Tag Archives: Home and Garden

Splurge Vs Conserve….The Results are in

13 Apr

You may recall here I spoke about my wish to have my own desk & area to write/ blog, rather than sitting on the couch with the laptop in my lap. In the last Splurge Vs Conserve I was toing and froing about whether I should splash out on the parsons office desk or save my pennies & go with the micke IKEA desk…Well the time has finally come, drumroll please, I went with the…

MALM Dressing Table from IKEA. I never thought of using a dressing table before but it actually works perfectly for me. It’s sleek so it fits neatly into my little nook & has a drawer for storage so I can keep it uncluttered.

I also added my framed name a memoir from my friends French summer wedding

sLightly Jarred

8 Mar


Hanging Jars by Treasureagain

I have recent obsession with hanging mason jar lights. They are the perfect feature for a summer garden, creating an intimate setting at night. They also happen to look fabulous indoors in a rustic country home alas I currently have neither, but a girl can always dream…Here are some of my favourite picks from Etsy


Three Vintage Ball Mason Jar Hanging Lanterns by Whippoorwheel

Mason Jar Chandelier by BootsNGus

Handcrafted Blue Green Vintage by thebluecabinet

Homely Touches

18 Feb

I want to add some homely touches to our downtown apartment & when I think of home in Ireland, freshly cut flowers come to mind. My mother is a florist & has a natural talent for making the most beautiful flower arrangements to decorate our home. Unfortunately for me I was not blessed with this gene! My time in Toronto has seen the untimely death of my two house plants, in fact the sole survivor of any plant life that has entered our apartment is our fig tree “Arthur”, who is mostly taken care of by my boyfriend.

So for the safety of all innocent flowers out there, I am in search of the silk variety….I think I have found the perfect fit in the silk Hydrangea & Dahlia arrangement above – from Melrose Fields Shop on Etsy

Meet Arthur – Who never gives up!