Thursday, 24 January 2013

Vintage Style At Home....

I don't know about you, but I find myself at the beginning of the year very much on slow go. It takes all my energy to get motivated and to get cracking on with the many things that need to be done around the home. As for my mojo, I think it really is time for him/her to come home now and one thing that is spurring me on is my new blog, Vintage Style At Home where I aim to post my many makeovers, both small and large on there. The time has come to get the paint brush out again and give those unloved objects and furniture I have in storage that need a pretty vintage touch. I want to finally get going on the half finished dresser....

   
 Also I have lots of little furniture makeovers planned for Miss. Poppins' attic bedroom. She shall be starting secondary school this year (oh my where has the time gone) and we both have plans to make her room a little more user friendly for her. We both love the vintage charm look so that shall still be our basis, but we shall perhaps include some more up to date/grown up pretty touches here and there. I can't wait to get going....


So it would be really lovely if you wanted to keep up to date with my new makeover blog, as my aim is ultimately to perhaps inspire others to get their own paint brushes out etc. There is nothing quite as nice as bringing new life to a neglected, unloved item and the joy it brings. I have a furniture makeover to share on my new blog next time, so would be great to see you over there. 

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Thursday, 17 January 2013

My New Pretty Slippers....

Oh, I really was doing so well with my new year's wish to not bring new and pretty things into my already full to bursting home. I have the willpower of a gnat. When I see something pretty, that brings a smile to my face I am just so easily tempted. So here they are, my new pretty and rather posh slippers. They are so sweet and are by Ruby + Ed I was lucky to find them half price in a little shop so I just had to grab them, literally. 


Aren't they delicious. Not only pretty to look at but they are so comfy too, I feel like a princess in my new slippers, I really do....

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Friday, 4 January 2013

Happy New Year....

Happy New Year one and all. I really don't know where the time has gone. Christmas for the Poppins household has been a busy activity of toing and froing between family houses. That now comes with packing a dog and a hamster into the car too, so does take some organisation. One wouldn't normally consider a Border Terrier getting along too well with a hamster, but they seem to have an understanding that each is a family pet. When the hamster decided to leave his cage for a little while one day, when someone had accidentally left his cage open, they came face to face in the hallway, yes you can imagine my face, but all was well. So we are back at home sweet home now, getting settled into the new year. A little exercise shall be high on my priority as I did rather over indulge in all things yummy over Christmas. I especially enjoyed getting stuck into this delightful pudding....




I was also treated to a couple of pre Christmas items by the husband, and I have to say the Homemaker magazine, which I hadn't read before is great, with lots of inspiration....




When it came to pretty prezzies there was of course a little of my favorite pink in there....




The little phone holder gadget is great, and as for those pretty pink swallows I have had my eye on them for ages and were a lovely extra treat over Christmas from Mr. P, he knows me so well. Of course getting pretty prezzies is lovely but I truly believe in Christmas being all about this and what Christmas means to me....




When I woke up today I felt very grateful for what I have, the people around me who inspire me daily and I loved doing this very sweet and quick little project....




I love it's simple look and I knew those vintage scrabble letters would be put to good use one day. I just adore the wrapping paper I have used for the back ground, infact I wish it was a wallpaper. It is available here at one of my most favorite online places to shop for pretty things. Actually as I had some Christmas money I couldn't help but spend a little in dotcomgiftshop's fantastic SALE  Ha ha I warn you though, you may be there some time, I can't wait for my order to arrive, I grabbed some real bargains. Can you tell I need more reminding on my collection of pretty things ;) I am also hoping on doing a little homemade project each week and rather than resolutions I plan to have these little hopes and wishes for the new year, they shall be going in here to remind me....


  

One wish is that I curb my enthusiasm for collecting pretty things I don't really need but love. I think I need  to keep reminding myself of this judging on my little shopping expedition yesterday, I just can't help it. I really can hear them say "Buy me, Buy me"....




It also looks like Master Poppins is becoming more and more like me every day. I love the pretty objests he chose for himself and with his own pocket money. What fine taste I say....




I'm also trying to get more crafting done this year, and am hoping to get a little blog going specifically for all my crafty projects and news.... 




So this year my motto shall indeed be as usual....


                                       
Miss. Poppins gets allocated her secondary school soon and we are all waiting in anticipation, as there are many schools in the pot as it were. I am so proud of her. She is growing up so fast, right in front of my eyes, we even share the same show size now too, which is always handy. For me or her? I can't quite work out yet ;) 

So, this year I shall carry on with the journey of following my dreams, and I sincerely wish you all the best health and happiness for 2013....


  
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