home: favourite thing [ stoneware pots ]

home: favourite thing [ stoneware pots ]

We will always encourage vintage and secondhand shopping as a way to look after the environment and to give goods a new purpose and a second life, rather than just being discarded.

The Goods In General Store has such a veritable feast of vintage delight to fill your home, it was hard to pick a favourite – but we love the victorian stoneware pots that would be great for vases, just for display on shelf, or as pot for utensils.

They say;

Everything in my shop has a story and I like it to be authentic or original. Learning the history of who made and used these objects fascinates me. I also do my best to find, fix and pass things on.

home: made [ balloon vase ]

home: made [ balloon vase ]

This tutorial from Simply Handmade Studios is a brilliant, simple and very effective way to make a water secure vase. It just uses plaster, a balloon and paint/decoration of your choice.

Follow the simple method to produce your own vase. It can be varied with size and shape of the balloon.

We also found a similar idea but swapping to coating the outside instead with plaster, pva or another strong bonding layer.

Design and decorate with paint, glitter, spray, beads or even gold leaf.

home: found this [ vase ]

home: found this [ vase ]

From the current collaboration range of Nathalie Lete x Anthropologie, this moulded bird illustrated vase is simply beautiful. Find this and other ceramics and homewares from this talented artist exclusively at Anthropologie.

They say;

Designed by Nathalie Lete in collaboration with Anthropologie, this handpainted vessel lends endless charm and whimsy to a fresh bouquet or botanical arrangement.

About Nathalie Lete
Once a member of Mathias et Nathalie, a duo renowned for their cardboard paintings and expressionist sculptures, French art and designer Nathalie Lete now works as a solo artist, creating paintings, ceramics, textiles, jewelry, books and toys centered on themes of fantasy, humor and childhood memories.

home: nice price [ glassware ]

home: nice price [ glassware ]

There’s a huge sale on at West Elm with big discounts.

We love this range of jade coloured mouth-blown glassware with reduced prices starting at £22.40

They say;

Drawing on classic forms from Chinese porcelain vases, our modern Jade Glass Vases are made with flecks of gold melded into the glass, so they’re beautifully light-catching. The vases perfectly support a bouquet for easy arranging and look equally appealing when empty.

home: found this [ retro glass vases ]

home: found this [ retro glass vases ]

These retro style glass vases, from Graham and Green are beautiful. The handcrafted, textured coloured glass has a great warm look and would bring interest to a shelf or table.

Clustered in a group, single and they don’t even need anything in them, for them to make a statement feature.

Prices from £32

home: found this [ jug ]

home: found this [ jug ]

This chalk finish crackle glaze jug from Dunelm is a beautiful little piece of homeware. Adorn a sideboard with flowers, part of a table setting with freshly made lemonade, on a shelf as an ornament – it will add texture and calm to an interior styling.

At just £15 it’s an easy purchase to use yourself or give as a gift.

Use along side other minimal neutral pieces (see below) from Dunelm to create a calm, modern cottage feel.

Farah Throw £16 • Faux Plant £7 • Wood Tray £6