Monday, 29 November 2010

Monday Brights

I adore these lotus bowls from notonthehighstreet but they are currently sold out! Obviously a lot of people know bargainous gorgeousness when they see it...

Happy Monday xx

Friday, 26 November 2010

Hello Gorgeous!

Oooh I've just received my latest order from Cox & Cox and it is so full of gorgeousness I had to share!
{I ordered this with the boys names on - perfect for presents to the grandparents and teachers}

I adore their lovely home accessories and their pretty festive decorations...

{this smells exactly like lemon drizzle cake - warm, creamy lemon - perfect puppy smell cover up!)

 but what I love most of all is their imaginative children's presents - especially the stocking fillers. Affordable and imaginative - so refreshing nowadays, especially for boys. And I know my boys (and my numerous nephews...) are going to smile when they receive these...

{Joe will LOVE this - £2.50!}

{Perfect for my 9 year old nephew!}

{Jackson saw me unwrap this and try it out so this nightlight is now not for Christmas..}

{How cute? A whole wooden town for £5, which will go perfectly with his wooden dolls house + train set in his bedroom}
I also got a flip camcorder for Luke - so now I am positively smug about being ever-so slightly organised for once! (It helps that internet shopping is the only talent needed to tick this to-do list item off) x

Happy Friday!

Happy Friday everyone from me and my puppy!

Snow is forecast for here so I'm looking forward to a cosy one, hopefully with some projects to tackle...


and breakfast in bed is surely deserved?


Thursday, 25 November 2010

I'm in love...

...with unexpected venetian detail. I adore rooms that are already gorgeous but have no mirrored inclinations and then *bam!* one important venetian piece ups the ante - and that piece looks all the more classy for its underdone back drop.


What do you think?

Images via Mary McDonald, bijou and bohemedesign sponge, martha stewart

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

Celebrations & New Additions!

What a busy week in our household! Jackson turned two on Monday and we got our new puppy on Sunday (must be mad). So we have had a very busy time with lots of visitors, tiring but fun.

There is something seriously wrong with our camera so I will upload some better photos when I can.

I had reservations about a dog as we have been without one for a while but when I saw his puppy dog eyes I melted...

puppy and my niece who was in instant love...

Jack had a wonderful birthday, he had a few toddler friends round for a Hungry Caterpillar lunch playdate.

I made this rainbow cake...

we played pass the parcel and he got this new play kitchen.

We found him asleep under it at tea time and he slept through till morning bless him!

Jackson - 1 week old

...and now
Happy birthday my gorgeous boy x

Now to catch up on some serious blog reading...


Thursday, 18 November 2010

A Whiter Shade of Pale

I can never resist colour. Saturated pops of colour make me happy and lift my mood. But on days like today I am pulled to these rooms, so soothing *sigh*...

How I adore this carpet... better homes and gardens

via dress design & decor

marley & lockyer

Pheobe Howard


via delight by design

via the decorista

Pheobe Howard

savio firmino

Tuesday, 16 November 2010

Hello Gorgeous!

Love India Jane, and love their accessories. So quirky and interesting. A budgie? Yes please. A set of juggling tops? Make it two!

That Christmas fireplace is this year's inspiration in the Chandler household as it is almost exactly the same as our fireplace (currently sans gorgeous arrangement).

India Jane

Monday, 15 November 2010

Monday Brights

All things bright and beautiful...

I need me some yellow to kick start my week - happy Monday!

Friday, 12 November 2010

Black, Gold & White

My annual afternoon tea-and-feet-up five minutes turned into serious inspiration time after watching some interiors tv and spotting a gorgeous room with warm gold wallpaper complete with black and white prints.

The conclusion I found was that Gold + Black + White = Striking, Glamorous and Timeless. 
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