Happy Halloween ...

black halloween scottie card

Happy Halloween to all my lovely friends and family...
whether you celebrate this holiday or not...have a fun day and night.

A Collage Artist - Freddy Harris

I love the Collage Artist, Freddy Harris...well of course I do, he is my Hubby! So I have added here just a selection of my favourite pieces that he has created over this year! I hope you love them as much as I do...and that they give you plenty of inspiration to create something just as wonderful...

A few of them have been created whilst he has been waiting for an operation on his knee...he has had to have plenty of rest and has been confined to his bed...hence his art station is now in our bedroom...there is so much in this room now...our decluttering has all gone out the window and it wont be too long before we are going to need an alternative storage solution for everything...I have so got to pull my socks up if we are going to get straight by Christmas!

There are lots of hidden meanings in his work and he covers many different subjects.
If you would like to see more, Please visit his FLICKR page.
...and come back here and tell me which ones you like or have favourited.

Speak soon,


french mannequin
Well guys and gals...I have started the cull...slowly slowly sorting through my belongings, making piles of 'to go's' and 'to stays' and also piles of 'not sure's'...it is very difficult, because most of the things I have got, I really love...so really I want to keep everything, but through fear of getting buried underneath all this loveliness...some things have simply got to go!

vintage french enamel
So rather than show you all the mess i have made! and honestly! there has been plenty of that! I thought I would show you some new pictures of the things that I have kept and the new arranging of them...so the above picture has been taken from the cold house, where I make my jewellery...it also houses my washing machine and tumble dryer in there...I have stuck to a mainly red white and blue theme...I love all my French and British tins...I haven't been able to part with any of them...well not yet anyway!
happy loves rosie style
hahaha...s'cuse the dust...I took the pic above before I had dusted everything...rotten job, but someone's gotta do it ay!
vintage rose glasses
...and you can slap my wrists if you want..but I have been buying in some lovely beauties that I just cannot resist lately! I know! I can hear you telling me that is not the point of a clearout! but I just couldn't resist these (above) lovely vintage rose glasses, they are a set of six and in perfect condition and..well! I have got rid of quite a few other odd one's, so surely I am allowed a few newbies!?!?
vintage french tins
My next challenge is the shelf below...it all needs sorting out, as the first aid tin has nothing in it and the bread bin is a first aid tin OoOOp's, so its all a bit confusing and although it looks quite pleasing to the eyes...it's just need a general sort out and shape up!
T G Green
Anyways...I'll keep you all updated with this cull as the weeks progress.

What have you been up to this week?
Speak soon my lovelies xx


red plooms pen
The other day I was sent this beautiful pen by the lovely Sally at PLOOMS, her company designs and sells these divine ink pens that come in five different colours...naturally you would of guessed that I wanted the red one!
red plooms
These days what with the internet, we tend to communicate through emails and texting, hardly anything is handwritten anymore...which is such a shame... 
plooms fountain pen
Sally is trying to get people to fall in love with writing again and with her pens...well it's hard not too! These are beautiful ink pens, they are solid and weighty and the ink glides on to the paper with ease,..
(PLOOMING: verb: to handwrite a message in ink and photograph it)

Some words need to be written in ink, so next time you want to say something special

Don't Just Text it - PLOOM it

...And never forget the power of the written word!


Happy's Weekend Favourites

anchor fascinator
(love this fascinator click here to purchase)
Here's something I haven't done in a while...and that is, showing you all what I am in Love with at the moment...perhap's there is something here that you have bought recently too, or perhaps there will be something here to inspire you and make you want to run to the shops...so here goes...

Yes it's true...I have been drooling over this Cath Kidston range for a while now...I simply love the 'Clocks' range...it reminds me of an old 1950's kitchen pattern and the colour's are so cheery...I have bought myself a few new items in this range just this week...a good time to buy as well as all of this range is now at 40% off!

LANVIN happy necklace
I am also in love with this beautiful Lanvin HAPPY Necklace...
Fancy a designer brand 'Biggin' Up' the Happy Love!...Just a snip at £650.00!
(funny! but the actual font of this necklace is pretty similar to the way I have been signing off my name for the past couple of years too! Weird dat!:)
rose temporary tattoo
Isn't this tattoo incredible!...and if I told you it was a temporary tat would you believe me? Ideal for a special occassion, a night out with the gals or to try before you go the whole hog and get yourself tattoo'ed for life...This shop on Etsy has been a favourite of mine for a while and I just had to share with all of you...please go check her out...she even has 'Happy' tattoo's too ;).
customise cartoon portrait
Now this is something so cute and special...This Company has some amazing prints, for which you can purchase and instantly download yourself...so you can buy, print and frame yourself all in no time at all! But best of all, you can choose this print above and choose the hair colour and features to suit yourself, therefore creating a one-off piece of artwork for your home...isn't this just fantastic!

Well there we are my lovelies.
I hope you have enjoyed my weekend fav's for this week.
What kinds of things have you been buying lately?
...and do share with us your favourite purchases.

Decorating your Vintage Caravan

fresh flowers vintage caravan
Back when we bought our Vintage Caravan in 2009 they weren't that popular...well people still went away on holiday in them, but people never really just bought one to have in their garden to 'play in'! But since 2009 it has been rather a phenomenon and now peeps are buying them to decorate and use for a bit of extra space for the kids, or a craft studio, which ours was originally used for...


pastel dipped pumpkins
Us Brit's...well we don't really decorate for Halloween like our friends from across the pond do...Ok, yes it is getting more popular with The Trick and Treating...but in general we tend not to decorate the whole house from the beginning of October...
spooky cushion and pumpkin
...But just look on Pinterest or Flickr and you will see many people do...so I have searched around to bring you here some of my favourite and colourful peep's that do indeedy decorate for the whole month.
primary coloured painted pumpkins
hahaha! You all know me by now...what are my most 'NO CAN DO' colours???
YEP! Orange and Mauve! So as you can imagine it has been very difficult for me to find these pictures...there just aren't any...but the one's I have found here, I just love!
decoupaged pumpkins
Mixed with the other bright colours...makes me kinda love orange...only in small doses though! I so love the idea of painting pumpkins...I s'pose people have been painting them for years...but being that I have been out of touch with all this milarkie, being that my children are adults...all we did back then was chop the daylights out of them...making scary faces and all!bright painted pumpkins
The idea of painting or decoupaging them is so much more imaginative... 
decoupaged pumpkins tissue covered pumpkins
 I remember back when I was about 6 years old, my school had a scary cellar that smelt of parafin and some of us kids decided to go down there one night, It was a Halloween night, the school was holding a spooky theatre production....but the memory is kind of fuzzy...but anyway, we all got spooked by the caretaker coming down there and telling us off...the fear in my little brain coupled with the smell of that parafin....{shiver} still makes my heart skip a beat when I smell parafin these days...even at my ripe old age of 28 38 forty something!

Brrrrr! Is it me...or is it getting cold in here!

skull and roses wreath
Perhaps that is the reason, why I don't like orange!...I don't know...it's funny isn't it the things that you remember...especially when you hear a song or smell and smell...memories come flooding back dont they! weird!
halloween costume ghosts
I have provided the sources to all these beautiful pictures...plenty of talented people behind them, lots of inspiration for you all..and perhaps you will want to decorate your houses a little bit sooner, because with ideas like these....who wouldn't!  
rose bowl pumpkins cake plate pumpkins
...and please if any of you lovely people that read my blog, have indeed decorated your home in this lovely and bright way for this Autumn season...please do let me know...I would love to feature your house this month.

Tell me! Do you Decorate your home for the Autumn?