Tuesday, 12 April 2011

Treasures from Denmark

The Danish crown jewels are quite spectacular in the Rosenberg Palace and I am going to be designing rings based on what I have seen!

This bird cage is so beautiful and useful too!! :-)

The Danish National Museum is absolutely brilliant. It is most like The British Museum in London and is beautifully presented with a whole host of amazing finds. I was, of course, looking for Viking artefacts but they have Roman swords, 18th century rooms decorated in the style of the original building that houses the collection and the oldest ship ever found. The gold torque is the greatest Viking treasure ever found made of solid gold!

I was amazed by these gorgeous gold goblets with spindly horse head handles.

Look at these amazing helmets!


Well, I have returned from the land of Vikings!

I really enjoyed my weekend in Copenhagen and it is well worth a visit if, like me, you love history and sightseeing! Denmark is of course famous for design and it doesn't disappoint! I will post some photos of the bits and pieces that I picked up in due course with some recommendations for shops too!

This is the Round Tower, which travels up in a spiralled cobble way to give stunning views across Copenhagen:

Then there's of course The Little Mermaid statue, inspired by Hans Christian Anderson's fairytale. This is a major tourist spot but I'm not sure that the residents of Copenhagen are that keen on it!

Finally this is Nyhavn, a really pretty place to people watch.

Looks great in the sunshine, doesn't it?!! :-)

Thursday, 7 April 2011


Hello All!

I am off on an adventure and will be sure to take lots of photos!

Here are some photos I took in St. James' Park earlier today...

Meanwhile, you can get 10% off everything in my shop by using the coupon code 10PERCENTOFFPLEASE during the checkout process.

Monday, 4 April 2011

My Designs on Porcelain!

I have been trying to decide how to use my designs in other ways and here is one of the ideas that I came up with!

I have used Marabu Porcelain Painter pens to hand draw my favourite designs onto two little side plates and a trinket dish.

The blank porcelain was purchased from Habitat and the pens can be purchased from the London Graphic Centre in Covent Garden for £3.33 each! All you have to do is draw on your design, leave it to dry for 24 hours and then they are even dishwasher safe.

They are great and really fun to use!