I’m not feeling blue this week but I’m ‘feelin’ blue if you get what I mean? I love the pale blue/green spectrum and put together this little Etsy treasury to share a few fun finds in shades of teal, turquoise and aqua. My favourites are the round specs and the super pale rotary phone. I enjoyed mixing vintage and modern inspirations here.
Happy Sunday all! What have you been up to this week?
I had fun making pancakes on Tuesday and my first post for interiors site mydeco went live – you can read it here. My most popular post of the week was announcing the fact.
Yesterday I went for coffee with a good friend and we sat outside in the sunshine – Spring really is on it’s way! We also did a good bit of thrift shopping in the local charity shops and I took a few pictures of some fun local finds.
This week I also posted about my current favourite interiors magazine – Living Etc and introduced to you Blondie Blu over on Etsy.
I’ll leave you today with my favourite links from the week for you to tuck into this Sunday. I hope you have a relaxing day.
♥ Happy Colours over on Stylizimo ♥
♥ Organizing & Storing (Spring Clean) over on Happy Interior Blog ♥
♥ Lifestyle and Thrifting Photography from Simply Rosie ♥
♥ L is for Lace over on Decorator’s Notebook ♥
♥ Attics I Love over on F for Fabulous ♥
♥ Luddite Antiques over on La Buena Vida ♥
♥ Rice Italian Tableware over on Bright Bazaar ♥
♥ Congratulations to Heart Home Mag for reaching over 100,000 readers for Issue 2! ♥
I have a visual treat in store for you this Friday. My Etsy Focus this week is featuring the ‘vintage cool’ finds of BlondieBlu.
Vintage Sewing Collection
Owner of Blondie Blu Helena describes her shop as such:
“Little lovelies made from re-cherished goods with a bit of vintage beauty fit for the modern world. Scatter these lovelies in and about your home to bring a smile and add a dash of eclectic loveliness. These items are handcrafted from a merry mix of vintage and pre-loved linens, fabrics, laces, buttons, slips and other goods with a previous life which were once cherished … and now are loved again.”
Vintage Fabric Embroidered Placemats
These lovely placemats have been created from vintage tablecloths, vintage fabrics and doilies and then embellished with a bit of hand embroidery.
Vintage Pillow Covers
These pillows have been made using vintage fabrics of a simple but pretty floral design and would look good scattered in groups on a bed/sofa/chair to give colour to a room.
Vintage Recipe Pot Holder
Helena will take your favourite family recipe cards and transfer them to fabric an create a hanging pot holder out of a lovely assortment of vintage fabrics. This would look very sweet hanging in your retro/handmade-style kitchen and is a great way to share your family heirloom recipe with all.
Ella Bella Floral
I’m just stopping by quickly today with a little Spring floral inspiration, courtesy of Ella Bella Floral, found via Pinterest today. The colours in this bouquet just seem so uplifting to me – I hope they brighten your day too!
I’ve something really exciting to share with you all today. I’ve recently been asked to guest blog for another interior design blog!
Have you come across the mydeco website? If not, I’d like to introduce you to it now. Mydeco is an online boutique where you can browse through a range of unique furniture, home accessories and gifts. You can also use a variety of interactive tools to help design your home. I’ve been asked to become an official mydeco blogger and I’ll be writing once a fortnight.
Daniel Nelson of Atelier Tally and Heart Home Magazine, who is also the Social Media Marketing Manager for mydeco got in touch and asked if i’d like to be one of a small group of bloggers to post for the newly redesigned mydeco blog. Of course I jumped at the chance!
I can’t tell you how excited I am to be asked to post for another website, in fact it’s one of my 2012 goals ticked off.
My first post, which went live today, is timed for Pancake Day – concerning a mydeco product – the mysqueeze – and you can read the post here.
Also, check out this fantastic short film by Mark Tintner, commissioned to advertise the mysqueeze – it puts juicing in a whole new light!
mysqueeze – In the night we trust by Mark Tintner from mydeco on Vimeo.
I recently picked up the February issue of Living Etc and was pretty blown away by what I found inside. I’ve read this publication before and liked it, but this month’s issue was bursting to the brim with great features and gorgeous tear-sheets.
This issue seemed to feature many an interior with a hint of aqua, teal or turquoise – shades I love!
There is a great Home Tour filled with vintage treasures in the abode of Kellie McSorley and Wael Allam as well as a dramatic feature on ‘Future Gothic’ – darkness, Victoriana and grand silhouettes fill the centre pages.
I was really excited to read about the 2012 Living Etc House Tours. Previously featured homes will be opening their doors and inviting in readers to take a closer look at the fantastic styling and interior design within. I’ve booked on to the North London tour in mid-March and will certainly be reporting back on the experience.
I hope Living Etc will continue to enthral me next month and I might just take out a subscription! It’s certainly had me drooling over the February pages and longing for more space to decorate!
After the recent cold spell, was there a touch of Spring in the air this week? It felt so much milder and cycling home after work it was noticeably lighter as well. I seemed to smell hyacinths wherever I went.
What have you been up to this week? Did you have a good Valentines day? I posted about my first blog award – the Liebster Blog Award, kindly bestowed upon me by Heather of Canal Notes. I also featured some pretty romantic homewares in my Friday Etsy Focus and had a brief look at diamonds as a trend.
The first signs of spring were definitely on other’s minds across blogland this week. Below are my favourite finds:
♥ Snippets of the John Lewis Spring/Summer 2012 Catalogue over on Yeah…Ok…Bye ♥
♥ A Touch of Spring over on Stylizimo ♥
♥ Chocolate Hazelnut Pudding over on JoytheBaker ♥
♥ Paper Anatomical Cross Sections on thisiscolossal.com, found via Sincerely Pierre ♥
♥ A gorgeous home office in the house of Sadie Olive ♥
♥ Catalina Estrada Wallpaper over on Decor8 ♥
♥ Cluttered Walls on Design is Mine ♥
Geometric shapes have been all over fashion, accessories and homewares in the last 12months and this looks set to continue throughout 2012.
With the Queen’s 60th anniversary of her accession to the throne being celebrated this year the ‘Diamond’ in ‘Diamond Jubilee’ seems to be having a powerful effect in design. Of course diamonds never go out of fashion, but I predict we’ll be seeing them more frequently as a motif in the world of design for the rest of the year.
modern mobile – himmeli no. 8 from AMradio on Etsy
I love this sculptural mobile from a selection by AMradio. The mobiles are intricately handcrafted with black plastic straw and cotton string, styled after a Finnish tradition.
Eichholtz diamond side table by Pavilion Broadway mydeco.com
The Eichholtz diamond side table would make a stylish addition to your bedroom or living area. Like a diamond, the table is multi-faceted with angled mirrored sides – very dramatic and eye catching!
Eric Therner Diamond Light. Image by Jesper Lindstrom.
I love these diamond shaped light bulbs from Eric Therner. They’re a great piece of functional sculpture and even their packaging is bold and stylish.
Nylon Sky Diamond Ring
This great geometric piece of jewellery from Nylon Sky is a clever take on the ‘diamond ring’. The graphic linear shaped ring is made from pieces of walnut wood with grey and black acrylic on a black acrylic ring base.