Sunday, 29 March 2015

New decor bits

 I love refreshing my home decor and I often add new bits and pieces to the living room. From new cushion covers, to little ornaments and fresh flowers - it is quite easy to switch things up.

I was kindly sent a couple of pieces from Flamingo Gifts recently and one of them is this beautiful Vintage Telephone*. It looks mint green in the photos, but it is a bit darker in real life. I love the retro feel, the sound of the bell ringer and the colour. It goes nicely with mint green accents in my living room. I have a mint green feature wall, curtains and baskets.

Zachary testing the phone :) He is slightly obsessed with it.


I also picked two new cushion covers from Flamingo Gift's Homeware section. My husband always makes a big deal about 'HIS space' on the sofa so I got the Reserved For Mum and Reserved For Dad cushions* as a little joke :) They are lovely! You can also get one for a dog and a cat. 

My husband surprised me with some pink tulips a couple of days ago and I didn't realise how hard they are to arrange. Oh my... it took me ages! I used a big kilner jar as a vase. Yes... it has an earl grey sticker on it, because that's what I normally use it for :)

I much prefer low maintenance plants, so I got some cute little cactuses on my recent trip to Ikea. They come in a pack of 3 and only cost £4.50. Sooo adorable! I hope I manage to keep them alive :)




  

17 comments:

  1. Awww I NEED those cactuses (or is it cacti), so cute. Tulips are gorgeous but you're right, they're a nightmare to rearrange and drink water at a ridiculously fast rate! Fab post lovely xx

    Kate | kateemmaloves.

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  2. That phone! It's amazing and that lovely color.. Dream phone, haha:)

    http://happinessvictim.blogspot.com
    x

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  3. I've always wanted a vintage phone. You have a really lovely home!

    www.hiddenfreckles.com xx

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  4. Some lovely new additions; I especially love that phone! I actually posted a very similar post dedicated entirely towards my new workspace/set up. Its so nice to refresh a space with a few new homely touches, and often home shopping is just as rewarding as makeup shopping!

    Heather, porcelainbeautyx

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  5. Love the phone, its a beautiful colour (even if it is a little darker), my trimphone is on its way out so I need to seek a replacement.

    I love cacti, I bought a triple set from M&S nearly twenty years ago and they're still thriving, just!

    Sharon xx
    Beauty, Miscellany

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  6. That phone is amazing! Ive been looking at those cactuses online too they look super cute!
    Gorgeous blog hun

    Charlotte // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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  7. I've been on the lookout for a mint green retro phone! Must have a look :)


    Honey Go-Lightly

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  8. I love posts like this. You picked out some gorgeous bits! Those cushions are fab and those little cactuses are so cute. x

    Kirsty - Effortlessly Excessive

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  9. I love the bits, so chic :D

    Alice x
    alzgalz.blogspot.co.uk AND tellingtapes.blogspot.co.uk

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  10. That vintage phone is so nice!

    Sophie x

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  11. I love the old school phone so, so much! It's in such a lovely shade, too. x

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  12. That telephone is adorable! Love the little cacti as well.

    shewhoisshort.blogspot.co.uk

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  13. I love that vintage telephone! I recently moved house (and country) and our place is suffering from a lack of personality. Your tips are really useful and practical (and I feel you on the low maintenance thing!) :)

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  14. Lovely bits and pieces! Especially love the vintage telephone! <3 Great post!

    Kisses from Hungary xoxo

    www.csengespoint.blogspot.hu

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  15. You chose the most gorgeous pieces. The phone is so cool, love the colour xx

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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  16. I am loving Flamingo Gifts at the moment, there's so much to choose from! x

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