• Etsy finds: prints and patterns

    September 6th 2011 katie

    Some pretty patterned finds that have caught my eye on Etsy lately… These woollen cushion covers with a Navajo pattern by Little Byrd Vintage look so cosy. Delicious screenprinted linen/cotton blended fabrics – ready-made into bags and pouches, if you wish – from bookhou at home. I’m smitten with Jane Foster‘s colourful Scandinavian designs, especially…

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  • Chocolate tasting at Paul A Young

    August 27th 2011 katie

    It’s good to have friends in high places, especially if those places are chocolatey.. and I happen to have a friend whose partner is co-owner of amazing London-based chocolatier Paul A. Young. We were invited to a last-minute chocolate tasting night on Thursday and jumped at the chance. If you haven’t heard of Paul A…

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  • Two new Etsy prints

    August 13th 2011 katie

    Two new prints have just been added to my Etsy shop! They’re both inspired by my growing collection of vintage ephemera, particularly Victorian newspaper advertising. First, a poster featuring text that I came across while reading Just My Type, a fascinating book about the history of fonts. It was written as a manifesto by eminent…

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  • Vintage on Etsy UK, part 2

    June 24th 2011 katie

    Another round-up of lovely vintage goodies from Etsy sellers here in the UK. The Laughing Songbird has a focus on animalia, with some curios and cute Scandi-style homeware thrown in. Ladylike homewares from ‘spinster sisters’ Maud and Mabel Bright and colourful retroness from gennamaria, with some upcycled jewellery and even a kitty cat too! (I…

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  • Boot sale buys

    April 26th 2011 katie

    The icing on the cake of a lovely Easter weekend at my parents’ was visiting the local Chelford Car Boot – second-biggest in the UK, apparently – and picking up these bargains. A super8 cine camera, complete with original case and instructions – no idea if it’s working but it’s a pretty object anyway. Plus…

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  • Pretty seed packets

    April 15th 2011 katie

    …never thought I’d use that subject line, but it’s true in this case, non? From the fabulous Brooklyn-based Hickoree’s: making mundane goods desirable since, ah, whenever they opened up shop. Share this entry with this shortURL: http://whatkatiedo.es/seeds

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  • Hangin’ out at Conran

    April 8th 2011 katie

    Oh, you know, just hanging out in Sir Terence Conran’s apartment at sunset… … no, the man himself wasn’t even there! This was an event put on by mydeco.com to celebrate their third birthday, and they hosted it in the Conran building down at London Bridge. The building comprises offices for all of Conran’s outputs…

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  • Pretty pots

    April 2nd 2011 katie

    A pretty new teapot and vase for the kitchen, found in The Ark, a little gem of a homeware/gift shop on an unlikely stretch of Kingsland Road. It stocks Orla Kiely, Rob Ryan, Joseph Joseph.. a proprietor with good taste. Plus these were both under £10! Oh, and the table runner is from H&M Home.…

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  • Habitat spring/summer

    March 30th 2011 katie

    It might have turned grey outside again, but these colourful new products from Habitat’s Spring/Summer collection have put me into a chirpy mood… Check out the rest of the new collection here. Share this entry with this shortURL: http://whatkatiedo.es/habitatss

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  • Liberty’s Dining Room

    March 24th 2011 katie

    I was invited to Liberty on Monday morning to check out their new Dining and Outdoors collections. Could there possibly be a nicer way to start the week than roaming my favourite department store out of hours to gaze at pretty pottery and eat yummy breakfast nibbles? Nope, don’t think so. Photos above c/o LibertyThe…

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  • Thrift-ola!

    March 17th 2011 katie

    Goodness me, will you just look at all the lovely things for sale over on brand new online vintage shop Thrift-ola? Thrift-ola is the brainchild of the talented Leona from ex-jewellery label Lady Luck Rules OK and Brick Lane shoppe Superette. She’s moved her business ventures away from crafting towards her lifelong love of thrifting,…

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  • Japanese stationery

    March 10th 2011 katie

    One of my favourite things about running my little Etsy shop is packaging up my orders to send. Mostly because I get to crack out the Japanese sticky tape that I collect and hoard obsessively… I scanned some in for your viewing pleasure. And how sweet is this little post-it-note cat – the package even…

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  • Tea time art

    February 18th 2011 katie

    Now that our new kitchen is very nearly done, I’m scouting out some art for the walls. With our rather minimal white units and grey tiles we need something bright to make it pop into life. Mid-century Scandinavian inspired prints by Restyle on Etsy. Love the colour palettes here! Lovely textural cuppa tea gocco print…

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