Art Print Giveaway (NOW CLOSED)

Hello, you lovely lot. Would you like to win these three art prints pictured? I’ve been having lots of clearouts over the past twelve months and I’d stashed these brand new prints away, completely forgetting about them. We already have a lot of art and other stuff on our walls so these are surplus to requirements. I thought they’d make a great little giveaway prize. These are all brand new art prints, and still in their wrappers. You could…

Photoshoot Giveaway

Hey there! You may have noticed a few lovely photographs in some of my recent posts on here and social media. They were taken by Emmylou at Chiaroscuro. Chiascuro is prononced kee-ar-uh-SKYOOR-o and it is Italian, from chiaro (clear, light) + oscuro (obscure, dark). It relates to Emmylou’s style and her love of light and shadow. I love her soft, dreamy and moody photography. She always makes the most of the natural light (hence the biz name) and…

Small Bathroom Renovation; The Plan

Hey there- today I can finally reveal the bathroom renovation plan. I’m so excited about this, I can barely believe it is even happening. You might remember the bathroom tour I did a while ago. Basically I’ve been thinking about bathrooms constantly since then. You can see the bathroom tour here. So what was the brief? More space or course!! More usable space to be specific. It is a small space, which we cant change, but…

Fashion on the Ration 1940s streetwear

I’m so excited to share with you my thoughts on the Fashion on the Ration exhibition that has finally arrived up North. Fashion of the Ration is a 1940s street style exhibition examining and celebrating what life was really like in Britain during wartime. It was originally shown in the Imperial War Museum in London and despite my attempts, my schedule last year didn’t allow me to visit. I stayed hopeful that they would bring the forties…

Selvedge Magazine

Is there something in the air? Perhaps it is the Spring feeling of new beginnings and fresh starts. But I think my sewing mojo could be returning. This has in no doubt been helped by two things: The first is the return of the Great British Sewing Bee. A brilliant (better in my opinion) new judge is on hand ~ Esme Young. So stylish, so straight talking and so watchable. The programme itself makes me shout…

Gallery Wall Inspiration & a Print Giveaway

Today I want to share with you some ideas on displaying art, photos, prints and other types of pictures in your home. I’m going to focus on what is often dubbed a Gallery Wall. And oh my goodness I’ve ANOTHER giveaway for you at the end of the post too! A gallery wall is when pictures are grouped together to give a focus point in a room. The grouping can have a theme but often doesnt,…

Lilly Loray Chair & Storage Crate Giveaway

I don’t know about you but I’m a bit of a sucker for a nice chair, throw in a dash of heritage to the design of said chair, and I’m sold. There are so many great makers out there at the moment that sometimes I find choosing new products a bit overwhelming. I recently discovered Lilly Loray. I found a company that is making furniture with such a strong sense of heritage, without the hassle of…

Win a “Serenity Blue” Retro Mini DAB Radio

As you might have noticed I’m a bit of a fan of Serenity & Rose Quartz AKA the new Pantone Colour of the year. Its just so pretty right? I promise I’ll write about something else soon 😉 I’ve chatted about it a couple of times now here and here… So when the lovely people at VQ got in touch saying they had the perfect Serenity Blue shade in one of their Retro Mini radios, I got…

Christmas Giveaway 2015

Hello readers! Its time for my annual Christmas Giveaway! I’m a little late this year as I think I normally have it live in November but I’ve been the busiest I’ve ever been, here on the blog and at home with the family. So apologies for that. The sentiment is the same though- a way of me saying thanks for reading! But better late than never eh? So this time I’ve gathered a few bits that…

Swing Dance Book & Bucket List admissions

Hey gang- today I’m back with a Swing Dance Book review. To time perfectly with my annual foray into watching Strictly, always from the Halloween edition, never before that- weird eh? I’ve been sent this book, which makes feel a tad frustrated that I still haven’t carved out enough time to actually do some dancing- bucket list alert!! Being into vintage and “old things”, sometimes people assume that I’m some expert Lindy Hopper- I’m anything but!…

HomeSense Styling & £50 Giveaway

Hey gang! As you know HomeSense recently opened up near me at Stanley Green in Cheadle. HomeSense is one of my favourite shops, I go into more detail about why here. There is such a wide scope of products for sale. Furniture and things for the home are the obvious items on offer, but there is also a great selection of craft products for sale here too. A couple of my friends {fellow HomeSense lovers}  and…

Houseology Frames- and a £100 giveaway!

As you know I’m always on the look out for ways of displaying my photographs and memories. I’ve recently had a huge clear-out of frames that weren’t really doing anything for me and I wanted to replace some of these rather dull picture frames with more unusual, and even more ornate versions. I spotted these Eichholtz photo frames on Houseology and loved how different they looked to anything I’ve seen recently in the shops. They are…