I’m rather fancying this smart new range of home accessories by Ben de Lisi at Debenhams. It’s got pigeons, doubledecker buses, clapperboards and other such fumbly Britishness. I totally have my eye on the typewriter cushion below and love the phone cushion too, but it’s the achingly retro-with-a-modern-twist telephone lamp that I am hankering for – at only £35 I might have to get this for my new home office…
They are both available from Debenhams.com and costs £18 each.
You can always rely on a pair of pretty red shoes to lift the spirits on a Wednesday morning – and aren’t these just peachy? These Chia Mihara Osmo sandals (yes, really!) cost £225 and I found them on a rather nifty little online vintage-inspired boutique called Ruby Plum. Choc full with gorgeous dresses, knits and bags, the only problem is deciding what to keep in my basket!
I have had my eye on this Marianne bag (£130) for some time and may have to start dropping some p-r-e-t-t-y heavy hints soon to the other half. Surely I deserve it?!?!!
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??
Oh God! Don’t you just LOVE these oversized clutch bags by Nigerian designer, Dolapo James- who also goes under the name of Urban Knit. They cost £79 and the vibrant mix of Englishness and African textiles just works. I am coveting one of these – badly!
I spotted them on The Shop Project (theshopproject.com) but I warn you – you will get addicted – it is my fab find of the moment.
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…
Oh how darling! These lovely little paper flowers by Dutch stationery designer, Jurianne Matter are beautiful – and cheap! Her kits come with a variety of different flowers in various colour combinations and have all sorts of uses: You can thread Blom flowers on a string to create cute floral bunting or jazz up your fairy cakes as well as making a bouquet by pressing the flowers out of the A5 card and threading them onto traditional florist wire.
These packs can be bought in lots of places but check out Berry Red. Each contain 3 cards printed with 5 mixed flowers (15 easy pop out flowers in total) + 4.50 m florist wire. Diameter of each flower is approx. 6 cm. Kits cost £8.50.
My apologies, dear readers, for the length of my absence in the past months, exacerbated by the fact that I am going to be a mummy! Yes, tiredness has overtaken me and my blog has suffered. But, fear not! I am back and with some lovely inspiration to get your summer interior taste buds tingling.
My eagle-eyed sister, Shiv, found this fab website and I am most likely going to be choosing the super cute birdie wallpaper for the nursey…anyway, check it out!
The website says: “A neutral and comforting Wasabi Green and White Penguin wallpaper. The paper used is sourced from sustainable forestry and made in the UK. The surface can be wiped clean when hung. Hang as standard wallpaper, instructions included. Price is per roll. Size: each roll is 52cm wide and 10m long.” A bargain at £30.00.
There is plenty more to love on there to browse so head over to Isak.co.uk
There’s nothing like a bit of humour in fashion, let’s face it, those designers can take themselves so seriously! So I have found some happy little bits and pieces from across the web guaranteed to make you look great, and make you feel fun!
First up is the cute ‘Shipmate’ hoodie found on Lazy Oaf’s site – they are London based but sell online too. This top costs £44.
Inject a touch of pierrot into your wardrobe with this ‘Super Size-me’ tee – £24 also from Lazy Oaf.
If you head over to Fredflare (US based) you can grab one of these funky make-up bags based on the DC comics. I love the colours and think it would be a shame to hide it away in the bathroom ($8). Be warned – once you are on this site, it will be hard to not buy anything! It’s got so much great trashy stuff that you really don’t need but desperately want!
Last up is the happy/sad sweater also from FredFlare.com – with a happy face one one side and a sad face on tuther! ($44) I think it’s the cat’s pjamas!
Go forth and shop!
Mod Cloth has a good range of vintage inspired and genuine pieces. I have selected this lovely frilly dress and shoes as the two that jump out at me…
Pinks Daily Planner is another cool vintage find. Again, not all authentic pieces but a good range of original one-offs and rather beautifully designed garments. Here are a couple i rather fancy (though a little on the pricey side!)
This looks like it’s straight off Tretchikoff’s Green Lady! Fab!
Navy and polka dots? Brilliant – and a snip – $23
Try 1918 Vintage for 70s and 80s gear like this cute Dolly ruffle shirt and seahorse pendant that doubles up as a comb – nifty!
If you haven’t come across I heart Cheeky Chops and you are a die-hard (ahem) 80s lover, then you really should check it out. It’s got hand picked vintage attire and is super cheap. Perhaps not really to my taste as I was a child of the 80s and would rather forget that era, personally, but if you are in to it, get over there and knock yourself out!
(I do, however, love this silver belt and it’s only a tenner!)
For beautiful vintage jewellery – check out This Charming Girl. Really good price and totally original designs – get there quick because it is becoming well known (boo to the masses!)
Super cute jewels can be found at Poison Apple NY including this “I love horses” pendant.
And over on Etsy, Vintage Bureau has these lovely red pearl set for sale – they will set off any outfit a treat.
While Immaculate Heart Vintage has some shoes to die for! And a good price at $20 and $22 respectively.
That concludes my vintage online shopping extravaganza (for now)
Have a good weekend, y’all x