10 Chic food shaped table wares for summer | V. I. BUYS

I think my obsession with food shaped table wares started when I was young. My mother had some avocado shaped bowls (it was the seventies!) so, when I found my own many years later in a charity shop needless to say I snapped them up. In fact, thinking about it I think my mum had some sweetcorn shaped dishes too. Anyway, those little bowls got a special outing at my 1970’s themed 40th birthday and sit pride of place next…

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Get the Look: The Beach House in Grace & Frankie | V. I. BUYS

I’ve already mentioned how much of a fan I am of Grace & Frankie– the Emmy-nominated series on Netflix. Starring Jane Fonda as prim and proper Grace and Lily Tomlin as eccentric Frankie – and the situation they find themselves in when their husbands announce they have been having an affair, with each other – and are leaving them. If you have caught any of the 4 seasons of Grace & Frankie then you will have no doubt been lusting…

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Personalised name prints for kids | V. I. BUYS

I think nursery walls should be kept as minimal as possible – a few nice framed picts and some bookshelves are really all a little nursery needs. One picture we love is our Frame My Name print. As the title suggests it a picture of babies name but with various colourful illustrations to represent each letter. You can also add full names with its meanings, birth details and a message if it’s a gift. I have given these as new baby, birthday and Christmas…

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Personalised kids bedding from Pottery Barn | V. I. BEDROOM

One of my bestest mama friends got this beautiful personalised bedding from Pottery Barn Kids for Miss Marnie’s 1st birthday – and I will say it makes a super idea for a new a new baby or 1st Christmas present too. Besides being a timeless gift – it’s a lovely, supersofy quilted throw and matching pillowcase edged with peppermint grosgrain ribbon (other colours available). And, the perfect size as a bed topper  for a toddler’s bed or cotbed –  this is one bed I can’t…

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The best classic baby blankets | V. I. BEDROOM

Blankets are my weakness. Even though Miss Marnie has loads – these are my top three classic styles. With the cold nights finally here which one will you choose for your VIB? (TOP) The one for a VIB’s cot or pram: A classic cellular style blanket but with a Luxe brushed feel. This crisp white one will go with any nursery theme from £18 The Little White Company (Middle) The one for colder nights: Velvety soft and edged with satin this is a slightly…

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