Brighton home buys

February 4th 2013

Brighton home buys

I brought back a few souvenirs for the house from Brighton, and gave the fireplace yet another rearrange…

Brighton home buys

I was happy to spot the Cable & Cotton shop in Brighton as I’d been hovering over the ‘buy’ button on their website for a while, after seeing their lovely bespokely-coloured bauble lights on Kerry’s blog. The shop’s a fun experience where you can fill a basket with your selection of colours from the containers, then you receive your appropriately-sized fairylight cable at the till. We picked some tones of yellow and grey to sit in our non-functional fireplace and make it feel a bit more cosy.

Brighton home buys

I’ve got a bit of a thing for West German / lava / studio pottery at the moment – again I blame blogs for kicking off this obsession, namely Fat Cat whose collection I’ve been coveting for a while. They remind me a little of the stuff my parents and aunt had when I was growing up, so there’s a certain nostalgia to my fondness for it. Sadly (or perhaps a bit luckily) it’s not Josh’s aesthetic cup of tea at all so I can’t go mad and buy loads to throw onto every spare bit of shelf, but I think a few selected pieces in more muted tones look great.

Brighton home buys
Brighton home buys

I got the Colin Pearson stoneware goblets from the Marina Car Boot for a fiver, and the brown tenmoku vase and candle dish from the Kemp Town Flea Market, £9 for the two.

Comments (4)

  • Michelle

    February 4th 2013 at 2:55 pm

    The bauble lights look fantastic, and make me wish my fireplace wasn’t functional!

  • Claire

    February 4th 2013 at 9:27 pm

    What a nice fireplace! It looks lovely with the new items. I’d seen those lights on a different blog, when they’d been purchased in France. I’d resigned myself to the fact that they probably weren’t available in the U.S., but I clicked over to the Cable & Cotton link anyway, just to tempt myself. Imagine my surprise/delight when I saw a link to their U.S. site! So, thank you for making that possible, in your own way.

    I don’t believe those owls are new purchases, but they are so cute!

  • Lucy Ryder Richardson

    February 5th 2013 at 8:46 am

    Hi Katie
    please can you send me your email and full name so I can put you on the press list for our next midcentury modern show X Lucy

  • Kim

    February 5th 2013 at 10:05 am

    I love those string lights! Been coveting the brightly coloured ones for a while now, thought about them for above the bed but I’m leaning towards them as part of my ‘neon and grey’ office scheme ;)

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