Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Homeware Shoot

It seems like such a long time ago now, but back in July 2010 I had a new homeware shoot for the website. My photographer and friend Garry set up location at Auntie M's Cake Lounge. I chose Auntie M's for many reasons. For one, she makes the best cake I have ever tasted. The Cake Lounge is also neighbour to my shop The Maisonette and home to some amazing vintage decor.

Take a peek at the rest of the shoot here

Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Wednesday Thrift Shopping

A collection of thrifty finds from the East End.

Vintage patchwork cushion 50p

Boat shoes £2.00

 Vintage tablecloth £2.00

 Vintage double duvet cover £3.50

Total spend: £8.00

Sale! Sale! Sale!

It's January and it's time for a sale! Lots of sales! All cushions are now on sale for a limited time at the Clare Nicolson online shop. Selected designs are also on sale at Not On The High Street and All Things Original.

Some very special designs and one-off vintage fabric cushions will also be available at The Made In The Shade Maisonette Sale-O-Rama at discount prices from 18th - 30th January.

Tuesday, 11 January 2011

2011: I'm Back!

Hello? Are you still there? 2 years ago tomorrow will mark the last time I updated the blog. What's that all about? Laaaaaazy! Things slowed down at Clare Nicolson HQ during the last 2 years while I spent time on my other venture Made In The Shade. During this time though I did manage to create some new designs and build the all new online shop!

The Bunting, Buck and Rosie cushions are available now from the new site, with free UK P&P.

2011 was kick-started by the Made In The Shade annual Winter vacation. We've given ourselves 2 weeks off to relax and make plans for the year. Given top priority is also the task of planning for Clare Nicolson. I'm back on it, I promise. I will be ALL OVER IT this year (the business, that is). New designs are in production and photos will be up soon. Yeah, that's right I actually will be updating the blog more frequently!

Our vacation was intended for us to take some time off (obviously). Amongst all the work and plan making I actually did manage to have a break. I spent the weekend up in snowy Aviemore and Boat of Garten.

And now, back to making plans...