Monday, 16 April 2012

Postcards and gift wrap.

Today is my long awaited lazy day, and it's living up to it's expectations, I'm feeling pretty lazy-fied. Still in bed with magazines, biscuits and music surrounding me..s'all good. 
So thought I should at least do something productive whilst in bed all day, so here are a few photos from my basement home. It's small and dingy, and all the walls are white, so I have had to spruce it up a little and put my temporary mark on it. 
 ^^^ When I first moved in my boyfriend got me a chalk board to write notes and things-to-do on. I absolutely love it, and there has been a few smooshy things written on it from each other haha. It's a handy thing to have about!
 ^^^ My friend Eva sends me postcards from everywhere she goes, and I've made a little montage of some of them on my mirror wall. I've recently been hooked on them, scouring Paperchase and WHSmiths for cute, quirky ones to decorate with,
 ^^^ These may not be everybody's cup of tea but they are complete nostalgia for me. My parents found these for me a couple of birthdays back, I had such a huge collection when I was younger, my dad would often buy me one on the way back home from work. I think it's the hair that does it for me.
 ^^^ I adore my cup collection, I'm a sucker for a bright, cutesy one. I think they do a good job at brightening my humble abode a little. Note the place mat stuck on the wall, so so so cool! Picked it up on last month's trip to Eastbourne.
 ^^^ I think the string and pegs idea is such a brilliant way of chirping up a place without a huge price tag, and you get to show off all your favourite photos too. I adore my fairy lights too, I like the atmosphere the soft lighting creates.
^^^ I was inspired over the weekend when out with my friends, one wanted to check out Waterstone's posters(which by the way are really pretty). Whilst there I thought this is a genius idea to brighten up my dull, white walls, but I wasn't quite as drawn to the posters as I was the wrapping paper. This stuff is too nice to be torn up and thrown in the bin! I bought a few sheets and stuck them on my wall, okay there is a small barcode in the corner, but still. I am now on the look out for lovely wrapping paper, cheap yet chirpy!

What do you think of my little place? 
Hope you are all dandy!And how is it already Monday again?! These weeks are going too fast for my liking.


12 comments:

  1. Great decorating ideas, I love the photo peg idea !

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  2. That placemat is awesome, I'd love one of the 80's ice cream van price windows, so retro!

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    1. I know! So cool right?! They had so many placemats with very English things on like tea&scones, biscuits and full English breakafast! Wish I bought them all!xxx

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  3. Aww i love your overall design, everything is so cute :D love the placemat and i absolutely loveee your mirror! xx

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    1. £10 from a charity shop, absolute bargain,will keep it forever. xxx

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  4. I love reading these types of posts, always gives me inspiration for my rented flat which I'm not allowed to decorate : ( Really liking the photo peg idea!

    xx

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    1. It's the worst when you can't decorate, I have one wall just crammed with photo frames and stuff haha.xx

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  5. i love the photos hanging from the string and the mirror =)
    xx

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  6. Aww, loving the idea of using wrapping paper instead of posters on your wall, inspired! Your little collection of postcards is lovely, too, and the photos hanging from the pegs are adorable! xx

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Thanks for all your sugary sweet thoughts <3