Monday Morning Montage Nov 23

Another wet n windy Monday – and another collection of things I’ve found! It occurred to me this is a foolproof way to get a stylish Christmas present, haha! I’m probably the last female on the planet to have thought of this ploy, but better late than never! Actually my other half has really good taste, but everyone needs a hand sometimes, am I right?

This morning’s compendium of Nice Things is from Folksy, the UK-based designer/crafter showcase site:

Wild At Heart Dress

I’ll start off with this beautiful Wild at Heart handscreen-printed dress from There’s Only One Amy Laws. This Folksy shop has a number of skirts, dresses and blouses,  which are all unique items, and all have a distinct vintage feel, with a simple, but bright and bold aesthetic.

Fingerless Gloves in Grey Aran Wool

Next, something for the cold weather, since it’s gotten distinctly wintry the last few days. I’m not usually a big gloves person, nor a fingerless gloves person, but the design of these Fingerless Gloves in Grey from More Tea, Vicar? caught my eye and they look super cosy. They’re available in a range of colours and all in a wool/acrylic mix.

Small Hair Comb

I found it really difficult to select one piece for the round-up from Catherine’s Studio Jewellery. I plumped for the comb in the end because I never see hair combs where I think, “Wow, that’s nice!”. It’s only ever something I look for if I have an event to go to, and I always end up buying the same diamante number that costs far more than it should. This comb I would wear every day. It would look as brilliant with an everyday outfit as with a special occasion dress. The same is true of the other jewellery here. There are some wonderful statement necklaces and delicate earrings, and all have the same classic but striking design that I love this comb for.

Connie - An Up-cycled Antique Footstool

Next, something for the home. This upcycled antique footstool is called Connie, and it was definitely the material/wood contrast that drew my eye to it. The footstool is from fabric and homeware designer Annabel Perrin’s shop on Folksy and her range of cushions, tea towels and other homeware using her fabric is very attractive and definitely Xmas present material. I popped over to her informative blog as well, and she’s doing a giveaway for a GBP 100 voucher for her shop. An enticing offer if ever I saw one.

Handmade Ceramic Square Buttons

Today I’m going to end with something you can actually use in your own garments. I’m always on the lookout for unusual buttons and these are so cute! These are Handmade Ceramic Square Buttons from Utterly Pottery and I think they’d look amazing on a soft wool cardigan. Very nice!

That’s it for a Folksy Monday. Let’s hope the weather gets better and have a great week!


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