Okay, so first things first, apologies for not blogging for a week, but the reason is that I have just moved in with my boyfriend James and that was a 90 mile move, and so along with looking for a new job and arranging the Northern Blogger Meet Up, things have been a bit hectic.
I love love love mini, cute things and when doing my weekly food shop in Marks and Spencers recently and finding the cutest miniature bread rolls, I couldn’t wait to have a cute Afternoon Tea with my new Katie Alice Afternoon Tea Set. In my little set I got a gorgeous side plate, a beautiful ‘proper’ tea cup with matching, but not matching (you will see what I mean when you see the pictures) saucer – all in a beautiful mismatched ditsy yellow floral and polka dot pattern.
The tea set is made from fine bone china and feels really precious and dainty but also strong so that it won’t break. I feel such a lady drinking my honey and chamomile tea from my teacup – it is kind of like playing teasets when you were a little girl.
The Katie Alice range is sold in many different stores as well as online and comes in so many beautiful patterns and themes. The main website http://www.creative-tops.com shows the whole range but you are not able to purchase from this site. The Afternoon Tea Set is £20 which isn’t the cheapest tea set around but the quality is amazing and they look so so pretty that I don’t even like putting them away in the cupboard, I love having my teacup and saucer on display!
Hope you are all well and enjoying your bank holiday weekend! – The last one til Christmas YIKES!
Mr Curtis of Mr Curtis Designs is an artist and musician working in Edinburgh. He is a full-time tattoo artist, a part-time oil painting still life artist, a part time graphic designers, a part-time jewellery designer and a part-time double bass player! Phew! Mr Curtis has learned how to bend the fabric of time in order to in so many artistic endeavours.
We were lucky enough to receive some of his amazing tattoo-inspired jewellery. Mr Curtis Designs produce an array of accessories, jewellery and mugs, each themed on popular tattoo designs such as the English rose, love hearts and animals.
One of the sets that we received was the Sewing Machine Necklace and Cotton Reel Earring Set. Each jewellery item is made from printed acrylic, and this necklace has an amazingly designed old-fashioned sewing machine on it. The acrylic is cut to the shape of the picture too and the earrings are cute little matching cotton spools. I love the fact that each piece has such a cool vintage look to it and the colours are dark but able to go with most colours at the same time.
The other piece that we received was the Vintage Rose Teacup Necklace. If you love tea, then this one is for you! It is a tattoo art style necklace printed acrylic pendant on a metal chain, and is again cut to the shape of the beautiful teacup. The pendant measures 5cm by 4cm and the chain is 46cm. The pendant is waterproof, scratchproof and the design won’t peel off. I love the colours on this teapot necklace as they are light and bright and will be suitable each season.