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Tuesday, 17 May 2011

Just a Little Bit More...

These are some other items I have had up for auction and which have sold. The sun loungers sold on a very hot weekend and had 41 watchers. It was so exciting watching the bidding go up. I was lucky and got around £150.00 for the pair.

Busy, Busy Busy

I've been sooooooo busy! I have set up an Ebay account. It's time to sell some of the lovely items I have collected over the years. Above is a sample of the things I have been selling; isn't that lampshade just gorgeous - look at that fringe, it was popular and had a lot of watchers and bidders. It is a lot of work but such fun.

Monday, 9 May 2011

Laura Ashley Silk Lamp Shades

Recently acquired these lampshades in a lovely tea-green. Just need the lamps to go with them now.

Tuesday, 26 April 2011

American Boudoir Lamps

Laura Ashley are selling American-style Boudoir Lamps for £70.00 each. I have an original pair of glass/lucite lamps which I adore. They have the original switches, and the original wiring. I cannot bear to have them up-dated; I love them just the way they are. I recently purchased new, Laura Ashley shades for them. Aren't they simply gorgeous?

I was wondering if they are easy to come by in America, I have never seen them here before.

Monday, 4 April 2011

Dare to be Different


Something Wonderful for the Weekend

Couldn't resist this little beauty. If only.

Something for the Weekend

I was browsing the web for ideas for a weekend retreat (in my dreams) and came across these little beauties. I can dream can't I?

Raft by Swoon all others by Jessica Zais

Dare to be Different

I regularly host parties and gatherings and nearly always include a huge bowl of fresh fruit. So, when I saw this fabulous idea from ScrapScene I decided it will be my next party project, so much healthier than ice-cream.

Tuesday, 29 March 2011

Dare to be Different

I adore this idea! These are Vacation/Holiday Jars.

'It does what it says on the tin'.

Dare to be Different


Dare to be Different

Now, I'm not a big fan of decking (in fact I think I may have put it into 'Room 101' whilst playing the game with friends) however, I love this idea. To put my own twist on it I would use a vintage rug, purely because I have one that I am not using at the moment. However, I will have to wait for a sunny day - it's still far too unsettled here - before I can create my own version. This wonderful creation is from (sorry have lost the source but will definitely find it and let you know).

Monday, 28 March 2011

Dare to be Different

I have been looking for the perfect way to display jewellery and I think I have finally found it. Thanks Interiors and Exteriors.

I may also have found a use for the spare pallet that I have courtesy of For the Home.

Store Inspiration has suggested this case as a vanity unit. Cool eh?

Dare to be Different

What a fabulous idea from Scrap Space.


Maybe I shall just tidy up the greenhouse I've got. Like this fabulous one from pinmarklet.

Greenhouse or Potting Shed

I have a greenhouse at the bottom of my garden. However, I have always wanted a little potting shed - they can look so pretty like the ones above. Which do you prefer or would you like both? All photos from Marshanna Fendley except the last one which is a feature in Ideal Home.

Monday, 21 March 2011

Dare to be Different

These headboards with a difference make a great design statement in the bedroom. 1. pixel musings, 2/3 houzz, 4 stylizimo.

Thursday, 17 March 2011

Dare to be Different

I recently blogged about a vertical garden for patios and balconies. Well, as they are quite expensive there was no way I was going to be able to purchase one. However, I was recently given a couple of wooden pallets and when I saw this vertical garden on 'Garden Delights' I thought it was a brilliant idea. So this is going to be one of my outdoor projects for spring - a vertical herb garden.

Dare to be Different

Thermostat cover from For the Home

Couldn't resist...

...showing you this from Porches and Outdoor Spaces.

Dare to be Different

These doily lampshades are so simple yet so beautiful.

Tuesday, 15 March 2011

Eating Out

As the weather begins to warm, I cannot help but look forward to balmy days and nights eating breakfast, lunch and supper in open spaces rather than cooped-up indoors.
Source: Future and Bed and Breakfast