Friday, February 20, 2015

Pretty Little Things | New Additions To My Home ♥

From reading my blog you may know that I love anything vintage inspired, shabby chic themed or with a whimsical element to it. I have been trying to make my home much more to my taste in recent weeks, I have been updating the soft furnishings and picking up little ornaments and decorations to tie everything together and make my shelves and surfaces look even prettier. Having some beautiful things on display really brightens up the place, plus I love looking at them all. I recently picked up some beautiful pieces from The Handpicked Collection (who sadly are no longer trading). I was seriously spoilt for choice whilst browsing the site and I have my eye on a few more picks from there too so expect another post like this sometime soon. Let me show you what I got...


Firstly, I picked up the most beautiful and whimsical bookends I have ever seen in my life, the Once Upon A Time Bookends - aren't they amazing? I wanted to keep these and put them in my room with my Alice in Wonderland books but I thought they looked rather sweet with my sons Beatrix Potter, Guess How Much I Love You and vintage fairytales book instead, don't you agree? I love the font style and the cameos of the prince, princess and the castle. They are such pretty things and great for putting our most treasured books on display. These bookends are now only £17.50 too, such a bargain and a great addition to my home.

 I've had my eye on the Rabbit Night Light for quite awhile now so I thought it was high time that I picked it up. This is also in my sons room (that boy gets the best things) as he loves having lots of night lights on as he goes to sleep. I think it's such a sweet little thing and it fits in well with a lot of the rabbit themed items he has on display in his room.
 
 I had seen these Handmade Felt Animal Slippers - Finlay Fox a long time ago in a shop up the country and regretted leaving them behind ever since so I was delighted to see them on The Handpicked Collection website. They are stunning and I love the felt material they are made out of. Every part of the fox is done to perfection with his whiskers, wiry tail and pointy ears. I got these slippers in size 4-5 so they will go on display on my sons shelf for awhile, although I don't know if I could ever let him wear them, they're too special for everyday wear I think.

 Finally, I had wanted some little glass milk bottles for awhile now, just for the whimsy of drinking from them really, I knew my son would love the novelty of drinking from a straw from a bottle so when I saw the School Milk Bottle Crate I just had to get it. When this arrived it really took me back, we used to have milk from bottles like this in primary school. The little metal crate they come in is super sweet too and perfect for keeping them safe from breakage. They are now in display in my kitchen and are actually perfect for putting flowers in too for a vintage style display - I love them!

The Handpicked Collection has so many gorgeous products to offer and their gift ideas are just beautiful (my birthday is just over two weeks away if anyone is taking note...) and everything is so reasonably priced too - a big winner with my thrifty self. When I have a garden with a tree I need to get the Traditional Tree Swing, I just think it is the loveliest thing ever, it reminds me of those makeshift swings we used make with discarded pieces of wood and rope as children.

Do you like my new pretty little things?
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  1. I love your pretty little things! Especially the Once Upon A Time Bookends, they're gorgeous! I'd love to put some of my favourite books on display in them :)

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    1. Thank you Tea! I had to put Tyler Lee's books in them because they are so special and some of my favourites too :)

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    2. How adorable! I love the Peter Rabbit theme. This makes me think of the rabbit lamp that my daughter has in her room. :)

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  2. I also love vintage - and books and bookends and all that you have here and oh my gosh the little slippers are adorable - I took a look at the site for fun!!

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  3. Amazing decor. Love it. I need to tidy up my book shelf and decorate it more. meant to do that ages ago.

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  4. Oh my goodness, so beautiful!! I love it all! And the tree swing!!! *Swoon*

    Hayley
    Sparkles & Stretchmarks

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  5. These items are gorgeous! I myself would love to have that rabbit nightlight!

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  6. Those are gorgeous bookends, I absolutely adore them. I need a set for myself!

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  7. Ah I love Peter Rabbit, a fantastic classic to any child's bedroom. I'm heading to a baby shower tomorrow and I bought the Peter Rabbit book for the baby's main gift. :)

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  8. I love, love, love those bookends. This is all so cute.

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  9. They are really adorable and cute!!I really like them and i love rabbits!!! <3 <3 <3

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  10. Those book ends are so magical! I love them. .. and those fox boots! Gahh, I love these new additions :)

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  11. I love those book ends! They would be so perfect for my son's book shelf.

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  12. These are sooo cute! I really want to buy some book ends for my little sister's room and these are perfect <3

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  13. You've got me curious about the Handpicked Collection. I'm headed over to take a look! :)

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  14. Those bookends are absolutely gorgeous. I would love to have a set of those as well.

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  15. Oh gosh! your photos take me back to the time I was fixing my daughter's baby 'space'. It was a tiny area but enough to decorate it with the same shabby chicness that you shared. :) I definitely wish I had those book ends you featured!

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  16. I love the fairy tale type theme. Peter Rabbit was one of my favorite characters when I was little, my grandmother read it all the time. You picked up some really great stuff!

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  17. These are all so cute. I love the book ends. I would love to decorate a baby's room again.

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  18. I absolutely love the 'Once Upon a Time' book end, and how it's 'The End' on the other side! Those Finley Fox animal slippers are toooo cute!

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  19. I sooo want those book ends! I need them for my daughter's room. They are too cute.

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  20. Ok I'm absolutely loving that once upon a time book end!!!! We are doing my daughters room princess theme and that would be amazing in her room!

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  21. I love all the items you picked definitely love how you have decorated them. I love the rabbit and the bookends most.

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  22. It looks like you and I have very similar taste, only I'm not able to keep a lot of my pretty things due to two toddlers who seem to love them just as much as I do :P
    Those milk bottles are super cute and I think the book ends are my fave.
    Great photos!

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  23. That is so cute. I adore the book holder. I need to get something like that for my girls' rooms.

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