Wednesday, 25 April 2012

Snippets of my Week


*digging out my favourite vintage brooch*

Ok, so, the weather has been rubbish lately - constant rainy showers, hardly any sunshine and definitely no warmth, so to make up for it I've been taking lots of cheerful pictures!
I like focusing on the little things, a bunch of pretty flowers, a new top, colourful kitchen bits, and it has definitely helped brighten up my week. I am loving the instagram app on my phone, I love that the photos are square for a change, and you can add so many effects to make them look pretty. I can see my camera being made slightly redundant!


*a jug of roses on our new vintage trunk, the collar on my new top, reflections in a vintage mirror, colourful coffee mugs in the kitchen*

I am really enjoying recording little snippets of my week, I love recording little aspects of my life, even if the photos don't mean anything they are still a nice memory and keep me feeling creative!


*peach lipgloss in adorable packaging*

I loved the Parisian style packaging of this lipgloss when I spotted it in H&M. I am finding myself drawn to all things French and Parisian in anticipation for my little anniversary trip in May! 
I have been LOVING watching The Little Paris Kitchen on BBC2 with Rachel Khoo, and I now cannot wait to go!


*dinner on the trunk, a rare glimpse of sunshine, my £3 yellow roses, a new blouse*

Its amazing how much brighter things are with a pretty bunch of flowers don't you think! Wearing my new blouse cheered me up too, I love the bow pattern and the gold buttons, it was a recent Primark find - gotta love that shop!


*my colourful kitchen shelves*

Lastly, my kitchen shelves had a dust down and a little re-arrange and are now looking even more colourful than before!
What are you doing in this miserable weather to cheer yourself up?
xg

Monday, 16 April 2012

Catching Up

Firstly I must start by saying *sorry* about that little disappearance!
I'm not quite sure what happened there but I got a little put off by the thought of uploading my backlog of photos and trying to make sense of them!
I'll start nice and easy I thought, with a collection of photos of new things I have picked up lately.

*pyrex*
i added a little tiny yellow rose bowl to our little collection below...


All of the pyrex is rosey (my fave) but most are different colours and patterns which I really love. I think old pyrex is so pretty and so handy to have. We use our larger ones for oven cooking - casseroles and keeping things warm. The little ones are fab for bowls of yoghurt, ice cream or yummy puddings too!


So pretty....and just £1!


If you are a reader of my blog you will probably know how much I love Hope and Greenwood the sweet shop in Covent Garden. Well, imagine how pleased I was to find out they now have a range of kitchenware at John Lewis. I picked up this lovely jug for Albert's flat as I know he loves the range too. 



I also bought us some new cutlery (exciting stuff!) as our old sets were hand-me-downs and were past their best too. Tesco came up trumps with this pastel handled set for around £8.




More pastel goodness in the form of this Primark blouse for summer. I actually wore it during that lovely warm week we had. I've had to put it back in the wardrobe as the weathers got miserable again, although its sunny today but pretty chilly!


I loved the retro fifties car print of the fabric. It reminded me of the fabric I used on some boys cushions a while back, and really loved.


A trip to the incredibly inspiring Anthropologie led me to bring home these *beauties*


One big cereal bowl and two dipping bowls (remember how I had said here how I wished I'd bought more of these from another shop?!) we've been using these for nutella for our weekend pancakes :)


Lastly, years behind everyone else, I decided to get an iPhone. My contract was up and I was fed up of my rubbish blackberry not being able to do all the things I wanted it to do! I was also desperate to get onto instagram to play too!


So as I'm finding my way around my new phone and all its apps, I'd love it if you'd follow me :)
I will then feel like I belong in this iPhone world! 


  I may already be a little bit in love
xg