Tuesday, 7 April 2009

Essential decorative touches & Meet Lilly and Larry

I added more decorative touches to the landing this weekend. It is so satisfying when you are getting much closer to achieving the look and feel that you want.

I recently won a giveaway from SweetScarlett

Pretty book plates. I was able to chose my own design and wording and Maggie did the rest. Thank you Maggie, I am really pleased with them!

Here are some of the things which have made their way to my home recently.

This beautiful 1930's mannequin head from Vintage Home recently made her way to my home.

She is still in her box waiting for my work room to be finished. I look forward to finding the right spot for her.

The detail on her face and paint work is incredible!

Pretty tin from Country Cottage Chic

Fabric and pins also from Country Cottage Chic

Bought for £1 at a fair, not my sort of thing usually
but I found myself quite drawn to it, so sweet!

Lily of the Valley & forget- me -not small jug
Bought for 50p in a bric a brac shop

Gorgeous coat hanger from HenHouse .
I love the pattern and the colours.
Meet Larry. He was determined to get into my pictures every time I tried to photograph something for this post. Especially when I was photographing the kitten fabric, pins and floral tin. Fame at last, he made in to one of my blog pictures. He tried so hard, I couldn't let him down!

And so as to not be left out, here is Lilly. She is quite shy! Lilly & Larry are brother & sister. They are lovely kittens with great individual personalities! We adopted them from the RSPCA in January. They are 10 months old.

I have not been able to make anything for a while as all my fabrics, craft bits etc..are all packed away in boxes whilst my workroom is being worked on. I really look forward to making things again soon...

And finally...

A BIG THANK YOU to all you who left such kind and thoughtful messages on my last post. Your words meant a lot to us. Phoebe is amazed at how many of you left a comment. She also said how nice that all these people were thinking of her. It put a big smile on her face, thanks to YOU.

A bientôt!

Isabelle x


Lori said...

what cute kitties:) you have the prettiest things on your lovely white shelf there...it looks wonderful...your mannequin head is a beauty!!! what a great find!!!

Sonia ~ Vintage Rose Designs said...

Hello Isabelle,
I love all the hats you have and all the pretty finds you have. I so want a mannequin and or dress form right now.
Kitties are cute especially the one peeking. So sweet!!

Bleudelavande said...

Hi Isabelle,
tank you very much for your lovely words, you are very toughtfull to think at me and my family! Tank you! We are fine! Fortunately our region it isn't a sismic region. But for people of our neighbouring countries these are days very very sad!
I hope that Phoebe is fine! Have a nice day

Shabby Chick said...

Great buys, I love the mannequin and the squirrel is gorgeous! Some lovely things on your landing there :)

Mel xxx

Les Cotrions said...

Thank you Isabelle for your nice words! I'm happy to hear that Phoebe is better now! All your purchases are so nice! The mannequin is faboulous and you've 2 lovely cats!
Have a sunny day and take care!
Warm hugs

bex said...

i love your cats!!1 im stupidly allergic to cats so i cant have any!! the cat fabric and pins look cute

English style said...

What a lovely vintage pictures ! and what a lovely cats !!!
i also have a black & white cat (his name is Snuitje) and the black cat is (zwarte poes haha,translating is black cat)
then we have also a white cat and a grey/white cat
So...Full house :-)
Greets from Yvonne

The Whispering Poppies said...

Oh my what sweet kittens! And that mannequin head is WONDERFUL!

Katie said...

Hello! Thank you so much for the lovely comment you wrote on my blog. I'm fairly new to blogging too and it's so lovely when people you've never met before write such nice things! I LOVE your blog...you have such a good eye for gorgeous things...and Lilly and Larry are just adorable. (I'm off to add your blog to my list of 'blogs I love to read' so I can follow your posts!)

Katie said...

Me again! Phoebe is indeed a great name! I hope your Phoebe is recovered now after her nasty ordeal with the car. I loved seeing all your photos from the textile fair (Donna Flower's a friend of mine...she always has such lovely fabrics!) I'm so pleased to have your lovely blog to read!

Country Cottage Chic said...

You have done some super blogger shopping lately! The vintage head is wonderful - lucky you!

I've just read the post about Phoebe's accident - I'm so happy that she was OK & hope she is getting over it now - poor thing.

Clare said...

It's going to be the lovliest landing! I love what you've done with the hat stand..stunning.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

I love the look you are giving your landing. And Lilly and Larry are just the cutest! So sweet! Love that mannequin head too. She's divine!

have a wonderful day,

OhSoVintage said...

Where did you find that last photo? Very apt. I love the mannequin head and the green hat stand and the lily of the valley and forget me nots jug (two of my favourite flowers). What are you doing to your workroom? I'm glad your daughter is smiling again.
Ruth x

Stephenie said...

I just love all your pretties!!!! I'm loving the landing...Lilly and Larry are so darn cute!!! Love your hats also...Hope all is well..

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

You have a dreamy landing Isabelle! I love all of your special touches.
(Teena at 'Kitschenpink' has two friends who match that little chipmunk of yours on her blog post today! You were obviously thinking alike!)

Hope you'll get to do some sewing soon...I know how you feel...you start to suffer withdrawal symptoms...

Thank you for all of your kind comments on my blog - I appreciate the time that you spend visiting,
Niki x

Kitschen Pink said...

Hello there. Thank-you for stopping by. My squirrels had manky tail fur which I'm trying to wash off without damaging the delicate eye paint. Yours looks much better groomed! t.x

Floss said...

Hello - thanks for your comments! I went to some shops I think you would like today too - the proper Vintage ones. I love your cats, and what you've been buying/doing with the landing.

Laura said...

Hi Isabelle.....LOVE the lily of the valley and forget me not pitcher....DARLING kitties....and so happy that Phoebe is doing well! Take Care....and be well, Laura

Dawn Supina said...

Ohhhh! I love the 1930's mannequin head and adore the HATS too. Pretty, pretty!

The Pink Poodle said...

dear isabelle...found your lovely blog via an other aussie blog site...(as it goes).

OHH I am in heaven...just like your music..
gorgeous goodies..

keep up the lovely blog...have a lovely easter..

cheers for oz...andrea

Bonjour Madame said...

The teal hats are exquisite! Your mannequin would look chic with one of your hats. And I love the cats too. I also have two cats.

The sewing room said...

Everything is lovely but i do think your cats are cute,i do miss mine i am thinking of getting another one .Hope you are able to get into your craft room soon best wishes Pat

Lucy Bloom said...

You have some beautiful things there, and a cute kitty too. My delivery days are finished for now - next career will be dog-sitting next weekend, I think I'll enjoy that much better. Glad Phoebe is OK - what a terribly thing to have to go through - sending you a big hug!
Lucy x

Pixiedust said...

Thanks for popping by and leaving a comment on my blog. Its lovely to meet new bloggers. Somehow though I managed to delete your comment, DOH having a blonde day here. Your blog is lovely, I will pop back regularly to check it out. ((((hugs))) Pixie xxx

Rosemary said...

Hi Isebelle,
Thanks so much for visiting and for the sweet comments.
Larry is adorable!
You have a lovely Easter as well.

gingerwine said...

I love your Kittons xx

Primchick said...

Hi there it took a lot of sniffing about.... but was well worth the find eh..?
Regards Marion ;0)

Redwoodhouse said...

..your landing is looking so pretty..what lovely things you have bought I love the flowered tin, and I especially love those two adorable kittens our two cats, Tom and Sam, are rather old now but we love them dearly.
Thank you for the kind comments you left, your is a pleasure to visit..

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

Hi Isabelle:

Your blog is lovely. I wish I had found you sooner, now I have to look through all your old posts to catch up!

Thanks for visiting me, so glad we found eachother!


Carole~Maynard Greenhouse said...

Isabelle, i just love your style. I thought your landing was beautiful before but those special touches are just perfect. Love all the pretty colors. I actually do like color though I don't have a lot in my shop right now but for one section. I plan on doing my dining room over in 50's colors. I find it so cheery.
Love your cats and love seeing them. Mine give such happiness. So glad your Phoebe is doing well.
Happy Easter!!!

koralee said...

What a sweet blog you have...your love for all things blue really drew me in....same style as me...will be coming back to visit again!!!

Les Cotrions said...

Happy Easter my friend! Have a serene and sunny holidays time with your family and friends!
Warm hugs

Shabby Chick said...

Thanks so much for your comments Isabelle, it means a lot. I try my best but when someone makes you doubt yourself it's a big blow. Our children are going to different schools in September and I am now VERY glad of it! Hope you and your family have a lovely easter.

Mel xxx

Berlin Deluxxe said...

The mannequin head is just beautiful! Wow, what a great purchase!
I love all your pictures, the peeping kitty is too cute.
Also, thank you for your lovely comment, stop by anytime :)

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Isabelle,
You've got some lovely items in your home and the photos look so cozy. The mannequin will be perfect in your studio, what a great piece. Larry & Lilly are so cute, love the photo behind the sheer drape. A house isn't a house without an animal (in my opinion ;). Happy Easter to you and your family. Ooh, love the little squirrel as well, some things speak to our heart and that piece is one!


Lovely blog you have!! Those are such cute kitties!! I have a old sewing machine like in that pic!

~CC Catherine said...

Isabelle, I came across your lovely blog tonight.,and I adore it! ;) The vintage off white lace and floral hat is precious., along with all the other great items! I will continue to follow your blog for more great posts like this one! ;) ~CC Catherine from "Catherine de th`e Cups"

Ingrid Mida said...

Wow, those hats are divine!!!!

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Mitzi Curi said...

Oh my, that mannequin head is to-die-for! Those are so hard to come by, I would just love to discover one here in Michigan. And, I love your shy little kitty. That pic is so adorable!