Monday, January 25, 2016

Hats For Houses - A Small Thing For Doors


I like doors. Do you? Look how pretty they are.. Have you ever stopped at looked around at a few doors, they are quite unique. I guess in a way they are sort of like a brooch or perhaps a hat for the house. A little offering of what is inside, a sneek peek into the personality that sits behind the door.

When I was in England over the festive season these were all dressed up and looking gorgeous mainly in Brighton and Lewes. I kept finding doors I wanted to photograph!

I thought I would share a few pretty British ones with you....

What are the doors like around you? #hatsforhouses #ilikedoors

K x

Friday, January 22, 2016

The Printed Peanut - Illustrated Fun

Hi there!

Somehow we are well into the new year so I apologise for my lack of posts...  But I'm back! Woo!

In a very cute shop called Popsicle in Lewes, I spied some work by the rather wonderful Illustrator Louise Lockhart who also goes under the rather cute name The Printed Peanut.

I believe I came across her lovely work on Instagram... obviously: @theprintedpeanut

She is a freelance Illustrator and you can see her work here. She makes her quirky illustrations into all-sorts of goodness including prints, stationary, ceramics and various homewares under 'The Printed Peanut' She uses a variety of printing methods and a mix of hand and computer drawings. Yay!

Totally fabulous, colourful, quirky fun stuff quite frankly I love it all.

I bought the 'Up My Street' corsetina book because I too have a love for the traditional British high street and the shops that are slowly disappearing and that we all love so dearly. So I couldn't resist this adorable fold out book. I can't wait to find a perfect little spot for it....

Here are a few of my picks from her fabulous and fun website that oozes colour, print and something quite magical I'd say.

What a gorgeous bunch of deliciousness! Look and buy her fab stuff right here.

Big Love!

K x

Monday, January 4, 2016

New Years Wintery Walks - Basildon House

Happy New Year!

I hope everyone had a fab start to 2016 ( Not that I can believe it myself!)

We started the year with a family trip to Basildon Park and house, a beautiful old 18th Century Georgian house and grounds run by the National Trust near Reading, England. My UK trip is coming to an end so I am relishing wearing coats and scarves :)

Even though we had the worst weather it was still stunning. Incredible green grounds with lovely walks and as it was Christmas there were still fairy lights strewn throughout the trees and forest. At night I imagine it would have been quite magical.

The house itself still has an original 1950's kitchen which I loved, full of amazing kitchen paraphernalia and goods from the era. Parts of the house and grounds were used to film Pride and Prejudice as well as Downton Abbey. It was wonderful walking around the grand house and imagining all the parties that would have occurred back in the day...

The pinecone is a strange story, apparently in National Trust venues if there is a pine cone on a seat it means you are not allowed to sit on it! I thought that was rather cute...

Wishing everyone a wonderful start to the year wherever you are!

Katy xx