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Beckie Gregory

Delightful Finds, Home & Interiors

Heavenly Homes – Velvet Sofas

November 3, 2011

Afternoon and I hope you are all well? I am moving house after Christmas and am starting to think about new sofas – very exciting! I have always loved and wanted a velvet sofa and think this time I am going to ignore my (small) practical side and just go for it! You only live once after all!

Heavenly Homes today is all about velvet sofas and how fabulous they can look in your home – a real statement piece and focus of a room. I have been looking at lots of different shapes and colours and here are a few of my favourites. I love this gorgeous grey one seen on Dying of Cute.

I think that velvet sofas are definitely something that look great with colour. How cool is this aqua one seen on Pink Wallpaper.

I really like the shape of this one (seen on Anthropologie) although perhaps not right the colour for my living room. Although I have not actually chosen what the colours are going to be! Knowing me – I will find THE sofa and build everything around that!

I love this pink one too (seen on Belle Maison) and think something like this would be perfect for my Delightful Office with a bigger one for the living room!

This green one is really pretty (seen on Horchow) and I love that big mirror too!

Totally love this purple one (seen on Belle Maison) which is strange as I am only lately liking purple! I want a chandelier in my living room too!

This emerald beauty (seen on Je Suis Mignonne) is another one that would be perfect for my Delightful Office!

What do you think – do you love them too?! Anyone got one? How practical are they?! Not that a negative response would stop me, hehe!

I think I may really struggle choosing – I want them all!

Have a good afternoon and I will be back tomorrow 🙂 xx

Antics of Me

Wonderful Words – Life is Too Short

November 1, 2011

Good morning and I hope you all had a spooky Halloween?!

I think wherever you are and whatever age you happen to be, there will always be negative people around you who make your life unhappy at certain times. But what I have realised lately is that they “make your life unhappy… if you let them!”

Life is too short to let insignificant people take one happy minute away from you and this applies to any issue you may have – negative or nasty people like mine or perhaps work problems or relationship issues etc. I know my biggest problem is that I tend to over think things and give the people/issue too much of my time – which naturally makes it all seem much worse!

Sometimes when you have things on your mind, the simplest things can sort you out – for me it was having lunch with one of my lovely and very wise friends who simply said the things I already knew – these people are not important, they do not deserve your time – absolutely right 🙂

It also reminds me seeing these pretty little printed reminders, which is why I wanted to share them with you. Remember – the things that worry us do not, most of the time, need to worry us quite so much as they do.

What do you think? Is the thinking about things too much bit ringing true to you?! What sorts you out when you are upset or worrying about something too much?

Have a lovely Tuesday and I shall be back soon 🙂 xx

Images via Bits of Wisdom and She Takes Flight.

Antics of Me, Travel

Delightful Places – Arundel

October 31, 2011

Afternoon all – how has your Halloween Monday been so far?

On Sunday my husband and I had a little outing to Arundel – a gorgeous little town in West Sussex full of antique shops, restaurants, cafes, galleries and it even has its own Castle!

One of the best things for me are the antique shops – I love just wandering around looking at all of the bits and pieces and trying to guess where they have come from and where they once lived.

As a lover of anything pretty I was in my element and not sure where to look first!

I could practically furnish my whole house and garden just from the few small shops in Arundel.

After a bit of shop wandering we stopped for lunch at Butlers Restaurant – we both had a lovely Sunday roast and built up some energy for the afternoon wanderings.

My lovely husband also bought me this beautiful antique ring for my birthday whilst we were there – I am so in love with it! It is diamonds and a very very pale green/aqua tourmaline gemstone on a gold ring – I must admit that tourmaline is not a stone I really knew that much about, but I have done a bit of research since and it sounds fabulous. The main thing though is that it looks great and sparkles away – which is perfect for the magpie in me!

I love that my birthday present is an antique and that it has a life and a story before me! I just wish I could find out exactly where it came from and who wore it… would love to know!

What do you think of Arundel – anyone else been? 🙂 xx

Antics of Me, Delightful Finds, Too Cute

Too Cute on Halloween

October 31, 2011

Happy Halloween 🙂

Happy Monday and Happy Halloween! I hope everyone had a great weekend and loved the extra hour in bed?! What did you all get up to – anything exciting? Apart from my Sunday trip to Arundel (more about that this afternoon) I also watched Paranormal Activity 2 last night and it was SCARY! Looking forward to seeing the third this week at the cinema!

As you know my first post of the week is always something cute to brighten up your Monday morning and today is no different – except for adding a bit of Halloween to the cuteness!

The super cute kitten pic was seen on Here Be Witches and the piglet filled pumpkin from BBC News.

So, its official… as of today I am now in my thirties! I have decided to just embrace it (!) so no more moaning from me! I will start my embracing with presents – hope my hubby has got something like this in store – I best go and find out!

Have a happy Halloween and I shall be back this afternoon 🙂 xx

Present filled car image via on bluepoolroad.

Delightful Finds

Delightful Finds – Charlene Soraia

October 30, 2011

Good morning and I hope you are all enjoying your Sunday morning? I am just catching up with a bit of blogging whilst husband is watching the Indian Grand Prix in the background. We are off shortly to Arundel, so more about that later.

I am in love with the new Charlene Soraia song, called Wherever You Will Go – you may have heard it on the new Twinings (tea) advert?

It is so beautiful – I really reccomend you just take a few minutes to listen to it. I am listening to it a lot!

Her album Moonchild is released on 21 November, but you can download this song on iTunes now if you are like me and can’t wait that long!

I have a bit of a habit of playing songs I like to death! Can’t help it – if I like a song, I want to hear it over and over! 🙂 xx

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