Friday, 19 October 2012

Styling Details



Resin Dipped Mushrooms etc...

The brilliant Mary Portas has done,
 and continues to do, more than her fair share
 in raising awareness of the British High Street,
 and the importance of supporting small businesses.
 Great Missenden is emerging
 as a shining example of local, independent
 shops opening up and not only surviving, but thriving. 

Here are a few purchases I made
 a couple of weeks ago-some books and frames
 from the charity shops (which I also used for an earlier post here
and some gorgeous resin dipped mushrooms
 that I found in one of our brilliant home and gift shops 'Big Sky'. 































                                                                   Made of foam!






Big Sky, Great Missenden, Bucks,  HP16 0AL. 
 Tel:  01494 864025


30 comments:

  1. I love your styling and photography! I'm particularily swooning over your second shot of the mushrooms xxx

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    1. Thank you my lovely-I really appreciate it ;-)) xx

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    1. Petra-it's always so great to hear from you-thanks so much for always making the effort to comment x

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  3. wow, I think these are my favourites so far - absolutely stunning. I agree with Toni about shot no 2. x

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    1. Thanks a million Geraldine and for your continued lovely comments x

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  4. Hey Caroline - I adore the mushrooms, and your styling - FAB :) Hope you have a fab weekend - we thoroughly enjoyed London, can't wait to go back:)
    Axx

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    1. Hi sweetie :-))) I'm so pleased you had a wonderful time in London with your gorgeous girls! Maybe one day we should do a house swap!!xx

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  5. Mary Portas - goodness that woman is a human dynamo! I really adore all these pieces - the mug is lovely and I'm left wondering what exactly the ceramic thing is in the 5th picture - it has a very wonderful texture to it.

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    1. Isn't she just amazing! We love her programmes-so inspiring-what a lady! Well, I'm not too sure what the ceramic thing is either-I just loved the fact it was so tactile!! Have a great week x

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  6. You are so talented, Caroline; both your photography and styling is so effortless. The ceramic mug looks especially great next to the rough texture of the bark, which also feels very seasonal. Love it! xx

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    1. Honestly-thanks a million Will-I'm just loving learning (is that shocking English?!)how to use my camera. Have decided to save up for a day course-maybe at Missenden Abbey-it's still mainly guesswork with me, so to get such a lovely comment really means a lot-thank you :-))xx

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  7. Hi Caroline, yes Mary Portas, what a woman!!! I've loved seeing her shows over here, very inspiring. I agree with Will you are very talented, love your pics and styling.

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    1. THANK YOU Catherine-I'm a bit blown away with so many lovely comments. :-)))x

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  8. I love the shift that we're having, supporting local small businesses, foods etc - such a wonderful time to live and realise mistakes of the past. I've said it before but you're such a great stylist Caroline! Mel x

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    1. I agree Mel-I hope we manage to bring small shops and businesses back to life-slowly, but surely-huge supermarket chains really don't help, but I have to admit to shopping in them as much as the next person... Thank you so much for your lovely comment again-it does mean a lot. Have a great week-even though your first day's coming to an end now!! :-)

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  9. Hello lovely - it's been too long! Love the first shot and the one with the blue cup - gorgeous colours and mood for me. Looking forward to catching up with you soon xxx

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  10. Can't wait to catch up Ursula! You've been a very busy bee! Xx

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  11. Oh, these are beautiful! I'm with Will. That shot is my fav...
    I also really like the oil painting you used as background, works wonders!

    Look forward to seeing you in November x

    Yes to Mary Portas!!!

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    1. Thanks lovely! The painting was on it's way yo the tip, so I nabbed it-aren't the colours gorgeous!! I do love a bit of old junk raiding! See u soon xx

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  12. I think Mary is smart and spot on, she’s great and I love her style and confidence!
    love watching all her TV shows - I even bought a FAB navy trench coat from her range for ‘House of Fraser’ online!
    Great collection of objects, beautiful photos!!

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    1. Hi Anastasia! Gosh-she's so popular! And as for HOF-one of my favourite shops-we got one in our town a couple of years ago and I love it! Thanks so much for stopping by again :-)

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  13. Hello,

    My daughter is going to London today and I wounder if you have any tips when it comes to interior design?

    Thank you so much!

    /Sofia

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    1. Hi Sofia! I just sent you a rambling email-let me know if it doesn't come through! :-)

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  14. I love how you combined wood, mushrooms, blue hues and shells and thus combined an earthen topic with a maritime twist. It's the styling counterpart of the gourmet choice 'Mare i Monti' :-)

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    1. Igor-thank you! And what a brilliant description!!! :-))

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  15. Saw your note that you like Dutch design, but I like your styling! Love your post. Maybe see you on the 6th in London? Look forward to meeting you! Best wishes, Trinske

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    1. Thank you Trinske and yes see you on the 6th Trinske-make sure we keep an eye out for eachother! I will email you! :-)

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    1. Thanks so much Mark and for stopping by:-)

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