Friday, 29 March 2013

A little Easter giveaway

As a special Easter weekend treat we are giving away these lovely 

Sesame and Lilly products in a little competition

Do any of the actions listed to have a chance of winning-the more you do the more chances you have!

Competition closes Saturday 30th March at 10am

Good Luck!

Prima Magazine

How delighted we where, to see Sesame and Lilly featured in the 

Prima Spring Makes magazine

Can you spot our items? 
The magazine is out in April and is full of wonderful ideas.

Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Selina Lake Book Launch

What an amazing time we had standing at the Selina Lake book Launch last Friday.

From the moment the doors opened, till we packed away the last lavender pillow, I chatted non-stop with all you wonderful people.
The day flew by in a blur of meeting friends who I talk to on Twitter/ Facebook/ Instagram and wrapping all the wonderful Sesame and Lilly products you purchased.
(I managed to squeeze in eating cake in there too!)
 Unfortunately my camera decided to not play nice at the actual launch so these photos belong to 
Sussie Bell via Selina Lakes blog.
Happy Tuesday

Sunday, 17 March 2013

{The end of the weekend}

This weekend my husband and I drove to my parents house in East Yorkshire.

This in itself was scarey as it was the first time my husband drove on a motorway as he is a new driver!

{If i could have had a flask of gin to give me courage I would have done! }
However, in the end he did very well and we survived!

As I have mentioned before my mother was an antique dealer for many years and everytime we visit I come home with more treasures I have 'borrowed' from her.

This time I brought back a large amount of cushions that she wishes to sell- created from antique embroidery and fabric.

I also visited my most favourtie junk/vintage shop in the world! 

It is hidden away and only open randomly when the owners feel like it! 

As we drove past, I saw it was open and dived in-of course!

 It is a place of total chaos, but that is what I love about it. 

There is one wall full of old library drawers stuffed with vintage textiles.

{I could not get the best pictures I am afraid as they are a little funny about taking photos}

I, of course, purchased things- it would not be right to leave without something yes?
Lots of vintage silk hankies ready to make into cushions and also use in my freelance work

A stunning embroidered bag

A gorgeous vintage bird tin
Also a few more items which i need to take photos of then will share.

Do you have any junk/vintage shops like this near you?
Happy Sunday

Wednesday, 13 March 2013

{Dear Golden}

Time to share one of my favourtie blogs, stores and also Instagram accounts.

I am so in love with everytihg about the wonderful store that is Dear Golden.

The store is based in the city of Michigan and at some point in my life,  I hope to go and visit!

Full to the brim with the most amazing quality vintage, the pictures alone are beautiful pieces of 
inspiration to view.

All images are thaken from the Dear Golden blog which you can visit by clicking

Visit the Etsy store

Follow on Instagram

Happy Wednesday

Tuesday, 12 March 2013

{Lavender Love}

Whilst sewing, what feels like, a million lavender pillows yesterday

I started thinking about uses of lavender and how yum it is to actually eat!

{If you click on any of the pictures it will take you to the original source.}

Though I am super busy at the moment, with sadly no time to try any of these - I have saved them to try on a beautiful Spring day.

Have you ever cooked with lavender? Any tips?

Happy Tuesday