Monday, 26 August 2013

Mondays are for Mugs:

Bank holiday Mondays are the new Saturdays, haven't you heard? Which is why this Saturday Morning Mug totally acceptable today. 
And if you are going to have a second Saturday sipping from a mug from Kate Spade's excellent site is the *only* way to do it. 

Thursday, 22 August 2013

The Perfect Tea Towel: Les Choix de Romy

Now if you're thinking that I've chosen a French tea towel for this week's Perfect Tea Towel as I'm still hankering for my holiday in the sun...then you'd be right.

However I am rather enamoured with this bright and beautiful tea towel from Les Choix de Romy. Nothing better than drying up with something as cheery as this, especially to wash away your post holiday blues...

 Canard Tea Towel Yellow Dots, from Les Choix de Romy, price £14.50

Thursday, 8 August 2013

The Perfect Tea Towel: Lightly

I'd have to go a long way to get hold of this perfect tea towel...but behold, tis truly a beauty:

This Ish tea towel is from Australian online brand Lightly. Aside from this lovely dish cloth, the site is treasure trove of a homeware website packed with pastel pretties, doilies and on-the-button styling (including mini cactus succulents natch). 

Ish tea towel, from Lightly, price $28 (Aus)

Monday, 5 August 2013

Mondays are for Mugs: Leif

Wow Leif is a rather lovely shop isn't it? 

I've just discovered this New York based online store and with a Leif lifestyle mission statement including the promise of 'matte pastels' and 'lemon butter on freshly baked scones' I was pretty much sold. Then I saw how good they are at choosing on-the-button, fresh, cool patterns...and I was just about set to move in...

Their lovely lifestyle and homeware products include this super cute salt cellar:

This cool simple tray:
And these fabulous striped candles:

But as this is a Monday it is this fella that I'm most interested in...Leif's subtle sophisticated marble pattern mug...definitely one for coffee this week!:

Mocha Cream Marble Mug, from Leif, price $19.20 (ships internationally)

Thursday, 1 August 2013

The Perfect Tea Towel: Skinny laMinx

An admission: I'm a bad vegetarian. And it's not that I have a sneaky bacon sarnie or late night burger. Oh no it's much worse than that...

It is because...I'm a mushroom refuser. Not a fan of the slimy 'meat' for veggies. Can't stand the taste, texture or even smell of them (to be honest not sure if they have one and definitely don't want to find out). And don't get me started on mushrooms being used for burgers... *shudders*

However this week I've finally found fungi I'd be happy to have in my kitchen and (surprise, surprise!) it's on this perfect tea towel.

In the shape of these lovely textiles from South African brand Skinny la Minx, designed by talented owner Heather Moore. As an illustrator and designer who can make even the dreaded mushies look good she definitely gets a thumbs up from me.

Bring of the mushrooms! Well still only in tea towel form of course..

Mushroom Tea Towels, from Skinny laMinx, at Etsy, price £12.17