Friday, 28 November 2014

DotComGiftShop Lust List

I've spent so much time lately going through various homeware websites and one of my favourites has got to be DotComGiftShop. I'd especially recommend it if you're into shabby chic homeware as they have a really nice selection on top of everything else of course.

Images on collage are from DotComGiftShop.

1. Cream Sweetheart Chest. This would look adorable on any dressing table or just a normal table really. I think I may have mentioned something really similar to this on a previous homeware lust list.

2. Retro Ceramic Top Storage Jar. I love how cute this jar looks and it's bound to give the kitchen a more homely feel although I'm sure I could probably attempt a bit of DIY and make something similar myself with a kilner jar.

3. Medium Storage Jars. And when one jar isn't enough, you've got two plus a little storage caddy. I love it when everything is organised and neat so this would be perfect.

4. Cake Stand. I rarely make full sized cakes unless it's a special occasion but I'm hoping to start baking a bit more again soon and making something more adventurous and this cake stand will motivate me, right?

5. Patchwork Apple Cushion. I remember a time when I thought that cushions were utterly pointless. I didn't understand the need for them and I guess in some way, I still don't but they just look great. I'm not someone who would want a matching set of cushions on the sofa because I don't want a show home, I want something that looks cosy and gives an almost cottage-like feel. I can imagine this cushion fitting in well with that vision.

6. Sweetheart Display Cabinet. I have so many miniature items with nowhere to put them but how cute would they look if I displayed them in this? I have mini perfume bottles, mini books, little figurines etc.

7. Pink Doughnut Trinket Pot. I love doughnuts but I don't eat them too often as they're not the healthiest thing in the world so I guess the second best thing to do would be to have a doughnut trinket pot! I think this would look great displayed on a bedside table filled with small pieces of jewellery.

8. Birdcage Mirror With 3 Hooks. This is one of those items that I absolutely love the look of but I'd have no idea where to hang it. It would probably be a nightmare to clean as well but it looks amazing!

9. Orchid Garland Battery Lights. When it comes to decorative lighting, I usually don't bother but these caught my eye as they look so elegant and I think they'd be great as a frame around a dressing table mirror.

Are you a fan of DotComGiftShop?

Saturday, 22 November 2014

Heat Holders - Snugover

Baby, It's Cold Outside. It's no longer too early for Christmas references, right? ... And it really is getting cold outside! It's great to snuggle up in warm layers and have chilled-out evenings in the house. Recently, I was sent this Snugover* from Heat Holders, a company specialising in warm thermal clothing and accessories. 

I love how cosy this feels on, I'm really sensitive to fabrics particularly when it's cold so this is just perfect for me. I've loved wearing this during the cold evenings when I've watched films all cosy on the sofa. 

There are 3 colours to choose from and I opted for purple because it's nice to have a splash of colour to light up the darker days!

The fabric is so soft and snuggly which is a must for me as my skin is super sensitive to almost anything really hence why I used to steer clear of wearing jeans, but that's another story for another day...

Everyone in my family now wants one too so I'm thinking that this might just be an ideal Christmas present this December.

Will you be getting a Snugover?

Saturday, 1 November 2014

The Christmas Boutique

Christmas is coming! It's the 1st of November so I finally feel that it's appropriate to mention Christmas. Having said that, I know plenty of people that started their Christmas shopping during Summer and I also know lots of people who will most likely buy their gifts on Christmas Eve.

The team at The Christmas Boutique kindly sent me a lovely selection of their Christmas pieces and what's better than an online store dedicated to all things festive?

It did actually take me a while to figure out what this was for - totally should have checked the A4 sheet of paper that came with the parcel! Anyway, this is a draught excluder and I can imagine this would go down well with most young kids this Christmas. You could also place it on top of your mantelpiece!

As someone who loves cake (eating and baking), these are the perfect baubles to hang on the tree this Christmas. The large cupcake baubles are perhaps a little too big for the Christmas tree that I have but I'm sure I'll find somewhere to display them. I can't wait to cake up my tree next month!

I've always wanted to bake my own macarons but I've never got round to it so these are the next best thing, right? I love the bright colours and these will go perfectly with the cake baubles.

How adorable are these decorations? I'm still deciding whether to hang these on the tree next month or to hang them on one of the doors instead. The "sugar" has unfortunately come off a bit from Mr Gingerbread so I'll definitely have to handle these with care!

I love these tins as they'll be perfect for filling with festive cakes and biscuits and they'd make a great gift as well. If you're not into cakes and baking then you can always fill these with non-food items. I'm thinking of using the smallest tin to store some of my stationery at work so I can spruce up my desk space a bit. 

If you're buying wine for anyone this Christmas, you might want to consider this festive bottle bag holder. You could also fill it with treats and use it as an alternative stocking. I'm currently using it to store my lovely body lotions!

Have you started your Christmas shopping yet?
P.S: Happy November!