Monthly Archives: November 2012

Etsy Picks

By | November 19, 2012

I am a big fan of the online market place, Etsy. I admit that the choice can sometimes be overwhelming and so you have to have some type of idea of what you’re looking for before you visit the website.
I love all things Parisian, and so on a recent search for ‘eiffel tower’ I was presenting with these gorgeous little scissors from Parker Supplies for the very respectable price of £5.17 (don’t you just love the exchange rate?)Eiffel Tower Scissors
Although they’re based in China, they ship to the UK, so I’m hoping I find these in my stocking this Christmas ; )
Have you found any little gems on Etsy recently? x

A house with history

By | November 17, 2012

I won’t write much about the house buying process in this post, other than to say it was fairly short, but extremely sharp!
In May 2011, we moved from a modern 1990′s two-bed to an 1850′s cottage. Originally two teeny separate dwellings, the two cottages were converted in the early noughties to make one normal sized three bed house.
I have always adored older properties, and although we loved our first home, it seriously lacked quirks and character.
Cottage Literature
We knew our house must have a tale to tell so we were chuffed to bits to discover all the paperwork from the last 150 years bundled together in a cupboard. As well as being able to trace the history of our home, the paper, hand calligraphy and wax seals are truly stunning!
Cottage Literature
Have you ever had the urge to look into the history of your home?

All photos edited using Instagram. (I’m FairlyLight)

Pinspiration – Sparkle Stash

By | November 15, 2012

Today, I’m taking inspiration from several beautiful pins from Pinterest.

I’m currently collecting a few teacups and pretty side plates to deck out one of my drawers as one giant jewellery box! For a year or so I’ve displayed my favourite baubles on vintage cake stands and trays but now I’m ready for a change.

Sparkle_stash

Source:
1) Glitter Guide
2) Lonny Magazine
3) Martha Stewart

I’d love to know how do you store your jewels? Do you like to have them all out on show, or safely tucked away? x

P.S. Please feel free to follow Fairly Light on Pinterest

A first…

By | November 5, 2012

Hello there,

I’ve decided to launch Fairly Light in an effort to stop procrastinating and get a few things done!

I lead a relatively busy lifestyle and am easily distracted, so certain projects around the my house seem to take a lot longer than I’d like.

I’m hoping to be able to share befores (and more importantly afters) and snippets of inspiration as I redecorate my home and embrace my love of all things pretty.

I plan to make this blog really visual as I wouldn’t say I have a great way with words. However I don’t know my ISO from my aperture, and create all my moodboards in powerpoint! Hopefully it won’t all end in tears!

Find out more about me

Lauren x