Sunday, 12 May 2013

This and That

If you follow me on Instagram, you might remember me posting about receiving my wall art. A few of you wanted to see photos of the little bits and pieces I have in full, so here you go! I decorated my room a few years ago, but I'd never gotten around to completely finishing it. I ordered some little prints for my wall above my desk and it took me nearly three months to actually put them up. I'm never in a hurry to get things organised. I try not to go too overboard with ornaments and things because I know I'll start collecting them.



I'd been wanting to get some theatre posters for absolutely ages. I love seeing the covers to plays when I'm reading them, and I always thought they'd look fantastic as wall art. I chose two of my favourite plays, Marlowe's Doctor Faustus and Shakespeare's Hamlet. I chose one of my favourite John Tenniel illustrations from Alice in Wonderland to go in the middle, and I really like the colour contrast with the other two prints. I bought them from Zazzle. I love them, but I wish I'd ordered the larger size! The pentacle hanging above them looks a little odd, but it's hiding a hole in the wall so I can't really move it! It'd probably do a better job of hiding the hole in the wall if I didn't tell people about it...


As for the ornaments, I bought the mask on a stand from Dunelm Mill, my mirror and vase from Ikea (the roses were a present from my sister) and my cat frame from a local card shop that was closing down. I want to get another frame to put on the other side of my desk with a picture of Figgy in it. The amethyst candle holder in the very first picture is from a shop in Sherwood Forest. I was looking for a trifold mirror for my desk, but I couldn't find one that I liked so I picked up this mirror when I went to Ikea. I normally avoid going to Ikea because it's so hectic, but I managed to find a lot of things that I liked! I also have a lamp that I move onto my desk when it's particularly dark. I move my mirror to the back of my desk during the day so that I can use laptop. The Cheshire Cat pillow is from the Disney Store. I don't normally buy anything from there because it's so expensive, but it was half price and it's so so soft!

The pot that I'm keeping my brushes in is actually my gargoyle box that I bought when I was around eleven or twelve years old. I never used it because the lid was chipped, but since I didn't feel like going out and buying a new pencil pot, it came in handy to store my brushes. My make-up storage isn't the best. At the moment I have three boxes, one for lipsticks, one for face products and one for eye products. I use a pencil pot to store liners, mascaras, pencils and so on. It works well enough for me.


I'm currently in the middle of my exams at university and this means that this will probably be my last post until the start of June. I have a seen exam to finish and two more English exams. I'm keeping my fingers crossed that it goes well. It seems very strange that I'm going into my third and final year.

I'm going to leave you with this clip of Figgy chasing her tail. If it doesn't work, try waiting a moment or refreshing the page.



I hope you are all having a wonderful weekend! 

18 comments:

  1. Heey dear! I'm like you, i am never in a hurry to decorate or to do things!! The prints look so beautiful! Especially the two play covers! Great room full with books ^^ Good luck with your exams we will miss you :*

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    1. Thank you! I adore play covers and always wanted a couple to frame. I'm going to need my own library eventually, there's more books down by my bed and in my wardrobe, I just can't part with them. Thank you! I'm looking forward to them being over.

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  2. Good luck with all your exams! Hope it all goes well.
    I recognise quite a few books you have on your shelves, we have similar tastes! I can't wait until all my shelves are built, I have nowhere to put anything, just in piles around my room! I'm crap at redecorating haha xoxo

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    1. Thank you!

      Haha, me too! I had one bookcase before I decorated and I had to stack them in any way I could, it was chaos! I always have motivation to decorate but I never get around to it.

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  3. i love how it reflects you, and that's what's most impt!

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  4. It all looks so lovely and so ordered and I love your taste. :-)

    Good luck with your exams!! @-}--

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    1. Thank you! I'd like to say that I keep it ordered but I'd be lying!

      Thank you again!

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  5. Figgy is absolutely adorbs! AGH! I mean, chasing her tail :D Your makeup storage actually looks a lot better than mine haha! x

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    1. She actually spun around so much that she nearly crashed into the window! She wants to play all the time. It's like having a big kitten! Haha, it's an improvement on what it used to be! I used to cram it all onto my shelves and I'd have to stumble about in the morning trying to find the right lipstick!

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  6. Haahahaha! That clip of Figgy is hilarious! I've never seen a cat do that before, I thought it was a dog thing! She must be a really playful kitty! ♥

    I love how your book shelves surround your dressing table/desk! It all looks so neat and tidy! I've always wanted one of those that surround the head of the bed! Although I would probably just become paranoid with the thought of it collapsing under the weight of the books whilst I'm sleeping!

    I wanted to get that mask from Dunelm Mill a while ago, we had planned a trip there and as always I looked online for stuff to check out whilst we were there and they didn't have any in store! It's such a pretty ornament!

    I absolutely love those boxes you've got your makeup stored in! Also.. why on earth haven't you eaten that Cadbury Chick yet?! They are my absolute favourite Easter delicacy, I'd choose those over actual Easter eggs any day! ♥

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    1. A lot of Figgy's behaviour reminds me of a dog! She likes to chew things and carry things around in her mouth, I have to watch her constantly because she is always doing something she shouldn't be doing!

      I was really paranoid when I was using my desk when I first put them up! I made my Dad bolt them to the wall but I still jump when I hear a noise!

      It's really pretty! There's two large Dunelm Mill stores near me and I always see something lovely!

      The boxes were actually from WHSmith, it was £10 for the 3 of them! Haha, my neighbour somehow gets free cadbury because of work, so he bought it over for me the other day. I've been ill for the past few days so I'm saving it for when I can appreciate it, haha!

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  7. OMG Your cat is hilarious ahahah, I could stay here for hours watching her do that, is amazing. It's so nice to see she is doing an amazing job cheering you up, you deserve it.
    How could I not like such décor that involves not only books and prints, but alchemy and make up? You did an amazing job :D

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  8. Thank you lovely! She has definitely cheered me up a lot, she has brought sunshine into my house and I am so grateful to her for that.

    Thank you again! I'd like to put wallpaper on one of my walls and add something to my main wall but I'm not sure what yet! I think it's a work in progress and I will add little pieces as I find them.

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  9. I loved this post, your room is amazing. So personal and it looks great! xx

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  10. Your room looks ever so gorgeous/amazing/wow. I love your wall art, very unique :) Plus your cat is so incredibly cute awww! Good luck lovely :) xo

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    1. Thank you! I am wishing that I'd had the wall art in a larger size, I've wanted some theatre covers as art for years now! Thank you again! It's my last exam on Thursday so I'm looking forward to finishing now.

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