11 November 2011

Can't stop looking at . . .

Each week, I'll be sharing with you something that has caught my eye. It may be a picture, blog, product or website.

Gosh, it seems it's been a while since I did one of these posts - sorry!

I've begun to turn my thoughts to Christmas presents this week. Last year I was very proud of myself because I made all of the gifts that we gave to people. I knew however, that wasn't really feasible this year though, as I'm due on Tuesday and a new baby, a two and a half year old and lots of little craft projects just wouldn't really work out very well! Even though I am going to be buying gifts, I am going to try and buy mostly handmade where possible, perhaps to ease my conscience a little - there really are some wonderful things around on sites like ETSY.

Elsewhere however, products and potential gifts that have caught my eye this week are all linked by the fact that they're spangly! I've found myself drawn to anything sparkly and vintage-looking, especially in mercury glass like these beautiful place name baubles from Cox & Cox:

Image from here.

I love the 1920s glamour of these storage jars - perfect for housing beauty essentials:

Image from here.

Admittedly, unless we won the lottery, this would probably never be given as a gift for anyone as it's quite pricey. However, I absolutely can't stop looking at this picture of this antique looking mirror. It would look amazing in my hallway. Sigh! I guess it'll have to stay on my pie in the sky gifts to myself list for now!

Image from here.

Hope you all have sparkly weekends - are you up to much? We're going to be painting the cupboard that my brother-in-law built in the alcove in our dining room. I think it's going to look great when it's finished as he's done such a good job on it already. I'll be sure to post some pictures of the finished article on Monday. 

Apart from that, it's the waiting game for us . . .

4 comments:

Karen said...

Beautiful things - happy nesting while you wait - hope it isn't too long! Happy Birthing xxx

beautiful square feet said...

Thanks Karen! Will keep you posted! x

Bristol Parenting Cafe said...

Due on Tuesday - on Tuesday?! I had to read that twice - it seems to have flown by (probably not for you, though?). You've been amazing doing all your decorating, and keeping your blog updated!

beautiful square feet said...

Thanks C! Yeah, tomorrow! I can't believe it either actually. It seemed to take ages to get to 20 weeks and then the rest has gone pretty quickly. Dragging a little now though as I'm really only good for the sofa!

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