Friday, 29 January 2010

Busy Busy!

We've been busy in the Serendipity household making lots of plans and finishing off jobs (I say we I mean hubby has been finishing them off :) ) Our living room we had more or less finished but the family room had got me stumped, normally I can imagine how a room will look and sometimes all it will take is cushion or lamp etc and I can plan the room around it! Finally it kind of came together. The room was painted in Farrow and Ball's clunch when we first moved in, a colour I love but the whole room looked too cream and white so one wall was painted in Laura Ashley Duck Egg blue and I found curtains in a similar colour, added a few more pics including the one you can just see by the lamp, its actually a sheet of wrapping paper I got from Baileys, its a vintage style print of Manhatten and bought a frame from Ikea and it looks fab as I've seen some for silly prices!!!! Can you see Doctors on the TV....one of my must see programmes, I love it!!!!The beginning of our gallery, the life is good sign was a xmas pressie from friend, the self portraits of the boys which I love and another map which I gave to hubby for xmas, he was born in London so its a map of where he was born amd lived, again I did it myself!!
Daisy taking a comfortable pew, this side of the room still needs to tweaked!
Just a few more house pics!
Yes...hello again!


As I mentioned in a previous post, I'm now a consultant for Jamie At Home (Jamie Oliver's co) and I thought I'd show you pics my kit. I held an open afternoon last Sunday for previous hosts and friends who had, had a party or bought from me!
As you can see the products are LUSH, I love them!!!
This is my 3rd kit, it changes every four months and just gets better and better! The terracotta range is beautiful!!
Gorgeous retro style mixing bowls, these also come in three bigger sizes.
Anti pasti platter, Jamie's baby.......he designed this for the range and is perfect for entertaining and as a shelf for extra space!
Thanda heart trivet, this is a huge seller, perfect for a Valentines gift!!
The very popular flip top jars, the top two look a bit wierd, think the fairy lights have made them look wavy!! As you can see, gorgeous colours and the sizes all come in the various colours so you can mix and match!
Beautiful terracotta, imagine a yummy pizza baking on the plate and tapas in the bowls....yum!
Great tea-towels, lots to choose from!
Ice cream colour table cloths, this is one from my older kit the current one is the pink in the other piccies!
These were goodies that my guests could win!!!
Hope you didn't mind me showing the range, I love it so much and know that you would too!
If you haven't yet, find your local consultant and book a party, they are great fun and Jamie comes too via DVD!!!

Next week we are having the hall and landind decorated so hopefully there will be more pics to follow, again I couldnt decided on what style and colour but one wallpaper that kept coming back to me was Laura Ashley's Lloyd, Im thinking its classic so will last for a few years without it looking out of fashion!!!! We have a dado with plain white above so it will break it up!!! I can't wait to see it finished!!

Claire xx

8 comments:

coco rose said...

Oh thank you for sharing hose pics! Always lovely to see! You have the same taste as me! We have the same ikea tv unit as you, although your is a much tidier version of mine! I love the jamie oliver jars! Am aiming to get a good selection of sizes going but just have a few small ones at the moment. I have a thing about kitchen stuff, a complete addict! Have a lovely weekend! xxx

LissyLou said...

love the jamie stuff!! i have that blue tablecloth, some of the jars and bowls and the serving platter!!

Shabby Chick said...

I didn't realise Jamie did such lovely stuff these days! Loving the heart trivet.

Your house is so stunning, I adore the floor and everything looks beautiful. How do you keep is so tidy with kids around?!?!?!

Mel xxx

Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

yay nice to see you back :-) you have lovely taste its all just the sort of stuff i like :-) love the jamie stuff i went to one of those a while back and bought some of those jars though wish i had got that heart trivet i dont remember seeing that !! oh well i will have to go to another one ;-)
take care
Lx

Just Original said...

Hi Claire,

Love having a nose around your house!

I have been wondering whether or not to have a Jamie party and I think you have just made my mind up for me.

see you soon

Vanessa x

Emma said...

I love the duck egg blue curtains! I have been looking for the same colour for my bedroom, I found some in Ikea.. but they are never in stock Arrrhhh!! Are your Laura Ashleys ready made ones? As I thought about gettting them but they were abit pricey? The flip top jars are just fab with the coloured lids. Hope you have fun doing your hall. Em x

Emma said...

Hi Claire,
Ooh I wondered if there the ones I am after, I am having trouble locating them I rang Ikea up and they said they only sold them in the stores and they only had one pair in Manchester, which is quite a long way from me, I think their called "Lottorp" Anyway thanks for your nice comment, have a super weekend, Em x

Florence and Mary said...

Your home looks wonderful

Victoria xx

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