Thursday, 8 August 2013

Tassels, Hot Chocolate & Tea Baths

My working day Yesterday:
I had meetings in town yesterday and thought I'd run a few errands whilst there. I don't get into Stockholm very often and as I was there of course I visited Folckers. They have a beautiful old shop with original shop fittings absolutely crammed with ribbons and trims and loveliness.

Then I went to my favorite cafe in Stockholm Cafe Tj√§rlek and had a delicious rich lactose free hot chocolate.

Then I came home and finished this pretty cushion you can see in the background...

And lastly I experimented with tea dying. I've got an almost pathological dislike of the colour white. I love cream and ivory, but there is something about bright white that leaves me cold so I wanted to warm up this wonderful vintage tablecloth I was given. I watched a tutorial on youtube but I've never done this before and I stupidly forgot to remove the actual tea bags before I put the cloth in the tea water. That means there are lots of horrible brown stains which are a reminder to do it properly next time, lesson learnt. It's only to cover a small table on my stand at the trade show coming up and I'll probably put another lace cloth over anyway, so all will be well.


  1. I can see your blog it fairly new but I'm a huge fan of your vintage pillows and love them so much.

    The little cushion in the background is so inspiring.

    Best wishes

    1. Aw, thanks so much, that warms my heart :-)