Pretty wall art

August 20, 2010

I just stumbled across some pretty hand-cut initial greeting cards from Hertfordshire-based ‘gemma with a g‘ –  they’d look so pretty framed and hung as wall art.

Once I checked out her full range, I couldn’t choose a favourite! – Ellie

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The Valentine Files: PART III

February 12, 2010

As Nessa would say, what’s occurrin’? Soppy wall art, my friends…that’s what.

Yes, welcome to Cheese-ville, where even the walls are LUVVED-UP and dripping with romantic phrases. The LOVE RULES print is from the Keep Calm Gallery.

Hmmmmmm…..that’s a tricky one. Bit like the old chicken and the egg issue really. One thing’s for sure, there should definitely be a question mark on this print from the fabulously-named Coulson Macleod.

Aaaaaaaah, bless. The definition of romance. Excuse me while I just fetch a bucket.

This ‘Two peas in a pod’ print is from Modo Creative. I’ve considered this and I’d rather be the cute little pea on the left than the obese one on the right. This Valentine’s Day, my Other Half will be lucky enough to receive the cute card below left, from the lovely Papermash. Of course, it’s bound to be completely wasted on him really. Typewriters are more my thing than his. But I couldn’t find a card with a picture of a PlayStation on it. Or a kebab. So this will have to do. And of course, I get to frame it on the 15th. Tee HEE.

The badge card on the right is a little DELIGHT from Cowboys and Custard. If only I had a badge making machine, she sighed wistfully, for the millionth time. Over and out, have a lovely weekend. – Ellie

Emma Bridgewater LOVE

January 6, 2010

Warm the cockles of your heart today with these gorgeous shots from Emma Bridgewater‘s new spring summer collection…

Of course, the hearts pottery is lovely and perfect for Valentines Day gifts (nudge, nudge, wink, wink…) but it’s the vintage books I’ve fallen for. The King’s England series in shades of faded red – what could be more romantic? – Ellie


The Secret Santa HINTS

December 21, 2009

…paid off. Terrible, I know, but after dropping blatant hints for a few weeks, I was lucky enough to receive this little bundle of truly scrumptious letterpress-printed postcards and a ‘Scribble’ notebook from the Sort Design typography chaps in our Secret Santa!

As you can see, the Ideal Home girls excel in the packaging department, using a date stamp and a ‘received’ stamp (both nabbed from work but available from glamorous places such as Rymans!) to give the label a vintage, authentic look. The fact that I opened this parcel four days early is naughty I know, but it has been unfairly highlighted by this date label, which is gorgeous but a bit specific. Of course, I’ll be re-using it on Christmas Day, cheapskate that I am.

I need to think of something important to write in the lovely notebook, as it’s far too posh for shopping lists, and I might frame a few of the postcards for some wall art (not that I have much wall space left!!). If you like what you see, check out the Sort Design Etsy shop. – Ellie

If you’re a fan of ceramics and country style, check out these pretty new pics from pottery guru Emma Bridgewater. All these lovely products will be available on her website soon.

Beakers, £3.50 - Emma Bridgewater (lifestyle shot)

Cutlery, from £4.95 for 10 - Emma Bridgewater

Happiness Half Pint Mug, £15.95 - Emma Bridgewater

Beakers, £3.50, and Polka Dot 1.5 Pint Jug, £29.95 - Emma Bridgewater

Having spent a few minutes day-dreaming about the Welsh dresser I will one day own, and which will, of course, be filled with gorgeous Emma B pottery, I’m off to sharpen all my coloured pencils and style them in a cute beaker. There just aren’t enough hours in the day sometimes…– Ellie