Good morning! Today is the last day to enter my giveaway - see the last post on my grid for details!
Just a little update on my cut off for orders before Christmas... in order to guarantee delivery in time for Christmas, my order cut off date will be 7th December. ✨
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Shrewsbury, Shropshire (£575,000) | A unique example of early 20th century Art Deco, this home has been well preserved and features many details typical of the era. Set over three storeys the home boasts original 1930s stained-glass entrance doors and custom made Crittall style metal windows. Images + sale via @balfours_propertyprofessionals, link in bio
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After a long day on a cold, miserable winter evening, you’d want to snuggle up in front of the fireplace with a delicious giant mug of hot chocolate, right? Instead, you find yourself walking into a freezing flat, shrugging off your damp coat, turning your heating up to full blast and wishing your home felt a bit cosier.
I can’t help you on the heating front (you’ll have to go and turn it on yourself!), but I do have three suggestions that could help make your home feel just a little bit cosier when you walk in your door. Here’s the short version:
1. Opt for lighting that adds warmth to the room
2. Use soft furnishings for texture
3. Add autumnal colours on your walls
I’ve actually written up a detailed blog post about this – head on over to have a read! Link in bio ☝
Ken je Tilo al?
Stoer, maar toch zacht. Grove vormen met een verfijnde afwerking. Een beetje voor hem en een beetje voor haar. Met onze nieuwe fauteuil Tilo weten we ieders woonwens te vervullen. Verkrijgbaar in 4 kleuren. #jesuisunfan
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Happy Thursday, if anyone has some sunshine please send some!!😂
I found the most colourful picture I could this morning, because we need it here today!!
Can anyone think of any happy songs to put on while I work today? I feel like I only listen to Kylie Minogue and 80s pop just lately! I think it's a bit like comfort food 😂.
Have a fab day wherever you are. I am putting the finishing touches to the new collection and writing my giveaway email for my VIP list! I will be sending it tomorrow so keep an eye on your inbox and head over to the website to sign up for a chance to win. X
Press Trip with @shopmatalan
What do you call someone who can’t stop thinking about Christmas?
Well, that me now after having spent the day and night at Matalan Manor. We have lived, eaten and breathed Christmas for the past 24 hours and I for one couldn’t be happier about it. Imagine this..............
All of the things you love about Christmas and then magnifying them. Carol singers, mulled wine, roaring fire, slippers, THE most delicious Christmas dinner you’ll ever taste, dancing, games, Christmas pjs, presents and even festive painting and Christmas movies. Then, wait for it, extract all the things about Christmas that are hard..............
Cooking, present wrapping, list ticking, last minute panic buying, family politics, CLEARING UP, taking the tree down, realising that you’ve not bought batteries for you 6 year olds favourite present.
Well that’s what we’ve been lucky enough to experience and there’s still another day of fun left until reality hits and I realise that actual Xmas day can never live up to this past 24 glorious hours.
Thank you to @shopmatalan for putting on the most spectacular of Christmases, I literally woke up this morning and poked myself to check it was still me living this Christmas dream. Of course it wouldn’t be half as much fun without the company, I’ve laughed so hard my cheeks ache thanks to.......... @inpolife@thisgirlcanorganise@felicityhayward@thefashionablepan@thefashion_lift@carlcunard@lauraslittlelocket@theverysimong . Head over to stories to catch more. Massive shout out to @thorpemanor which is where we have been staying. This really is the most magical place with staff that have blown each and every one of us away. Thank you!!!
This is a gifted press trip. I do have an ongoing paid partnership with @shopmatalan but this content is not part of it. But I cannot wait to show you more of their Christmas collection in my home.
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These dark & chilly mornings 🥶 need a pop of rainbow! 🌈 In some parts of Devon 🗺 it’s actually snowing! 🌨❄️☃️ My heart goes out to those affected by the flooding, it’s just heartbreaking seeing the devastation on the news. 📺 Wherever you are, sending warm hugs! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜💖
Anyone else finding these cold dark mornings increasingly difficult to get motivated and start the day? At least we have radiators waiting for us at the shop this winter 🤣 (last winter we were in a 20ft shipping container and it was COLD!!!) Looking forward to going to @neptunehomeofficial Christmas event at the York store tonight, I used to work there so it holds happy memories 🥰 I’m also obsessed, our bed and matching lampshades are from there 😍! Hope you all have a great Thursday and manage to keep warm.. I’m in the shop till 5pm. ✨⭐️✨⭐️✨⭐️✨
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Oh how I wish it was sunny! Instead I’m up early with a nasty cold & cough. Yes people it’s winter. And yes I’m still to finish those paintings #needaholiday
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LOOK. It’s a bath for two! In fact I think you could squeeze a third in there, but I’m not sure if that isn’t going a bit too far 😉🛀🥂 This fizz is one of the seasonal staples that I stock up on at this time of year. We do love an excuse to raise a glass to a special occasion in this house. Whether that be Christmas, Easter, birthdays, work successes, the completion of a DIY project, friends coming to visit, Fridays, Saturdays, Wednesdays, I’ll drink to that! •
Yes, #throwbackthursday !
Een legitieme manier om een oude foto te delen! 😜
Alweer donderdag lieve mensen, waar blijft de tijd! Afgelopen 6 weken hard gewerkt aan mijn examenopdracht en het einde komt in zicht. Natuurlijk nog even de puntjes op de i (perfectionist!🤪) en dan volgende week presenteren.. En wachten op de uitslag. 🤞🏻Spannend! Wish me luck!
Fijne dag, een bloemetje voor jullie allemaal🌼
. #livingroomdecor #livingroom#huiskamer#woonkamer#woonkamerstyling
This little guy was my only decoration last year! I can't wait for the 1st December so I can finally decorate the whole house! This time last year there were still holes in my floor boards, no carpets, no heating, no kitchen and me having a slight breakdown! ... there's still a long way to go but it's getting there ... 16 days to go!! .
I’m trying to be more organised for Christmas this year. I am THAT person that can be seen panic buying Ginsters pasties from the local garage on Xmas eve, in the hope that my sister has gotten over the time her tent blew over a cliff in Cornwall (true story) and is feeling the Cornish love again! So imagine my joy when my lovely phone friend @danefarm pointed me in the direction of @theartofdoingstuff Not only is she great at showing you how to do shit, she’s funny and she has a Christmas planner telling me exactly what I need to be doing every day in November in order to have a relaxing and stress free December. I am now completely zen about Xmas and apparently this Saturday and I can sit back and drink eggnog all day #smugchristmas Happy Thursday y’all 🖤🖤🖤.
Oversized knitted jumpers.
Artificial greenery and
A nice big mug of hot chocolate with all the trimmings , a collection of my seasonal staples, I’ll most definitely drink to that ~ my hot chocolate obviously 💁🏻♀️... Tell me, what are your seasonal staples insta friends?
. #myhousethismonth ~ day 14 seasonal staples #storyofmyhome ~ I’ll drink to that #interiorsquareshare ~ explosion of style #myseasonalstyling ~ freestyle
I’ve seen the future (for coasters!). It’s hexagonal!
Coming soon to @artisan_network_uk Blackburn frost fair and @barn_willow Xmas fair! I know they’re just oversized coasters but they tessellate (i knew primary school maths would come in handy one day) and look great!
The last of the red mapel leaves ( I think it’s a mapel ??) . So much and wind and rain the garden is almost bare now. ..... it’s cold and wet and and despite my thoughts on Christmas in yesterday’s post , the Christmas holidays are still a bit far away. ....😕 🍁🍁🍁🍂🍂🍂🍂. ————————————————— @myhousethismonth - seasonal staples—————————————————
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It’s nearly time.... to get The White Company winter candle that is 🕯 What a gem the cloves, cinnamon and orange scent is. I have the remains of last years one and I’m going to try and melt it down to reshape into a new candle this year - any tips would be much appreciated please, novice candle maker right here.
~ Day Fourteen ~ Seasonal Staples.
• c o l o u r p o p • Adding a touch of colour inside as it’s miserable outside. Thinking of my friends and family down under who are battling bush fires and wishing for all this rain to make a bee line for Australia. Stay safe. ❤️
🇾🇪 Wat herfstige kleurtjes binnen want buiten is het gewoon meh. Mijn gedachten zijn bij mijn vrienden en familie down under en die vreselijke bosbranden. Daar zouden ze al deze regen goed kunnen gebruiken. En van mij mag het rustig rechtstreeks overvliegen daar naar waar het zo nodig is. ❤️ Het gras is niet altijd groener. Fijne donderdag sweet peas. -
Guyyyssss, the craft room is officially DONE! Today was the day I revealed the room to my mom and dad, I’ve been keeping it a secret since we started setting up furniture, and I’m sooo happy that they (and most importantly, my mom) loves it. She has never had a true space for herself to do her scrapbooking, it was always a messy table that became a dump-off table of everyone’s junk, for YEARS. My mom would bring her stuff up to the dining room table to craft and it’s about time she just had her own room, & her own space. I wanted it to inspire her to scrapbook more often, especially in a place that she loves and wants to keep clean. Organizing ALL umpteenbillion of her items took a few days, but her closet is now an organizer’s dream (in my opinion). I added lots of personal touches—the family pictures, her seashells, her anniversary photos that she’s never really displayed much, and the wall hanging I made. I really think all of it paid off.
So not only did I create this space for her, I think I turned the room INSIDE AND OUT. Check out the before pics towards the end.. from old stained dirty carpet to fresh and clean new vinyl planks. Blue walls and cherry wood furniture... to now. I put a lot of heart and energy into this (& Adam as well, thank you so much babe) and I’m so happy my parents love it.
So now that this room is done, my crazy obsessed self has already got a new projects in the books. Because this was the old guest room, now we need a new guest room. And we have my sister coming to visit next week, so I want to make sure it’s at least close to done while she’s here and be our first guest to live in it. I SHOULD HAVE been resting, since I’ve come down with an awful head cold this week, but there I was, almost immediately after the reveal, painting away in the guest room. Can’t stop, won’t stop, I guess? 🤪
Let me know what you guys think in a comment 💖
Happy Tuesday 🙌🏻 What are you doing today I have heard that weather is a bit crazy in the USA?
BTW @janskacelikart is still having 🙌🏻one year anniversary sale -30% off 🙌🏻 with a code “oneyear” thank you for support!!! .