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January Pinterest Theme: Doll's Houses

There is something magical about a doll’s house.

I’ve been pinning lots of them recently, mainly because I’ve been reading The Miniaturist by Jessie Burton. Set in seventeenth century Amsterdam, it tells the story of Nella, a young bride who employs a mysterious miniaturist to furnish her elaborate doll’s house. 210 more words


Rental decorating ideas

So we’ve sold our beautiful 1930s house in Cardiff (yes, there were tears and plenty of them) and moved into an 80s-tastic rental in Shrewsbury. … 670 more words

Picture Pop

I said it here, but seriously, no one should have allowed me to try my hand at spray painting. Now I’ve got the bug. It is probably a good thing that winter is here and it is too cold to do much until spring, because seriously, I look at everything in my house these days with the question…”Could I spray paint that?”. 430 more words


Holiday project

I had a long list of holiday projects. A few I managed to get through, some that will be completed evenings and weekends over the next few weeks, some will stay on my list {maybe until next holiday?!} and a couple that I was probably a little overzealous thinking I’d even attempt. 92 more words

Ruby's Tranquil Nursery


Having recently changed things around in Lily’s room a lot of the colour from Ruby’s nursery seems to have gravitated down to that end of the house. 508 more words


Urban Scrawl's Top Ten Posts Of 2014

It’s been a very successful year here at Urban Scrawl DC, and we couldn’t have done it without you, the advertisers.  Thanks so much for your checks.  904 more words