nappy-changing…
H&M has now got a funky home range and while they don’t do a massive load of stuff, i really like what they do – I have already snappped up the cushion and table runner and am in the process of customising these gorgeous bags as Christmas presents for my sisters…
First up: Sel de Mer cushion – £7.99 (image above)
Or how about these linen bags – only £6.99
I have also bought the table runner – I’m really loving the old English rustic vibe. This is only £12.99 too.
While on the hunt for Christmas goodies (I know, I know, it’s early but when you have to be creative with your pennies, it’s worth shopping shrewdly!) I have fallen in love with this beautiful little paper store called Papermash. I have ordered the lace tape from there and also the bird stamp and typewriter tape. So cute – my present wrapping is going to be the bomb!
Lace tape – £5.95
Bird stamp – £12
Here’s one for the kids – how cute is this tooth fairy kit? When Elsie is old enough, she’s having one!
I’ll be back soon with more lusious finds for Christmas…
A great new find, courtesy of my ever watchful sister Siobhan, an avid crafter and seamstress extraordinaire. This little online boutique is jam-packed full of goodies, and all at a great price.
Enter: Re-Found Objects! This little site is ace, I love the paper stuff (see top image) and also these mexican paper designs.
Or what about these cute ‘Rusty Shapes’ from £2.50 each.
For textile fanciers, these lovely vintage Parisian ‘Memento’ cushions are just darling and for £35 each, a fair price for a slice of silky vintage history.
I could go on…oh ok, just one more…
I love these recycled metal picture frames – very salt-weathered and sea-sidey and a snip at £9. Fab! I urge you to favourite it (then you can buy lots of new and interesting stuff and wow your friends!)
The recent Elsie Riley shoot, which took place at the oh-so-quirky warren that is Goldbrick House was so much fun. Our models, Laya and Rhea were just fab and as usual Elena, the snapper, turned it out!
The inspiration was a dark and glamourous Alice in Wonderland vibe, so I made sure the hair and make-up was girly vintage glam.
Here are a few pics from the day – which will be appearing on Elsie Riley’s site soon. Enjoy!
Rhea taking tea.
Laya looking cute as a button!
Wrap up warm!
Photography: Elena Goodrum
Models: Rhea and Laya
Hair & Make-up: Vintage Verity