#shelfiesundaycomp instagram

Hello lovelies,

Yesterday was the first ever #shelfiesundaycomp on Instagram. I really want to thank everyone of you that sent pics of your shelfies! it was a huge success and so much fun!
I think by lunch time the hashtag was finally sorted under its proper header lol, but don't worry as I did get all entries.
Shelfie Sunday comp will run every Sunday on Instagram and there is always a little prize for the best shelfie, so make sure you tell everyone you think will enjoy playing.

I found it soooo hard to chose a winner! there really was so many fab entries!
In the end, and as its the first week, I decided to have joint winners as I just couldn't decide.

The winners are...

I loved this fab design by Daniel! how amazing to have a suit case set of shelves, and I love the wedding photograph of his parents.


How could anyone resist Lisa's colourful eclectic shelfie! crammed full of vintage finds.

Lisa and Daniel please send your address to emmaconnolly78@icloud.com so I can send out your prizes.

There were so many gorgeous ones so I'm just going to share a few more shelfies that entered 

I adore Tamsyns style and muted colour scheme and love the vintage clocks!

I just love everything this lady posts. such gorgeous stuff on her shelfie.

Sians beautiful bright shelves are utterly gorgeous and remind me of my great grandmother.
such pretty collections.

Oh I do love bunting on a shelf! and this lady makes some fab bunting! 
I love the muted pastels and gorgeous blooms!

This is a striking shelfie with fab bits n pieces. love that metallic phone.

Gorgeous contrast of that wall against that shelfie making its pretty china really stand out.

Once again thank you for joining in the fun and take lots of shelfies ready to play next Sunday.

Have a lovely week everyone.

Emma x



Hello lovelies,

We're so lucky to live near the beautiful Ampthill park! I used to play here as a child and be gone for hours, only going home when I got hungry lol.
This gorgeous place is steeped in history. King Henry the eighth placed the poor Queen Katherine of Aragon here when he wanted to forget about her whilst he was carrying on and marrying Anne Boleyn. There is something very magical in the air when your standing on the top of that hill.

Sunday was a perfect day for collecting chestnuts ready for roasting on the fire.
A great thing to do with the kids! just make sure you give them good gardening gloves!
Mr C makes sticky honey sausages and stuffs them in a carved out loaf. This is so easy to do, the sausages stay hot and the bread gets really yummy. Its the perfect autumn picnic treat... it doesn't last us five minutes!

I love autumn, the colours changing, the smell of a bonfire and wrapping up warm and going for a walk in the country.

I hope you are all having a good start to the week!

Emma x


Sunday ramblings


Hello lovelies,

 I love Sunday's. I think it's my most favourite day of the week. It's were house work has been done (hopefully), and chilling out time really starts. It normally involves at least one house or garden job but that's ok. If the kids are on board then we'll go for a walk and collect chestnuts. I fancy making a cake today too. But let's not rush... For now it's cup of tea time and a good vintage interiors mag and back to bed for a lazy Sunday morning.

                                                             Have a lovely day.
                                                                       Emma x




 Hello lovelies,

I'm planning on having a creative wkend. I'm not sure what doing yet, as that is the curse of the crafty sort! We're quite flitty lol. I may bake a cake, I fancy orange and polenta. And I fancy finishing some paintings too. I've just received some gorgeous trims so want to make some pretty cushions too. Then I think we'll go to Ampthill park and collect chestnuts so I must take out the big camera and get snap happy. Phewww being bored is for the boring lol. What are you up to this wkend? Whatever it is, I hope you have a fab one!

                                                                    Emma x




Hello lovelies,

I posted this pic of our living room door earlier on Instagram. I'm going to give it a lick of paint. I can't stand orange pine, and those handles are going to have to go! I put pink to the vote and guess what?... You all agreed (smiley face). Great minds think alike. I've just managed to persuade Mr C that this is an awesome idea. (I'm very clever at that! What's even more clever is when he thinks it was his idea LOL). So after a bit of work Saturday morning I think I may just get the paint brush out and nip to Laura Ashley for a nice handle. 
I do love to paint stuff, and enjoy constantly changing our rooms around. There is so much you can do with a pot of paint, and although it has gone up a bit, it is still a relatively cheap option to update your home. Anyhoo, ramble over... Soon be the wkend!

                                                                      Emma x




Hello lovelies,
Was feeling in a pink mood today, can you tell...?
Thought I'd capture some of my fav things, blooms, china and pretty cotton.
Hope everyone has had a good day!

                                                          Emma x





Hello lovelies,

I tried out a fab new app the other wk called 'Polagram'. It's amazing! It's a cheap, professional way of getting Polaroid style shots. Just up-load the pics you want, hit buy, and in a couple of days they drop through the letter box! I do have a little picture machine for printing my own, but I have to say this was so easy and my shots look great! Such good quality! I'm going to frame some to go in the new bathroom, but for now I've made a pretty washing line in my craftservatory, using some vintage trim and some mini pegs from amazon.

                                                        Have a lovely lazy day.

                                                                     Emma x