Friday, 31 December 2010

Tuesday, 28 December 2010

glass domes - helen musselwhite

I'm a little bit in love/obsessed with glass taxidermy domes. I love that you can put something ordinary underneath a big glass case and all of a sudden it becomes a thing of beauty, something to be looked at and admired.
These gorgeous paper sculptures from Helen Musselwhite are absolutely stunning.
helen musselwhite

Monday, 27 December 2010

Friday, 24 December 2010

ho ho ho

Wishing you all a peaceful, happy Christmas. With love xxx

Thursday, 23 December 2010

It's a wonderful life

Yesterday I went to the Rex in Berkhamsted (oh we're so lucky to have this gem of a cinema in our town). I took the cheeselets to see 'It's a wonderful life' much did I weep? I took comfort in the fact that so many other ladies were wiping away their tears too. Sentimental christmas slush, and I loved it!
the rex berkhamsted

playing with your food

This is just too cute. A great idea for those hard-to-feed toddlers, and a great excuse to play with your food, what fun.
found via a cup of jo & available at overstocked

Wednesday, 22 December 2010

winter wonderlands

husband and wife artists Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz have created these beautiful and surreal little snow globes. They are magical little domes filled with tiny stories of dreams and nightmares in a wonderful wintery world.
via the art room plant (thank you for sharing)

Tuesday, 21 December 2010

Monday, 20 December 2010

snapshots of home

some photos taken around the house

Saturday, 18 December 2010

cool camping

Look at these beautiful igloo pods set in an eco resort and spa in the village of Les Cerniers, in the Swiss Alps. Whitepod is a wonderful concept of designer pods set amongst the Swiss snowy mountains with all the luxury & cosiness you can shake an Ugg boot at. That's my idea of camping; a proper, comfy bed and a roaring fire, none of your lost tent pegs and wafffffer-thin sleeping mats here. Put on a pan of mulled wine, a big old stew and some woolly socks.........stunning!
link via bliss

Friday, 17 December 2010

stocking fillers

If Santa puts any of these beauties in my stocking then I'll be a very happy Mrs Cheese. I promise I've been good all year...........
Ava Rose Designs
vintage mixes
roddy & ginger
says you

Thursday, 16 December 2010

cosy toes

Look what arrived from Peru.......a pair of the most lovely knitted alpaca socks from Katy and Tim (the traveling marshes). Thank you soooooooo much for these little stunners. They're going to keep my toes warm, especially as they're promising more snow tomorrow. Miss you guys, have a fab Christmas in New Zealand.....sigh! xxxx

heston blumenthal's christmas pudding

Heston Blumenthal's christmas pudding with a whole orange in the middle for Waitrose flew off the shelves. If you weren't lucky enough to get one in your trolley, don't worry you can buy one on EBAY.........they are selling for anything between £20 and £1000.......kerching!!! Don't forget the brandy butter! Ho Ho Ho!

Wednesday, 15 December 2010

katy leigh

I recently held a mulled wine and mince pie evening at my house. I invited several talented local ladies who make beautiful things to sell their wares. It was in aid of my local hospice, the Hospice of St Francis, who have been amazing throughout my illness, offering treatments and counselling for myself and my family. We raised an amazing £180, thank you all.

Katy Leigh brought along her beautiful prints and ceramics to sell. Her pottery is hand-painted onto bisque ware, dip glazed and fired. Every piece is unique. and all available via her online website. They are simply lovely.
katy leigh

Monday, 13 December 2010


I just love everything about these wonderful little works of vintage art. All those collections of emphemera put together to make blocks of loveliness. I'd like all of them please.........

Sunday, 12 December 2010

the smell of snow - walking in the air

I know we're all pretty fed up of the white stuff at the moment but here's a beautiful spray which smells like snow, called Walking in the perfumier, CB I hate Perume

"One day, in November 2007 when it was unseasonably warm, I found myself longing for the smell of Snow. Not on me but in the air around me in my studio. I wanted to imagine myself working quietly in the middle of a snow covered pine forest - rather like the ending of the first act of Balanchine's Nutcracker...

So I made up a bottle of Snow-scented Home Spray.

Narnia in the Winter, the Waltz of the Snowflakes, or perhaps just the fond memories of Snow Days away from School, the smell of Snow is one of the most beautiful things I can think of..."


cb i hate perfume