Tuesday, 15 November 2011


I have a bit of a thing for metallic at the moment, just a glimpse not a whole eye-full can add an exciting element to the frame. I would love to find a replacement for an antique lustre jug that I inherited but that got smashed some years ago but in the meantime this is my collection of shiny things I love.

Friday, 30 September 2011

The power of blue

Have been on a quest for late-in-the-day delphiniums to go with the seasonal gladioli, sunflowers and dahlias whose hot oranges and reds I love but that look even more spectacular when paired with a great plume of bright blue. I have been frustrated in this quest but it got me thinking how many times blue, so often a readily available and boring colour can be the visual catalyst for lifting the mundane into something truly beautiful.

Friday, 2 September 2011


After such a rubbish August it would be easy to feel depressed at the passing of summer and gloom at the prospect of shortening days (or is it just me!?) but Autumn does have its' good points - like CORN! And CONKERS. I'm sure there was something else as well, what was it now ……...

Sunday, 17 July 2011


The garden is looking so battered by the weather and neglected, I thought I would remind myself of all the lovely flowers that I have enjoyed in the house over the last few months. If only I could nurture half of what I have bought and photographed from M&S and Waitrose!

Tuesday, 19 April 2011


This is a bit of a "Eureka moment" for my reversible handbags as I have just got delivery of my first bespoke print run from Elanbach fabrics and here's a sneak preview. I can't wait to start pairing it up with beautiful nappa leather in all colours (I'm thinking cognac, cream, steel grey …. mmmm!)

Friday, 28 January 2011

Big, pink and squashy

After a lengthy enforced stint in bed - due entirely to medical reasons I'll have you know - I decided to splurge on some beautiful Designers Guild bedding, fantastically priced in the January sales. I was so pleased with it, it inspired a mini bedroom-makeover!

Saturday, 13 November 2010

Channelling Jonny

I'm wanting to try some black eye make-up to look sophisticated and mysterious but it could go so wrong!