First birthday Princess Party ?>

First birthday Princess Party

Children’s birthday parties are always lots of fun to plan and style and first birthdays are extra special!  This Princess Party was for a first birthday and I used pink vintage china teacups and added lots of personalised touches such as the Happy Birthday welcoming board on an easel at the front door and little wooden blocks spelling out the birthday girl’s name on the sweetie table. Sweetie jars are always a big favourite for guests to fill for party favours…

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Guest post by Torie of Torie Jayne Design

Hello, I am Torie of Torie Jayne Design! As a fellow pastel lover, I am delighted to be Louise’s guest at The Vintage Room today. I just adore Louise’s gorgeous style and am always lusting over her beautiful Instagram feed and blog. So it is a real treat to be nestled in here amongst such pretties!  First up I am sharing with you my DIY Outdoor bar that I made using Ikea wooden crates and some outdoor decking. The outdoor…

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Mother’s Day

“A mother’s love for her child is like nothing else in the world. It knows no law, no pity. It dares all things and crushes down remorselessly all that stands in its path. Agatha Christie I’m not one for sharing my personal life on here and usually  stick to recipes and interiors but thought I’d break the habit and share  a more personal post with you for Mother’s Day to tell you a little bit about myself…… I have one…

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Spring accessories for the home

I always love picking up a few little bits and pieces for my home for Easter & Spring and this year has been no exception as there’s lots of pretty decorations and pastel china featuring in all the Spring /Summer interiors collections.  My favourites were in Dunelm and Matalan and I bought the mint  dinner plates from the Pure range in Dunelm and the duck egg striped cups & saucers from Matalan which will match beautifully for my Easter table….

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Strawberry & Champagne cupcakes

My daughter bought me these gorgeous Peggy Porschen books for Christmas a few years ago and they are full of the loveliest cupcake & cake recipes.  I decided to try making the Strawberry & Champagne cupcakes this time and they certainly didn’t disappoint! Recipe is as follows – Cake mix – 200g unsalted butter 200g caster sugar pinch of salt seeds of one vanilla pod 4 medium eggs 200g self raising flour —————————— Frosting – 200g full fat cream cheese…

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Mini home makeover after Christmas ?>

Mini home makeover after Christmas

I absolutely love decorating my home for Christmas and if you follow me on FB or IG you will know that almost every corner of my home has some Christmas decor featuring! When you are working with companies for Christmas it all has to be done a bit in advance which means that the Christmas decorating has to start in November and by the time Christmas comes round I’m kind of itching to get the tree down and the house…

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Christmas table

My Christmas table decor is usually planned well in advance but as my mum is very ill I hadn’t given it much thought this year until the week before Christmas and it ended up being quite similar to last years table which you can see here.  Last year I used lots of holly picked from my friends garden and ivy from my own garden but this year I went to my local florist and bought lots of eucalyptus and some…

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Laura Ashley

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Lydia’s winter wardrobe with Jojo Maman Bebe ?>

Lydia’s winter wardrobe with Jojo Maman Bebe

Jojo Maman Bebe has grown to be the leading boutique mother and baby brand  in the UK and with all their beautiful baby and childrens clothes it’s easy to see why!  Lydia always has a number of Jojo items in her wardrobe and I particularly love their smocked dresses  so when she was sent out some beautiful clothes for her winter/Christmas wardrobe I was beyond delighted! I do love a pretty collar and this little navy cardi with its embroidered collar is…

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Decorating for Christmas with Cable & Cotton

If you follow me on Instagram or Facebook you’ll know how much I love Christmas and decorating for the festive season so when the fabulous Cable & Cotton asked me to style up some of their lights for Christmas I couldn’t wait to get started.  I always have a tree in my living room and one in my dining room so I decided to go for two completely contrasting looks and I love that you can choose your own colours…

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