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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 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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FRAME

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.

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.

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.  

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  Three hanging hearts live laugh love 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.

 

Vintage Style Weddings

Date posted: January 7, 2014

Vintage Style Weddings

If you’re choosing to have a vintage style wedding, or organising someone else’s wedding, with a vintagevintage style weddings style theme, there are a great range of products available to help create the gorgeous and beautiful style you want to create. And at Live Laugh Love, we’re also here to help inspire you along the way.

vintage style weddingsTake a look at wedding ideas on the site, but before you do, let us have a brainstorm of what will really set your special day alight. Lighting is incredibly important in creating any kind of mood or atmosphere, and a wedding is no exception. For centre table displays, use delicate antique tea light holders and pretty vintage style weddingscandles or use hanging tea light holders for some extra charm. The romantic and warm candle light, displayed in these elegant holders will set the tone for romance beautifully and classically.

 

Dried flower hearts can be used on the end of pews and backs of chairs and rose garlands can be draped as table decorations.  We have cake plates and stands that will set the tone beautifully, making your day really stand out to everyone. Use white lace paper bunting to garnish the marquee or outside areas. Shabby chic photo frames work

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perfectly to display table numbers, and why not use one of our vintage or shabby chic mirrors to write the table arrangements on and place by the entrance to the dining area? All these little touches will add up to a wonderful vintage style wedding.vintage style weddings

Take a look at the extensive range of products and ideas on the website for more inspiration in making your day look and feel perfect, but it doesn’t have to stop there. Wedding photo frames would make great gifts to take home for friends and family, or the bridesmaids and VIPs. There is also a wonderful range of wedding gift ideas, so why not add some to your wedding list? Whatever you’re looking for to create a vintage style wedding, Live Laugh Love is the number one destination for all your needs. 

 

Beautiful interiors at Live Laugh Love

Date posted: December 14, 2013

Beautiful Interiors at Live Laugh Love

Beautiful Interiors are our aim at Live Laugh Love. We look at our home as being a place of Beautiful interiorssanctuary and expressing our personalities. We talk about nesting and buying products that we have hand-picked to make our home special to us.  Our aim is to help you create a comfortable and relaxed home that friends and family will be warmed by its cosy appeal.  We love to use tea lights, candles and flowers to enhance the Beautiful interiorsambiance.  With flickering candle light and the smell of freshly cut flowers this makes it peaceful in our homes.

Our selection of products will help your transform your home.  Our range of products will cater for a broad spectrum of styles.  As a general rule we have a vintage style to all of our range. We love beautiful interiors and are committed in helping our clients chose quality and unique items for their homes.Beautiful interiors

Shabby chic is one of our styles and is full of personality making it a running theme throughout the website. Shabby chic embraces worn paintwork and faded fabrics. Shabby chic accepts Beautiful interiorsBeautiful interiorsimperfection and regards them as being part of its character of a beautiful interior. Our country living theme is prominent with cut out hearts and flowers being sprinkled into every category. Our hanging hearts are used for those finishing touches around the home.

So think retreat, relax and inspire and create your very own nest.

Shabby Chic Christmas Decorations

Date posted: November 14, 2013

Shabby Chic Christmas Decorations

Shabby chic Christmas decorations

We love shabby chic Christmas decorations at Live Laugh Love.  At this time of year we will be dusting off the Christmas tree, fixing fairy lights and thing about decorating our homes.  Our selection of seasonal ideas is great to help plan your shabby chic Christmas.  Be inspired by Shabby chic Christmas decorationsberries, ribbons, garlands and candles.  The vintage theme is profound Shabby chic Christmas decorationsthroughout our range of shabby chic Christmas decorations.  A wonderful gift for lovers of nostalgia is tree ornaments that have distinctive charm and remind us of times past.  The wooden solders and glass snowman decorations are the perfect vintage Shabby chic Christmas decorationsthemed gift.Use up old candles by melting them in an old pan placed inside a larger pan of heated water.  Once melted lift out the old wicks and hold inside a vintage or pretty cup so its not quite touching the bottom. Pour in the melted wax and leave it to set.  Trim the wick so 1 cm is visible. This idea creates a unique candle that will make a super gift.

Shabby chic Christmas decorations

Hanging decorations in the window using our lovely festive ribbon this will create interest with the light shining through.

Shabby chic Christmas decorations

Hang wreaths on doors, sacks on the bed posts and paper chains around the windows. Doves of peace hanging porcelain decorations look great in a flock in a window or on your tree.

Use our fabric ribbon with a selection of decorative pegs to hold you’re Christmas cards. Finish off the whole theme with advent calendars that are filled with treats and gifts.

The Love Heart

Date posted: November 7, 2013

 The Love Heart

The love heart symbol is used throughout our website.The country style heart is short and wide whilst the shaker style heart is long and slender.  Short or long we have every shaped heart there Is.We have hanging hearts for decorating any room or special event.We also have cut-out hearts in

The love heart The love heart The love heart The love heart The love heart The love heart accessories and furniture, in other words we have hearts in abundance.

The Love heart symbol started to be recognised in the middle ages. The use of the heart shape and its metaphoric is

shown in early examples of manuscript and art work.  The heart symbol and its close ties with romance and love are still prominent today.  A classic example is cupid with his arrow piercing a heart. With affection and love being at its centre the love heart is full of emotion.

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We love to use the heart symbol and are proud to have a large range of products associated with it. With wooden, fabric,and ceramic hanging hearts this section shows a large range of products. Our fabric ribbons and cushions have printed and patchwork hearts. Love heart photo frames and mirrors add to the whole concept. Wall shelves, coat and hat racks and cupboards are to name just a few that have a cut out heart detail. Tea light holders in mercury glass are shaped in a love heart and some have etched detail’s. Think of us when a wedding is on the agenda our range will garnish and supply the big day. So when the heart is the perfect gift that says it all think of Live Laugh Love.