Vintage style playroom

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I dream of having a playroom where I could store all of the kids toys at the end of each day!  A vintage theme would be a must…  I adore the vintage games attached to the wall above and also the painted vintage crates to hold toys and books.  What a genius idea.

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And last but not least, some vintage toys would be the perfect addition.  I pick one up every now and again… just in case!  (images from Pinterest)

Open kitchen shelving

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I really like the idea of open kitchen shelving.  Or maybe I just totally fell in love with the idea when I seen these two beautiful photographs above taken from Pinterest!  In the first photograph, I love the butler sink with the beautiful vintage mirror above it, the metro tiles and vintage plates.  And in the second photograph, the beautiful colours of the vintage crockery really stand out against the white background.

Dining area – Norwegian style

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I love when you come across a new blog that makes your heart beat a bit quicker.  Well that happened me today when I came across a blog called Stina Ballerina. Stina is from Norway and her colourful home style is just so pretty.  I especially love her dining room… the blue bench, green chair, floral rug and the shelves holding plates, cookery books and other kitsch ornaments.

 

Vintage Home

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I picked up a book today called Vintage Home by Sarah Moore.  Sarah is a designer, writer and winner of The Great Interior Design Challenge on BBC television.  The styling and images in the book are just so beautiful I could not put it down!  I especially love the above vintage fabric covered chairs and the stairs covered in vintage wallpaper.  What a brilliant idea!

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I also really love this dolls house made from a book shelf and covered in vintage fabric.  It’s just so pretty.

Using Ikea spice racks as book shelves!

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You would never think that the ‘book shelves’ on the wall in the above photograph are actually spice racks from Ikea.  The Ikea Bekvam spice racks are only €3.00 each and don’t they just look fantastic painted in different colours.  I am definitely going to try this in my son’s room!  (image from Pinterest)

Home office/craft space ideas

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I am currently setting up a small corner of my sitting room as an office/craft space.  I have been searching for some ideas and inspiration and my favourites are on the HousetoHome website. This website is simply amazing.  You could spend hours on it looking at the beautiful photographs and inspiring ideas.  My two favourite photographs of home office/craft spaces are of those above.  I just love both of these spaces and I could happily spend alot of time at either of these desks!

 

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I love the office storage ideas in the above photograph, especially the wire basket!  Click here for ten of the best office storage ideas as on the HousetoHome website.

 

Vintage china cups

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I have a slight obsession with collecting china cups. This picture is of a few that I have collected recently. I love searching second hand shops and flea markets for them. I usually head to the Pure Vintage fair in Dublin 8 on the first Sunday of each month (see below picture). It’s like stepping back a little in time. It’s a treasure trove of everything from vintage and retro treasures, handmade crafts and the all important coffee and cupcakes!

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