Indoor Picnic

I love this idea from Posie gets Cosy of using a blanket as a tablecloth... its such a cute look and would turn any meal into an indoor picnic! x

Born to be wild

Love this

Christmas crafts

I have started making a selection of christmas decorations, in the same style as those above....quite simple fabric patterns. I don't know how many i will finish before christmas but if i have time I am going to fill some of the little birds with lavender for gifts for people to hang in their closets... x

winter planting

having these pots planted up makes the view from my window a lot less bleak....

I planted rosemary, lavender and ivy for both nice smelling window boxes and some lovely trailing foliage.

i did however have so many pansies i had to utilise every planting space i had!!

they looked gorgeous this weekend in the bleak snow!!.... pity it didn't last!

Home is where the heart is. x

I bought these lovely old print press letters at portobello the other week. deliberately mismatched (my friend and i spent ages deciding which letters should be larger!) I plan on sticking them all on my flat front door. x

The big Knit

Innocent smoothie's currently come with really cute little wooly hats!!

I bought two just beacause they were cute and i thought the little hats could make egg cosies or i could incorporate them into christmas wrapping but they actually are for a good deed too!
50p from each sale goes to age concern which helps provide blankets, hot meals and heat advice to the aged so that they can survive winters.... 25,000 older people die from cold related illnesses every winter.

you can knit your own to contribute too. x



I am already yearning for a centrpiece for the christmas table. These candle sticks from heals are lovely but at £200 and £60 a bit expensive! x

Autumn Swap

I finally got around to posting my autumn swap package at the weekend, (despite the post offices protests and unreasonable opening hours!) As my selected blogger is not from the UK (only hint you'll get!) I decided to theme it a little bit english autumn...

english roses from libertys...

rose and fig balm from topshop

ltd edition champagne marmite!

cosy 'seasonal' socks!

trio of muji scented candles. x

and gorgeous smelling vanilla spice moisteriser. x
i hope they like it! x

Window shopping

I should have blinkers on when walking through the streets - I was actually stopped in my tracks outside the windows of french connection and warehouse earlier.... Warehouse had this gorgeous dress - so last season of Sex and the city!

This dress was paired with a lovely ruffle shouldered pale pink cardigan which isnt on the website but was so nice!

I'm also drooling over this topshop skirt.....

However. I am not letting myself buy anything! Christmas is nearly here and there are presents to buy and bills to pay!...blah!


Susieat Style bubble just posted this AMAZING news - i had to share it! (sorry susie! x)

Vintage and retro fashion items from the 1930s to the present day will be for sale at bargain prices in the Angels Big Vintage Clothing Sale at its Wembley warehouse on Saturday 6th December.

Angels’ stock has been expanded by the acquisition of the BBC Resources Costumes earlier in 2008, leading to both pressure on space and so a sale is necessary.
Over 30,000 items of vintage clothing, accessories and jewellery will be available
It is the first time in Angels’ 160-year history that stock will be sold directly to the public.
Angels is the world’s longest-established supplier of costumes to the film, theatre, and television industries. Top fashion houses regularly use the Angels costume collection – the largest in Europe with over 5 million pieces – as inspiration for their own collections.
Stock will be priced not individually but by bag, with entrance gained by buying an empty bag that can be filled at will. A medium-sized bag costs £10 with a ‘supersize’ bag also available for £20. A separately-sized bag will be available for costume jewellery, priced at £20. Customers are welcome to purchase as many bags as they wish.
Examples of productions whose costumes feature in the Big Vintage Clothing Sale include Indiana Jones, Star Wars, Absolutely Fabulous, Ashes to Ashes, The House Of Eliott, Dad’s Army, Last of the Summer Wine and Dr Who.
Designer items available at the sale will include pieces by designers including BIBA, Quorum, YSL, Bus Stop, Jaques Azagury, and Jean Muir.

Christmas coffee

Not only do starbucks have their christmas coffees in but philosophy have these fab christmas coffee shower gels!!! x

Happy Guy Fawkes!

woo hoo it's bonfire night! x tonight I am cooking up flasks of mulled wine and hot cider to go and watch the fireworks then all back to mine for thai red curry and ginger cake (weird combination i know!) I llove this time of year when everything is so cosy and homey!


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