Feathered nest

As a child, I was fascinated with feathers and I can honestly say that I still am.

Someone once told me that if you see a feather you know your guardian angel is near so I always think of that whenever I see one randomly.

So you can imagine my excitement to see them popping up everywhere from t-shirts to wallpaper.

Black and white

Framed feather prints in black and white make an a impressive statement.


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Up the wall

I love this wallpaper with printed feathers that have a watercolour feel to them. The colour combination just works combined with a retro chair.



Good enough to wear

I would like seven of these t-shirts, please! One for everyday of the week and I will try not to get paint on it! Just look at this whimsical ceramic feather necklace in soft green and turquoise.


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Art class

Beautiful feather drawing bursting into tiny birds. I have also seen feathers being used like leaves and ferns by sticking them to the wall with Washi tape.


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Start collecting feathers and display them in your home to be right on trend.

If you feel inspired and want to get your hands dirty, try our copper dipped feather DIY.

Happy styling,


DIY copper dipped collection

In the spirit of all things lovely I have decided to give a few of my favorite items around the house a quick makeover by dipping them in copper paint.

I had a tin of left over Fired Earth Brushed Metal – Cosmopolitan paint from a previous project and I simply love the final result. This copper colour is subtle and feminine – perfect for the month of love.

Read Germarie’s post on the copper trend for more inspiration on the subject.


You will need:

1L Brushed metal paint (color: Cosmopolitan) from Fired Earth | Wood items, old glass vases or containers and feathers | Unprinted newspaper or just normal paper will do | No paint brushes required


Dipped wooden heart

Simply dip your wooden object like this heart I got as a present from dear friends. Just dipping the tip in copper adds a bit of subtle sophistication to an item that I’ve had for more than 10 years.


Dipped feathers

My goose and duck (Splodge and Gina) have been scattering the garden with their feathers. I love collecting them and do all sorts of crazy things for shoots. Recently I dipped them in Annie Sloan chalk paint so I went one step further and gave them a second dip (only the tips) in copper paint and grouped them together in a glass jar. It looks great and lasts much longer than flowers. I also now use them as a gorgeous finishing touch when wrapping a gift.

Stick the wet dipped feathers into a piece of Styrofoam that’s been placed on a sheet of unprinted newspaper and leave to dry. This is the easiest and least messy of all the methods I’ve tried.


Dipped glass

I have been wanting to do something with my dust-gathering collection of glass jars, vases and bottles for a while now and dipping them in copper paint was the perfect solution. You don’t need to prime the surface and because the paint has a brushed metal quality it gives it a slight grain that is simply lovely.

The circular effect the jars made on my unprinted newspaper got me thinking … this would make the most amazing gift wrap so I left them to dry, rolled them up and will use them as such.


The collection

My new collection of dipped items are proudly on display in what used to be a dull corner at the end of a dark passage in my home.

Now go forth and have fun! Just be careful as dipping is highly addictive.

Oh, and if you’re wondering what surface I’ve used as a backdrop for the picture … it’s the lovely distressed wood panelling wallpaper also from Fired Earth available at Builders Warehouse and no, this is not a sponsored post – sometimes we just love. Promise!

Happy styling,