Sunday, 4 September 2011

Emily's Guest Post

Hello girls! I'd like to introduce you to my second guest blogger, Emily. (You've probably heard me mention her in a few posts!) I've actually known this girl since college (4 years now!) & she is simply amazing. TAKE IT AWAY EMZ. : D


Hello everyone!!

My name is Emily and I blog over at
"Design and Nonsense".

I love photography, craft and DIY, vintage graphics and giving things a new lease of life! So you'll find a general odd-bod mixture of those things on my blog :-)

I am currently in the middle of a "365 Day Photo Challenge" where I have been posting a photo a day since April and I plan on doing it for a year. It's a great way of keeping up with one of my most-loved hobbies, despite the fact I've been slacking recently; I think I'm around about a week behind!!

I'm also obsessed with interior decorating and styling, and I frequently post DIY tutorials on my blog, usually of various bits of my furniture getting a makeover!

So, in the spirit of all things interior, I have done a little round-up of my favourite things from what I consider to be one of the greatest online marketplaces out in the big wide web- Not On The High Street.

I'm sure plenty of you have experienced the sumptious wonders this site has to offer, but for those of you haven't (and therefore haven't lived yet!) prepare yourselves.
Of course, if you don't get excited over pretty things as easily as I do, then this could fail completely...

Right! First things first, I LOVE lanterns!!
It all started with this one, which I found in TK Maxx of all places and my wonderful mother bought it for me

Pretty, right?!

If ONLY I had more available surfaces, I would fill them up with some of these lovelies:

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If I had my way, I'd fill the house and garden with these :-) And knowing how clumsy I am, probably knock most of them over...I might be a slight fire hazard in my own home!

Now, kitchen stuff. Life is so much better with quirky things for the kitchen and, one day when I get my own, I intend to litter it with such objects :-)

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Aren't those teapots amazing?! (I know what a soft spot Cat has for teapots! :-P)

Finally, for those of you who find running late becoming a regular occurrence, here's a few time-keeping doodads that might help you out!

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Well, that last one might be a bit tricky to read accurately, but look how clever it is! Wouldn't that be great to have on the wall in a hair salon?!

Ooh, I have to mention this...

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I ordered this recently while it was listed at half-price and it should be with me soon! I'm a serial tea-drinker so am super excited :-D

That's all I have to share for now folks! If you haven't already, definitely go and visit Not On The High Street. It offers a huge, huge range of products, not just homeware. For all of you jewellery fans, there are some gorgeous and unique pieces you just won't find in the shops!

I hope you enjoyed my rambling guest post :-) I'd love to see some of you over at "Design and Nonsense"!

Take care everyone!

Emily x


This girl seriously knows me too well.. haha! We both always order tea when we go to Starbucks! : D Thankyou for doing a guest post for me Emz, I'll see you when I get back! : )


  1. wow these are brilliant! i love the lanterns :)



  2. Loved this post! I have a slight obsession with anything lantern-related (I wouldn't even like to hazard a guess as to how many I own!) Also loved the kitchen gadgets!


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