June 25, 2012

A wedding gift on a budget...


image via Primele on Etsy

I'm a big fan of customised wedding gifts, but with a pricey tropical destination wedding coming up this Spring, the budget for a gift will be a little tight. Thank goodness for Etsy! In celebration of the bride and groom's start to married life, I've chosen a custom calligraphy return address stamp from Letter Be (also try Primele, both on Etsy) and simple gender-neutral notecards to be personalised with the couples' new family name (think "the smiths") from Brown Paper Goods.

image by Letter Be On Etsy
image via Brown Paper Goods on Etsy
And while I was visiting Etsy, I also purchased some gorgeous letterpress wedding cards from Parrott Design Studio...

images by Parrott Design Studio
Now there's nothing to do but daydream about tropical beaches while I wait for everything to arrive in the post!

June 19, 2012

A landscape and a lamb...


So I took a little blogging breather after the bedroom reveal, but life hasn't slowed down at the House on Chambers. The Jennifer Shears landscape is stretched and hung, positioned above a demi-lune linen bench I spotted recently at Two Pairs. We're happy with the result, and Belly the Ragdoll is thrilled with yet another piece of upholstered furniture just for her.

Meanwhile, we've had a new addition to our growing menagerie...



When seeking a good photo, never work with animals or farmers...
This little orphaned lamp came home with Farmer Joe after work one day, and has quickly become the most pampered creature alive. With six daily feeds, a hot water bottle and a position close to the fire at night, Farmer Joe is a little horrified by the indulgence (but everyone else is happy). And the budding friendship between the lamb and Georgia the Corgi has already led to mischief. These two went 'exploring' last week leading to a search by Farmer Joe, who found them some time later playing happily in an irrigated lucerne crop. The lamb got a ride back on the motorbike, and Georgia got a long run home...