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Etsy List: What a Corker!

Monday, May 25th, 2015

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'What a Corker!' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Cork is considered by many to be a real 1970s material. It brings to mind orange & brown interiors sporting DIY-laid cork tiles – on floors, on ceilings on walls… but we love it.

Cork has had something of a renaissance of late; the range of products proving that it’s not just good for notice boards. It’s soft, warm, tactile, durable, waterproof and a sound dampener. What’s not to love?

Here are some of the best cork items we’ve discovered on Etsy… and no 70s naffness in sight!

What a Corker!
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Etsy List: Do the Twist

Monday, May 18th, 2015

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'Do the Twist' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Twists, spirals, coils and curls – enchanting forms both natural and man-made. Here are a few Etsy favourites.

Do the Twist
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Etsy List: Penny Dreadful

Monday, May 11th, 2015

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Penny Dreadful
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The second series of Penny Dreadful started last week on Sky Atlantic – we’re avid viewers!

We’ve been hugely impressed by its wonderful, award-winning period costume and set design; the attention to detail of both the interior and exterior scenes. The fantastic oil lamp-lit Gothic interiors are inspiring – the light flickering against dark walls and furniture. Rooms furnished with leather Chesterfield sofas, gilt-framed oil paintings, brass candelabra and mahogany dining tables.

We’ve found a couple of great videos giving details of how many of the sets were devised, developed & built – a wonderful insight!

Etsy List: Blooming Marvellous!

Monday, May 4th, 2015

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'Blooming Marvellous!' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

Who doesn’t love florals? Whether they’re big & blousey, delicate or sophisticated, there’s a pattern to suit everyone’s taste.

Flowers are famous in art & design; just think of Georgia O’Keeffe’s lilies, Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s rose, Claud Monet’s water lillies, Vincent Van Gogh’s sunflowers.

Flowers punctuate life; each year begins with milky white snowdrops before traversing into drifts of crocuses, daffodils, dandelions, bluebells, foxgloves, poppies and buddleia… before it starts all over again. Blooming marvellous!

Blooming Marvellous!
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Etsy List: Dream Stationery

Monday, April 27th, 2015

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'Dream Stationery' Etsy List curated by H is for Home

As a child of the 70s, I remember being part of that great stationery collecting craze. I vividly remember having Garfield, Holly Hobbie and ‘Love Is…‘ note pads in my stash of paper, envelopes and cards. For a while, everyone at school collected and traded scratch & sniff stickers and erasers.

Way back then, I used to write actual letters; I had pen-pals half way across the world. I wrote thank you notes – with a real pen… on actual paper – to grandparents and other family members for birthday and Christmas presents I’d received.

This Etsy List contains paper items that are somewhat more mature and refined… but still with a sense of fun. These days, I use stationery for business, to plan my year, write lists, take messages and just to be able to remember things from one minute to the next – the memory isn’t what it used to be!

Dream Stationery
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