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It may be grey and miserable out there, and the snow we were promised never materialised, but hey, let’s not feel blue! Instead, let’s embrace this wonderful colour in all its glorious hues! Bring the blue skies of spring into your home with some of my picks…

 


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I’ve finally been converted to copper. I’ve watched it with interest as it has crept into interiors since around 2013 and now it is everywhere. I’ve held off long enough but when you see these beauts, you’ll want to cop some copper!

 

 

 

  1. Copper Shelf, New Tendency
  2. Copper Desk Magazine File, £28, Anthropologie.com
  3. Cushion Cover with Sequins, Copper, EUR 12.95 from Houzz.com
  4. Copper framed mirrors, £33, Idyll Home, notonthehighstreet.com
  5. Black and Copper Table Lamp, Home Address, £250, notonthehighstreet.com
  6. Shoreditch Drinks Trolley, £125, Rockettstgeorge.co.uk

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Well this is my first post of 2016 and one of my NY resos was to make sure I post more this year. At the moment, I am rather partial to collecting things, and plates are a passion. There are so many interesting designs out there but here are a few of my picks…enjoy!

Nimerology - Serenissima Dinner Plate - Blue

1 Nimerology Seranissima dinner plate – blue – £78, amara.com

Lisa paris plate

2  Lisa Bengtsson’s Tiillsammans small plate, Pierre, £24, royaldesign.co.uk

Amara windmill plate

3 Sebra Pink Farm plate, £8, amara.com

Amara fungi plate

4 House of Rym, Bakadish Big Dish – Shroomville, £20, amara.com

nature table dessert place Anthropoloige £16

5 Nature Table Dessert Plate, £16 Anthropologie.com

Fornasetti plate

6 Fornasetti Tema e variazione plate, £112.50, selfridges.com

People Will Always Need Plates 1940's Dinner Plates - Set of 4 - Yolk

8 People Will Always Need Plates 1940’s Dinner Plates – Set of 4 – Yolk, £72, amara.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Orla Kiely Serving platter Elephant

9. Orla Kiely Elephant Serving Platter, £18, amara.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

requently! As January yawns on, the only thing that really piques my interest is the interior design wish list that I have for the next year…one thing I really want to do is find a place for the collection of plates that I have been adding to over the last few years, but here are a couple of lovely new additions that I plan to snaffle…

Animals still feature massively in accessories so I love the collection by Lisa Bengtsson.

 

Studio Lisa Bengtsson – Small Plate – Pierre

GBP 25.00

Katie Spragg – Essex Lion – Dinner Plate

GBP 29.00 Amara.com

Sebra – Plate – Pink Farm

GBP 7.00 Amara.com

At Home with Ashley Thomas Trinket Tray (set of 2)

GBP 12.00

House of Rym – Bakadish Big Dish Dinner Plate – Shroomville £20 Amara.com

Fornasetti Tema e Variazioni Wall Plate – No. 286 £120

tps://www.amara.com/products/tema-e-variazioni-wall-plate-no-286


Geometric styling at its best!

Geometric styling at its best!

I spotted this pretty striped dress over on Anthropologie and love it! It’s not cheap, but my, it’s lovely! £118


I really love these love heart boxes by Claudine Hellmuth – perfect for stuffing full of chocs for a Valentine’s gift! Download from her Etsy shop for £4.05. They are fully customisable too. Neato!

So retro! Love a love heart...

So retro! Love a love heart…


It’s been aaaages! But I’m back. The kids are older, the nights marginally less sleepless and with so many beautiful things to coo over, I thought it was high time to blog. So dust me down, here are my top picks for March:

Pretty painted glass from Berry Red

Pretty painted glass from Berry Red

Add some spring style to the table with this rather sweet painted glass vase – perfect for tulips and daffs – it really cheers up the kitchen table! Only £7 from Berry Red.

Nostaliga and chocolate: How marvellous!

Nostaliga and chocolate: How marvellous!

Easter is a mere month away so my head is already being filled with eggy chocolatey goodness and ideas for the kiddlies’ egg hunt – aren’t these egg holders divine? These Beatrix Potter Easter Egg Paper Containers come in 2 sizes and 3 different designs. What’s not to love?

Pretty floral print straws from Pipii

 
Pretty floral print straws from Pipii

These flowery paper straws will add a vintage touch to your drinks and beat the boring old plastic versions hands-down! £4 for 25.

Pretty paper blooms on Etsy

Pretty paper blooms on Etsy

How’s about some handmade paper flowers? I spotted these over on Etsy. They just make me feel good. You get 8 in a pack. She does all kind of colours – just so pretty! Blossom Pink Handmade Spiral Paper Flowers by Crazy2becrazy, £2.27 .

Felt bunny pouch by Mer Mag

Felt bunny pouch by Mer Mag

Lastly, I really want to make one of these: felt bunny pouches created by MerMag – check out her oh-so-brilliant blog Mer Mag where you can download the template too.  What a simple but sweet idea for Eater gifts!


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I’ve blogged about her before, but I just can’t get enough of this lady! Claudine Hellmuth is one talented girl and really seems to have tapped into the trend for graphic, whimsical, illustrative loveliness and cupcakes too – all in one pretty bundle.

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Here are just some of her pretties over on Etsy! They are all downloadable printables – I am so going to get the ice lolly ones for my daughters’ joint birthday party!

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