Deck the Halls

When glass is made into festive decorations and candle holders and the light reflects off its surface, the shades created are magical. I love to decorate my tree and mantlepiece with glass items as they have a beautiful way of looking different at different times of the day and, above all, they tend to be adaptable each year when colour schemes change.

Happy Friday!

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Lit Mould

A few months ago, I created this post on how to create your own candles using vintage cup and saucers to give them a new lease of life. I am totally in love with the idea of also making my own candles using glass jelly moulds and including two wicks to make more of an impact. What this space as I rummage through vintage markets and charity shops to find the moulded beauties!

Hope you all have a lovely week!

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Curated Heart

Gone are the days when a shelf was just for storing books, they are now art forms and can be curated to your hearts content! I like to perch photographs amongst my books and add trinkets onto the horizontally stored books to make a feature of the storage in my home.

Here is a little collection of images to get your inspiration flowing…

Wishing you all a lovely week!

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Statement

Mantlepieces are such romantic statements in a room, especially when they are as decorative as these two! I have collated a post before (see here) on the versatility of a mantle and I thought I’d put together these two images to inspire you further. I  love the idea of using candles to replicate a fire.

Happy Wednesday!

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Wow Factor

I can’t resist a room that offers the ‘wow factor’ from the moment that you enter the room, and this collection of images definitely caught my eye! I think Christmas is the ideal opportunity to inject your personality and to add decoration that makes the month of December not just memorable, but special.

Whether you fire a touch of neon into your festive celebration with neon wrapped candles or adorn your tree with baubles of shocking hues, here is a little inspiration to get you in the colourful mood…

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Patterned

Here are two pumpkins with a difference. Why not add a touch of chic to today by decorating your pumpkins with wallpaper or magazine off-cuts?

It’s unique and will definitely look beautiful if you decorate your mantle with a few pumping and a selection of candles…

Happy Halloween!

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At My Side

I seem to be on a constant quest to add new pieces to the flat, whether it be a new lamp for the Ercol in the lounge or an antique dish for me to store all my rings on. I always find that the least unstructured part of our home is the bedroom, the bedside tables to be specific! We have 1950’s mirrored glass side tables which are beautiful. They add depth to our small space and the lamp light rebounds off them beautifully. However, they’re always stacked high with the latest magazine or books that we are reading, cluttered with a hand cream or lip salve and home to the remote control and phone charger.

I was having a look around at how others have arranged the tables in their lives and came across some images of beauty! I’m now wishing that we had bigger side tables so that I could add a vase to the action – I couldn’t think of anything nicer than waking up to a bouquet of roses. Bliss.

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Porcelain

Tea cups and other crockery can be picked up cheaply from flea markets and charity shops. I always love the vintage designs they hold and they always looks really effective when mixed and matched with other prints.

I have been gathering some images for a while now on what to do with the porcelain treasures, besides the obvious, and thought I’d share them with you. I think they make beautiful candle holders, table decorations and vases and can be recycled over and over…

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Hibernation

I’m looking out the window and it’s November. Actually, no, It’s June but it might as well be November.

This time last week I was donning my sandals and strutting around in a t-shirt, this week I am snuggling on the sofa under a blanket and my Diptyque candles are flickering away. When the weather is like it is today, I get in hibernation mode. I’m of the opinion that there’s not much better than the comforting light given off by my beloved lamps (I’ll go into my love of lamps in another post) and the sound of the rain tapping at the window. There is something about the British weather that I like – the ever changing ‘seasons’ keep me on my toes and I quite like not knowing what it’ll be like in another few days.

As I sit here vegetating, I thought I’d share some warming images with you all. Enjoy!

“It was one of those perfect English autumnal days which occur more frequently in memory than in life.” – P.D. James
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