Shabby Chic Competition

Date posted: October 22, 2014

Congratulations To Our Shabby Chic Competition Winner!

Shabby Chic Competition

So here at Live Laugh Love we recently ran a Shabby Chic Competition held on Instagram. This required the participants to demonstrate their own take on shabby chic within their home for their chance to win.

Kelly Simpson was our selected winner and received the prize of a Live Laugh Love gift certificate worth £100!

As the winner of our Shabby Chic Competition, we felt obliged to get some information about Kelly’s inspirations/Interests and uploaded her response onto our blog for you all to read :)

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We want to know how you fell in love with Shabby Chic?

I started falling in love with shabby chic around 2 years ago when I got a job in a town with lots of independent and unique chic interior shops. I used to spend most of my lunchtime spending my wages in them, which was a bad habit, but I created a room I’m really happy with!

Tell us a little bit about how you created your room?

I love shopping around in shabby chic and vintage shops you can find lots of unique shabby chic treasures in them sorts of places. Over the past couple of years I have picked up items I have liked, and it’s all finally come together.  Cream and white really create an open space and make a room look much larger than it seem. As my room is fairly small, I think it’s important I went for a cream and white theme to my room

Where did your inspiration come?

I’m inspired by one off shabby chic shops, as most of the shops set their displays out like you’re walking into a house. I also love Cath Kidston. Her shop displays are always gorgeous and you can get a real idea of matching things in her shop.

Instagram is another inspiration for me, as people often post photos of their houses. You get an insight into what they currently love and their recent interior buys. There’s always endless photos of beautiful interiors on Instagram, that you can easily view by searching for a couple of ‘shabbychic’ hashtags. It would be rude not to mention your beautiful shop too! I’m always on your website looking at all the lovely bits and pieces, and your new products you introduce.

We want to know what your favourite shabby chic item is and why?

Picking my favourite shabby chic item is so hard! But I’d say my favourite would be the flowers wound around my bed. These make a boring headboard look beautiful.

How would you use the prize to enhance your shabby chic haven?

If I won the prize, I’d probably have to buy another shelf to put even more shabby chic things on – you can never have enough chic! I’m slowly working on changing the other half of my room into a shabby haven, so I would definitely put the prize towards creating that!

Here are some of the products Kelly purchased with her gift certificate…

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 Above are a few Hanging Hearts that were included in Kellys order. These hanging decorations are perfect to place anywhere around the house on door pulls, dressing tables to bedposts to add a subtle touch of character and femininity to Kellys room and complete her desired look or theme.

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 These stunning Tealight Holders were also added into Kellys order. All sets of 3 complement each other beautifully, creating a elegant feel to any room. Our range of Tealight Holders can fill any space on a mantelpiece or table letting the warm glow flicker throughout the room creating a luxurious warm environment.

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Here are some lovely Vintage Inspired products also selected by Kelly. These pieces are very unique adding a cute decorative feel however they may be used.

New Christmas Products – From Live Laugh Love

Date posted: October 16, 2014

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New Christmas Products – From Live Laugh Love

It’s coming up to that special time of year again to deck the halls with boughs of holly. As they say “Tis the season to be jolly”! We have selected some fun yet traditional Christmas decorations this year to help you dress your home for the festive season.

We have some great tree hanging decorations to help show off your Christmas tree in all its glory. Let’s face it, it is the focal point in the room on Christmas day. We have fabulous shiny silver jingle bells hanging from red gingham ribbon, they are great value for money and can fill a tree at very little expense.

For the true traditionalists in us we have different types of gingerbread men and women. Their cute shapes stand out on your Christmas tree.

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For counting down to the big day we have various advent pieces from cotton bunting with little pockets to fill with their favourite treats. Rows of classic wooden pegs with numbers to clip on the gift of the day, and traditional calendars to brighten up and decorate a wall.

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If you are looking for a wreath, why not try our heart and star rustic twiggy ones with little L.E.D light packs. No need for plugs. They look lovely in a window or make a warm welcome on your front door.

There’s also Our best-selling wooden Christmas garland would adorn any fireplace. With coloured lettering and rustic ribbon tied between the letters this piece swags across your mantle with pure Christmas style.

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See their faces Christmas morning when you get out our large hessian sacks from Santa. Fill with their precious parcels and gifts and leave under the tree or at the end of their beds on Christmas Eve.  It does say DO NOT OPEN UNTIL THE 25th, but better to be safe than sorry. They are also great for transporting around presents from house to house. Be your very own Santa!

Christmas Ribbon is always a must have. Use to tie up your gifts and around the home for finishing touches. You’ll be amazed at what tying on a little piece of ribbon can do.

We have some great shelf sitters this year too. Elegant shabby chic cream and gold with beautiful Christmas phases and go totally rustic country with wooden Robbins and reindeers.

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Don’t forget our gorgeous silver antique glass candle sticks and tea light holders. Set the mood when these are lit with twinkly flickering candle light. They will set the atmosphere perfectly when the sun goes down on Christmas day.

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All that’s left to say is thankyou for reading and we wish you a very merry and peaceful Christmas :)

New Products – From Live Laugh Love

Date posted: September 9, 2014

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New Free-Standing Words

The new products from Live Laugh Love have a range of wooden script words that create a classic theme. These inspirational words are the perfect partner for adding a personal touch to your home and make a super shabby chic gift.

The new Collection is made from hardwood and is painted, finished by hand. Whether you want to Believe, Dream, Relax, or just Love, these inspiring words will make a statement in any room.

HANGING-DECS

New Hanging Decorations

Our new collection of Hanging Decorations are made from hardwood and have been hand painted with distressed edges.

The collection has an array of themes from Hanging Angels to Scottie Dogs. These hanging decs’ add the ideal finishing touch to your home. They can be hanging from door knobs, photo frames, or just a spare hook.

The white wood and natural twine make them suitable enough to fit in with almost everyone’s themed home. A perfect gift that will not break the bank.

 New Products – From Live Laugh Love

MIRRORS

New Mirrors

 The new mirror selection has been hand painted and distressed. They have a real decorative look and make a centerpiece for a room. A sense of romance is a running theme and the perfect partner for a shabby chic bedroom.

To make a real feature of these mirrors, paint the backdrop a darker tone to make them really stand out. A feature wall with a collective of different sized mirrors look stunning and a real talking point. Here is an image below for better understanding.

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New Frames

Our new range of Photo Frames can hold single or multiple photos. Hearts are a running theme through this new collection and a country style with natural wood grain finish  are for those who like the traditional.

Painted and distressed with a scrolled top is a classic shabby chic look. These photo frames make great memory holders and the perfect gift for a shabby chic wedding.

 

PRODUCT-SELECTION

New Product Selection

The new range features a wide product selection from shabby chic clocks, to vintage rose ceramic hearts. These items are shabby chic and vintage inspired. Live Laugh Love has created a exclusive, pretty and practical selection of new products. The pure white colour will make it easy to place these pieces within your home.

New Products from Live Laugh Love

Date posted: June 25, 2014

New Products from Live Laugh Love

NEW PRODUCTS

A recent photo shoot of new products from Live Laugh Love has us really excited about our summer collection. With our usual theme of shabby chic, country style, nautical décor, and vintage wedding accessories, you will not be disappointed with the eclectic mix.

Our new shabby chic clocks are well represented in this summer season collection. The variety of colours and patterns will make placement for any room in your home. These pretty practical time pieces have a vintage theme with faded flower and distressed edges. A lovely new addition is a ‘Pink Floral Bird Clock’ that hangs from a satin white ribbon. The chintz pattern, script detail and vintage theme to this bird wall clock is a must have for all you shabby chic lovers!

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Nautical décor and accessories from Live Laugh Love are the perfect option when you want to bring the beautiful sense of summer time into the comfort of your own home. Whether it’s the relaxing sound of waves washing up the beach as you bask in the sunshine or taking a dip and enjoying the sea. You just can’t beat the feeling of the seaside.

With nautical interiors getting ever so more popular it gives you the chance to start getting creative! Create a sense of the coastline to your home with a brand new nautical range from Live Laugh Love. There is a new selection of accessories to choose from and create the look that is perfect for you. You can drift between hanging rustic signs reminding you of what the seaside is all about or a  ‘welcome aboard’ hanging buoy to make a fantastic wall feature.

These new products can either freshen up your nautical themed room or give you the perfect excuse to start decorating! Our freestanding ‘Gone Fishing’ boat accessory with its rustic blue wooden base and net sail is a lovely feature and a must have. The new range also features our distressed pale blue ‘Nautical Toilet Roll Holder’ finished with a whitewash effect. This product features a little wooden seagull, sea shells, rope decoration and little rustic boat with fabric sail. Simply fantastic for any themed bathroom!

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With our new collection of wedding accessories from Live Laugh Love you can add an extra bit of sparkle to what is such a special day. Garnish the wedding tables with our simply gorgeous ‘Clear Crackle Glass Tea light Holders’ to set a real pretty scene. We also have our new ‘Clear Glass Bottles’ with a hanging silver key decoration and pearl white satin ribbon, these would add a wonderful addition alongside any table decorations with the ability to add the sprigs of your favourite flower inside for a beautiful natural feel.

Our new collection also brings beautiful wedding gift ideas. Capture the special memories and place them in our lovely shabby chic ‘Mr & Mrs White Freestanding Photo Frame’ with its distressed edges this product would look fantastic on a mantel piece or shelf.

The hanging heart accessories that feature in our new collection can simply hang on a bedroom door handle and would make a perfect gift token to the newly weds and an everlasting memory of the special event. Alongside some of our smaller wedding present ideas we have these lovely glazed ‘Mr & Mrs Ceramic Magnets’ that could be perfect to give with one of our gift certificates.

Monogram Cushions

Date posted: May 1, 2014

Monogram Cushions

Monogram cushions

A Monogram is a motif made by overlapping or combining two or more letters to form a symbol. Monograms are often a combination of initials of an individual or company, that create symbols or logos. Monograms have been used for many centuries and some of the earliest examples are 4948names of Greek cities on coins. Another early device was a seal that made an impression in wax, clay, paper, or some other medium. The impression thus made a seal of authority that was a monogram or crest of the purveyor. The original purpose was to authenticate a document, a wrapper for one such as a modern envelope, or the cover of a container or package holding valuables or other objects.

Monogram Cushions

Monograms are signatures of artists and craftsmen that make their Monogram cushionsworks of art easily recognized.

Our Monogram cushions have been inspired by the French flair for Monogram cushionsdecoration. The individual monograms on our cushions are fancy pieces of art and are used to adorn these everyday items.

The monograms are created with embroidery and layers of fabric applied onto the cushion cover.

The monogram cushions have lace, fabric and ribbon details. With frilled edges and pleated layers the attention to detail  in these monogram cushions is executed to a high standard. With The tie up backs make it easy to remove 4894the inners and are a real feature. The 100% cotton fabric is user friendly and washes extremely well, please note that is our personal experience .

A great look with these cushions is to style a room with distressed shabby chic furniture, French mirrors, antique accessories ,these all blend well with soft whites and taupe colour backgrounds.

These monogram cushions have a vintage theme and create a romantic look that is exclusive to Live Laugh Love

 

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.