Furniture | Copper Accents

Made, three legged table +  Desk top lamp from Sainsburys (now, only in store), Utensil pot, Oliver Bonas (now only in store if available), Large bamboo display bowl+ Next copper mirror +

I hate to tell you that I’m trend led but sometimes I am. There is something so delicious about a good metallic that how could I resist such beauties? Whats a particular favourite about a metallic is it reflects light! I know my flat wasn’t exactly in the dark but I certainly have my days of wishing we had more light and a little light reflecting lamp stand or bowl and your laughing, in copper perfection . . .

5 things.

5 things this week that I have been up to or falling in love with . . .

Fashion

Zara now only £7.99!

Bright, patterned scarves

The only way to keep a capsule interesting is by changing things and one of the things I am again looking to change come fall? Colour and texture. I’ll admit I did fall into Zara and yes I may have purchased two items but let me clear this up. I allowed myself the odd purchase, this time round was nothing to do with none at all but everything to do with a hell of a lot less, bonus points? I had waited for this T shirt to be in sale from full price, you know I’m almost proud of myself!

Interiors

Royal blue and Bunny(!!!!) Cushions are from TK Maxx but are now no longer available 😦 the fuzzy one is Matalan (only £8!!) and the very famous black and white pillow which can be seen on the book below was from Ikea a couple of years back!

Royal Blue & Mustard

So this all really started with cushions. In fact it started in our living room. As our living room has felt overrun by reds and heavy patterns these last few years I really wanted to pull back on the colour however as it is we ended up pulling out our white cushions (which honestly I always felt were a bit at odds with the rest of the room) and have instead put in our decorative cushions/pillows from the bedroom. Instead of where was white is now grey with a splash of turquoise. Maybe blue and red doesn’t scream at you straight off the bat but we’ve grown to love it.

Of course in their place I could have just done a straight swap, but then again, where is the fun in that? No. Instead we took a trip to TK Maxx (place of dreams) a few weeks back and bought ourselves some new, bold, royal blue crushed velvet cushions and of course this darling rabbit one as well . . .

Even better they are all feather filled! Say good bye to twisted Ikea pillows and hello to heaven!

Food

Avocado + Egg

I almost tried this recipe out the other day but of course my avocado was off! Has anyone else had a rotten time with Avocado of late? Mine all seem determined to go brown and streaky even before they are ripe! Nightmare! Now I have heard mixed reviews about this Pinterest worthy breakfast, but have any of you guys tried it? Its currently on the top of my list to try!

Shopping

Lusting after

£29.99 Zara

This beautiful wine red tassel bag from Zara, holy moly I want, I want! You’d think in the middle of summer I wouldn’t be thinking about rich winter colours but you would be wrong! There is something so symbolic and lovely about colour in general, it can so easily evoke so many different feelings but the one I love most is those colours that feel supportive, like they love you and will make you instantly happy! That’s wine/burgundy for sure!

Reading

The Nesting Place

On Amazon! (I bought mine in Kindle form but I am tempted to get it again as a hardback!)

I bought this book for many reasons but funnily the main one was because it focuses on manageable upgrades and in finding the beauty in the imperfections in your home whilst building your style slowly and organically. The reason this is funny is because I had to stop reading it on the train into work as it got me riled up and ready to revitalise my home, so much so that I would go into work frustrated and anxious. Thankfully I can read this on the evening train with no problems however, and thank heavens because this is a fantastic book!

Most importantly I can even suggest this to you (in fact even more so) if like us you are renting. The focus on this book is not a how to decorate your home or DIY’s but more developing your inner mind and peace with the idea that you don’t have to have your house all figured out or keep up with the Jones’s as it were!

Even better this books is a couple of years old so it’s a lovely reprieve from the colour grey! You can check up on Myquellyn and her current home and blog here+.

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NOVEMBER.

Who saw november coming? One minute it was the summer, I’d just left uni and now look its almost christmas! and me and the boy are now making christmas plans and trying to get everyones christmas presents sorted! Worse still as the time flew its almost been a month since I have updated this blog! even worse was that I had been dedicated to having something new on TVCLifestyles every week and it went un-updated for at least two! which I must apologise for because theres new excuse for an empty blog! none at all! 

Here however its less about vintage and a bit more about me, so let me fill you in on the month gone . . .

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With TVC, me and the boy went out and experimented with setting up scenes for accessories, at this point it was still warm out and I was still overly excited about wearing a scarf. Now however Id do anything to be back on the millennium bridge not feeling the arctic wind. 

However sometimes wearing a scarf is fun and you don’t feel like your still freezing when wearing it. 

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This is my bf’s scarf which was made by his mum and sister however its so long that we can be redonkulously couperly and share it. Much fun was had trying to breathe while both wrapped in this thing! 

 

Thinking of scarves I decided the time to re-learn to knit was now! so I bought a bunch of rowen wools from hobby craft in town and got to my needles, I was quite pleased with the outcome. 

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This month I also got the pleasure of going to check out the stock of the up and coming vintage and antique furniture and interiors website The Phoenix and the Lion. I loved the stock here are a few photo’s of my favourite pieces. The worst thing was my camera began to run out of battery so I didn’t quite get the perfect shots that I wanted. If your interested in anything posted below, keep checking back as upon the sites launch Im gonna give it a shout out and a couple of links for you guys to check out. 

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have a great month! and hopefully I’ll be back again before december strikes! 

Jessxoxo