Saturday, 22 September 2012

recent favourites

i've acquired a few new lovely things lately which i thought i'd post about, ranging from pure visual loveliness to amazingly practical goodies.

first up, this little teapot which i bought in a charity shop on the isle of wight a few weeks ago. i love it. love it. it makes me happy just looking at it, the colour is gorgeous! plus it's small enough to justify me using on a regular basis which is a bonus. 

now, whilst this isn't the traditional typewriter i've been searching for, this little guy came in at a whopping £1 from another iow charity shop so it would have been rude to leave him behind! i was even more chuffed when i realised the ribbon is red and almost full, so i now have two perfectly functioning and practical typewriters- expect to see the red ink put to use soon.

onto a slightly more advanced gadget now, this portable iphone charger is a life saver. i was kindly sent this to review, and have to say i'm pretty impressed. whilst this isn't going to give me 100% battery super quickly, it's perfect for the days at work when i'm using my phone more than usual and need a little boost. it's also compatible with my ipod which i discovered on a very long train journey!

i pointed this mirror out at a car boot sale, to which j replied "it's gross i hate it", but after a little bit (read: a lot) of persuasion, i haggled the lady down to £5 and convinced j it was perfect for us. a few weeks down the line and it's now a firm favourite in the flat, and even better, j now loves it (which just goes to show boys shouldn't be in charge of interiors :p)

and finally, a little brooch set that i bought for j- how cute are they?! it's one of his favourite films so when i saw it i had to get it.

phewf, that seems like a long post! i love being able to photograph my little finds and blog about them though, it makes me appreciate why i bought them and why i love them even more :)

18 comments:

  1. The tea pot is just gorgeous! Great finds, thanks for sharing.

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    1. thanks! i love the colour so much :) x

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  2. Possibly the cutest teapot I have ever seen! It's amazingly intricate and delicate, perfect for afternoon tea (: xx

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    1. hehe, isn't it?! it's so cute i love it x

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  3. Hi Skye my project is finally finished... I dedicated it to you I really hope you have a look it would really mean a lot to me! And I love the typewriter I have one too but your one looks nicer

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    1. hi! of course i'll head over and have a look, i'm glad i've inspired you :) x

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    2. Thank you sooooo much! The project is called Project Recycled Rainbow on lottieplanet.blogspot.co.uk

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  4. I really like that mirror, and the story that goes with it! :) x

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    1. haha, the story does add to it :) x

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  5. WOW! I love all of these! Especially the fox bits and the teapot! That iphone gadget looks real handy! xxx

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    1. awh thanks sophie, i love the pins too :) x

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  6. I've always wanted a typewriter, I think that they are so cool! I'm hoping to find one at a market or boot fair at some point!

    Click here to get your beauty buzz!

    Sarah xoxo

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    1. i hope you find one soon, i'm hoping to build up a collection :) x

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  7. Love all your finds! I found the iow charity shops were amazing :) xx

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    1. ah thank you! they are amazing, i'm always so excited to get back to them x

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  8. Gimme that typewriter! haha I have been wanting one for forever! I suppose I will have to start digging around some thrift stores around here :-)

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  9. Love that mirror! So handy! The teapot is very cute too, I need to invest in a cute one, mine isn't very attractive at all aha! xxx

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  10. Your teapot is so gorgeous and I love the mirror too!

    Jesss xo

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