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My Favourite finds - Autumn 2017 November 11, 2017 19:58

Autumn is well and truly upon us. We can hibernate until Spring, wishing away the coming months to welcome the sun again, or embrace the comfy cosiness that Autumn brings.

One sure way to achieve this, is to introduce a bit a faux fur into your home. Faux fur is huge this season, and there are some absolute smashers around. Here are a couple of my favourites :

Faux fur bench from Maisons du Monde £108

This Ikea rug  is a steal at  £10! Buy two and drape one over a chair.         


The fabulous brand Selfish Mother, have teamed up with Save the Children, with a different celebrity designing each sweatshirt. This is definitely going on my Christmas list, and with 50% of the retail price going straight to Save the Children, not only do they look the part, but they are raising a huge amount for this amazing charity. It's sure to keep the autumn chill away, and looks super cool too.

They are £50 and available here


I've been lusting after these fabulous Charley Harper Flock Of Birds stickers for a while now , and have just ordered them hoping they'll work in the bathroom? Not sure how they'll hold up with the steam, but they can always fly off to our bedroom. 

I love Charley Harper designs, his unique minimalist style is unmistakable. We have his amazing flamingo and Heron  already available in lampshades, but have two new stunning designs to add over the coming weeks...


 Another fun purchase this week, is these fabulous light switch stickers. I've bought them for little miss, and as she's always wanting to re-do her bedroom (definitely her mothers daughter) these are perfect!


There's nothing quite like a spanking new, crisp set of bedding to snuggle under, and as my thoughts turn to cosying up our bedroom, this set from Mini Moderns is top of my list. I'm a huge fan of all things Mini Moderns, but this Darjeeling print has to be my most favourite!

 My final favourite, is a brand new addition to hunkydory home for autumn. I'm keeping this one myself, I absolutely love it! This little beauty has a photoshoot this week, so will be available next week on the website. We've also some fabulous new lamp bases coming soon too, I'm sooo excited for these, they're the same as our handmade solid oak bases, but with a new look!

I'm off now for snuggles with my girl, cosying up in front of the fire with a hot chocolate. I love autumn...


Week 12: My favourite finds June 18, 2015 11:00

Paul Thurlby Alphabet Print
Well hello you print of most gorgeousness! I love Paul Thurlby's style and I WANT, WANT, WANT his ABC123 Print, it's £90.00 so if you could all be so kind and purchase a few more lampshades I might be able to treat myself.
The next room on the 'to be decorated' list is our spare bedroom and I was chuffed to find these fabulous Helena Springfield curtains half price in the sale this week.  They are just the colours and style I was looking for (very Orla-esque don't you think?).
As a mum to an 8 year old girl who played the Frozen soundtrack on repeat for several months, this cute indoor plant pot made me smile when I saw it in John Lewis , it may also become a spare room addition. 
Hexagon Cork Coasters
These hexagon coasters have such lovely summery colours, they're almost too pretty to use.  Available from Etsy.
Lemon yellow & paradise blue stool by Rose in April
Such bright, happy colours on this lovely little stool by Rose In April available from Sisters Guild.

Week 11: My favourite finds June 8, 2015 19:42

Bibu Flamingo Print
I've been a fan of Bibu's cushions for a long time and was excited to see that they've now released a range of wall prints.  I'm finding it tricky to decide which is my favourite, it's a close call between the Flamingo and the Penguin.  See the full range here.
Orla Kiely tray
Yes, I know it's more Orla, but I can't help it I'm a big fan!  This time it's her gorgeous owl design on a tray, available from John Lewis.
I came across these china giraffe vases on Not On The High Street and there's something I like about them, I think they'd look just as good without flowers in which is a bonus because who has flowers ALL of the time?
Finally this week...
This isn't a 'buy' as such but refers to an article I read at Brit and Co about the new trend for painting furniture with a high gloss finish, it's  a refreshing departure from chalk painting which has been absolutely done to death! It seems everyone I know has suddenly gone mad painting anything they can with a chalk finish.... I'm not overly keen on painting furniture, but I love these chairs!

Week 10: My favourite finds May 29, 2015 16:29

Jane Foster Panda Apron 

Eek! Much excitement, one of my favourite designers Jane Foster has just launched a range of kitchen textiles featuring her panda, fox and cat designs.  The panda is most definitely my favourite and available as an apron, oven glove, tea towel and rather fabulous tea cosy!


New York Mural

Isn't this New York wall sticker great , it's a bit pricey at 96 euros but would be a fun statement in a room!

Hedgehog Clock

I found this super cute bamboo wood hedgehog wall clock by Owl & Otter over on Folksy, their otter clock is rather lovely too  (I do love a good Folksy browse!).


Rock Mugs

These rock mugs by Lydia Leith are great for celebrating a great British summer!  Choose from Brighton, Margate and Blackpool, they're hand decorated in Stoke on Trent and the cheerful colours will look lovely on your kitchen shelves.

Quilt by Hanna Andersson

Finally I came across this lovely quilt from Hanna Andersson, I usually buy clothes for little miss from here but I saw they offer a small homewares range now too.  I love the hand stitched Scandinavia houses on this quilt and think it would look great on a sofa or chair as much as a bed.

Week 9: My favourite finds May 20, 2015 13:32

I came across this lovely Umbrella Cats print  by Bubble Gum Years on The Lost Lanes a lovely site selling works by all sorts of creative people.  It's only £10.49 too so I might have to treat myself.
Perhaps I'm being optimistic, but it's May now and  my thoughts are turning to summer and the idea of lazing in the garden reading a book.  I've wanted a traditional style deckchair for ages and then I saw these in John Lewis the other day. You buy the sycamore frame and then choose a sling to go with it, I particularly like this Nordic Harbour design.
Alice in wonderland pencils
This set of Alice In Wonderland pencils by Pobble and Ping over on etsy is so cute. I love them, the bright colours and fun quotes just cheer me up, and at only £4.99 it's another opportunity to self gift this week!
Ooh, look what's coming soon to Magpie, a new range of retro mix and match homewares called The Modern Home - A-Z of the Atomic Era featuring some of the 20th Century's most iconinc home designs.
Finally, I've admired Olivia Brown's ceramic dog sculptures since I first saw them in the wonderful Fenwick Gallery in Warkworth a few months ago.  Sadly they're a bit too pricey for me to treat myself, but maybe one day I'll be able to commission a sculpture of my poodle pup (if anyone sees Mr Hunky drop him a hint!).

Week 8: My Favourite Finds May 10, 2015 21:09

Donna Wilson Tiger Plate
Little miss loves tigers and so this new bone china Tiger Plate by Donna Wilson caught my eye this week.
Bold & Noble Print
How cool is this Geometric Heart Print by Bold & Noble?  I love it, it's only £45.00 and it's definitely on the wish list!
How cool are these glass water bottles by Faucet Face, just looking at them makes tap water seem more appealing! They're £20 from Bear & Bear and proceeds from sales go to charities aiding those without clear drinking water.
I love all this Mini Moderns enamelware which is coming soon, it's hard to choose my favourite product, but I think it has to be the storage jars, especially the tangerine one!  
Wola Nani Bowl
These striking  papier mache bowls by Wola Nani are handmade using recycled paper products in South Africa by women living with HIV.  I love the bright colours of these sardine can labels, the bowls are available to buy online here.

Week 7: My Favourite Blog & Buy Sale Finds April 23, 2015 13:04

I'm chuffed to have some of my products featured on the Spring Blog & Buy Sale Wishlist and so I thought that this week I'd feature the products from the wish list that I have on mine. 

 I like everything about this upcycled school chair  by Zoo Fest -the style, the colour and the fun illustration. It would fit perfectly in little miss' newly decorated bedroom.


This Father's Day card  by Joanne Hawker struck a chord and made me smile (actually thinking about it I could send this to a few people....).

This Happy Apples Tea Towel by Anna Lindsten is screen printed in Sweden, I love the colours and Scandi feel of it.

Hello Ronnie & Frank the brightest, boldest cats in town - featuring here on a tote bag, by Yoke designs.


This set of 4 coasters by Mel Smith Designs feature the London skyline and can be used individually or lined up to create London Southbank.


Week 6: My Favourite Finds April 13, 2015 19:11

I missed last week as I was off on an Easter break with the family, I hope this week's finds make up for it!
I've always been a fan of Jane Foster and she has some lovely new additions to her range of mugs, I particularly like the Walrus with the Toucan coming a close second!
tea towel
I really like the colour and design on this tea towel by Place In Print. The design is inspired by the geometric brickwork pattern found on the roof of the Crystal Palace Subway, a hidden Victorian space found beneath a busy road.
We're in the middle of decorating little miss' bedroom using bright colours.  I really like these wooden hangers that I found on folksy, they're far too lovely to hide away in the wardrobe - I think this would look great on the wall as a place for me to hang the next day's clothes. 
So it doesn't fall into the homewares category, BUT I would wear it in the home so I'm letting this one through.  I love this Viking t-shirt from Love It Love It Love It  (this fab kidswear company also does a few adult pieces now too), I might just need this in my life this summer.
Anorak is another one of my favourite brands, my Kissing Robins bag is always receiving compliments and I recently purchased the Kissing Horses bedding.  I frequently visit their website to see what new additions they have and I just came across this fun Kissing Rabbits snack box  I think it might work well for little miss' packed lunch.

Week 5: My Favourite Finds April 1, 2015 07:22

Ingela Storage Tins
I've always loved a spot of Ingela Arrenhius' work, and so when I came across these fabulous storage tins I knew they'd have to go straight on the wish list. They're only £12.95 for a set of 3 - I think they'll be great for storing nik naks in little miss' room.
Folksy bedding
This lovely Folk bedding from MADE is another spy for little miss' room this week.  We're currently decorating and I think a freshly decorated bedroom always needs some lovely new bedding, this colourful set will fit perfectly with the look and feel of her room (but we'll probably have the triangles on top!).
Jonathan Adler Cushions
I love the colours in these needlepoint cushions from Jonathan Adler, featuring city names they use a traditional technique in a very contemporary way.
Plastic woven mat
We've recently acquired a puppy which is making flooring decisions practical rather than aesthetic, I do believe you can have both though and I rest my case with these fantastic woven plastic rugs from Sweden.  This one has a definite touch of Orla about it, but there are lots of designs so it's going to be difficult to choose.
Tulip coasters
Finally I found these lovely bright Tulip coasters over on Folksy I love the colour and Scandi inspired print and at only £15.00 I could possibly treat myself this Easter to a set!

Week 4: My favourite finds March 17, 2015 09:58

I've been a fan of Quirk & Rescue for a while, their love of colour and retro pattern obviously appeals to me, I especially love these Decades of Sound cushions so much fun, I think they'd be great for teenager's bedrooms.
These light boxes from Rockett St George  make me smile, I'm just trying to work out where in my home I could put one.
This Olivia tableware is new from Danish design house Superliving, I love the fresh colours and simple design.

I know little miss is probably too old for a mobile, but I'm just planning decorating her room in lovely bright colours and i think this crochet hot air balloon mobile found on Folksy would look great, it's such a happy design.
Finally, I've been hunting high and low for some vinyl flooring for little miss' bathroom, I want something affordable but a bit different from your standard B&Q fare.  I think these Red Circus floor tiles from Zazous might be the answer.

Week 2: My favourite finds March 2, 2015 12:51 1 Comment

I need a footstool in the living room to rest my weary legs on!  I love these beauties from Orwell & Goode but at £300 I better start saving my pennies! 


Samphire Bay is an online store based in Alnwick, Northumberland just up the road from me.  They design lovely prints and have a range of fab screenprinted hessian cushions featuring local sayings, I'm pretty sure 'plodge' is universal though isn't it?



I love this new Nelly wallpaper by Rachel Powell and think it would work really well with our Elephant lampshade.



These bone china mugs  from Alfred & Wilde featuring gold geometric designs are so stylish and would be a lovely addition to my kitchen.




One of my favourite online furniture stores MADE.COM have launched a new kids range, it's full of lovely stuff and I'm sure little miss' room will soon be filling up with pieces. I love the mini version of these kitsch chairs as well as this hexagon bedding.  There's also a whole range of monochrome pieces which would be great for accessorising a teenager's bedroom.




Week 1: My favourite finds February 23, 2015 19:19

Having spent a number of years selling a whole range of home goodies in my store, I still enjoying hunting out new products and keeping them bookmarked for future treats or presents.   I thought the blog would be a good opportunity to share my favourite homeware finds from around the internet each week.

Nautical Laundry Basket

I need a new laundry basket and I love the simplicity of this Nautical Stripe one by the Little Baby Company and it's only £15.95 which isn't bad at all.

Pineapple Night Light

Err hello Pineapple night light, I'm not sure if you'd fit anywhere in my home but I do like you rather a lot!  Looking at the dimensions it's pretty much the same size as the real life fruit, but at around £60 it's a bit pricey for me to buy on a whim!

Gillian Kyle Storage Tins

If you've been familiar with Hunkydory for a while, you'll know I love a Tunnocks teacake, I love these new storage tins from Gillian Kyle , on this occasion I think the Caramel Wafer tin is my favourite though.


House Of Rym CeramicsTHESE mix and match ceramics from House Of Rym, the Drippity Drop design teacup is my current favourite, but I'd love to have the whole collection to show off in my dresser!


 Ahoy Magpie Paper Plates

Ahoy there! These paper plates from Magpie are shouting out for a picnic on the beach (matching paper cups available too) - roll on Spring/Summer.