Sunday, 16 March 2014

Picture this

Sari Frames c/o Mimosa Street
Rocha. John Rocha double frame

It has been a whole month since I've last updated Kimi and me. I have spent the last month settling into the bungalow that I now call home. I have been buying small bits and bobs and decorating, to make it feel like mine. It took no time at all to feel at home here. So this post feels very appropriate, as I have been trawling online for pretty homeware and accessories recently, and have found so much that I loved.

The three Sari frames (above) are from the new online store Mimosa Street. The items available are sourced directly from small independent suppliers, artists and designers, which is great to know.

'... beauty and quality are at the heart of everything we do, we believe that where something comes from matters too.' 

Mimosa street have many lovely and unique ethically-sourced items from around the world.  I was taken by the glass vases, tea lights and carafes - all fair trade and made from recycled glass (note; a glass bottle will take more than a million years to bio-degrade). This really is 'eco chic'.
These darling Sari frames will be used to remember happy times. I have put a cinema ticket in one - I kept the ticket as I had a really great time that day. These frames are not simply for photographs, but can be used to frame keep sakes, such as - fabrics, flyers, passport pics, pressed flowers, quotes, doodles, washi tape - to name a few. I have untied one of the fabric loops, to personalize it further I plan to use pretty ribbon to hang the frame from my jewellery tree.

The Rocha. John Rocha double frame opens and closes in the same way as the Sari frames. I purchased this in the Debenhams sale, as it is a modern and chic design. It came with the lace insert, a detail I adore. I have chosen to frame my favourite vintage picture. The black and white photograph is of my mum when she was a little girl. I think she looks so adorable and sweet, paddling in the sea. It really does bring a smile to my face.

The frames, above, are a welcome addition to my collection and it's great to be able to frame memories new and old. This spring, I plan to take more pictures and make the most of the sunshine and scenery.

I hope you have enjoyed reading. It was nice to have a break from blogging and come back with a fresh outlook. I found Tori's post and new header extremely inspiring in this sense. Have you ever taken a break from your blog?


  1. i really like this!

    xx, rebecca

  2. Eep, I love buying bits and pieces for my flat! I also keep lots of keepsakes and mementos, I think I'm overly sentimental hehe! xxx

  3. I love those little frames, I have a million things I could put in them

  4. I'm soooo glad youre settling in to your new home just fine :) even though I'm still waiting for a dm back...hint hint! or an email will do just fine :) take your pick but I wanna hear all about the move & EVERYTHING! :D xxxx

  5. Oooh I love those frames! I'll definitely have to check out that site - it sounds right up my ally :)

    I took a break last year for a few weeks and it does always bring you back with a fresh mindset and motivation.

    Best wishes, Danielle.

  6. What did I say about your being an angel?

    It's so wonderful to have you back, though I admit taking a breather (as I unintentionally did!) does kind of do wonders for the blogging soul! Love these frames - I don't have enough 'nice' ones in the flat (and by that I mean all the ones I do have are cheapies and mis-match in a bad way!) and you've absolutely made me want to right this wrong!


  7. This is such a lovely idea! I have all my keep sakes in a box under my bed, and it really seems like a waste! Hope you're settling in to the new place okay, would love to see what other pieces you have bought to make it feel like home :) xx

  8. Oh, these are so cute!! You could do all sorts with the larger ones. You could have dried flowers with your pictures, that would be pretty.

    I hope you are loving your new home, can't wait to start seeing some pictures- hinty hint.

    Emma x

  9. Happy new home to you!!
    This is gorgeous, I have all my happy memories stuffed into the corner of a bookcase, this is MUCH nicer than that.
    It's lovely to have you back too, I haven't taken a break from mine yet...but I am getting blog fatigue slowly but surely, maybe a tiny break is in order soon.
    M x Life Outside London

  10. They are so cute! Hope you are very happy in your new home :)

    Debi x

  11. Ah love these frames and I'm so glad you're settling in well to your new home! I think taking a break from blogging is important. Blogging is a very personal.thing and sometimes it is good to take stock of what you do and let yourself feel free for a while. I have done an unintentional.week off due to family stuff...but I'm keen to get back to it now! X

  12. how pretty!
    I hope you've settled in just fine :) I'd love to live in a bungalow you lucky lady! xx

  13. So pretttyyyy!

  14. I am in love with these frames! You have such a gorgeous style xxx