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Samantha Battersby
I'm a drawing machine and history head!
Interests: the "photo" above is of me in a past life., interests include drawing and designing new prints and originals to put in my etsy shop of course! other interests include going for walks and talking
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The Great Escape is from here...and for more GIF action click here. Continue reading
Posted 5 days ago at matouenpeluche
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1) Puppy Kitty Love Tote - leahgoren 2) Vintage Bird Target - bellalulu vintage 3) 1 inch pinback buttons - hello quiet tiger 4) Leo Brooch - adatine Continue reading
Posted 6 days ago at matouenpeluche
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Hollywood beauty Carole Lombard. Images from here, here, and here. Continue reading
Posted 7 days ago at matouenpeluche
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This is Archie and he a very passionate about ice-cream. In fact he's a bit of a connoisseur. He knows the difference between a peppermint chip vanilla swirl and a vanilla bean mint flake. Oh yes! One day he wants... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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We had the winter solstice a few weeks ago in Sydney. After that (21st June) the weather immediately cooled down after a very mild start to our winter here. Speaking of the winter solstice, this photo (taken in the northern... Continue reading
Posted Jul 5, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This is George and he definitely hearts books. His favourite author is Beatrix Potter because he finds her stories to be totally gripping. He has every single book by Beatrix Potter, some in both hard back and soft. His favourite... Continue reading
Posted Jun 23, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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These magnificent fabric moths and butterflies are by the very talented irohandbags. From what I can gather, they are also proper "portraits" of actual moths and butterflies. You can read more about the details here. Unfortunately, all the ones pictured... Continue reading
Posted Jun 22, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Saturday GIF brought to you by Bad at Petting Cats. ...For more GIF fun! Continue reading
Posted Jun 20, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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This fab graphic cockapoo tea towel is by Lucie Sheridan and you can buy it from the on line shopping site howkapow.com along with a whole heap of other very desirable items (including the poogle tea towel below). Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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1) Original drawing of the BT tower in London on an up-cycled vintage envelope by Esther Coombs. 2) 1890 antique city map of London from Antique Prints Only. 3) Original drawing of the Lloyds Building, London on an up-cycled small... Continue reading
Posted Jun 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Due to popular demand, I have three (technically four actually) new Robins to introduce you to: Little Love Heart robin, True Love robins and finally Little Party Boy robin. They are all very well behaved, even Little Party Boy robin,... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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A Lara Melchior stone ring, turquoise light semi - transparent ring and a pink semi - transparent ring. All jewellery from & Other Stories.com. Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Madame Grès, the Parisian haute couture fashion house founded by Germaine Emilie Krebs (see photographs 2,3,4,and 5 above)alas no longer exists having officially closed its doors in 1987. However, the Metropolitan Museum of Art has a fine collection of her... Continue reading
Posted Jun 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Graphics Interchange Format from Beatpie. Continue reading
Posted Jun 14, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Images from: Artsy.net, The Daily Artwork, Arts Everyday Living, and Eye-Likey. Continue reading
Posted Jun 12, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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The 2014 Festival de Cannes officially ends tomorrow, but I think I've seen anough dresses, gowns and frocks to decide which are my top five favourites. P.S. I've already noted that I thought Nicole Kidman's dress was very lovely. Cate... Continue reading
Posted May 23, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I love that Virginia Woolf got her older sister Vanessa Bell, a post - impressionist painter, to illustrate her book covers. They were apparently very close with Vanessa once quoted as saying that after the death of their mother, she... Continue reading
Posted May 21, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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All images from Chamade - Vintage French Photos. Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Some of my favourite blue finds to start the week off: 1) Original Jane Pronko landscape painting from 2bitsstudio. 2) Small leather bag from MatkaShop. 3) Mexican pottery blue bird bowl from Sassydogs. 4) Shirley royal blue sandals from TamarShalem.... Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Happy Friday! To celebrate, I've collected a few interesting tidbits I've come across this week for your viewing pleasure: 1) So this is what the stars got up to inside the Met Gala Party! 2) It was Cate Blanchett's birthday... Continue reading
Posted May 16, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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So, I have found my new favourite thing - a one star movie review. Apparently, Nicole Kidman's "Grace of Monaco" that opened Cannes is truly, truly terrible. However, the review of "Grace of Monaco" in the Guardian is a real... Continue reading
Posted May 15, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I was thinking about doing a blog post about Julianne Moore and her impeccable sense of style etc but I was sidelined by an Architectural Digest article I found about her garden. I was totally enraptured! She lives in a... Continue reading
Posted May 14, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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It's Thursday evening and that can mean only one thing - it's card night at Neptune's. Here we see Nigella, Miranda and Jemima playing obscure and ancient card games that were passed down to them by their ancestors. Games with... Continue reading
Posted May 13, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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I think a good book cover can seriously tempt a person to pick it up and read what's inside, don't you? I thought these two covers for classic F.Scott Fitzgerald books were very elegant. If you click on the image... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at matouenpeluche
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Nice things I've found in my travels recently. From top: 1. fw coat from ProjectForSunday. 2. Wood Geometric Necklace from Valentinolandia. 3. Abstract Pastel Pillow Cover from Nirwa. 4. Morels Tea Towel - Gold from nellandmary. 5. Petrol Bird -... Continue reading
Posted May 11, 2014 at matouenpeluche