Monthly Archives: December 2013

Things That Made Me Smile This Year

December 19, 2013

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As it is the time of year when everyone is manically shopping, Things That Made Me Smile will be an edit of objects I love this week.  Most of them are items I have been looking at for at least a year and will never afford, my dream shopping list if you like:Read More


Christmas Confectionery

December 18, 2013


One of the best things about this time of year is the excuse it gives to make confectionary. There’s  almost nothing more calming during this hectic time than standing and stirring a spoon for 15 minutes waiting for the sugar thermometer to hit the soft ball stage. I have two staples which I’ve made for the last few years. One is super easy and the other is super yummy and I thought I’d share them Read More


Christmas Candy Cane Stripes

December 17, 2013

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I love the combination of red and white, just as with yellow, red is a colour that looks so fresh against white, its almost alive its so vivid. And so I have become a little obsessed this Christmas with peppermint candy canes and anything candy striped. I love this candy cane candle holder arrangement, its an idea that I nicked from the Ocado Christmas magazine, there is something so carnivalesque and circus about candy stripes, so cheerful and so fun.Read More


Through the aperture:

December 14, 2013

1aWhat was viewed through the aperture: Notting Hill winter pastels, fresh greens of winter blooms, advent calender joy and winter scene by the sink.

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The Edit

December 12, 2013


My favourite things at the moment: Thornback & Peel festive tea towels, Jacques Etagere bookcases, Ikea hacks, Christmas songs, Liberty of London, Sophie Allport textiles.Read More