Scilly Flowers

Monday, June 9th, 2014

I just thought I would put together a quick post on some beautiful flowers I recently received through the post from Scilly Flowers.

Based on the Isles of Scilly these beautifully scented flowers are send directly to your house, through your letterbox, saving you the hassle of visiting a florist or store to get some flowers to brighten up your home!

Considering that these flowers are picked from the farm, travel by boat the mainland and then through the postal system they were so fresh and in perfect condition. You don’t have to worry about the quality with these!

Scilly Flowers
Scilly Flowers

Scilly Flowers

Not only are the flowers lovely but they smell gorgeous and with prices for them starting from only £10.50 including postage you can afford to treat yourself to a bouquet or two!

Of course, you don’t have to just keep these to yourself as they would make a great gift for a friend or family member too.

I will most certainly be ordering from Scilly Flowers in the future!

 

Pinspiration: Bedroom Furnishing

Tuesday, April 22nd, 2014

I am forever daydreaming about home furnishings. You may have seen some of my previous home inspiration posts (here & here), which were mostly inspired by Pinterest! Many an hour has quickly disappeared after I have loaded up that website.

Recently I have been looking in to furnishing my bedroom and making it that little bit more special. Although even in my mind this hasn’t been easy. I go between deciding on a shabby chic look with heavy wooden furniture and cutesy bedding, to minimalistic white furniture and a statement wall!

However, one of the key features that has been a must for the past for years for my bedroom is a dressing table. Since I acquired my first ever one I cannot be without it and always struggle with a comfortable position/place to do my make-up and hair when I am away for the weekend or on holiday. I am in love with this Shard Diamond Mirror Dressing Table, not only for the fact that the mirror design will ensure the room looks bigger but also because of the amount of storage space it has! Look at all those drawers – perfect for keeping all of your make-up organised.

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A big bed is of course a must too and this Sunningdale Leather Double Bed would be the perfect addition to my minimalistic room design. I love the leather look and think it makes the bed look a whole lot more expensive than its £349 price tag. A solid headboard is always a must too, nobody likes losing their pillows down the back halfway through the night!

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But the most fun part about a bedroom redesign? The accessories! Whatever your colour scheme there are plenty of places to pick up the perfect candles, photo frames, canvases and light fittings for your room. Some of my favourites are below, from a variety of stores across the internet and high street. The most difficult part is narrowing the choice down!

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Wren Living have some gorgeous pieces for every bedroom, you can view their whole collection here.

How would you decorate your dream bedroom?

Cable and Cotton – “Glow” Lights

Friday, March 28th, 2014

When I moved home I was looking of ways to accessorize and decorate my new room to make it feel more my own. I have always looked at pictures on Instagram and Pintrest of pictures of fairy lights and loved the ambience that they gave a room.

However previous purchases of fairy lights didn’t work out so well as they seemed to die almost as soon as you replaced a battery! So instead I looked for something different and came across Cable & Cotton on Twitter.

They have a range of fairy lights that are incased in various different coloured balls. You can choose a pre-selected collection or instead opt to create your own and personalise the colours of the balls yourself.

I really liked the Glow set (here) which retails at £22.95.

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Cable and CottonOn arrival the set surprised me a little as I didn’t realise you had to “build” the lights yourself, however there was a full instruction sheet and the task wasn’t too difficult. I guess it helps to ensure that the lights aren’t damaged during transit too!

You simply pop a fairy light through each ball; pull tight to ensure they stay and you are ready to decorate your house!

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Cable and Cotton

Cable and CottonThese look super cute round a door or bed frame and I quite like them bunched up on a dressing table or in a nook too. I am really pleased with them and when I eventually purchase my own home they will be absolutely everywhere!

drinkstuff – Mason Jar Glasses

Tuesday, March 4th, 2014

It’s a trend you have probably all seen on Twitter and Instagram: bars serving their drinks in jar glasses. It’s such a cute idea and I think it’s a really novel way to serve a glass of cold ice tea or perhaps a cocktail.

So when I found drinkstuff stocking these for the home I just had to get a set! These Mason Drinking Jar Glasses are high quality and certainly look/feel like they will last you a long time. They are large in size so will hold a lot (1 pint) – especially important when cocktails are involved!

What is unique about these is that they feature a handle too, which many others don’t, meaning that any ice in your drink won’t be being warmed up when your hands are around the glass.

I think a bunch of colourful straws really brightens them up too!

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But whilst they are great for keeping in your kitchen, why just use them there? I love these glasses in my dressing room and use them to store everything from lipsticks to cotton pads. They hold lots and look great amongst the other clear glass accessories that I already have.

Mason Drinking Glasses

The glasses are priced at £9.99 for 4 or £34.99 for 24 which I think is really inexpensive for the quality. These will most certainly be getting a lot of use around my house!




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