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Found: Terry’s Harmonica.

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I have a real fondness for old things. Old films, books, crockery, clothing and people. Why? I think it’s because of the stories. I love being reminded of the people that have gone before and survived this thing called life. I love the thought that the dress I’m wearing has been a part of someone other ladies story and memories and now is part of my own. Romantic and cheesy? Oh yes!

All that is to offer some form of prelude to one of my favourite birthday presents.

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Last year, for my birthday, I was given this Hohner Chromatic Harmonica.  Beautiful and old. I love it, not because I have managed to master the art of the lovely mouth organ, sadly, but because of the original gift tags.

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Here’s to you Terry and Jill, I hope your lives were full of love and the harmonica.




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Come Home to Me: the Lazenby’s!

Us foxes have the good fortune of knowing some incredibly stylish, lovely and clever people. Though most of us don’t  own our own place we like to make the best of what we’ve got! Here are a few ideas of things you could do to turn your humble abode into a cosy sanctuary that feels just like you!

 A few months ago now in our Friday Finds we featured this beautiful artist called Mark Lazenby he has some seriously amazing work that you can buy here. Do it! Every house needs a Lazenby.

Mark, his beauty of a wife Rachel and their amazing kids live in one of my favourite houses to visit because of how beautifully they have decorated it. It is fun, quirky and cool, just like them! 

Their kitchen, like many, is where some of the loveliest things happen, cooking, eating, talking, drinking.

The walls are filled with things that are a proper treat for your eyes!

Under “To & From THE ZOO”  is one of my favourites of Mark’s “A Brief History of Eternity”. You can buy it!

 “So Far” (below)  is by a British Pop Artist called Joe Tilson.

I missed getting a pic of their eldest Noah’s art work that’s up on the wall and is also pretty amazing!


Mark and Rachel’s mantle has loads of lovely anniversary pressies that they have made for each other, as well as cute pics of their little ones!

This one is coloured in sugar cubes for their ‘sugar’ anniversary, 6 years!

There are also all these beaut little touches, like this little defender of the lounge room hiding up near the ceiling!

I want a house just like this one day!

A house that is quirky.

A house that is homely.

A house full of beautiful things.

A house that celebrates the people and things I love.

That, right there, is a true story.

Happy Thursday … one day til the weekend and I get to hang out with that spiffy lady, Hanna, in Bristol!!



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Found: OhhDeer.com

After smashing some sushi in my face and washing some tramadol down with diet coke I realised, with 15 minutes left of lunch, that I needed to come up with a little post for today.

So, OhhDeer.com is somewhere that I regularly find myself putting things in my online basket and never checking out. Sometimes that works well. You feel as though you scratched your shopping ‘itch’ and then sometimes it’s depressing because no beautiful and magic packages arrive at your door.

Anyway, it is full of fun, beautiful, mystical art work that is entirely reasonable in price.

Some of my favourite illustrators are featured Jamie Mitchell… Who doesn’t want a polar bear with a beanie on called BOB!?

Sandra Dieckmann … ‘Hello bear on the back of an eagle with laser eyes!’

and Mark Callaby with his err .. ‘Great tits!’ hahaha!

Enjoy perusing this sweet website chockas full of beautiful illustrations.. before you know it half a day is gone and your pretend online shopping basket is full as a gook!

Still got 6 minutes left… Coffee?

xx Celeste


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This weekend: Friday finds…

After a beautifully short week  Sarah and Simon are off to somewhere near Sheffield to listen to lovely music at ‘No Direction Home’ Festival, Hanna and Jon are off to scout out Bristol for lovely things and Celeste is off for a little potter to Barton On Sea. 

Here are a few little finds for you …

A man called Jon White that we know is a beautiful illustrator, check out his tumblr, you may even see a few little foxes.

Tuesday after our Jubilee dinner party was spent feeling a little sorry for ourselves but made all the better by watching ‘Lars and the Real Girl’. If you haven’t seen this gorgeous film get it here.

Ryan Gosling with a tash, knitwear and blow up girlfriend, surprisingly heart warming!

If you have never tried that drink called a ‘Dark and Stormy’ then you must!! A little bit of rum and ginger beer OR ginger ale!

Happy weekend, hope yours is gorgeous!

– Sarah, Hanna and Celeste

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For the foxy man in your life (or the one you’d like in your life)

One of the places I go to swoon at beautiful paper stuff is the delicious Rifle Paper Co. So with Valentine’s day just around the corner I found myself scrolling through Anna Bond‘s brilliantly illustrated cards, and happened upon this one!  How could you not LOVE it?  Might just be the ticket for the fox you have been admiring from near or far…

You need to check out http://riflepaperco.com/ for more where this came from…  Sarah

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