★ Vivien Leigh as ‘Anna Karenina’ (1948)

★ Beautiful actress Vivien Leigh and co-star Mary Kerridge in a publicity still from the 1948 adaptation of Leo Tolstoy’s novel, ‘Anna Karenina’. I finally found the time to sit down and actually watch this film (it has long been on my ‘must see’ list), and I have to say, it was every… Read More

★ Making History: LACMA’s Historical Pattern Project

★ In 2011, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) began a project to pull patterns from various pieces in their costume collection. Initially working with theatrical costume designer Thomas John Bernard, the Costume and… Read More

★ The World’s Most Beautiful Eggs: The Genius of Faberge

★ Not a new documentary, but an absolutely wonderful one – the BBC’s fascinating 2013 account of the life and work of Russian jeweller, Carl Faberge, is currently available to watch on iPlayer. Called ‘The World’s Most Beautiful… Read More

★ Mr Darcy! 20 Years of Pride & Prejudice (1995)

★ Well, if you can believe it, the first episode of the BBC’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romantic novel, ‘Pride and Prejudice’, made its TV debut 20 years ago today! Featuring that Colin Firth moment, the series caused an absolute… Read More

★ Downton Abbey – Series 6 Trailer!

★ Summer may be drawing to a close, but that means it’s also the time of year when ‘Downton Abbey’ hits our screens again! The channel behind the acclaimed period piece, ITV, has just released a trailer for the upcoming 6th series, and it looks fantastic. There are shocked faces… Read More

★ The Animaux Range by Puddin’ Head

★ You probably know by now that I have a bit of a thing for vintage, and you may also have noticed that I tend to favour vibrant and vivid colours. So looking at these fab cups and coasters, you’ve probably already guessed that they’re right up my street! Aren’t they fantastic? They’re just part… Read More

★ Barneby Gates – Vintage with a Twist

★ I absolutely love unusual patterns, so the second I came across these fabulous Barneby Gates wallpapers I knew I had to share them with you because they’re all so wonderfully quirky! Featuring gorgeous vintage style patterns that conjure up images of country houses and… Read More

★ ‘Costumes by Adrian’ – A Vision of Camelot

★ I just stumbled across these fabulous vintage photos of the original 1960 Broadway production of ‘Camelot’, by Alan Jay Lerner and Frederick Loewe. Based on the legend of King Arthur, it had been adapted from T.H. White’s acclaimed… Read More

★ Manimal Portraits by Ibride at Amara

★ Aren’t these new Galerie de Portraits trays by French manufacturer, Ibride, such good fun?! Featuring historical portraits with a difference – animal heads to replace the original sitter – they’re even durable enough, and more importantly, interesting enough for you to… Read More

★ On Trend: Modern Deco Luxe

★ When I’m writing for this blog, I spend a lot of time looking through PR shots released by companies – not only to see if someone’s created a particularly gorgeous collection I’d like to feature, but to look for any overarching trends that span the entire season. There are… Read More