Thursday 24 November 2011

Christmas is coming!

I'll soon be decking the halls with creamy white roses, frosted snowberries, mercury silver, fresh pine, bay leaves, holly and candles. The table will be set with crisp linens, polished vintage silver, gleaming crystal and fresh sprigs of herbs. With the smell of woodsmoke and crackle of the fire I'll be wishing for snow again this Christmas! Here are a few of my favourite finds and Christmas inspiration.
Above image: Interior shop India Jane
Above images: 1.Mini mercury glass baubles for the tree from Nordic House 2.Nickle plated footed bowl from India Jane 3.Silver beaded heart for the tree (would also look lovely on door handles!) from Bliss & Bloom 4.Scroll candle holder from India Jane 
Above image: Christmas tree in front of the main entrance to Waddesdon Manor by  photographer John Hackston 
Above images: Lucyina Moodie Stylist
Above images: 1.Mercury votives and table setting from The White Company scanned from their 2008 brochure 2.Christmas baubles display Lucyina Moodie Stylist 3.Silver plated monogram tumbler with vanilla scented candle from Brissi 
Above images: Mercury candlesticks and champagne candles, gilded bay leaf garland on burlap all from PotteryBarn
Above images: 1.Mantelpiece decoration ideas from House to Home magazine 2.White linen napkins on a silver platter from Country Living magazine 3.Jewelled frosted glass votive from India Jane
Above image: French style diner service, etched glasses, and white china roses votive holders all from Bliss & Bloom
Above image: pretty glass cake pedestal and dome featured in  2008 The White Company brochure
Above images:1. Crystal beaded tea light holders from Nordic House 2.Silver heart hanging decoration from Bliss & Bloom 3.Table presents/favours on antique silver platter by event planner Merryl Brown

Above images: The White Company from their tips and clever ideas - 'Making your guests feel at home'
Above image: Frosted pinecone wreath from John Lewis

To be continued..........!!!!

For more information on anything shown in the above images please click on the names under each photograph to go through to their web sites. The colour swatches featured are my suggestions for accent shades and do not relate to specific paints unless otherwise stated, but I'm sure your favourite paint companies would be happy to suggest matches!
With warmest wishes

Thursday 10 November 2011


From the deepest Teal green and richest turquoise of Robin's Egg to the palest Duck Egg, Eau de Nil and softest Sea Foam aqua - a serene and tranquil colour palette.
Above image: Architectural Antiques LASSCO
Above images: 1.Silk wall covering by Fromental 2.Antique console table Augustus Brandt 3.Magazine Art & Decoration France 4.Painting by Henk Helmantel "Verlaten Merelnest"
Above image: Interior accessories Affari
Above image: bedroom furniture by AND SO TO BED
Above image: Magazine Country Homes & Interiors Photography Jon Day
Above image: Magazine Jeanne d'Arc Living
Above images: 1.Decorative painting from Segreto 2."Cove Check" linen in "Mineral" by Clarke & Clarke 3.Detail of antique armoire from Garnier Antiques 4.Interiors and Antiques by Une Ame en Plus
Above image: Interior accessories Affari
Above images: 1.Hotel Residence Royal Paris via Mr & Mrs Smith 2.Antiques from French Country Living 3.Antiques from Lantiques 4.Bedlinen from Bella Notte Linens
Above image: Portrait of a Young Lady by Jurgen Ovens (1623-1678) via The Bowes Museum
Above image: Simon Whitmore photographer of the wonderful home of Debbie from Powder Blue
Above image: by photographer Thomas Schultz discovered via Pamela Brannon on Pinterest