Country Kitchen Storage

Date posted: April 14, 2014

COUNTRY KITCHEN STORAGE

We love country kitchen storage solutions at Live Laugh Love and have a variety of products toCountry kitchen accessories enhance our favourite space in the home. We embrace the open display approach and love the decorative element to this style. Some may say it seems cluttered and messy, but we say its functional and practical.

There is a balance between being over crowded where it becomes difficult to find items or what we prefer is a place for everything and everything in its place.

Country kitchen accessoriesUsing a peg rail or a ceiling rack to display your latest culinary accessories, gadgets or shiny new pans they will be a great feature and a talking point of your kitchen.

With a home an extension of our personality it is so inspiring to expressCountry kitchen accessories ourselves in this way and with any style that suits your preference from retro to rustic French it is what you like that counts.

We have a range of General store products that are perfect for your country kitchen storage solutions. The General store range has a Vintage theme. The general store products have a variety of sizes and are made from jute. Country kitchen storageThey are stamped with the farmers market groceries and provisions and are ideal for storing consumables and dry goods.Country kitchen storage

Our preference for storing eggs is an oeuf cabinet adding a touch of France to the country kitchen. A traditional Victorian styled egg holder is a real classic and has a distressed cream finish, ideal for all you shabby chic lovers.

Country Kitchen Storage

Country kitchen storageWith shelving and pigeon holes a must for any country kitchen storage. Our rustic shelves with cut out heart drawers are very popular and pigeon holes with different size compartments are a perfect partner for open storage solutions.

With home cooking a popular past time our range of kilner jars are Country kitchen storageperfect for those home made jams, chutneys and preserves.

The traditional enamel range has the essential tea, coffee and sugar canisters. The classic retro tinware to the quirky modern style ,we have a great choice to enhance your home.

Carte Postale

Date posted: April 10, 2014

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 Carte Postale

The Carte Postale style originated from a French postcard and had a nostalgic look. The French postcard was officially introduced in December 1872. The designs on these early post cards depicted the Eiffel tower, Marseille Dominique Piazza and many other towns in the south of France followed by Paris. 

Carte Postale MagnetsThe Carte Postale grew in popularity after the Paris exposition in 1900 andShabby chic accessories had a golden era up until the first world war. A postcard with a short message had been transferred onto a decorative interior product. We have many examples of using an impression of a Carte Postale on photo frames, hanging hearts, glassware and even doorstops!

Carte Postale

 

The popularity of Carte Postale has been growing over the past two years and has become an exciting Carte Postale Mirrorstrend. We love the Carte Postale look and it blends with our shabby chic accessories. With many Shabby chic accessoriesexamples of the Carte Postale look in our range and many have been adapted with flowers, birds and butterflies. The creation of this style has influenced two of our most popular cushion covers and has engaged our customers, who love the vintage theme. Is it the romance of a letter or postcard that has been hand written, that is so rare these days especially now we have the power of email, text messages and social media. It seems so easy to travel to foreign lands now days and sending a postcard about a special holiday seems so old fashioned. Carte Postale has been relaunched and revised with its uses and long may it last.

Shabby Chic Wedding

Date posted: March 31, 2014

When planning a Shabby Chic Wedding take a look at  Live Laugh Love, we are an on line store with a large selection of decorative products to adorn the big day. Shabby chic wedding

We love Shabby Chic and have a real variety of pretty merchandise bursting with flowers.

Shabby chic weddingWith hanging Hearts and the heart motif as a running theme throughout the site it is the perfect place to find those finishing touches for your shabby chic wedding.

We love soft pastel colours and have a romantic look to our range. We are the perfect partner to garnish the ceremony, reception and evening celebration.shabby chic accessories

Shabby Chic Wedding

Garnish the tables with a wire-work birdcages laced with flowers or a painted and distressed candelabra these are two great ways to create Shabby chic cherubsan eye catching centrepiece. Garnish around the centrepiece with posies of flowers and twinkling tea light holders.Take a look at our cherub hanging hearts and filigree candles they are very shabby chic tea light holderspopular with event organisers and add the detail to the table.

Inspirational words and phrases to sprinkle around the event from the classic ” they lived happily ever after to words of love and marriage sentiments.

Try using our Shabby chic photo frames as table numbers or for menus and our white heart name place holders to seat your guests.

Our opulent glass range in milk with its diamanté s and pearls will add a touch of bling to your big day.  The soft white glass once lit be it tea-light holders or candle sticks sparkles at at every angle and will light up your top table a treat.

shabby chic photo framesLove our products then why not use us for gift certificates or a wedding list.

At Live Laugh Love we are passionate about the vintage look and are inspired by our customers feedback. We love to see our customers passion overflow into there homes ,events and lives.

Mothers day gifts

Date posted: March 21, 2014

Mothers day gifts are all about celebrating a wonderful woman who has given so much and now it is your chance to say thank you.Best mum tag

For an amazing choice of gifts, our Bird , butterfly and blooms category has a decorative theme with a lovely natural look. This category Heart trinket pothas a beautiful heart shaped trinket pot made from cream ceramic with a butterfly lid, the perfect mothers day gift. We have pretty, decorative and practical products and specialize in all things Shabby Chic.

Mothers day gifts

A recipe for a special mum will make her smile. The ingredients are..

Special MumSpecial mum

A cupful of wisdom

A large spoonful of Love and hugs

A generous sprinkle of fun and laughter

Mix all ingredients and stir well with patience , humour and loyalty

What a wonderful treat?

At Live Laugh Love we have a large selection of products to chose a mothers day gift .Our range of prices will fit most peoples budget.pretty jug

Are you struggling to choose a mothers day gift or are running out of time then send your mum a gift certificate from Live Laugh Love and let her browse our whole range.

We have a mothers day competition to win this wonderful multi photo frame click here to enter mothers day competition.

 

 

New Spring Collection

Date posted: March 14, 2014

Hi Everyone, we are launching our new Spring Collection and would like our loyal customers to be the first to see this unique range. With over 40 new products online we have selected a snippet of our favourites. Click here to view the full range http://www.livelaughlove.co.uk/New-Products/
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Our beautiful ceramic tea-light holders, with wish and love have a smooth finish and are very tactile.They make an ideal gift, whilst our rope heart chunky candle holder is also great for storing bits and bobs, this product has already proven popular with our nautical lovers.

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Our new spring collection has some rustic garden charm, these signs… Welcome to my garden and please shut the gate will fit the bill perfectly. These signs are printed on rustic wood with a twine hanger and at £1.95 each are really affordable.  

Hanging hearts

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Where would we be without the love heart. This set of 3 hanging hearts have chintz designs and look great grouped or equally sit well on there own. With a vintage charm this set will not brake the bank at £4.95. Our twiggy flower wreath is great for your Easter display especially garnished with mini chocolate eggs. This style heart is also available with butterfly’s.  

Make do and mend tin

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Cute make do and mend tin for our great British sewing bees. Need to tidy all those small pieces then this tin fits the bill. This Le Jardin tin is decorated with lavender and butterfly’s and has a delightful French garden look. A must for all those Percy Throwers who need a little storage !!!

Glass jars

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Vintage glass jars are perfect for decanting your lotions and potions. Give your home the apothecary look of yesteryears with large and small storage jars. These labels have been copied from French and British originals and are gorgeous as well as practical.

 

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What can we say… truly sumptuous.

 

Bunting

Date posted: March 10, 2014

 BuntingBunting was originally made from a wool fabric and manufactured at the start of the 17th Century . The Royal Navy use it as signal flags and the officer responsible for raising the bunting was known as Bunts and still this term is used today.

Today bunting is a term for any festive decoration made of fabric, plastic or even card board.

The typical forms of bunting are lengths of colourful triangular flags that are joined with string or ribbon.

Bunting is a nostalgic part of our heritage and has been used for many events. With street parties and fairs it makes an announcement to the local area of the intended event.

Nostalgic bunting

It seems the perfect partner for picnics and barbecues.

Bunting is really easy to make and is great for using up old fabric, clothes and tea towels.

BuntingFollow the basic principles of making a template, this can be made to any size flag that is required.

With a little patient cutting of the fabric into flags and tying them on to a string, cord or ribbon it is a fun way to get the whole family involved. Dress your garden from pillar to post or fence to the tree.Nautical bunting

Bunting can be used indoor and outdoors and can be created in many different styles. With a shabby chic style use worn fabrics that have pretty flowers and ditzy patterns.

With a Nautical theme the union jack or royal blues look super.

Use white lace bunting for a shabby chic or vintage style wedding.

With the country style check fabrics work well or take a look at our selection.

http://www.livelaughlove.co.uk/Bunting/ .

Whether you chose to buy or make your own , in no uncertain terms bunting will add a vintage look to the proceedings.

 

Vintage outdoor dining

Date posted: February 24, 2014

With Spring fast approaching and we are looking forward to vintage outdoor dining, it seems that we need those warm summer evenings for an alfresco supper.

Vintage tea party

There is a certain charm about vintage outdoor dining and a sense that it is really relaxing and is not so formal. A casual approach to setting your vintage outdoor dining experience or  party, works well with mixed cups and saucers, mums old jug and nan’s teapot a real country living spectacle.

At Live Laugh Love we have an abundance of decorative three tier cake plate accessories to garnish the outdoor feast.

Cake plates with three, two and single tiers will give height and brilliant presentation.

Use old and new bottles, mix and matched colours and fill with your favourite blooms from the garden, this creates a wonderful centre piece for the vintage outdoor dining table and adds a dash of shabby chic.

Vintage outdoor dining

Use old style luggage labels or tags for the seating arrangement. We love bunting whether it is bought or hand made it has a real nostalgic look and really promotes the garden party.

A Selection of substantial twigs from the garden placed into a plant pot or vase and pinned with Vintage outdoor diningblack and white photos of past memories makes a great memory tree. Out Door LED lighting is great to create a warm atmosphere, use a few strings of our drops or heart and garnish the table or around the area.

tea light holdersTea light holders make a real statement and when they shimmer in the dust light create an endearing site.

Think vintage with this theme …remember those street parties and a sense of community. Making do and mend was a way of life. One part of having a great out door dining experience or party is about the fun and celebration of the event and who is with us and remembering the great people that have left us.

 

Photo Frames from Live Laugh Love

Date posted: February 18, 2014

At Live Laugh Love we love photo frames and have a range of products to suit many occasions.

Photo frames from Live Laugh LoveOur sentiment frames express words of love and they live happily ever after, the ideal gift for the couples special day. Create a lovely montage of photos from a happy event, holiday or someone special to you.

Those inspirational words of live laugh love arePhoto frames from Live Laugh Love found on a selection of multi frames. We specialize in shabby chic and have a large selection of single and multi frames that replicate this style . Our shabby chic frames are painted and lightly distressed to reveal the wood grain. With a shabby chic wedding use our photo frames as table numbers , favours or just a montage of happy memories displayed in them to garnish the big day.Photo frames from Live Laugh Love

The heart is a symbol  we use through out the site and the photo frame category has them in abundance. With many different styles to choose from these are the perfect gift for a loved one or a valentine.

With Butterfly’s  on trend it seems  natural progression for us to see the delightful insects appearing on our range of photo frames. 

Photo frames from Live Laugh Love

Create a feature wall full of photo frames that can become a focal point of the room. Mix and match the styles and basis colours to maximise the impact. Our photo frames are possessions that make a house a home. With these possessions they will create personality and make our homes unique.

Photo frames from Live Laugh Love

Photo frames from Live Laugh Love

Our homes create an impression of our likes and taste so it is important to Live Laugh Love what we buy :-) .

Pretty Vintage Style

Date posted: February 11, 2014

Pretty Vintage Style

http://www.livelaughlove.co.uk/home.phpWe love the pretty vintage style and our on-line web store has created this look.  When expressing this style try to use a single colour scheme.  It is important to use soft tones with your chosen colour.Our preferred colour for this style is pink with an overall mix of prints and patterns.Use stripes, checks and floral patterns to offset this look.Vintage style

This style is very feminine and is great for a bedroom or boudoir.Try to use some antique pieces of furniture that you can purchase form local shops, markets or auction houses. These vintage pieces may need a little TLC to bring them back to life, but the rewards are well worth it.

Pretty Vintage Style

Pretty vintage styleThe pin pointers of creating this pretty look is to have faded fabric that are gentle worn and easy on the eye.Steer clear from stark and bright colours.  Soft pastels are the answer.A mood board will compound your intentions and Pretty vintage stylehelp with the final decisions. With distressed painted and worn furniture in a room this will create a shabby chic interior. The Shabby chic look has become very popular in the last few years and when used with pretty vintage accessories it creates a really unusual combination .Shabby chic style is a speciality of Live Laugh Love and we really Love this unique look and creates the style of yesteryears.

Opulent Glass

Date posted: January 29, 2014

Opulent Glass

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We have hand-picked this exclusive collection of opulent glass.  This range has a vintage style and has been influenced by opaline glass. Opaline glass has been produced for many centuries by many different countries. Its presence was first seen in France at the turn of the 1800s and reached a peak of production during the reign of Napoleon III in the 1850s.Its decorative style was popular throughout Europe and became a fashionable interior accessories during our mid Victorian period.  A large variety of products were produced including vases, bowls, decanters and many types of table ware.

This glass had a high lead content and was defined as demi-crystal or semi-crystal. Opaline glass was hand blown and had a polished pontil on the bottom.

Our range of opulent glass has a sophisticated look. When the products and colours are mixed inOpulent glass Opulent glassheight and purpose they create real impact.  Equally a table display with the same colouring has an elegant look and achieves a visual feast.  To create a shabby chic wedding display use thisOpulent glass range with an excessive amount of fresh flowers and sprinkle diamantés onto the table.

This vintage style collection has a selection of candle sticks, votives and tea light holder in an array of colours and sizes. The range has some pieces that are plain and simple to those who are rich in colour with diamonds and pearls. We love the fading of colour through each item and love the fact that each piece is unique and exclusive to Live Laugh Love.