Strawberries, cream and french chateau dreams

Shabby chic blog room tour

The weather has been so lovely lately and there are late blossoms still around, it has felt like a kind of paradise stepping outside to air that is as warm as it is inside. Oh, to open the windows and let the hot air in and wear

shorts and skorts and eat peaches and strawberries in the garden! If I am not so tired tomorrow we will paddle in the beck, it’s like a natural kind of paddling pool. Here are some material things I’ve been absolutely loving…

Shabby chic blog room tour

I went and bought the Dunelms toulouse trunk from my wish list here. It is beautiful, I’m thrilled with it and it’s so easy to move around, it’s much lighter than I thought. It may have accidentally become a clothes stand!

Shabby chic blog room tour

Shabby chic blog room tour

The detailing and bow motifs on the side are so darling, it exudes french chateau glamour. It’s a really lovely size too and there is room inside to store anything, it’s perfect for a hoarder like me. It’s such a welcome addition and I can even keep nappies and wipes in there for when Oscar wakes in the night.

Shabby chic blog room tour

Shabby chic blog room tour

It has definitely saved me from the floordrobe situation that was happening in my room. 

Shabby chic blog haul

I am currently waiting to try a free Body yoghurt from The Body Shop. I found this offer on Gratisfaction, I’ve been using it a lot recently, it’s really fun and satisfying haha. It’s worth checking out their free stuff here, it’s so helpful to know where to find free samples if you’re a blogger and don’t have much budget to spare, it’s a great way of finding new products to review. I love to enter competitions in my free time so I use it for that too!

Shabby chic blog room tour

Shabby chic blog room tour

These mini cartons of Ben n Jerry’s are the cutest! They are a little over £1 in my local Asda and come in pocket sized tubs so you are less likely to overindulge. Not that that will stop me haha, I bought two tubs. Mine is strawberry cheesecake flavour, with mini cookie pieces and strawberries in there too. It is second only to my beloved Birthday Cake Ben n Jerry’s, it’s like eating a tub full of ice cream cake… heavenly.

Shabby chic blog room tour

The striped and plaid fabric hearts on my dressing table came from Poundland. I popped in after visiting my local Primark feeling gutted about their home section getting smaller and smaller… when I came across the mother of all home sections in none other than Poundland! They had little rustic jugs and vases for 25p or 50p each and lots of little trinkets, ornaments, candles and wall decorations. I was there for half an hour!

Shabby chic blog haul

I also bought these Chupa Chup strawberry and cream tea lights because they smelt so good and sweet and the strawberry and cream flavour lolly was my childhood favourite! I have vivid memories of buying them from Woolworths and those soft indoor play centres, I always pined for sweets when it was time to go home haha!

I so hope this makes sense haha, I am so tired writing it! How was your weekend? 



  1. Rupa
    May 15, 2018 / 8:44 am

    Now I want to have ice cream! Tender coconut ice cream!

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    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:19 am

      Mmmm that sounds amazing right now haha! Thanks so much Rupa πŸ˜€ β™‘

  2. Jules on the moon
    May 15, 2018 / 8:12 pm


    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:19 am

      Aw thanks Giulia! β™‘

  3. Danielle Alexa
    May 15, 2018 / 8:21 pm

    You are making me want ice cream on this very hot day!

    Danielle xx

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:21 am

      Haha thanks so much Danielle! I wish I had ice cream right now xD β™‘

  4. Michelle V
    May 16, 2018 / 5:27 am

    The candles look so cute and I bet they smell amazing! The red velvet cake flavor is my favorite Ben and Jerrys ice cream. β™₯

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:24 am

      Aw thank you so much Michelle, oh yesss red velvet! I tried it on holiday but it's not available anywhere near me sadly >< the cake pieces are the best haha! β™‘

  5. Diana
    May 16, 2018 / 8:53 am

    I really love the trunk!
    Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
    Of course we can follow each other.
    I have already followed your blog on GFC and bloglovin πŸ™‚

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Thank you so much, it's so nice to meet you! I have followed back πŸ˜€ β™‘

  6. Ana
    May 16, 2018 / 1:40 pm

    That ice cream looks so good! xxx

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:25 am

      Aw thanks so much Ana! β™‘

  7. Beatrice
    May 20, 2018 / 3:50 pm

    Love the look of that trunk, it fits so well with the rest of the forniture and adds such a lovely touch. And those mini Ben n jerry's sound like a dream, I don't think we have those flavours here *sad face*. Xx

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    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:27 am

      Aw thank you so much Beatrice, so kind! There are so many flavours we don't have either, I wish we could buy them on ebay haha! πŸ˜€ β™‘

  8. Julia
    May 21, 2018 / 9:37 pm

    This Ben and Jerry's ice cream is so good – my favourite! Along with peanut butter haha. It's definitely ice cream weather at the moment, it's awesome!
    Also, thanks for sharing about Gratisfaction, sounds like a really interesting website and I'll have a look there!

    Julia x
    Last Post: A Travel Guide To Naples and Pompeii, Italy |

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Julia, ahhh I haven't tried that one! I wish it would always be ice cream weather haha πŸ˜€ no worries, I'm always on the look out for freebie/competition sites! β™‘

  9. PhotosbyCris Travel Fashion Lifestyle
    May 22, 2018 / 2:22 am

    Such a beautiful post full of amazing things that I am adding to my wish list. xoxo Cris

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:29 am

      Thank you so much Cris, so kind!! β™‘

  10. *Peonies and lilies*
    May 22, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    That Dunelm trunk is so beautiful, I love the bow and floral detail x

    Peonies and lilies

    • elizabeth
      May 23, 2018 / 10:30 am

      Thank you so much, so kind!! β™‘

  11. UpYourVlog
    May 27, 2018 / 11:07 pm

    Ooo strawberries & cream πŸ™‚ <3

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