home: event [ vintage plate up cycling ]
A date for the diary if you want to give a new lease of life to old crockery. Get creative at these up cycling workshops at Heals. Book in for one of the two available September dates via Eventbrite
Give life to your vintage china in our upcycling class at Heals. First choose a pre-loved plate or teacup from The Indytute’s very special vintage china collection. Each piece has been rooted out by the Indytute china scout, who has scoured garage sales, antique stalls and junk shops to select the ideal pieces to upcycle. The idea of this workshop is to give you plate a new lease of life and turn it into a work of art you might spot in Harvey Nics. These plates make great presents and they also make a shelf very happy
home: featured [ Homeplace ]
This great online store is full of new and vintage pieces. Their vast collection includes furniture, home accessories, art and soft furnishings.
‘We source items which we love and which we hope you will do too. We are passionate about great design – contemporary as well as Mid Century but we are also fans of the quirky and the whimsical..and we like nothing better than mixing them all up to create eclectic interiors with heaps of individuality‘
This London based business run by Wendy Aldridge offers a little something for everyone, whether you are a fan of Mid Century, industrial or contemporary.
Head to the website and check them out. We can assure you, you won’t be disappointed.
home: favourite thing [ lamp ]
This gorgeous engraved table lamp from zarahome.com with its retro feel will turn heads in any room.
Perfect for lighting a corner in a living room or as a bedside table lamp.
[ £69.99 ]
home: featured [ Cissy Wears ]
There’s a beautifully curated, modern concept store that has its home in South East London. If you haven’t yet visited Cissy Wears or you’re not in London, then you can happily browse and shop all products on their recently relaunched online web shop.
Cissy Wears creates a store where so many key elements and trends are covered. Not only do they focus on ethical brands, being environmentally friendly, and organic fine quality but also their style is a sumptuous blend of minimal, midcentury, scandi and vintage.
If you can steer yourself past the gorgeous children’s wear collections (currently with an irresistible sale running), it’s a place to buy beautiful homeware and furniture. With new lines and brands constantly bring introduced there’s a fresh and current range to shop at your finger tips.
home: trend [ vintage inspired lighting ]
Lighting is one of the most important parts of any room, whether you like you design subtle or full on.
This year we are seeing an increased popularity of antique inspired lights, including decorative chandeliers and wall sconces. The great thing about what we are seeing with reproduction lights is that the prices are a lot cheaper than if you were sourcing an original.
Make a statement with a decorative chandelier, fringing and glass. There are so many options to choose from, so be brave and go bold.
home: made [ outdoor coffee table And stools ]
Summer is round the corner and as well as the stores being full of on trend, modern lounge and dining furniture for your garden, it’s also an opportunity to think about getting creative and making garden furniture from other paraphernalia. It’s great to seek out vintage, retro or industrial items that can be turned into tables, chairs, planters – all to give an unique quirky look to your outdoor living area.
We’ve found a few great ideas to give you some creative inspiration.
Quirky and bright, we love this easy diy, using old milk crates for stools or tables, spotted on BalconyGardenWeb. Head to eBay for old crates or contact local milk delivery firm. A great way to get pops of colour in the garden.
Search for vintage style giant spools, which sound crazy but are relatively easy to get from builders merchants or diy stores as this is what they sell electric cabling, chains and rope on. If they sell by the length then every so often they’ll be getting rid of the spool! We also spotted some on eBay where someone has already sanded, prepared and made perfect to use! A sourced spool, with a little sanding and a wax or varnish, make perfect ready made tables! The wood is generally already weather proof.
With a bit of a search, we spotted an abundance of ideas for the wooden reels including a gorgeous planter on The Empowered Educator Online.
Another great project would be to upcycle large old tins (often from cooking oil or other ingredients) into stools or tables. Add wooden tops or padded tops. Spray in chosen colour or leave as is and take advantage of the cool typography and graphics often used as the labelling of the product.
There’s lots of inspiration on Pinterest including these padded top stools from The Upcyclist blog