Sunday, 17 August 2014

Hydrangea

Hello everyone!

I took these pictures a few weeks ago of this beautiful hydrangea from my garden - I love their delicate, pink stained petals.  
Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 14 August 2014

Bedroom Reveal Part 2

Hello everyone!

I hope you're all having a good week.  The time is racing by and I'm willing the summer to slow down a little so I can savour these last few weeks of August!
So, here is Part 2 of my bedroom reveal.  I'm on the lookout for a wooden carved bed, maybe French style, so I'm saving my pennies.  The beautiful old chest of drawers came from a house clearance, and I painted them in French Grey by the Little Green Paint Co.
The eiderdown on the bed is vintage, and the gorgeous bedlinen is from Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic range from House of Fraser, I love the ditzy floral print.  The lady herself left a comment on the picture of my bedroom I uploaded to Instagram, and although it was just one word, it made my Saturday night!
I still have another corner to share with you as this room is so huge, and I think it might be my favourite part of the whole room as it's where my vintage dressing table lives!

Tamsyn x

Saturday, 9 August 2014

Bedroom Reveal Part 1

Hello everyone!

Well, I found my download cable!  (In case you missed my last post, it was seemingly lost, somewhere in a pile of stuff!).  So here is Part 1 of my bedroom makeover.  It's a huge bedroom, so it will take me a few posts to share it with you, it has also been a bit of an epic task, as this was what I was dealing with...

Now when I say it's finished, it's finished in the Tamsyn sense, by which I mean it actually isn't.  Patches on the ceiling need more paint, curtains need replacing, skirting boards aren't finished etc...the usual stuff that always takes longer to do than you think.  I'm also on the lookout for the perfect pendant lights, which I still haven't found.  I'm so over the moon with the transformation though, and I absolutely love my new space, it has come together better than I could have hoped.  My floor sanding man blitzed the floor to reveal the most beautiful boards, which I then treated with my three coats of my favourite Ronseal whitewash.  The mirror above the fireplace and the wicker chair were both car boot fair finds, as were most of the lampshades, and my wardrobe was a lucky Salvation Army find many years ago.  I absolutely love the film 'Atonement', and I adore the interiors of the house that the first half of the film is set in, especially the bedrooms with their 1930's eiderdowns, large scale floral wallpapers and curtains against a pale, creamy background.  So, I'm thinking of going very chintzy and floral with my curtains, and my lovely mum has agreed to help me make them, I just need to track down the perfect fabric!

I will post Part 2 in a few days - have a wonderful weekend!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 7 August 2014

Faded, Shabby Roses

Hello everyone!

As you know by now, I love, love, love all things floral, especially roses.  Now I know that what I'm sharing with you today are pictures of past it, indeed dead flowers.  However for me, they hold a certain faded, vintage beauty, reminiscent of chiffon ballet skirts.  They looked so pretty, I just had to capture them before they disappeared forever.
In other news, I've somehow managed to mislay my download cable for my camera.  I imagine it's probably under a pile of 'stuff' somewhere, and I'm so desperate to get the pictures of my bedroom reveal for you, but the suspense will be worth it I promise!

Tamsyn x

Sunday, 3 August 2014

Sunday Snapshots

Hello everyone!

Just thought I'd share some of my favourite snapshots of the week with you, from the top -

1) Vintage prettiness.

2) My bargain Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic bedlinen from the House of Fraser sale.

3) I love the colour of this fading hydrangea in my garden.

4) Blush pinks.

5) The children and I had a lovely few hours at Eccles on Sea beach.

5) An ice cream stall at Hunstanton.

6) My car boot treasure this morning - pretty vintage glass baubles.

I spent most of yesterday finishing some decorating in my bedroom, and then photographing it, hurrah! Will be sharing Part 1 of my makeover this week, so please do keep an eye out!

Have a wonderful day/afternoon/evening wherever you are.

Tamsyn x

Friday, 1 August 2014

Hello, August!

Hello everyone!

Where is the time going to ?! This year seems to be flying by.  The children and I spent a few hours at the beach yesterday, and today we are going on a road trip the to the North Norfolk coast to explore and have fish and chips.  Have a wonderful day!

Tamsyn x

Sunday, 27 July 2014

Pastel Chairs

Hello everyone!

I just wanted to share the fruits of my labour yesterday.  The children and I spent the day pottering in the garden, alternating between the shade and the sunshine.  I have an attic stacked full of unpacked boxes, junk, and random bits of furniture which haven't yet found a home.  I pulled these vintage chairs out which I've had for years, and made it my mission to get them painted.  They're such a pretty shape, and I think they look lovely in their pastel hues.  I'm thinking of making some cushion pads for them out of vintage fabric too.  

Have a wonderful Sunday!

Tamsyn x