Sunday, November 29

auntie peggy has departed x

lovely art installation of crochet doilies hung in disused telephone booths at london's aldwych tube station........

doilies are like dreamcatchers
each knot holding a thought
a memory
xx

auntie peggy has departed
*soundtrack*

found via pia jane bijkerk

my sunday
a morning of shopping for wool for a cable knit throw
&
lots of new fairy lights
sunday lunch with mum & dad
afternoon of tidying
quiet evening curled up on sofa
surrounded by tea lights
&
a few sneaky baubles have magically appeared
(i know, i know, it's not even december yet, & i'm not usually like this at all but just feel very xmassy very early this year!)

enjoy the last moments of your weekend
xx

Tuesday, November 24

figs & espresso x

one of my favourite parts of my job is putting together mood boards, searching for that one image that is just perfect to sum up everything you are trying to convey......i really love the colour boards on 100 layer cake; their colour combinations are gorgeous, the images really simple but just right....here's one of my favourites from earlier this year.......

*modern fall* from 100 layer cake

and
a few complimentary lovelies from anthropologie

fluffy floral beret

smoky petal necklace

head in the clouds cardigan

always a lady skirt

pizzazz tights

stacked smoke heels

hope you're having a lovely & not too chilly week
xx

Sunday, November 22

tidy x

most weekends cleaning & tidying are the very last item on my *to do* list, but this weekend marked the start of my christmas cleanup.......i get to the point where i can't bear any mess and clutter and go through the house like a whirling dervish......so today, downstairs got the full tidy treatment, and i'm now sitting in my very tidy living room, with tealights & candles lit, enjoying this sunday evening....

gorgeous tealights on stairs
from
*weheartit*


i hope you have all had a lovely weekend
and enjoy your sunday evening
xx

Wednesday, November 18

(only) 5 and a bit weeks to xmas..... x

.....and i am absolutely in love with this tree from john lewis......


hope your week is going well....only 2 days till the weekend.....
xx

Tuesday, November 17

treats for a tuesday x

a few favourites from etsy today.....

gorgeous round travel case from sadieoliver

flowered mohair shawl by elde

seam series bottles by taylorceramics

divine tapestry clutch from sadieoliver
(one for my xmas wishlist)

leather ruffle bag by stacyleigh

true fairy stories from sadieoliver

handmade round bud vases by chezdanisse

have a truly lovely tuesday
xx

Sunday, November 15

odd molly x

i love *oddmolly*.....their website alone is just so much fun and lovely to look at.....and the clothes are joy, unashamedly girly, beautifully embroidered & embellished, gorgeous colours & detailing you find on only the most considered of clothing ranges.....my wishlist this season would include....

butterfly embroidered smock dress

indy dress
in
khaki rose print
or cream butterfly print

pink smock blouse

all images from *odd molly*

have spent an incredbly quiet sunday thinking about xmas
about cards.....handmade or bought ones?
about decorations.....save & use last years, or splurge & buy new ones
xmas trees.....real or artificially kitsch
and
fairy lights.....how many are too many

hope you've had a lovely weekend whatever you chose to do
xx

Saturday, November 14

sleep x

over.the.hills from we heart it

my sleeping patterns are a little haywire......not quite still on hk time, not really on uk time, in some strange halfway house between the two.....i have a great knowledge of early morning telly, and do you know the hours between 3 and 7 in the morning seem so much longer than hours you have during the day? then i can't keep my eyes open after about 7 in the evening......having a very cosy couch is not helping at all, as i snuggle further and further promising myself i won't shut my eyes & failing miserably....!

today i'll leave you with a lovely collection of images found on *we heart it*......roses, teacups, cupcakes & those dear little deers....

all images from *we heart it*

have a lovely saturday
xx

Thursday, November 12

it's cold x

i am back home
& even though it's colder, wetter, greyer than china, i am so so so pleased to be home.......

i love the autumn and the winter....
i love the early dark nights (you can sing to your hearts content in the car without everyone thinking you're a complete nut)
you have the perfect excuse for curling up on the sofa (well if it's raining out, why go out?)
and you can wrap up in cardi's and scarves and gorgeous winter coats

i love this coat from *cabbages & roses*

a soft puffball dress & opaques - just add oversized cardi

all from *cabbages & roses*

oh
and another great thing about the autumn
it means it's nearly
xmas
xx

Monday, November 2

still here.....not there x


by ianton via flickr

a beautiful foggy picture of china which completly sums up my feelings at the moment......i was hoping very much to be home by now, but work commitments mean i should stay an extra week. feel very torn between wanting to be home amongst family & friends and feeling the need to stay to finish a job properly......i hope you are all very well and forgive me for neglecting you a little longer.....i miss not being able to chat every day & am so looking forward to sharing new finds and thoughts on a more regular footing from next week
crossing all fingers & toes
xx