pretty things and random musings

Rifle Paper Co Heart Print January 18, 2011

Filed under: Art,Home,Interiors,Prints,Stationery — Alison @ 12:24 pm
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While on the subject of Valentine’s Day gifts, how about this beautiful heart print by Rifle Paper Co, available from Papermash in the UK? It’s also available as a card which you could also frame, I guess. Perfect to show your special someone just how much you love them.


Lush Designs Fox Lampshade March 2, 2010

Filed under: Interiors — Alison @ 4:43 pm

How much do I love this fox design lampshade from Lush Designs? Our lampshade in the sitting room is old and stained and manky and I’m desperate for a new one to replace it. This might just be the one. But what colour? I’m torn between the red and black and the plum and orange. Help me!


Birds Around Britain Poster April 21, 2009

Filed under: Art,Home,Interiors — Alison @ 3:25 pm
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On the theme of stuff for my walls and, indeed, nature I like the simplicity and elegance of this Birds Around Britain poster by Bold and Noble. They also do it in a lovely warm stone colour (which would go with my sofas) but I prefer the azure. I think.


French Nature Posters

Filed under: Art,Eating and Drinking,Interiors — Alison @ 3:03 pm
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I’ve been looking for things to put on my rather bare walls and just love these nature posters from The French General Store. I especially love the pigs and cats as they’re two of my favourite creatures but was also tempted to post the goats and cows and sheep and, ooh, all of them! And, while apples aren’t my favourite fruit, I’m fascinated by heirloom varieties and the types of apple you only get at farmers’ markets with names like Hoary Morning and Rybston’s Pippin. Although, if I do partake of the old pomme, I’m rather fond of a common-or-garden Granny Smith!


Sarah Hartill’s Laundry

Filed under: Home,Interiors,Kitchen — Alison @ 2:50 pm
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One day, when I grow up, I’m going to have a dedicated laundry room like this one owned by Sarah Hartill, Style Editor of Canada’s House and Home magazine. Isn’t that curtain pretty?

Via Design*Sponge


Ferm Living Wallpaper April 17, 2009

Filed under: Children,Home,Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 5:07 pm
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I know this wallpaper by Ferm Living is targeted at parents of small children but I can’t help wanting it for myself. Just how fabulous would it look in a sunny kitchen, for example? With white units and a wooden work surface. Perhaps a limestone floor. And some daffodils in a vase on the windowsill. Oh dear, the decorating monsters are taking up residence in my head again…


Kitchen Envy April 14, 2009

Filed under: Interiors,Kitchen,lifestyle — Alison @ 10:37 am
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Isn’t this the most gorgeous kitchen? I love the whiteness and the light and the layout and the yellow chairs. Oh to have my own house again instead of renting!

From Emmas Designblogg