pretty things and random musings

The Literary Gift Company September 11, 2010

Filed under: bags,Books,Gift wrapping,Shopping — Alison @ 2:55 pm
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Came across the fabulous Literary Gift Company on Home Shopping Spy and India Knight’s fabulous blog. Just how much do I want the I Capture the Castle bag (top left)? It’s my favourite book of all time and I urge you to read it if you haven’t already. I also want to buy the “Go away, I’m writing” mug for my friend Graeme and the Virginia Woolf tape and Louisa M Alcott notebook for myself. My brain has definitely been turned because I am too fond of books. For the better, I hope!


Happy Tape and Knitting May 1, 2009

Filed under: Gift wrapping,Knitting,Stationery — Alison @ 5:17 pm
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I know it’s been all over the blogosphere and I’m very tardy in posting it but isn’t this Japanese masking tape from Happy Tape just gorgeous? I wish I could think of more uses than just sticking it to everything and making me happy but my lack of crafting ability lets me down. I have just bought another knitting book (second hand and cheap) so (with the help of three books and YouTube) I’m going to finally teach myself to cast on and knit  a scarf before it’s time to wear one again! Wish me luck!


Willow & Stone April 17, 2009

Filed under: Gift wrapping,Home,Kitchen,Vintage — Alison @ 5:40 pm
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This is my wishlist from Falmouth based Willow & Stone. They principally sell door knockers and other hardware but have a small and lovely selection of homewares, like this scoop, ribbon and antique pots. Thankfully they do mail order so I don’t have to traipse all the way to Cornwall. Not that I’d mind *too* much.


Bianco e Nero Twine April 14, 2009

Filed under: Gift wrapping — Alison @ 10:25 am


I know I covet a lot of things but top of my list at the moment is this amazing bianco e nero twine from Angela Liguori. I want it to tie around gifts and hold up my drooping plants and all sorts of things. Is it wrong to want string so badly?!