Category Archives: Shortlists

Shortlist #12: Jugs

As I recently mentioned, one of my favourite pastimes during the summer months is picking a bunch of flowers for the house from the garden. With the exception of the sweet peas, which I tend to arrange as they are, … Continue reading

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Outdoor Lights

It was a while ago that I mentioned we were in the throes of trying to obtain planning permission for some alterations to the house and that our resident bats were causing a few hiccups along the way. Well, I … Continue reading

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Home collection from Marks & Spencer

I found myself in my local Marks & Spencer’s home department last weekend and have to say I was mightily impressed – even a bit surprised – by some of the new accessories that they had on display. The Spring/Summer 2014 … Continue reading

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Deck the Halls

Apologies for the short absence from the blog: my friend and I decided to take our little online shop on the road last weekend and have a stall at our kids’ Christmas fair to showcase our wares. As a result, the … Continue reading

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Shortlist #11: Copper

The trend for copper home accessories is still going strong this autumn; brass might be nipping at its heels but for me its the warm, earthy colours of copper metallics and toffee shades that really appeal. Here are some pieces … Continue reading

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Pinterest Love: Kitchen Shelving

I’m sure Pinterest needs little introduction for many of you, but for those who may be new to it, it is in essence an online pinboard where you can collate inspirational images that you might stumble across on your internet travels, or … Continue reading

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Shortlist #10 – Christmas Cards

Lists are going to feature heavily in my life for the next two months. I don’t think my sanity will remain intact otherwise, what with my children’s birthdays to contend with as well as Christmas (*takes deep breath*). A new … Continue reading

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Shortlist # 9 – Jewel Shades

Jewel shades and the darker days are a perfect match for each other. From the warmth of rich terracottas and berry shades to the cooler elegance of peacock blues and greens, there is a hue to lift everyone’s spirits. They … Continue reading

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Shortlist #8 – Acorn Accessories

Etsy is a rich hunting ground for acorn-themed accessories. Taking my cue (to a point!) from the exceptionally industrious squirrels outside my window, I’m continuing with the autumnal woodland theme from last week and have hunted out some real treats … Continue reading

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Shortlist # 7 – Woodland Accessories

The woodland animal trend is as popular as ever on the catwalk thanks to labels such as Burberry with their owl jumpers and fox head umbrellas. Where fashion leads, interiors follow, so it is therefore no surprise that there are … Continue reading

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