A little (not so festive) wish list

I’m not an impulsive buyer. I definitely used to be, but now I am far more thoughtful about what I choose to spend my money on. I hope Jared agrees when I say I’m pretty low maintenance, and anything designer-y or brand-y is really not my thing. I use Amazon and a draft email to keep an ongoing list of things I see and hear about – ready for when I have time to look at them. With Christmas coming up I thought I would share my current favourites, in the hope that some of your loved ones may enjoy them.

Christmas wish list1 – Jared bought me a pair of thermal socks for Christmas 3 or 4 years ago and they changed my life. I now put big socks on at the end of almost every day and they make me so happy!

2 – I’ve seen lots of people raving about ‘Creative Children’s Spaces’. Amongst other ideas, I love the concept of creating small dens and hideaways within homes for children to exercise their imagination.

3 – Rotary cutters are so handy for any crafter; as they make tricky tasks really straightforward (so exciting). They are really brilliant for cutting through paper and fabric. A cutting mat is an essential companion – I kind of really want both.

4 – ‘Creative Family Home’ is written by the same author as ‘Creative Children’s Spaces’ and looks just as fantastic.

5 – I have these ‘HENNING’ sunglasses in black and was so pleased when I discovered the tortoiseshell version. Lines & Current donates 10% of profits to charity.

6 – ‘The Hands On Home’ is a book that came out this year. It’s written by American blogger Erica Strauss and shares garden to table eating, plus ways of encouraging slower living.

7 – I have seen lots of variations of gold and glass trinket boxes, and I just think they are so beautiful. The base is mirrored – a nightmare to keep clean I imagine, but the perfect home for all things pretty.

8 – ‘The Cut Flower Patch’ is the sort of thing I dream about. Having flowers in bloom cut straight from my garden all year round – one day. I’m hoping this book will tell me how.

9 – The ‘HETTA’ is a hat, a beanie, a headband and a turban all in one – it’s a money saver and looks so chic (on the picture anyway). I love the slate grey one.

E xx

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  1. 18th November 2015 / 12:28 pm

    OOOOOO I hope you get them/some of them! I cant imagine you in the headscarf thing so would love to see you in that. And the books look so joyful – deffs a reflection of where you are at in life 🙂 x

    • Esther
      19th November 2015 / 10:45 pm

      Me too! 😉 xx

  2. 20th November 2015 / 3:37 am

    Great post Esther! I love the sound of the hands on home book! I used to have a book called the how to do just about anything book and I loved it! – Angela from daysinbed

    • Esther
      23rd November 2015 / 9:09 pm

      That sounds brill! xx

  3. Natalie - Little Jam Pot Life
    27th November 2015 / 8:58 pm

    Lovely list here, I am loving all those books, must look into them! that headband is fab, I always find that I can’t pull things like that off, I try to look effortless but end up looking awful lol and No.8, me too! we had so many from our garden this year but would love to know the art of it, my Dad is fab at it, xx

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