Monthly Archives: October 2014

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 :)