The Villa on Mount Pleasant

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Friday, 28 February 2014

Thursday, 27 February 2014

Sunday, 23 February 2014

Sunday Snapshots

Hi everyone!

A selection of my snapshots from the week - have a relaxing Sunday!

Tamsyn x

Friday, 14 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day!

Hello everyone!

Despite now being a single pringle, I adore Valentine's Day and all the hearts and flowers it entails.  I love the idea of giving a gift to show someone how much I love them, so I bought little gifts for the children.  I went to Oxfam, who always have a fantastic collection of second hand books, and I bought this beautiful bright red copy of Alice in Wonderland for my daughter, and a Famous Five book for my boy.  Both got tied up with red ribbon and a heart shaped cookie cutter.  The cookie cutter in the picture above was amongst the previous owner's junk we cleared out from my attic this week!   

Have a lovely day!

Tamsyn x 


Thursday, 13 February 2014

Photo Collage

Hello everyone!

Thought I'd share some of my recent Instagram snaps with you - putting together a photo collage is very satisfying!
My Dad is here this week doing lots of DIY, and I hope to take some pictures of the house progress over the next couple of days.  It makes such a difference having pictures on the walls!

Have a fab day.

Tamsyn x

Tuesday, 11 February 2014

Friday, 7 February 2014

Tuesday, 4 February 2014

A Corner Of My New Living Room

Hello everyone!

Apologies in advance for the picture heavy post, but I'm very excited to share this corner of my new living room with you.  I'm not quite ready to reveal the whole room yet, but I hope this corner gives you an idea of the pale, light and bright theme I'm going for!

After a quick google into the best white paint for walls, I discovered that most professional decorators use Dulux.  So I went for their bog standard matt pure brilliant white, cheap as chips from B&Q in enormous plastic tubs.  I was a little worried that it would have a cold, bluish tone, but I had to need to worry, as it's a lovely, soft white with good coverage.  I spent the first few weeks of living here with it splattered through my hair, but it's been worth it, as it has really lightened and brightened the rooms I've used it in.  I highly recommend it if you're using for a nice white paint which won't break the bank.

The floor is painted in Slipper Satin by Farrow & Ball, not quite as bargain-tastic as the Dulux paint, but worth it for the choice of colours you get.  Slipper Satin is a gorgeous, soft off white, I've used it in my daughter's bedroom too.  I've chosen a few of my car boot finds to display in the glazed dresser, and fairy lights add a magical touch.

I hope to share the completed room with you very soon!

Tamsyn x
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