Friday, 10 September 2010

Long old week & exciting stickers

It’s been one of those funny weeks.  The weather is changing, I’m not feeling quite myself. I’m glad the weekend has come.  On the schedule for tomorrow – auction visit.  I’m pretty excited – at the preview tonight I spotted something with this sticker on it.

Fingers crossed!

Thursday, 9 September 2010

NFL Season finally gets going

I am about to follow a post about thousand dollar wedding shoes with a post about American Football.  The creative freedom is almost unbearable.

Image by Ed Yourdon

After a tedious pre-season, the actual NFL season is starting tonight. Hoorah!  Sunday nights are back to what they should be. 

In the UK we have a very limited TV schedule of the games, and only get to see what is deemed an ‘interesting’ game by Sky. But we won’t complain too much.  Tonight season opener Vikings @ Saints should be a good one!  Due to the whole unfortunate time difference thing, we won’t be watching it until tomorrow night.  I’m looking forward to a Friday night of Hot Dogs, Cupcakes and Beer. Welcome back Football!

Wedding Shoe P*rn

A very dear friend of mine is getting married next year.  Today she received her custom designed engagement bling. It’s stunning! She’s a glamorous girl, so in her honour, here’s a round up of some serious wedding shoes:

shoe 1

Studio 120 peep-toe pump, Christian Louboutin. Image via net-a-porter. Honey, don’t look at the price tag.

Jimmy Choo 'Quinze' Bootie

Jimmy Choo Quinze Bootie – image via Nordtstrom

Jimmy Choo 'Quiet' Pump

Jimmy Choo ‘Quiet’ Pump – image via Nordstrom (would you judge me if I was drooling a little right now?)

BP. Platinum Chiffon & Satin Sandal

BP Platinum Chiffon & Satin Sandle.  You can look at the price tag on these! Image via Nordstrom.

Badgley Mischka 'Randall' Pump

Badgley Mishka ‘Randall’ Pump. Hello pretty shoes.  Image via Nordstrom.

Enzo Angiolini 'Sully' Platform Pump (Nordstrom Exclusive)

I’m serious. Who wouldn’t want Disco feet at their wedding! And  after few glasses of champagne I’m sure it would be fantastic to hear the bride trying to say ‘My shoes are by Enzo Angiolini’.  Sulky Platform Pump, Image via Nordstrom.


Badgley Mischka 'Randi' Sandal

Badgley Mischka ‘Randi’ Sandal. Randi indeed. Image via Nordstrom

Melissa Dragon Lady Shoes, Image via Diffusion. (They pink version is bubblegum scented!)


Carvela Gathered Bow Front Heeled Court Shoe.  Image via

KG Echinacea Red Patent Platform With Wooden Heel via Yes. Wooden Heel.

If you wanted to wear yellow shoes – you can!  Dune Jola Corsage Platform Sandal via

As you can probably imagine, I could go on for a while.  Perhaps a topic to be revisited!

Monday, 6 September 2010

Antique Typography Posters

Look what I found on our little holiday to West Wales.


These stunning posters are all between 86 and 102 years old, and are absolutely stunning. They were all printed in Cardigan in West Wales.

A selection Now for sale in my little Etsy shop (dusted off after long neglect). 

Visit my Etsy Shop to see a selection of the posters.  There will be more posters to follow over the next few days.

Another Landing Strip Soliloquy

So we still don’t have a piece of furniture that will deal with shoes, handbags, keys, mail and other assorted bits and pieces.  I have been searching for a while, .  You may remember me rambling about this topic before here and here. The best I have found so far:

Scott Dorrance via Desire to Inspire.

The shape and weight of this piece is great, however the material and the colour are wrong for our space. This piece of furniture is going to be in our dining room (adjacent to hallway).  The dinins room has a teak dining table and chairs, 7ft teak sideboard, and a few Billy bookcases.  Ergo – no more teak or Ikea.  I have now decided that I will probably have a piece of furniture made.  That way, I get exactly the right size and shape! It’s hopefully going to look something like this:

by emlettartcrafts

Now I need some old floorboards, and a carpenter. To be continued.

Hallway colour preview

I’ve been painting my socks off.  There were some moments where I worried about the colour choice, but Grecian Spa 2 has won me over.


Hoorah – the orange woodwork is no more. 

Still on the hallway t-do list: buy more paint, gloss the woodwork, choose light fitting, decide what to do with the floor, choose art for walls.

Sunday, 5 September 2010

Front Door II

Good news:

Many lovely doors available on ebay at reasonable prices.

door Currently £4.99! Would need some cleaning up – but would let lovely light into the hallway with all those glass panes.

I love this following one.  I think it would fit in well enough with the age of the house, but also with all the stuff inside. Currently £0.01! door2

Bad news:

It’s quite tricky to replace a door.  I watched a helpful YouTube video, and was pretty confident until he said ‘adjust your circular saw blade so as to only cut through the frame’.  You what? I think this is a ‘pay-someone-experienced-to-take-care-of-it’ situation.

Guilty Pleasures

I do love watching the X-factor on a Saturday night.  Once the live shows start it gets tedious, but some of the auditions make great entertainment.  Did anyone see a nervous young lady called Cher singing Keri Hilson’s version of ‘Turn My Swag On’?  The original version of the song makes me cringe, but this is pretty awesome.  Oh to be 16 again!