Saturday, 21 April 2012

Embroidered panel

Such a beautiful charity shop find! A hand-embroidered Peruvian (?) panel with the most exquisite colour and decoration.I have no idea what to do with it but it fits the width of L's cot perfectly.

Wednesday, 18 April 2012

Light show switchover

Wow - we just watched the Crystal Palace transmitter tower light up to mark the switchover from analogue to digital TV. A beautiful, serene and ghostly (lots of cloud!) image of colours and laser beams flickering and dancing in the sky. Plus we had the best view from our roof terrace!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Dot patterns

A little plate inspired by the Obliteration Room exhibition at the Tate Modern (see my post here). A cute Romanian plate (20p charity shop find) covered in Yayoi Kusama-designed sticky dots, and accessoried with L's yellow polka dot hairbands.

Friday, 13 April 2012

Noddy teacups

We took a little nostalgic trip to the funfair at Stourport-on-Severn while visiting family in the Midlands and came across this Noddy teacup ride - fantastic graphics, colours and quirky little sayings. I particularly love that "Noddy is sweeping"!!

Wednesday, 11 April 2012

I'm an April link!

Thank you to Kerry at the amazing Seventy Tree blog for making Postcards from Battersea one of her April links...I'm honoured! x (image from a vintage printed scarf)

Love Waanaki

I'm loving new online shop Waanaki selling vintage kids clothing and accessories from the 1950s-90s, sourced and hand-selected from markets across the US, Europe and Asia. Gorgeous patterns, quirky designs and great collections. LOVE!

Monday, 9 April 2012

Party date

Lots of fun at Corwin's 1st birthday party today. L wore her new (thrifted) dress that everyone thought was vintage Laura Ashley (sshhhhh!!!).

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Easter baking

Instead of buying chocolate eggs, we did a spot of baking and made up some little hampers for L's friends.....gingerbread biscuits, chocolate cornflake nests and banana muffins, with the addition of a few foil-covered chocolate bunnies. In return, she received a cute fabric pouch of mini creme eggs and a beautifully wrapped Buttons egg.

Saturday, 7 April 2012


Love this wallpaper!