31 Jan 2009

Colour Combination


I love the combination of greys pinks and yellow in this blanket from Designer Guild,  perfect for draping on a bed or for the sofa, and for keeping warm in this chilly weather we are having at the moment.

26 Jan 2009

Junk shop finds

Pick up any homes magazine lately and you are sure to find some mention about junk shop chic. It would seem that buying from second hand shop and junks shops is the "in thing" to be doing. (actually we have been doing it for years, how chic are we!) We spent a wet Monday looking around our favourite charity shop, Hospice. We love the BIG one at St. Ouens, full of lovely things for the home, here's just a small glimpse of what they have on offer.

Actually I may go back for the console table, it would fit nicely in our hallway!

23 Jan 2009

Little pots of yumminess

Some more home comfort food for you, this time little individual pots of bread and butter puddings, but with a twist. I added some summer fruits that I had in the freezer, before pouring over the egg mixture, and backing. Very satisfying.

17 Jan 2009


I received the spring summer Laura Ashley catalog today, and on having a flick through, there is more than a little turquoise on show. Not as cold a colour as blue, it give a nice fresh feel to a room, I love this head board in this bedroom.

4 Jan 2009

Nacked to Painted

I really should of taken a before and after photo, its only when I finish a project that I realize I forgot yet again, or the batteries in the camera are flat. Well this is a sort of before and after. I gave this set of pine draws a white washed look.
You will need

1.Unfinished flat pack pine bedside tables, I got these from B&Q a while back.
2.Gently rub down the surface.
3.Mix white paint with a little water to make a wash. I used ordinary emulsion.
4.paint all the parts and allow to dry, sand, and then give another coat.
5.Sand down again, allowing some of the wood to show through. Top off by using some furniture wax to add a subtle shine. And hay presto!

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