Wish list (featuring Cornishware & Alessi).


Our move date is going to be thrust upon us any day now, after a long hold-up with various bits of paperwork going missing in the post and our Solicitors being very slow. To prepare for the move I have been clearing out cupboards (seriously Jonathan, you have packs of jelly 'best before' 2007!) and sending things off to the charity shops to get a new home.

If you weren't sure, I moved in with Jonathan a few months ago and shortly after we put an offer in on a much bigger house which would be perfect for the two of us, and Lily and Lola. We are only moving a couple of minutes up the road so we're hoping it will be a fairly smooth move, especially after my spring clean. We just want to take with us the things that we will use, and then buy new additions where needed to make our new house a home.

I've had my eye on a few things and luckily as I've saved a few pennies and Christmas is coming up I may strike lucky!

Cornishware: My parents bought Jonathan the Cornish Blue teapot last Christmas and we both thought it would be a nice colour scheme for our new kitchen, so we have popped a few things on our Christmas lists. A set of mugs would be great and the garlic keeper would be very useful as we consume lots of the stuff. Eventually we hope to have a full set - plates, bowls, etc. but it doesn't come cheap so it will definitely be a gradual collection.

Alessi bird kettle - If it is possible to fall in love with an electrical appliance (steady on now..) then that is certainly what has happened with this kettle. They do a stove top version for around £90 but I'm too impatient to wait that long for a brew, so I would opt for the electrical version which doesn't come cheap at around £125-£130. But it's so pretty. Look at the little bird! I'm definitely probably going to buy this very soon.

Cross stitch kits via Etsy: My friend bought me a little cross stitch kit a couple of weeks ago and I loved it. Since then I've been hooked. It is so simple and relaxing, and satisfying to see those little x's make a great pattern.

I ordered a couple of cross stitch kits from this shop on Etsy, so they're not necessarily on my wish list as they've already arrived, but I thought they were worthy of a mention all the same. They will hang in our new home somewhere, and I hope to make a couple of bigger ones with the supplies I bought from Hobbycraft today.

Wall stickers: I adore wall stickers. What a brilliant way to transform a plain wall and make a feature in the room, and with the vast array of designs out there you can pretty much have anything you like. I particularly like this pretty tree design via Etsy but I have seen so many that I like.

And of course, anything Pug related: I have seen a few things on Etsy but my favourites are these Pug felt cushions via Etsy which are absolutely brilliant (the only problem is I can't decide which one to get!) and this eyechart print which I am sure would be a great addition to one of our new rooms.

Writing this has made me so much more excited to move!


  1. The kettle is so gorgeous! And I love wall stickers too, I have a few around my bedroom.

    Mollie xo

  2. Oh my, those pug cushions are amazing! You have to get them! XX

  3. Those pug cushions are so cute! xx

  4. I love those pug cushions! I want one! So sweet!
    Cross stitch is always a bit of fun too :) Love it!
    Hope the move goes well for you!
    x x x

  5. I have the stove top version (managed to pick it up for cheap from the Alessi outlet shop in Italy!)and it is lovely, really makes my tiny kitchen look lovely :)

  6. those pug pillows are soo cool!

  7. that kettle is bloody awesome!

  8. All really beautiful "wants" . Havve you seen the large heart that Rob Ryan does as a wall sticker (I saw it at Yorkshire Sculpture Park) I love that. xxxxx

  9. I love those wall stickers and all of the other pet related products on the Etsy site. It's such a lovely shop to browse around and get some great ideas!

    xo fifi


  10. I love alessi stuff, just wish it was a bit cheaper! x

  11. I am just getting into cross stitching again and have been instructed to make one for my sisters soon to be nursery, her baby due in December. Wish me luck;)

    Gorgeous picks...

    Caz x

  12. OMG, those little puglets are soooo cute! I love pugs' faces. Adorable!

  13. Want that kettle!!! great post
    Sal x

  14. Loved everything about this post, I'm excited for you!
    Love the Cornishware. The pugs cushions are super cute. I've been looking at wall stickers recently but I've seen so many I like I can't decide which to get x

  15. Cornishware is fabulous - it never dates!

    Jem xXx

  16. I love cross stitch, though I struggle to find the time to do it. And i love the eyechart print, think I may get one myself xx

  17. Awwww... Everything looks so pretty! :) I want Alessi orange squeezer someday. ;)


  18. All of these are amazing, loving the eyesight print!


  19. ooooo you've got me all exciting about moving too! Me and the boy are just about to start the process of buying our first home, so exciting! I'm a real fna of the Cornish blue and white collection, so classic and adorable. And i'll defintely be investing in a wall sticker - fingers crossed we find somewhere with the right space to do one! x

  20. Hey, now following. My sister and I love your blog.


  21. that kettle is so cute! we got a statement kettle, it's bright yellow. i love the shape of it too. i defo say invest in a kettle you love.

  22. I love the blue Cornishware mugs, they're very handsome!
    Good luck with the big move :)