Thursday, 10 December 2009

CSN Stores Giveaway!

I am very excited to announce that I am doing a blog Giveaway with CSN Stores.

Based in Boston, CSN Stores LLC began in 2002 and has grown rapidly into a Top 3 online U.S. retailer of home and office goods. They have an amazing collection of  over 1 million items in over 200 stores, ranging from ultra modern home furniture to greenhouses to baby goods. Below are two of my favorite dining room furniture sets from one of the CSN stores 

CSN stores will be giving away a $30 spending spree to one of my readers and I will be picking the winner on the 1st January 2010 as a Happy New Year present!

Here are some of my favorite $30 or under  picks from one of the other CSN Stores where the winner will be spending thier money.

All you need to do to enter is to blog about me or follow my blog. Please make sure that you follow me publicly or if you want to blog about me /sepia smiles then make sure you let me know in the comments so I can add you to the prize draw.All current followers please leave me a comment to let me know if you would like to participate in the giveaway.
***You must participate before the 3oth December to be included***

 I will find someone extra special to pick the winner on New Years Eve ; )

From left to right and top to bottom
, Herman Miller Eames Lounge and Ottoman, Inhabit Chrysalis Wall Flats,FontanaArt Chandelier, Modern Extendable Table with Alchemia Chairs, Action Extendable Table with Asia Chairs, Fern Outdoor Pillow, Mod Dot Decorative Pillow, Flourish Outdoor Pillow, A La Carte Nimbus Plate, Free Spirit Clear Glass Dish with Arms, Snowman Oil and Vinegar Pitcher, Thomas-Paul-Annie Pillow in Berry, Thomas-Paul-Annie Pillow in Grey, Thomas-Paul-Annie Pillow in Green, Origo Orange Bowl, Satumetsa Pasta Bowl, Ittala Origo Mix Colour Bowl (My Fave!), Kivi Clear Candle Holder, Framework Magnetic Frame in Orange, Snowball Votive.

Good luck! x

Saturday, 5 December 2009

monochrome heaven

some of my favourite items in the online shop Pedlars.
All images courtesey of

Friday, 4 December 2009

one devonshire

Absolutely nothing wrong with this place....
Images courtesy of

Thursday, 3 December 2009

la, new york, london

some inspiring images from around the web.

the first image is a painting by William Orpen  
 second is sourced by Bruce McGaw graphics and is a painting called New-York-Movie by Edward Hopper.
 3rd is a bar in New York and the 4th a picture of LA at night.

Tuesday, 15 September 2009

tilly bloom

i have recently come across a really splendid shop. Tilly Bloom, she is from Scotland and lives in Brooklyn.i love the black and white style and the fact thats it's very oldy world and Edwardian esque!
Another addition to my pressie list - this amazing cardigan, it reminds me of a cardi I saw a celeb (for you UK people, it was the really pretty tall blond girl from Atomic Kitten but I can't remember her name!) wearing the other day on telly and I thought to myself - 'I bet you can't buy it in the shops - I bet it's from Arizona or somewhere that she travelled to on one of her lovely holidays'.
The good news is the Universe has now brought us Etsy where you can find amazing things, like this vintage Navago print cardigan from RebeccasArtCloset.
I bet whats her name got it from there!
Back soon, Roseyx
Top three pics courtesy of
Bottom Picture - RebeccasArtCloset

Monday, 31 August 2009


 while browsing through the 'illustrations' category I came across this amazing shop called Corid. this artist has some really unusual prints and originals for sale and i love the way she incorporates lots of different styles within one piece of work. i find the more I look at these illustrations the more I love them!

Sunday, 26 July 2009

the reader

i saw a wonderful movie today - The Reader. It was really emotional, very sad and brilliantly acted, obviously Kate was amazing as she won an Oscar for her role and she was so convincing. I would definitley recommend it.

charm foundry

i came across this wonderful shop called Charm Foundry. I love these pictures they are really atmospheric and the postcards would be great to create some unusual bunting to decorate the house with. The prints are of Kate Phillips original drawings and paintings. They are made using an ancient technique (which makes them -to me- even more exiting!) which is a layering of bees wax/resin and pigments fused together with a blowtorch.

All images Kate Phillips from Charm Foundry.