pretty things and random musings

Saipua April 17, 2009

Filed under: Beauty,flowers,USA — Alison @ 5:29 pm
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Aren’t these soaps just the prettiest you’ve ever seen? They’re by Saipua¬†who make them in the Hudson Valley for sale in boutiques and their own Brooklyn store. They also do amazing flowers:


Nicolette Owen’s pretty home March 11, 2009

Filed under: flowers,Home,Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 6:04 pm
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Saw Nicolette‘s beautiful home on Design*Sponge and I really want a house in all shades of blue now. What do you think?

So many gorgeous plants too. I have about three plants in the whole apartment and it’s a struggle to keep them alive. But I do love fresh flowers and try to get some every week if I can. At the moment I’m loving hyacinths which I put in tiny blue and white striped jugs in my sitting room. So spring like but not as obvious as daffodils (though I love daffs too!)


Ink & Peat February 10, 2009

Filed under: flowers,Home,Interiors,lifestyle,Shopping,USA — Alison @ 4:23 pm
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Isn’t this the dreamiest shop imaginable? It’s called Ink & Peat and is in Portland, Oregon (so about 6000 miles away!) and I found the photos via their fabulous blog housemartin. They sell flowers and homeware and other delectable objets and I’m already planning a trip stateside to go there and check it out. Kind of. When finances allow.


Abby Try Again

Filed under: flowers,Nature,Photography,USA — Alison @ 3:26 pm
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I’m really into floral photography at the moment and adore these shots from Abby Try Again.