Mason Jars


I love Mason jars!  Originally created in the US to use as a preserving jar, a new trend recently arrived where they are used for DIY projects.  I especially think that they look so pretty painted, with floral displays inside.  Such an easy way to brighten up your home on a budget.  They are now available in Ireland through the following website.  Other great examples on how to use Mason jars around the home are also on this website.



Beautiful Spring/Summer Home Collection from BHS


The Spring/Summer 2015 home collection from BHS is truly beautiful.  The selection of beautiful prints and floral accessories are simply stunning.  BHS describe the range as an ‘eclectic mix of floral, whimsical prints, adorned fabrics and a vibrant palette of cobalt blue, fuchsia and brassy gold’.  Some of my favourites are the below floral cushions.


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!


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)


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