Saturday, 23 January 2010

Top Draw Spring 2010

I was at Top Draw for the day last week and although quiet this year it still was packed with fantastic designers and products. Two stood out Hannah Turner and her fantastic ceramics. I will be dropping heavy hints for a valentines gift of one of her lovely cats.

I also loved the cards and prints by Little Brown Rabbit (who is also a fab friend and blogger). Gorgeous cards and lovely to see her at her first Top Draw. You can follow her blog here.

Friday, 15 January 2010

Saving money doesn't mean you can't dream!

So redundancy doesn't mean you stop dreaming of buying nice things and I keep returning to the website of Niki Jones. I love the cushions especially. Is £50 too much to cheer yourself up when you need to save, save, save?!!

Wednesday, 13 January 2010

Sanna Annukka

Ok so I am copying a post from print and pattern but oh my I love this website. I really really want to buy a print from Sanna Annukka. They are so gorgeous and remind me of the wallpaper I had in my room in the 1970's. So if I win the lottery on Saturday its mine for a the small fee of £230.

Sunday, 10 January 2010


I am slightly obsessed with Syroco and I have finally bought myself a piece from the US on etsy.

Syroco was founded in 1890 as Syracuse Ornamental Company, the brainchild of Adolph M. Holstein, who died in 1938 at age 79, hailed as a civic leader and industrialist. Initially the company produced ornamental carvings for the embellishment of coffins (nice) and furniture as well as the interiors of fashionable homes. I am hoping this gorgeous piece will make my home more retro rather than fashionable - haven't told the husband yet though!

Saturday, 9 January 2010

Art and Ghosts

I adore this artists work and am pondering which print to buy with my birthday cash. I also love the fact that the artist states that "Up until the age of seven, Art&Ghosts rather fancied that she was actually a small sycamore tree instead of real person. Upon discovering that this was not so, Art&Ghosts could not be consoled". How sweet is that!

Make the New Year

I can't believe I made a promise to myself to get blogging again, started a new blog and then haven't done anything. Thats terrible. So here we go New Year, New resolution. First post of 2010.
So I have been making which is good and I intend to really get going and get Pearl and Rose off the ground this year. Selling found vintage items, handmade pieces with new and recycled materials and new things with a vintage feel.
I also want to use this blog as a kind of resource for inspiration for all of you who love reusing and creating.
First thing I have made this year was for a birthday gift but I really found it hard to part with him. I think I will have to make some more.

So here is to a busy 2010 and lots more posting