Wednesday, November 14, 2012

All I want for Christmas....

 I have a double fudge chocolate cake taste on a bread and butter budget. I love beautiful things and sometimes they are REALLY expensive. If I had an unlimited amount of money for a Christmas wish list, here are a few of the things I would wish for...
A Le Creuset casserole dish and whistling kettle. I really love their pretty colours and the fact that they are sturdy and will last for years. I wish I could have a whole rainbow of Le Creuset items in my kitchen.

Some Carol Boyes cutlery. I fell in love with her quirky style from the first time
 I saw her beautiful pewter ware and I love wishful shopping whenever I get a chance at her shop. Thanks to my Mom, I have two lovely pieces created by her and they are definitely family heirlooms.

A dress by Luna or Hiphop.I love the simple lines and the classic feel their clothes have. They are so feminine.

A ring from Jenna Clifford. They are soooo pretty and while I would probably need a bodyguard if I wore one out, I would love to own just one piece of her jewellery. This was on my wishlist for a wedding ring but on our budget that is all it will ever be.
A bath hamper from Crabtree and Evelyn, preferably their lavender or rose.

A Susan Lordi figurine ( or two..). I love them for their simplicity and the way they express such intense emotions. I have one for each of my children and I would love to collect a few more.

A Yankee candle ( Vanilla or Fresh Cut Roses).They are so pretty and smell lovely.

A dozen lavender bushes

As I said, this is my unlimited budget Christmas wish list. What would be on your list? Happy dreaming.....

Monday, November 12, 2012

A book nook to keep you dreaming

 10 Excellent Reading Nooks
 I just had to share this post from Amanda Nelson at Bookriot with you.If you are a avid (or is that rabid) book lover like I am and have a deep desire for your own book nook, then you must see these awesome  reading spaces. I particularly love these three spaces but the others are also a must see.
nook 1
I could imagine curling up here  on a cold, rainy day with a good book and a cup of coffee
nook 10
This is pure fantasy. It looks so cosy
nook 7
I think if I had a reading corner like this I would never leave.