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March 28th, 2009
Vintage Kitchen


I’m loving the idea of a vintage home right now, especially in the kitchen. It makes me feel all warm and fuzzy! This gallery image from Ideal Home spurs me on even more to go for this look for our next kitchen remodel.

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Here are some wonderfully vintage items that would go great in that kitchen, yum!

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French milk bottle.

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English enamelware.

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Lace edged two tier enamel cakestand.

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Typhoon’s Vintage kitchen collection.


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March 23rd, 2009
Inspiration: I see a little silhouette…



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March 15th, 2009
Avoca Giveaway Winner


I popped the names into Random.org and the winner of the Avoca Giveaway is Faisal. Well done! The prizes will be sent out this week. Keep tuned for more competitions.

Avoca Giveaway winner


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March 12th, 2009
Mix Tape


Making mix tapes used to be so much fun but now with MP3s they’ve become a part of history. So how can we bring some of that fun back? Here’s some ideas to make sharing music a pleasure again.

USB Mix Tape

This USB stick is housed in a retro “cassette” box, how 80s!

CD Sleeve

If you prefer to go down the CD route, there are some fab CD sleeves on Etsy. I especially love this Good Shit one by PressaRussa, part of a collection of letterpress goodies that are to die for!


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March 9th, 2009
Watercolour Dress


How gorgeous is this maxi dress by Milly Moy? It reminds me of a canvas full of beautiful watercolours. Pastels will be big this summer, yay!

Milly Moy Waterflower Maxi Dress


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March 5th, 2009
MJ Day


Michael Jackson announced tour dates in London today (I was there!) so in his honour here are the best MJ picks from Etsy. 

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  1. Michael Jackson print – $20
  2. Jacko T-shirt – $18
  3. Recycled Vinyl Records Michael Jackson BAD Bowl Wall Art – $8
  4. Zombeh – $50

This print from Yamen requires a special mention, I love the graphics! (Sorry, no longer available :()

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March 3rd, 2009
Salt & Pepper


My sister went on a short break and brought me back this sweet little salt and pepper set. It’s perfect for my black and white living room and I’ve decided to put them on display more as a decoration piece as they seem too nice to use for the purpose for which they are intended.

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Here are some other salt and pepper sets I found which are also almost too nice to use.

Salt and Pepper

  1. Sandbox Salt and Pepper set – $38 
  2. Rubiks Cube Salt and Pepper Mills – £11.99
  3. Devil and Angel – £15.50

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