Spotted: Magpie Miller

Right now, I’m on a real mission to get some key areas of my home sorted out and it’s lead me to re-investigate some of my favourite online stores. (Remember when I first featured Magpie Miller in 2011?) Magpie Miller recently shot their latest offerings for their spring/summer collection and I loved the styling so had to take a second look…


Credits: Products, Magpie Miller // Photography, John Day // Styling, Charlotte Love.

I love the curated collection that Elissa oversees, mixing salvaged and re-loved pieces with decidedly modern bright and beautiful finds like these gorgeous geometric shapes. I can just imagine these hanging in a baby’s room or as a decorative feature in a modern home.

I thought I would share some of my favourite pieces and invite you to look around the rest of the store. I’ve got my eye on a few things – how pretty is the oh la la print and the mint green moon screen print? Or these 1960’s ombre pastel glasses? I’m imagining summer cocktails…

What’s your favourite Magpie Miller find?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Thornback and Peel

As I’m still on the (what feels like a) never ending quest to put the finishing touches to my dining and living room decorating that started all the way back in November, I’m keeping my eyes seriously peeled for stylish finishing touches to a room. Today’s find is definitely going to be finding it’s way into my dining room, probably by way of these quirky napkins, but there’s plenty of other ways I could incorporate them with ease… introducing Thornback and Peel.

I am absolutely in love with the way they have made their range of prints look so quirky with the bright colours. No surprise that I’m obsessing over the pinks, the greys, the blue, the greens, the yellows… the nostalgic jellies, the cheeky pigeons, the culinary and allotment references with rabbits and cabbages.

It’s not just napkins that Thornback and Peel do however, with a huge range of items you can add to your home. I first found the cushions (the pink jelly and grey pigeon one in Selfridges actually,) but the website lists fabrics, stationery, tea towels, deck chairs and heart stopping wallpaper.



I couldn’t have kept it all from you, even if I had wanted to and I think they would make great gifts too. Do go and have a look around at Thornback and Peel online.

Do you love?

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Found: Magpie Miller

This afternoon, I’m delighted and excited to be introducing a super cool new homes and interiors online shopping destination… Magpie Miller.

My own personal design sensibilities are as diverse as you lovely lot are, and I would certainly say my preference was for the eclectic look that brings together elegant pieces, design classics and sprinkles what I like to call ‘quirk appeal’ around as interesting accents. As soon as I clicked over to the Magpie Miller site I knew this was the kind of place I would find just that kind of thing.


Tree Pillow cases, Amish Metal Star and Hanging Test Tube vases.

The offerings include everything from tea towels to vases, ceramics to prints and even some reclaimed and repurposed objects. If you’re looking for something to finish off a project or a couple of items to bring your home up to date, this is the place for you.


N is for New York print and Constellation print

Our remit is to source bespoke and individual home-ware items drawn from a variety of up-and-coming designers. Rather than seek to ape the approach of existing retailers… Our aim is to provide a clean and simple destination for those seeking products to enhance their living space without falling into the usual clichés associated with shabby chic and design pretensions.

Magpie Miller strives to provide you with gorgeous elements which will allow you to stand apart and imprint your personality on the environment which you live.

Doesn’t that just sum it up really?


Oh Dear! Cushion set and embroidered Antler cushion.

I could make several purchases from this site but what I think they have done really well is produced an edited collection of classic simple pieces that have considerable amounts of quirk and a real element of surprise. I love the neon zebra printed onto the tea towel here, and the ceramic lightbulb candle holders. And even the Antlers, a totally overdone trend now, look fresh embroidered onto a cushion as an outline alone.


Neon Pink Zebra Tea Towel, Porcelain lightbulb candlestick and Pharmacy Bottle vase.

So, is this kind of thing right up your street? Will you be making a purchase from Magpie Miller soon? Do share your favourites from this post or the site 🙂

Love,
Rebecca
xo

Introducing… Ebury Home and Garden

This afternoon, it gives me great pleasure to be introducing you to a new online Home and Garden destination… Ebury Home and Garden.

Already well known in the Wedding industry, Hannah Gooch also runs The Ebury Collection, a wedding blog and directory of wedding industry suppliers but is now branching out into her passion for interiors.

With a background in photographic campaigns and art direction for a major high street store, further honed by her recent successes in concept direction and shoot styling for Ebury Collection, Hannah certainly has the credentials for the task.

I’ve loved interior design for as long as I can remember (even studying it at university). I’d always have a project on the go, whether it’s revitalising an old chest of drawers or renovating our own home. I’m much happier hunting round antiques fairs than shopping for fashion and have lost count of the number of design books and magazines I’ve collected over the years. So it made perfect sense to launch a business that I have a real passion for.

The choice of products reflects Hannah’s personal sensibilities and varies from vintage finds to rustic recoiled, handmade and sustainable treasures to perfectly finish your homes look.

I’ve chosen an eclectic mix of products that are inspired by countryside living. I like to call it ‘Rustic chic’. Our products are practical as well as being beautiful to look at. We’ve hunted for one-off unique vintage pieces and products which are Fair Trade, recycled or made from FSC wood

I have already spotted a few ‘finds’ that I’ll be putting on my interiors wish-list but for now I thought I’d leave you with my edit of the Ebury Home and Garden offerings… Florence’s favourites.

Smoke bottle vase – £29
Vintage Compote Dish – £38
Zinc box with drawers – £39
Patterned Tumblers – £4.95

Please do head on over to Ebury Home and Garden and drop us a comment if it’s right up your street… I have a feeling there will be a lot of credit cards burning this afternoon 😉

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

Spotted: Teacups Table Lamps

I love a bit of quirk appeal and it seems the high street has finally caught on! Both Laura Ashley (left) and BHS (right) have come up with the goods today with a humorous take on the standard table lamp base. Both in white, if you wanted to make them even more ‘stand out’ I think they would contrast brilliantly with a bright (maybe neon?) graphic shade and make a brilliant conversation piece. You won’t be able to bear to hide them away in a corner!

Get them before they’re gone – the Laura Ashley one is down from £110 to £55 in the sale!

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

Beautiful Butterflies

In the Rockett St George email newsletter I got recently I couldn’t help but notice this super budget friendly idea for decor.


*Rockett St George Butterfly Gift Wrap

The print above is actually a sheet of very high quality gift wrap paper, but the newsletter mentioned a customer framing the paper and using it as a print. At £2.50 you really can’t do better than that and there are a whole range of different designs you can choose. I already own the world map design which I intended to frame (must get around to doing that!) but I love the vintage/salvage vibe of the butterfly print too.

Love,
Rebecca.
xo

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