Saturday, 30 April 2011

Liberty Love

I have been reading Holly Becker's blog for some time now & cannot wait to get my hands on her new book, recently launched at Liberty London. It only took a mere glimpe at her recent post & I was instantly in love. Incredible table styling, such fine detail! I have been a big fan of Liberty fabric for a long, long time & this just brought it all together. 

Liberty Launch Party

During my 12mths in London I visited the Liberty of London store maybe once a fortnight! It could only be described as my 'Holly Golightly' moment . . . when dreary, cold, lonely, damp(a little over-board?)London became too much & weaved its way into my normally happy disposition I would make my way here & within minutes the shiny, sparkly, printed, patent, wares on the ground floor would ALWAYS make me feel good. Sadly, the purchases were slim . . .it was often a choice . . .should I have meat for dinner at all this week or could I sacrifice & buy earrings instead! 

And just in case you love the print as much as I do . . .

Liberty Print Card Pack, LibertyBourton Liberty Print Wellington Boots, LibertyMauvey Liberty Print Large Rectangular TrayFloral Meadow Print Mini Suitcase, Liberty Print Suitcases
Coral Red Ianthe Silk Scarf, Liberty LondonCoral Capel Print Blank Exercise Book, Liberty LondonKate Ada A, Tana Lawn Liberty Fabric Hurren Lampshade, Liberty Print

Love Tina  xo

Wednesday, 27 April 2011


Wallpaper - The Ultimate Guide

 A friend of mine recently mentioned she has decided to wallpaper the inside of her cupboard- what a fantastic idea! I love the way wallpaper can dramatically change a space.


Florence Broadhurst Paper
Shannon Fricke via paleblueworld


Porcelain Wallpaper by Studio Ditte via Style-Files
Available here

My Room- parchment flowers

Graham & Brown via six o six design
How wonderful would this be for a playroom!? Although, it might drive me crazy if Henry doesn't stay in the lines! Also how would I enforce that he can only 'create art' on THIS wall!?

Button Wallpaper also by Studio Ditte
And they ship world-wide

And there is that table again!
 My Front entry wallpaper

Also, have a look here for some interesting designs!

Friday, 22 April 2011

Easter Holiday!

Colored Eggs - 8x10 Original Signed Fine Art Photograph - Easter Print

Happy Easter!

We're going on a road trip for a few days . . .  (not sure how successful this will be with a crawling 7mth old!)

I hope you have a lovely Easter break & I'll see you again when we are back at home.

Fingers crossed the antique shops are well stocked & open over the holiday!

lov T xo
My Greatest Adventures 8x8 Fine Art Print

Vintage Collection Blue and White Plates. 5 Designs. Perfectly Mismatched. Wall Hanging. Home Decor. Alternative Art. Kitchen Dining Decorating. Rhapsody Attic on Etsy.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Mother's Group Morning Tea

Tomorrow morning I am having some friends over for a Mother's Group Morning Tea!
Luckily Henry had one of those long, lovely sleeps today so I had a chance to do some baking.

Here is my tray sitting pretty & waiting.

Top image via nellie-design

Sunday, 17 April 2011

Special Things on Etsy

You Are Loved
Simply Hue

It is no secret. Etsy & I are in a firm, committed relationship. 

We hit it off immediately & have been inseparable for the past 2 years. We get on like a house on fire.

Etsy always remembers my 'favourite' things, makes me feel great on an otherwise ordinary day & brings interest & colour to my life. I'd say we are soul mates.

And to think, I receive all of this passionate love & I only had to give a few insignificant numbers on my credit card. 

Etsy, I can't see a future that does not include you.  

Tina  xo

RESERVED for N-- Vintage Blue Milk Glass Fruit Bowl or Compote
Baking Sands Vintage

The Lady's Favorites, Vol.2 5x5 Fine Art Print
The Light Fantastic

Tiffany Bow Calling Cards
Letter Love Designs

Vintage Bloom Brooch Aqua Turquoise Daisy Double Layered Flower Blossom Brooch ((Free Shipping USA))
GTL vintage inspired Necklace
Noble House Designs

Monday, 11 April 2011

Fabulous Fabrics

Trellis White / Green Fabric Yard

My latest project 'The Playgroup Room' is nearly finished . . apart from a floor rug & wallpaper (not in the budget just yet!).

Last weekend I won this little black rattan chair on eBay. What a steal! I have decided to lacquer it in the Honeysuckle colour I posted about a few weeks ago.

And cover the seat cushion in this green trellis fabric.

I'm hoping it will look bright & quirky with the mix of Floral, Spot, Stripe, Ikat & now Geometric fabric.

The only thing I really need now is industrial strength scotchguard!

More pictures to follow in a few days.

My latest Ebay purchase

Arches Print - BambooArches Print - Orange


And here are some fabric/wallpaper patterns I love!

Arches Print - Pool
Bamboo Print

Lisa Bengtsson

Even though it is everywhere I always stop for a second look at anything in this Imperial Trellis pattern.

Chloe Sevigny’s entry hall

Imperial Trellis II in Citrine/Ivory
 Imperial Trellis II in Treillage/IvoryImperial Trellis II Ivory/Navy

Anna Spiro's raspberry trellis wallpaper



La Fiorentina by David Hicks in Blue
David Hicks
 La Fiorentina by David Hicks in Coral

Trina Turk Outdoor Geometric - NavyTrina Turk Outdoor Geometric - Navy

Trina Turk Outdoor Geometric - Orange
Trina Turk

Ikat Fabric

Pink Carnation Suzani

Blue Rain Suzani