Saturday, 31 August 2013

Emma Makes A Terrarium...

Hello there!
I thought I'd do a quick and simple little post for you all so enjoy!

So as you may already know I love plants and have recently caught a case of the green fingers! I follow and read a lot of interior and D.I.Y blogs and had been seeing a lot of pictures of Terrariums floating around and thought it was such a great idea to bring a bit of the outdoors indoors and decided that I wanted to make my own to decorate my room at university. 
Luckily my family are quite the hoarders and accumulate a lot of stuff and luckily I found this gem. This star shaped box I guess you'd call it is actually a lampshade that I think my dad found somewhere. As soon as I saw it I knew it would be the perfect thing to make my terrarium in. All I had to do next was get some small plants to fit inside. 
 I went for a cacti and succulent, this is because they are very easy plants to look after and come in great sizes. Being at university I thought it would be sensible to have something that didn't take too much time and effort. All I had to do next was make it so here we go! 


I'm really happy with the way it looks and think it's going to look great sitting on my window ledge. Its such a simple but cute little piece to add to a room. 
I hope you liked this post and please let me know if you have or decide to make your own terrarium, I'd love to see them! 

Thursday, 8 August 2013

What I've been up to

                                                                                                        So as myself and my mum had a day off work on Tuesday we decided to take a little day trip out somewhere different and decided upon the british seaside, Great Yarmouth to be exact. We have always been one of those families how never really went on extravagant, exotic holidays but enjoyed good 'ol british holidays and when I say this I mean a lot of my holidays took place in caravan parks and seaside towns, not for everyone but I loved them. 
My family pretty much stopped doing holidays this means that I haven't really been to a seaside town in a while. Great Yarmouth I believe was one of the most visited holidays and I vividly remember always bugging my parents to take me to the amusement park and of course the Sealife Centre so we thought this would be a nice little trip to do and relive the past.  The weather was wonderful and me and mum had a lovely day. I of course took my camera and thought I would share a few pictures I took at the Sealife centre. 

Giant Japanese Spider Crab ( bloody huge, beautiful but terrifying) 

After the Sealife centre we had a wonder down a very busy Regent st and into town before stopping off for some delicious  seaside snack. The experience of going back to Yarmouth was indeed very odd, everything seemed so much bigger and better and brighter as a kid, not saying it wasn't a nice day out but its strange how when you grow up you appreciate and see things differently. All the fun shops that I used to love going into are actually just filled to the brim with cheesey souvenirs and tat and the best thing about it is the view, sitting by the sea front and enjoying a good ice cream, simple. 


Wednesday, 7 August 2013

July Favourites.

I know its a little late as August has already begun but I thought it would be nice to start doing a little monthly favourites, to share my thoughts and what I've really been into and enjoying lately.

One particular thing that I have really been into is my plants and gardening.  As a kid I always used to help out my dad and grandad, planting and picking the vegetables and recently have gotten into having plants of my own. It pretty much started when I went to the Columbia rd flower market and bought my first Cactus, from then on I get excited about the prospect of getting a new plant.

I think there is something nice about having plants around your home and or room.
I will admit that it's getting a little bit ridiculous, every time I go out I have pull myself away from any plant stands.

Anyway with this I have at the moment become very attracted to plant, leaf and flower related prints such as:

Alexander Vidal's Palm Grove.

(Image 2, top right) 

Something else that I've been loving is home interiors. I've lately become obsessed with blogs and websites showcasing home and interiors and unique DIY ideas for making your own interiors and housing accessories for example; pillows, cushions, framed pictures, furniture eg. It sounds creepy but I love looking at the different ways people decorate their homes and little details, it just leaves me incredibly eager to have my own home and furnish it perfectly.

Lastly here are a couple of images I found on tumblr which I'm absolutely in love with, the simplicity and minimal colours, the vibrancy of the colours and the clean cut composition as well as them being very app-ed images for the ideal summer scene.
Sadly I'm not sure who these images are by as I found them on tumblr and didn't come with any links  but I'm so in love with them, if anyone happens to know and could fill me in that would be wonderful!

 I hope you enjoyed this new idea,  let me know if you have any comments , criticism, anything that might help me make this better, it's always appreciated.