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 :)



  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.

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

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

  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

  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

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

    Charlotte //

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

    Honey Go-Lightly

  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

  9. I love the bits, so chic :D

    Alice x AND

  10. That vintage phone is so nice!

    Sophie x

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

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

  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!) :)

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

    Kisses from Hungary xoxo

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

    Kate | A British Sparkle

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


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