Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Visit to the United Kingdom (Online)

I've been thinking of ideas on how I want my deck to look. While perusing through some of my old magazines, in particular Country Homes Magazine, British edition, I found some great online boutiques. Problem is, they are all in the U.K. I'm sure things will cost more to ship, take a lot longer (and I like to have everything NOW) and that whole conversion thing, well it just hurts my head to try to think about. I can still ooooh and ahhhh though, right?

This deck is a sweet idea. This is from Lily Blue.

Aren't these accessories adorable! I mean, can't you see this pink pillow on that pink chair I showed you earlier in the week?

Okay, this was all just pretty!

Look I'm already distracted...Ive already forgotten about the deck. Aren't these tins cute?

Oh! Then I found this website...also from England. It's called Bells of Suffolk. I LOVE their fabrics. By the way, this is typically how I look at things...one thing leads to another...and another website..and another website and then I can't remember where I started!

Look at this pottery from Suffolk..too cute for words!

Love these planters for plants I will eventually kill but dang they will look pretty in these pots whether dead or alive!

A teapot after my own heart! This is from Pheasant.

Okay, this store I may have to order from eventually. This online boutique is called Live Laugh Love. I love everything in this boutique!

I just love window shopping online. Who knows, maybe I will order something from one of these vintage boutiques. Maybe you will too. :)


Kathleen said...

Thank you for sharing all these great shops. I can't wait to go shopping and explore. I love all of it! How is Emma doing? Fully recovered? (Mr Ming is concerned) Hugs, Kathleen

Sophia Rose said...

I love that magazine!

Anya said...

Greaaaaaaaaaaat new stuf :))
Are you going change your home inside LOL
Its a new SPRING look I like it !!

Zaroga said...

Wow! All of this stuff is so pretty. I do the same... one thing pops my head somewhere else. I get absolutely lost sometimes :-)

Coleen said...

everything is so lovely...that toaster is so cute!!!

Heart Hugs,

City Girl said...

Looks lovely - I bet your could recreate a lot of that without ordering all the way from the UK :)

Cynthia's Cottage Design said...

Oh WOW Michelle! what beautiful sites! I love that one with the pink gingham pillow, that is so cottage sweet!! Thanks so much for sharing , I feel a shopping spree coming on :)

Hugs, Cynthia

Noodlegirl said...

They are so nice but I can pretty much guarantee you the shipping will cost more than the product isn't it annoying!

Lisa said...

I love it all! Thanks for the trip across the pond:)

Janet said...

Wow, awesome finds sis! I love everything you posted so much! Let's go to England and fetch them shall we?

Heather said...

very pretty things. i love those tins!

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Hi Michelle,
Thanks for the window shopping fix. I love the last one with the french print. I think I'd better go click on the link and check it out. I'm like you and probably the rest of us out here... want it all now!!
Happy day!

Musings From A French Cottage said...

Ooohhh...this is a wonderful post - I love all of these goodies! I think one of my favorites has to be the clothespin pail.

Have a great afternoon!

Chrissy said...

O>K. heres what I love.... the tepot, the pillows that sign oh my gosh!!! those planters...all of it!!! Great post!!!

Amy J said...

Beautiful post Michelle! The jug and mug are from Gabrielle Miller. I was excited to see that as I bought a few of her pieces several years ago in England. Will have to post them for you. Very girly and I love using them for breakfast. x

Anonymous said...

Mmm...pretty, feminine and spring-like colors! Love them all!

fairmaiden said...

Love all these pretties in this post. Isn't that funny, we both have been visiting England this week!

YeS, yEs, YeS...love that cottage in the Holiday. I could see you living there. And Kate Winslet is one of my all time favorite actresses...it began a long time ago when I fell in love with her in Titanic(don't take that in the wrong way!) I was so overjoyed that she won the Oscar and Golden Globes this year.

Patti said...

Oh my! Your pictures are just beautiful!!! I fell in love with the wole English decorating years ago with Laura Ashley. I also LOVE Cath Kidson stuff (discovered on ebay). Very shabby chic and cabbage roses and just plain sweet looking. You have me wanting to check all these places out!

Caroline said...

Hurray, new websites to explore. I love the fact that you do this, I am the same, start looking at things and end up all over the place. I really have to time myself, otherwise I would look at the computer all day :)

Funky Junk Sisters said...

You are a true vintage girl!! We love your blog. We want to come visit you! Come over and check out our blog.

Linda & Dixie
The Funky Junk Sisters

Dawn said...

I love that teapot! There is an old victorian house down my road that I must take a picture of for you. It's all pink and brown (a nice shade of pink), that I know you would love. Everytime I take my evening walk I always think "darn I forgot my camera again!" lol