Monday, 28 February 2011

my mum

It has been the most difficult of weeks for us as a family.
My wonderful, gentle, funny little mum passed away suddenly
on her 80th birthday last thursday.

We are struggling with the shock of it all and coming to terms with the huge hole she has left in our lives.
I am grateful for the support and love of my family and friends
at this awful time.

Miss me, but let me go

When I come to the end of the road
And the sun has set for me
I want no rites in a gloom filled room
Why cry for a soul set free

Miss me a little - but not too long
And not with your head bowed low
Remember the love that we once shared
Miss me - but let me go

For this is a journey that we must all take
And each must go alone
It's all a part of the Master's plan
A step on the road to home

When you are lonely, and sick of heart
Go to the friends we know
And bury your sorrows in doing good deeds
Miss me - but let me go


24th February 1931 - 24th February 2011
x Rest in Peace x

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Wednesday, 23 February 2011

royal nail polish

Butter London, the eco-friendly nail care company, have designed
a fab new colour to celebrate the forthcoming Royal Wedding.
It's a greyish, purple, sparkly colour named 'No more waity Katie'.
Available to pre-order for delivery beginning of March.
Fit for a Princess!
butter london

Tuesday, 22 February 2011

minimalist movie posters

These are brilliant! Minimalist movie poster designs by
Brazilian designer Pedro Vidotto.

I love the Toy Story one and the Nightmare on Elm Street. Fab!

via the awesomer

Monday, 21 February 2011

oh how I likeeeee

all of these please!

1.toast 2.jigsaw 3.whistles shop

Vintage treasure

I found this beautiful little book in the local 'antique shoppe'.
It's a wonderfully tactile, leather bound, gilt-edged book.
The leather is so so soft and feels just lovely in your hand.
Mrs Browning's Birthday Book is a diary for birthdays which
includes snippets of poems by
Elizabeth Barrett Browning

February 21
There is one hill I nearer,
In my vision of the rest;
And a little wood seems clearer,
As I climbeth from the west,
Sideway from the tree-locked valley, to the valley upland crest
( The Lost Bower)

Saturday, 19 February 2011

the oscars

with the OSCARS upon us next weekend I thought I'd include some beautiful images of winners from the 1950's. Audrey in 1954 for her role in Roman Holiday, Audrey and Grace backstage in 1956
Wonderful images of such amazing superstars.
Everything crossed for Colin!
all images:LIFE

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

I'm a winner!

I never win anything, ever!  Well actually that's a fat lie.......
I did win tickets to see Mike Yarwood when I was 9, 
I didn't go as I didn't think he was funny!!!!
So imagine my surprise when the lovely Kate from Manon thought my little response to her question 'what does Christmas mean to you' was to be rewarded with some wonderful little goodies from her shop. I love the little glass droplets and glass ball and the 
rose soaps are just gorgeous.  
Many thanks Kate.  
Take a look at the wonderful Manon shop and blog

marimekko + converse

What a wonderful combination!  
The iconic Finnish textile team have collaborated with Converse to produce some of the best designed women's footwear for Spring.  Vibrant prints from as far back as the 1960's by designers such as Maija and Kristina Isola have been paired with classics like Chuck Taylor designed trainers. 

 “We are excited about partnering with such an inspiring and iconic company as Converse. This enriching collaboration brings together two brands that both have a distinctive idiom and a unique heritage. The two companies have always walked their own path, and we also share the same unpretentious and joyful approach to life. We hope that this positive attitude will be transmitted to the people who will be sporting the Converses in the vibrant Marimekko designs,” says Minna Kemell-Kutvonen, Creative Director of Marimekko.

The shoes will be sold globally from February 2011 at selected Marimekko and Converse stores.

photos converse

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

collective nouns by woop

these are amazing prints of collective nouns by Woop,
a talented bunch of print-makers/designers.
They're available framed or unframed.
Who knew that it was troubling of goldfish.......?

woop studios


made me think
this isnt everything

Friday, 11 February 2011

fairy cups

I'm not having a good day today but these beautiful little
fairytale cup rings made me smile

footstools - claire-anne o'brien

put your feet up on these stunning knitted and woven footstools
from Claire-anne O'brien.
I love everything about them. Colours, texture, style..........beautiful!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

mini trend - pin wheels

they're everywhere! Do you remember getting one of these cheery
little windmills as a small child and being ever so excited about blowing it and seeing how fast you could spin it?
These are some of my favourites.........I dare you not to smile!

style me pretty
mxm jewelry
knock knocking
design sponge online
oh happy day!
Elizabeth St
style me pretty
kellan studios

guilty pleasures - pickled beetroot

oh me oh my I could happily scoff a jar a day.........
does it mean I'm lacking in some important nutrient?
Mr Cheese HATES the stuff. I've taken to opening the fridge door and secretly stuffing it in without him seeing!
My pink teeth might give the game away though ;-)


Tuesday, 8 February 2011

globe trotting - ImagineNations

I'm quite partial to an old tin globe or three. They can be found dotted around the Cheesie gaff, on shelves and cupboards. I'm sitting next to my current fave now. It's an an old vintage moon globe.......the sea of serenity, the bay of rainbows,
the ocean of storms (sounds like a poem).

I stumbled upon these amazing creations by artist Wendy Gould.
Wendy takes globes with a history and re-creates them into wonderful personalised works of art. Stunning!