Sunday, October 30, 2011

A Munckin Halloween!

I'm not really big into Halloween, not sure why, maybe if we got time off work it would be more appealing?! ;)
Also, its my other half's birthday the next day, so I'm normally concentrating on planning for that....
The other day though, while browsing in Waitrose, I spotted these - mini pumpkins or Munckins as they called them! Now, maybe I am just late to the (halloween) party on this one, but I have never seen these before!!
Anyway, it inspired me to check out Pinterest for any mini pumpkin decorating ideas....





If you can't be bothered to get crafty, then you can always just draw a cute face on your munckin! Love it!

via We Heart it

Happy Halloween! 

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

91 Magazine is here!

I've been such a bad blogger of late, but I am really hoping that this will make up for it! Finally I can reveal what I have been beavering away at for the last few months!

Introducing 91 Magazine! An online magazine for the vintage style and craft lover. This is the latest member of the Patchwork Harmony family, an extension of the blog, with lots of lovely features from a selection of talented writers, bloggers, photographers and illustrators!

The magazine focuses on Homes / Style / Vintage / Shopping / Crafts - regular features include “A Vintage Lovers Guide to...” Suggestions for those who like to sniff out vintage shops, flea markets and tearooms! Visiting a different town or city around the UK in each issue, and “Style Notes...” Advice, tips and ideas for decorating and styling on a budget. In our 1st issue, we look at how to make the most of student digs.  There is lots to have a look at, so I hope you will enjoy!

Click on the magazine cover to read the magazine. Or visit the website to find out more. I'd love to hear you feedback! 


Sunday, October 16, 2011

Today I'm loving....

the work of ceramicist Karin Eriksson.  Karin sells her items from her shop Manos in Stockholm, Sweden, or online here  .... I'm particularly partial to these turquoise bowls... 
and how different are these hanging baskets? A great contemporary twist on it....

I love an oil burner too, and often find it hard to find nice ones.... 

Monday, October 10, 2011

Turning 30

Goodness! I can't believe my last blog post was last month! I'm so sorry! Life has become pretty much consumed by 91 Magazine which I am loving putting together and I really hope you will love it too when I launch it later this month!
The other thing which I've been busy with, is Turning 30. It does feel like a little bit of a milestone, and when I think back to my last 'big birthday' at 21, things have moved on a lot! Firstly I got together with the love of my life just a month after my 21st, and since then he has supported me, shared the good times & bad, and put up with my crazy interior design projects since we bought our first home together! I also got a degree, worked in NY, got my dream job back in London as a picture editor, realised I needed more creativity in my life, so started blogging, set up an online business, bought a house and got a cat! :)Its been a busy 9 years!

So the other half kicked off the birthday celebrations with some amazing pancakes, cards and presents....
and then there was the cake - a masterpiece I think you'll agree!?
Then off we set for the beautiful town of Lavenham in Suffolk, to spoil ourselves with afternoon tea, champagne and some AMAZING food at The Swan hotel...
Lavenham is gorgeous, literally like stepping back in time...

Next morning, we headed east, stopping off at the fantastic Snape Maltings - well worth a visit if you are in the area..... it includes a huge shop full of homeware goodness, an antique shop, a gallery, pub, and much more.... I could have stayed there longer rummaging, but we had to push on...
When we arrived in Southwold, our first stop was Tillys tearoom..... for afternoon tea and the first glass of fizz for the day!
Back at our room in the lovely Sutherland House with another sneaky bottle of cava! and there it was...
the bathroom bigger than our living room! and that bath!! I've never actually sipped cava while lying in a huge bath before, but I guess your 30th is a good time to start! ;)
All followed by another lovely dinner in the hotel restaurant.... Our last morning was spent walking on the beach, buying fudge and other treats to bring home, oh and I squeezed in at least 2 more antique shops....!
 An amazing trip with an amazing boyfriend! Turning 30 is actually quite good after all!
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