Pinch, punch, first of the month! We promised ourselves that we wouldn’t mention the ‘C’ word until December was here. We’re ready to join the throng in checking out what’s on offer around the web this Christmas.
We’re starting our search with Etsy; one of the best places for vintage or hand-made, indie gifts and seasonal homewares.
It’s my birthday today! I share the day with, amongst others, Billy Connolly, Stephen Merchant, Ian Botham and Zeinab Badawi.
I’ve been looking at notable events that took place the year I was born and this Vintage 1967 Etsy List celebrates and commemorates some of them. 1967 saw the summer of love, the unveiling of Concorde, the world’s first cash-point machine installed in London, the World Expo toook place in Montreal during its centenary year and it was the 50th anniversary of Finland’s independence and of the Russian Revolution.
It was also the year that the Beatles released their Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band album and The Prisoner hit the small screen. Paddy’s Wigwam in Liverpool was consecrated and the UK even won the Eurovison Song Contest.
It’s my birthday in a couple of weeks and very often Justin gets me a lovely piece of jewellery as a present.
Topaz is my birthstone. I didn’t like the stone when I was growing up. I thought it was brown and dull and boring. For a long time, I wished I’d been born a couple of weeks later in December; that month’s birthstone is turquoise. The brown colour has grown on me and I now know that topaz come in lots of other colours including pink, blue, orange, yellow and transparent!
He’s always very good at choosing a piece of jewellery that I’d love. He knows I like either big & chunky or delicate & Art Deco. But just in case he needs a little help, I’ve chosen a few that I’d me more than happy to give some space to in my jewellery box!
We have quite a few cacti dotted around the house – mainly in pretty, upcycled tins and little terracotta pots. We’re not the best at taking care of house plants to be honest, but green fingered or not, there’s no danger of killing off this selection of succulents.
A surprisingly versatile colour for use in home décor. It goes well with black or white, silver or gold – brown, cream, blue or green (but it’s probably best to leave the latter one just for Christmastime!)