Monday, February 28, 2011



Two weeks and lots of visitors from all over the globe -

Image via Accessories of Old

twenty-two lovely comments -

and a new oufit (made by me, StephieB!) for my lovely assistant -

we have -

a -


Congratulations Signe and thankyou so so much to everyone for entering - it's been a lot of fun! A big thankyou once again to the wonderful Emma too!

Happy, happy Monday to you,
Stephie x

PS:  Signe if you could email me your postage details, I'll get things organised.

PPS: Happy Birthday to my lovely assistant Niamh!

Friday, February 25, 2011


"Some fungus for you” doesn't have quite the same ring to it, here are"Some flowers for you” on a Friday but with a bit of a "mushroomy" twist!

First up, some arrangements by Small Stump and Studio Choo -

who have cleverly combined timber offcuts, moss and mushrooms to create these amazing centrepieces -

 Such a gorgeous display!

Now for something a little more dramatic -

Image via D Magazine

and then something that lets people like me who don't cook put their cake tins to good use -

Image via Madison Ave Gifts

Finally, and this is my favourite, some simple spring blooms -

Image via The Knot

that mushroom in the centre is just too sweet!

Wishing you a weekend that's full of magic,
Stephie x

Giveaway update: As I have had to fit in with my assistant's busy schedule - it's great when an eight year old has a better social life than you! - the draw will be on Sunday and I will announce the lucky winner on Monday. See you then!

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

Since I have received...

some lovely feedback about the room I featured here last week. I thought I'd share some more details with you all today.

Because the room is long and narrow I incorporated  a custom made desk and shelving units along one side of the space -

The bed and cabinet were purchased from Ikea and these occupy the wall opposite -

The walls were painted green ("Gecko" to be precise!)  and the painting above the cabinet was commissioned especially. It looks fantastic and features, yes, mushrooms!

 Red and white accents -

along with some special bits and pieces -

make the room complete!

Yes, there is ANOTHER mushroom on the other side of the room -  well I do like to make things balanced!

Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x

Monday, February 21, 2011

Lets talk about...

Image via bittersugar

I don't know about the rest of you but I cannot bear mushrooms. It's the thought of eating fungus that I find somewhat unappealing and, really, what's the point when there are so many more yummy food options out there?!

When it comes to using them in other contexts, however,  the humble mushroom suddenly becomes a lot more attractive. So today, it's all about bringing a little "mushroom magic" of the non edible kind into our lives.

Most of the time when thinking of mushrooms, red and white typically springs to mind -

Clockwise from the top: "Wonderful World I"print by ValeroDoval, "Mushroom" A3 print by PeaPress, mushroom cottage, mushroom house, toadstool scatter cushion, edible chocolate filled mushrooms (the only kind I would eat!), forest mushrooms clutch bag, set of three Gnomeland mushrooms from ratbeancat

crisp and fresh, yes, but how beautiful do they look when the tones are -


From top left and clockwise: balsam fir sachets, "Mushroom Hill" print by daphnecellophane, felted fungus mushroom pincushion, woodland tree branch pillow, handmade mushrooms for terrariums from aivyls85, vintage specimen chart

  pretty and pink

 From top to bottom, left to right: "Mushroom Girl" print, toadstool card by Caragh11, "Little Mushroom No 9" by NatureMandalas - I can't believe that this is a photo!, "Fungi" print by groundwork, vintage poison specimens chart in coral from VintageScraps, "Dainty Toadstools" reuseable fabric wall stickers by lovemaestore, "Mushrooms on a Log" from MuddyFeet , mushroom jar by lbegley

dark and mysterious

 From top to bottom: "Slow Growth" framed collage, "Amelia Mushroom" doll by cartbeforethehorse, green Japanese mushroom cushion from oomadesigns, "Mushroom Print 1" on vintage book page by CrowBiz, collage, "The Time Keeper", "Mushrooms" print by onegiftoneworld, "Mushrooms" fine art photo, antique sterling silver thimble planter from doodlebirdie

 and, of course, mushrooms can also make a space fun when used in artwork that's a little left of centre!

 Clockwise from the top: Mushrooms watercolour art print, "Living Among the Mushrooms" by thejellyempire, "Now That I've Found You" by seasprayblue, "The Fungi Sisters off to..." by AFancifulTwist , "Mushroom People" by jenniferbaughan, "Yap Singing Sailor Mushrooms" by yapyapyap - I love it!

So there you have it, a little Mycology for you on a Monday - it just goes to show that mushrooms don't always have to be part of a salad, not that they ever are at ChezB!

Stephie x


Saturday, February 19, 2011

Just a little reminder about...

my  giveaway!

Don't forget that you need to  leave a comment to go into the draw to win!

 Here's a reminder of what's up for grabs -

A set of  monster postcards -

featuring the three images (each measuring 4.25" x 5.6") above, with two of each making a set of six in total. They are printed on heavy stock, 120#, and have a lovely semi-gloss finish. The back of the cards have a simple black and white textured design.

A pocket notebook -

 featuring "The Strongman" artwork.

ten dollar gift voucher.

 And a framed print. I have had a few people ask about the print but it's not offered on Emma's site which makes it one of a kind!

I am so excited to be able to offer these goodies to celebrate six months of blogging. Thanks again Emma!

Most happiest of weekends to you all,
Stephie x

Thursday, February 17, 2011

Yay... Giveaway!!!

Most of you know I don't normally post today - I am pretty predictable aren't I?!  But since we're thinking "out of the box" and I can't wait any longer, here are the details on the giveaway from the wonderful, creative and generous Emma.

As I already mentioned, I have featured Emma's work before and now, courtesy of Emma, I am celebrating six months of blogging with a very special  giveaway - yay!

Thanks to Emma we have up for grabs some super cute monster postcards -

a very sweet pocket notebook -

as well as a ten dollar gift voucher and, last, but by no means least, a  One of a Kind  framed print titled "The Holidays".

Pretty amazing I think. All you have to do is leave a comment here on my blog to be in the running. My lovely assistant will pick a winner next Friday, 25th February.

A big "thankyou" to Emma - I wish I could enter!

 Happy Thursday - where "G" is for "Giveaway", "Generosity" - Emma you are truly wonderful - and "Gratitude"  - I am so lucky that I have my blog -  it has enabled me to meet and befriend so many amazing people,

Stephie x

PS Don't forget to check out Emma's Etsy shop right here!

PPS Don't worry, I'll put all the goodies back "in the box" before I send it to the winner :)

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Let me introduce you...

to the wonderful work of 

          Emma Klingbeil!

Her artwork includes some amazing prints like these ones -

"The Abduction"

"The Speaking Owl"

"In the Woods"

which I bought for this room that I decorated -

Here they are close up -

I love them! They are so quirky and a bit "outside the box".

And speaking of "outside the box", I'm very excited to announce that a giveaway of some very original and "monstrously cute" works from Emma (see previous features here)  will be taking place in the not too distant future. So...

stay tuned for an "out of the box" post some time soon...

Happy Wednesday,
Stephie x

Monday, February 14, 2011

Red, white and...


As I am guessing that you are all well aware of what today is, let's celebrate with a little  "R" for romance.

As I've said before, I love red and white together, they make such a great combination, perfect for anything romantic. The look can be strong and dramatic -

 or more subdued -

Red and white can be graphic -

or make "geek" chic!

Whichever way you look at it, when it comes to romance, red and white have got you covered!

Most happiest of Valentine's Days to you,
Stephie x

Sources: Etsy, The Slightly Obsessive Bride, Whimsy by Victoria, You and Your Wedding and Flickr.

Friday, February 11, 2011

Rabbit fun...

for you on a Friday!

Now because this is my last bunny-related post, I decided to create some collages using, yes, you guessed it, rabbits. I bet you didn't see that coming!

So whether they are -

 black and white

Clockwise from the top: "I have a white balloon" brooch by Krize, Jackalope Silhouette wall decal, Lisa Chow's Rabbit Print, "How Much Longer is This Going to Go On?" print by hihorse , Bride and Groom Bunnies, Black and white Soft Bunny by Timor, bunny card and baby hare soft sculptures by Dragon House of Yuen.

colourful and bright -

Travelling clockwise: "Bunny Love" print by Lola and Bella, bunny cushion by Raine Style Home, Organic Tree Ring Rabbit Rattles, bunny plush creature by Kinchi, Screen printed vintage 70's retro fabric bunnies by Jane Foster, Little Bunny number two cushion, "crazy bunny" by Tuluz and "Ting Ting" the jackrabbit love creature by Look What I Can Do.

pastel and pretty -

From left to right: "No One Knows Where We Are" print by Margaret Meyer, "White Rabbit Ears" from Corella Design, bunny plate by The Storybook Rabbit, Irena Sophia's "Silly Rabbit" print, "Everybody Needs Somebunny" print by Euphorianchic, Cassia Beck "Bunny" print, "Today I Feel Some Bunny Loves You" plush rabbit, Wool and Water's "Little Thistle" paper doll, "Bunnies and Tea" print by Tabitha Emma.

grey and blue -

From top to bottom: "Hop Rope Bunny", "Incentive" silkscreen print, "Bunch of Bunnies" print by Bunny Dee, "Bunny Face", Chinese New Year Rabbit plush by The Pixels, rabbit animal dreamer by Fidoodle, "Rabbit Ear TV and rabbits", "Sports Bunnies" A4 print by hoppybunnies and "Brown Hare" mini print by Alice Rebecca Potter

or just a little left of centre -

From the top:  "Casper" art doll from Hannakin, Bunny Clothears from La Carnivale Extraorinaire, The Teaparty Guest Doll from A Whim of Mine , Timothy art doll from Elze, Daphnecellophane's "Rabbit Friend", "Super Cute Little Girl and Bunny", Hector Hare 1 from Not on the High Street, Cosette the Black Baby Bunny, "Pink Eye" bunny original artwork by Anna Tillett, Bunny Girls - rabbit dolls in the garden holga print

I hope that there is a rabbit out there that suits you! Of course, you could always go for the live variety but they require a little too much maintenance for my liking!

Here's hoping your weekend is cuddly,
Stephie x

Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Some rabbits...

to adorn your walls!

And because red is associated with the Chinese New Year (symbolizing prosperity and joy)  this is what all of today's bunnies will be wearing.

"Two mysterious rabbit girls with a squirrel" from life little

"The Record Player" by emmaklingbeil

"Lapin aux Pommes" from IceKubi

"Strawberry Fields Bunny" from Eastwitching

"Crystal" from Art and Ghosts

"Alice and Rabbit" by blossomnbird

"What are they talking...two little red rabbit girls" from life little

They look quite fetching, don't you think?!

Stephie x

Monday, February 7, 2011

To Celebrate...

Print from Eden Creative Studio

this week will be dedicated to all things leporine!

Today I want to share some bunnies which have been -       


 Knitted -

Sculpted -

and  painted -

All of these pieces are just beautiful and, to me, represent little "works of art" which would look fantastic in any home. It just goes to show that when thinking of rabbits, it doesn't necessarily have be with children in mind. We "big kids" can enjoy them too!

Happy Monday,
Stephie x

Sewn: Aren't these just stunning? Made by the very talented Marleni whose work I first discovered via here. You can contact Marleni directly if you would like to purchase one.

 Knitted: Lynn Jackson produces the most amazing pieces such as "Queenie" (above) by knitting copper wire. I don't know how she does it - I hope her hands are OK!

Sculpted:Bunny Art Sculptures by Artmind. Stylishly simple and very beautiful.

Painted: "Bailey Bunny" by The Cart Before the Horse. I just love their work, especially their Alice in Wonderland Series - it's fabulous!