I've been so busy at work lately that I haven't had time to post about the pretty things I brought back with me from my trip to England in July.
First off, at the market in the centre of Cambridge I spied this beautiful faded pink vintage eiderdown. I had never seen one at a flea market and husband agreed it would be perfect at the foot of our bed in the wintertime for some added warmth. It will also bring some colour and pretty to our bedroom too.
At the same stall (really the only one carrying vintage items that day), I saw this old wooden basket. I also saw a collection of small vintage bottles; the lady told me that they are old paste jars from the 20's. I thought they would look nice with some flowers in them. Here at home I have them displayed inside the wooden basket with little blooms plucked from our garden.
While in Cambridge admiring everything in the large Cath Kidston store, I found these floral espadrilles. Normally I'm a real "flats" kind of gal but I know husband likes a bit of heel and since they were so pretty and on sale, it was a win-win kind of situation.
In London, my most favourite discovery was the fabulous home section at the "H and M" store on Oxford Street - an incredible selection of homewares with fantastic prices. I was a bit overwhelmed with the discovery and had a hard time choosing a few things to take back with me. In the end I chose some linen pillow covers.
Very Jeanne d'Arc Living don't you think?
I also picked up this pretty ruffled table runner that I've put on our living room coffee table.
Very inexpensive and quite shabby chic.
I know "H and M" has an online shop but it looks like for now they only ship to Europe. I wonder when these fabulous things will be available in North America...?