30 April 2012

Lovely things 3: birthday edition

Hi folks! My birthday and my trip to London are over and I had an amazing time! I was very spoiled. Which can only mean that it's time for some more.. Lovely things!
My boyfriend got me this adorable knitted brooch! I was very impressed by his present choosing skills, he took my love of knitting and my love of jewellery and came up with the perfect gift for me.
"A Little Owl Wearing Glasses" by Ashley Percival.
I had this amazing print pinned on my Pinterest for ages and my sneaky friend found it and ordered it for me. I just need to get a frame - and a place to hang it, my house is filling up with Etsy art. (Which is clearly a good thing).
Likewise my sister knew I had my eye on this metal necklace from Cos and she managed to track it down for me. Cos is one of my favourite shops but they only have a tiny concession in a shop in Dublin only stocks a very small selection of what's on the website. We went to the huge Cos in Westfield in London and I had to hold myself back - I just got a black jumper. But it's the perfect black jumper!
Image and recipe from Heat Oven to 350
My sister also made me these incredible homemade peanut butter cups instead of a birthday cake. These were seriously amazing. The recipe was another Pinterest find and sometimes I'm sceptical about internet recipes. Will adding sugar, butter and peanut butter to graham crackers/digestive biscuits REALLY replicate a delicious Reese's Peanut Butter cup? The answer was yes! If you love peanut butter as much as I do you have to try these.
While in London I finally got to the Victoria and Albert Museum. Considering I'm an art history graduate, it's pretty disgraceful that I've never been before! I picked up an amazing pattern book in the shop which was one of a series. It's a book of beautiful extracts of patterns by designers including William Morris (one of my favourites) and the best part is that it comes with a cd-rom of high res images of the patterns. So you might see some of the patterns popping up on my blog soon!

I hope everyone had a fab couple of weeks - can you believe it's officially the start of summer tomorrow? The weather here has been horrific!

10 thoughts:

TheHeadlessMannequin said... Reply to comment

That knitting brooch is so sweet - I would never have even imagined such a gem existed so kudos to your boyfriend for discovering it :) I'm a huge Etsy art fan too. I also discovered the store society6 last Christmas and went a little crazy on wall art. It's a pity my landlord isn't as enthused at the thought of me covering the walls in art as I am. Sounds like you had a lovely bday weekend overall :)

Jess said... Reply to comment

those peanut butter cups look AMAZING. and the v&a is my favourite museum! i wish there were more william morris print fabrics, i'd kill for a wallpaper-printed dress xx

Trees said... Reply to comment

I'm glad you had a great birthday and a lovely time in London, the bf did very well in choosing that brooch! It's amazing.

Porcelain complexion said... Reply to comment

Pleased to hear you had a wonderful time!
What great pressies and those peanut butter cups look amazing

Laura Go said... Reply to comment

Oh em geeeee that knitted pin is so cute. How sweet of him to get that for you! It's so adorable. I also am totally crushing on that necklace. It's GORGE!

♥ laura
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Ioana-Carmen said... Reply to comment

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charley said... Reply to comment

Happy belated birthday lady! xo

Kate said... Reply to comment

That knitted brooch is absolutely gorgeous, so cute! Happy belated birthday!!

Bethany Kellen of bunnypicnic said... Reply to comment

all of these things are the best things! happy belated birthday. but man that brooch is soooo cute and so you! and i also want to eat those peanut butter cups.

Raji said... Reply to comment

Aren't you a lucky girl!
Some absolutely great gifts, especially that broach
I adore it

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