It’s my first Christmas where I can decorate my own home in properly my own style which is really exciting! There’s nothing like Christmas at home but there’s nothing like decorating your own home either. Luke and I are really excited about getting the Christmas decs up and I’ve been doing a little research into how I’d like it to look! Whoever knows us knows that we aren’t the typical type with anything that we do so we won’t be going for the typical green tree and gold and red decorations! We’ll most likely be going for this IKEA YRSNÖ decoration stand which holds 48 decorations and a whole host of pink, blue and silver decorations with splashes of plush mince pie if my mood board is anything to go by.
Today’s post is all about some online gems that I love to scour when I’m after vintage and retro pieces or just to pass the time! I hope you like them. First up is We Are Cow – this is an amazing vintage & retro shop and online store. I’m lucky enough to have one on my doorstep in Nottingham but they also have stores in Manchester, Birmingham & Sheffield. Luke and I often pop in for a browse when we’re in town, it’s such a cool shop. I’ve picked three of my favourite pieces that they’ve had new in online recently to share with you guys. I love this blue denim midi skirt, this digital print boxy dress and this polka dot jumpsuit.
Another interiors post today. I’m becoming really obsessed with prints, posters and frame walls! See below two of my favourites from my Interiors Pinterest board. I’m aiming to get a mix of the two for in both our dining room where we’ve started a frame wall and bedroom where we have two Ikea picture rails that need filling up! I recently bought a really cool train ticket print from Not On The High Street and I’ve got my eye on this Morrissey Print from Lost Lanes too. I’m always looking for really cool sites that sell wall art, posters and prints so definitely give me a heads up if you or anywhere you know sell them!
Over the Bank Holiday weekend we tackled the next room of our house, decorating wise, our bedroom. Here are a few before photos, showing our room, warts and all with the grubby green colour. I think green is definitely now my least favourite colour after sleeping in this monstrosity for a few months. Right now, I never want to see another tin of paint again but there’s still more to do until we’re perfect!
After 3 days of DIY and a whole load of paint we’ve finally finished decorating our guest room! It looks cosmetically lovely now, if you don’t look at the floor or into the corners too closely. I live in a really old house and it was pretty run down when we took it on so this is as good as we can get it as we also rent! But, I think it looks quite lovely now and I’d be happy to have people to stay whereas before I wouldn’t have even slept in there myself by choice!
Nigel’s Eco Store is an amazing little homeware and lifestyle shop online where you can pick up anything and everything related to your home but they all have an eco friendly beginning or a twist! I just thought I’d share with you all some bits I recently picked up from there for the house. I love reading haul posts so here’s my most recent one.
So, our new house is all you’ll hear me talking about at the moment but sorry, not sorry! So exciting. Anyway, a new house wouldn’t be complete without a little wish list would it? I’m dying to get a DAB digital radio, preferably a beautiful retro/vintage looking one like the Roberts radios in the pretty pastel colours. Next up, pretty plates are always a must for when people come over for tea of course and these Cath Kidston ones are just perfectly pretty. I’ve also got some CK towels in the mix there, I’m loving polka dots at the moment. On the china/crockery note, Luke needs an L mug because I’ve got an A one and it’s my favourite!
This is the little place that is going to be keeping up so busy for the next few weeks, perhaps months! It’s a lovely little terrace but it needs some serious TLC. We’re talking full on paint job and a lot of filler. So I’m hoping to do a few before, during and after photos for a little interiors series! Here’s a pic heavy post of the damage that needs repairing, ha! But we hope to have it up and running really soon and turn it into our beautiful first home.
Tidying up is never anyone’s favourite thing to do. Unless you’re off Obsessive Compulsive Cleaners. Now, I love that programme and it does always make me want to clean everything in sight but I wouldn’t say I’m that crazy about my cleaning. I like things to be clean and tidy of course but if I forget to hoover it’s not going to bring me out in a rash.
At the moment I seem to be obsessed with pineapples, especially in home ware and interiors! Here’s a little mood board of some inspiration that I want to incorporate into my home decor once I get my flat after uni. Really needing a gold pineapple in my life.