Saturday, 26 January 2013

I won! Pretty Dandy/Kat Got The Cream Giveaway

Yippee! I found out just a few weeks after Christmas I won a fantastic giveaway over on Kat Got the Cream blog - a £25 voucher to spend at the wonderful Pretty Dandy - a gorgeous new online interiors boutique which specialises in beautiful handmade, vintage and new designers home accessories.

It was so hard to choose what to get, the vintage crockery on the site is amazing, but really there's only so many teacups and pyrex a girl can fit in her kitchen cupboards (or maybe I should just put up some more shelves?!) So I decided to get something we would really use and need in our house. I'm not sure if I posted about it but in the summer we bought our first house, and lets just say it's definitely a 'project', and one thing that I can't wait to get stuck into when it gets a bit warmer is the garden. So I decided that the main purchase would be this beautiful handpainted birdhouse. I would have taken a picture of it in our garden as it s now, but frankly it's such a state that it really doesn't do this gorgeous little home any justice so here is the picture from the website - I think it's going to be the starting point to our first family garden, and I can't wait to see it being used!

The next thing I chose what this set on coasters which I love, I always love a bit of geometric imagery on things, and I think these are the perfect accompaniment to our charity shop Ercol coffee table (get me!) They're the most gorgeous quality melamine topped wood with a felt base, and I just know they're going to be something we love using for a very long time. Check out their the Pretty Dandy website to see more of their wonderful gifts.

And for those of you who aren't familiar with Kat Got The Cream blog, here I would like to introduce you to the lovely Kathryn! The blog features gorgeous thrifty finds, creative projects and her style posts, which I love. The blog is really happy, and I love to have a long read of all her recent posts on a Saturday morning when I have some baby free time and a large cuppa on the go.

Excitingly she's just about to start a new business designing and making childrenswear and accessories. If you take a peek at her blog she has some photographs of some of the types of clothes she'll be selling and they just looks so comfy, practical and beautiful (definitely something I will have to buy for Delilah!) This little top and bloomers are my favourites, I adore the fabrics she's chosen and the shapes are perfect too. I look forward to her online shop opening!


Thanks so much to Kathryn and Pretty Dandy for the amazing giveaway!xxx


  1. Oh I love the little birdhouse - it will be something you all enjoy and I bet Delilah will grow up having really fond memories of it over the years. Good choice Missus!

    And, as a side comment, thank you sooooo much for the shout out, especially your lovely comments on my childrenswear. I am really touched and thrilled that someone with your design talent likes what I am doing. It means a lot so thanks again! K x

  2. What a good choice for your give a way especially that bird box. Maybe you could join in with the RSPB Big Garden Watch this weekend. I'm sure with a super duper box like that the birds will flock to it.......xx

  3. Thanks Kathryn - you're so welcome, it really does look like such a beautiful collection.

    And Linda, oh I didn't know about the RSPB big garden watch, I'm going to have a look up on the internet now :) Hope you're well xxx

  4. Ooooh, lovely. I love Kat's blog too. :)