Friday, I’m in love…

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{Bart Brussee via 79 Ideas} … with this reminder of why yellow and grey should get married and have babies (on second thoughts, would those babies be beige?) … with carved wood acorns. Just because. … with this super-simple idea to turn a basic frame into a pretty pincushion. … with £20 off at Lombok… 

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Autumn preserve

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In my opinion, Bonne Maman jars deserve to be hailed as a design icon and it seems Fiona Sami – whose lovely photos I found on Flickr – agrees. Here are a few of my favourites with an autumn-y theme. {Fiona Sami / Sad Ferret via Flickr} You can see the full collection of photos… 

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Can you tell what it is yet?

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I’ve always been an arty sort of girl. When I was growing up I’d bounce in from school with a new ‘masterpiece’ several times a week. My parents dutifully Blu-Tacked the latest offering to the kitchen wall where it would inevitably shed painted lentils and pasta shapes all over the lino to be hoovered up… 

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Flowers in the window

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It’s such a lovely day And I’m glad you feel the same* {all Decorator’s Notebook} It’s not much I know, but welcome to my ‘garden’ readers! Last weekend I potted up my window boxes for winter with crimson cyclamen, trailing ivy and some bulbs which seem to be poking up already even though they’re meant… 

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B is for Birdcages

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You don’t put a bird on it… you put a bird in it. Or at least you used to, until we all started putting flowers, mirrors, pretty old shoes and other vintage bits and bobs in them… {Elle Decoration via Pinterest} {An Angel At My Table, £15, via Pinterest} {Style Me Pretty via Pinterest} Don’t… 

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Explore an atmospheric factory conversion

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I seem to have developed a bit of a taste for warehouse and factory conversions recently. There’s just something about those huge windows, concrete floors and bare brick walls that speaks to my inner hipster who (very occasionally) tries to get out. This Australian coat hanger factory is particularly lovely – it’s owned by painter… 

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Come dine with me…

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On Saturday I donned my pinny, got some cheesy tunes on the iPod and spent a lovely day pottering around my kitchen cooking up some tasty treats for three blogging friends. Join us for pudding? {all Decorator’s Notebook} I love old fashioned Downton Abbey-esque puddings and the Lemon Posset was scrumptious, lemon squeezy to make… 

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Friday, I’m in love…

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… with this autumnal putty and damson bedroom scheme – get the look with this real linen bedding … with The Help and fantasies of baking Minny’s caramel cake … with this seasonal ‘thank you’ package being sent with orders from Present & Correct this week … with the sentiment of this letterpress print (I’ll… 

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