Monday, 31 August 2009

Rule Britania

New cards and in time for next weeks trade show, Autumn Fair at the NEC Birmingham. We have 3 new ranges, English Rose as above, additions for our hit Christmas Winter Wishes and an occasions range called Silver Wishes.

Hot of the press at Alpine Press.


Doormat at Rockett St George

James Merrell

Photo from Air Space

Vintage case at 1stdibs
1930's English Suitcase, Newly Covered in Vintage Union Jack Flags with Reinforced Leather-Bound Corners and Strapping with Brass Nail Heads. England,

A scrumptious velvet appliqued union jack with a hand painted distressed detailed frame from Jane Hornsby
Cushions by Jane Hornsby

limited edition Chanel Union Jack quilted bag

Saturday, 29 August 2009

Jolly Joules

If you are Boden fan then you will love Joules
Their clothes are fun, colourful and with some really nice finishing details.

Oh and their children's clothes are fabulous toooooo.

Thursday, 27 August 2009

A Model House

Ever wonder about the gorgeous homes you see on the TV? You know the beautifully decorated ones we all wish we lived in, the homes that are used in programs and adverts? I remember one home in particular, it was featured in Britain's Next Top Model and it was simply stunning. I have finally tracked it down and it is a show home that film studios can hire. The company that lists such homes is AirSpace and they have many fabulous properties on their books.

I am totally in love with this loft space, pass me a kaftan, a copy of this months Vogue and a giant squashy cushion.

This home is in St Johns Wood, London, a decadent 4 floor home with a romantic Biba style.

Wednesday, 26 August 2009

Paper Love

Works by the talented paper illustrator Helen Musselwhite, it never ceases to amaze me how talented some people really are. The simplicity of the white card and it's shadows is just so beautiful. I think I might just have to start and save my pennies, I have a wall that would look complete with some of Helen's butterflies in a frame. If you would like to purchase one of Helen's beautiful works click here.

Waters Edge

Blossom In The Fern

Baby Bunnies

White Hedgerow
Are you or do you know of a talented artist/crafter? If so please drop me a line I would love to feature them. x

Tuesday, 25 August 2009

Beautiful Pottery Bird

My lovely Sister in Law sent me this cute pottery bird for my birthday all the way from Australia. I adore it and when I found this lovely cream metal birdcage I knew just what to put in it. Thank you Wendy xxx

Spirit of Christmas 2009

We are exhibiting at Spirit of Christmas again this year for our fourth year running. As you may know it is the only retail show we attend in the year. We will have lots of new goodies to show you and a quite a few Christmas special offers.
It would be great to see you all again you can book your advanced tickets here and save the queues.

4th November to 8th November 2009, Olympia London

Monday, 24 August 2009

More from our Trip to London

Candy Cakes in Kingly Court Carnaby Street

Yum Yum I think it might be time to put the kettle on? Would anyone care to join me?

Sunday, 23 August 2009

Boat trip to the Wittering's

Boats at Itchenor, Sussex where my parents met us with their boat, Christian, Faye and I had dash off to a country boot fair first. I found a sweet metal mirror which I will paint cream and antique another day.

We spent the weekend at my parents by the sea and my father has been restoring a boat for the past 10 months and finally two weeks ago she was launched. So a picnic was packed and a day on Puffinus Puffinus was had. The sun was out full strength and the water was calm so perfect for me, as sea sickness and me have not made friends yet.

Spot the boat, where's Puf?

Gorgeous sand dunes at East Witterings we anchored and then took the dingy over to shore. Many people had the same idea the weather was glorious and it is a great spot for jumping of the boat and having a swim.

Puffinus Puffinus as she was in my parents garden on my last visit.

A lovely cream house at Itchenor I love picket fences.

A blue house at Itchenor I just had to take photos for my dream home file, it's the little details that make the houses down here so beautiful.
This is a garage that one house has had built in their garden at the front gate.
I can't wait to finish our shed as I feel a big building project is calling, Christian and I are just chomping at the bit to build our own home in a slatted wood style. The shed has been such a good test for us and we both love working with wood, its good to have goals and dreams. Hope you too are having a lovely weekend where ever you are. xxx

Fish & Chips on the beach waiting for the sun to disappear on the day. Thanks Mum & dad for a lovely weekend.