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Friday, 8 August 2014

knick-knacks



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It's the little things that make a house feel like a home, they give the walls a heart and a personality all of their own. Knick-knacks are my favourite. They're tangible versions of memories shared with loved ones, mementos from special places & objects that simply provoke a smile for no particular reason. I'm not the best with them, dusting isn't my favourite chore and little things makes the job a little fiddly, but I think it's worth it. For the smiles. For the memories that wash over me if I glimpse them throughout the day. For the heart they give our home.

Happy Friday. I hope you have a wonderful, wonderful weekend.

- Jennie xo 


Now playing: John Paul White - September

62 comments:

  1. I love knick knacks! The title of this post reminds me of the Pixar short. :) That hare keyring is so cute!

    Tara x

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  2. I love the Joules keyring! It's so pretty :)

    Jennifer x
    www.homewithjenny.blogspot.co.uk

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  3. This is a lovely post! And I bite my nails too...wish I could stop!

    http://www.annadorabel.com/

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    1. Me too, I bite my nails out of boredom and then they look horrible so I bite them more to try and shape them. I'm terrible. Love your blog by the way Annabel!

      http://www.thehoneyinmytea.blogspot.co.uk/

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  4. Oh I really love those desk bunnies!

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  5. I saved my chocolate frog box too, with the Dumbledore card as well! Seeing as it was 8 pounds I definitely wasn't gonna throw it away haha.

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  6. lovely post, I love the little bunny ornaments and scissors! Thanks for sharing xo

    Natalie | Shabby Chic and Tea ♥

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  7. That's such a cute little set-up. I love the Gryffindor patch!!
    Jade x
    www.jadeddaily.co.uk

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  8. The desk bunny is super cute! The top of my book case is filled with knick-knacks. They all have memories associated with them so it's nice to look back and reminisce.

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  9. You have the cutest things. I've tried to find that desk bunny but think I will just have to snap one up from online.

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  10. I have so many Harry Potter knick knacks around my room too ! Cute !

    Madeline | Its a Mads Mads World

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  11. Really love the cabinet. It's a great way to display those treasured possessions!
    I think id be the same and keep the chocolate frog packaging too!
    ​Leanne @ Leanne-Marie ​ x​​x

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  12. I'm hoping to get some old printer trays to put in my bedroom I'm in the midst of redecorating and then I can add little trinkets and memories.

    Victoria
    FlorenceandMary.com

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  13. Such lovely things and a gorgeous way of displaying them! I'm a sucker for knick knacks around the home! x

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  14. I love knick knacks. Mine aren't this organised though, just sort of spread all over my room!
    Megan x
    London Callings

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  15. That's such a cute little shelving unit! I definitely need that desk bunny in my life, too.

    Catherine, xo // Lady Liquor

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  16. Looks so lovely! Very beautiful and creative xx

    xx, Marina / marinasirmais

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  17. I have the exact same chocolate frog box sitting on my bookshelf. I couldn't bear to throw it away! I mean, there's a wizard card inside it, right?! :D

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  18. I love this!

    I have the same Joules keyring :) It's just sooo cute! I'm really in love with the fairy lights too!

    Helen x
    The Midnight City

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  19. Oh how cute is this cabinet?!?! Adorable, I need something like this in my life!

    Mademoiselle-Lala.com

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  20. Got to rep your house! I'm exactly the same. I collect so many bits and pieces, and I'm ridiculously sentimental! xxx

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  21. I must have one for my desk! :)

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  22. What a lovely display cabinet, I really want one on my desk!

    http://IAmLinderella.blogspot.co.uk

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  23. The Joules keyring is gorgeous <3 So jealous of your chocolate frogs, too! I seriously need to get me to the Harry Potter studios :)

    Jess xo

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  24. I got an instax camera not too long ago, and I love it! It's just too bad I'm still playing around with it, as half of my photos turned out good and film is expensiiiive.

    Jealous of those Chocolate Frogs and Gryffindor patch!

    xx becky // star-violet

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  25. This is such a cute way to display tiny bits and pieces. I love all the Harry Potter themed things.

    nueyork.blogspot.com

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  26. That display cabinet is adorable! I love the desk bunny too - I'm always losing scissors.
    I'm just a tad jealous you had a chocolate frog!

    Rachael at broomfie.blogspot.com

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    1. I think you can buy them online now! <3

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  27. Pretty. I'm glad I'm not alone in keeping my chocolate frog box.

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  28. Love the display cabinet, so adorable!

    I think I need a desk bunny in my life - for the pure cuteness of it and for the day I might just need some scissors handy! x

    Sarah @ sarahlouxo.com xx

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  29. The desk bunny is so cute, such a genius idea aswell! x

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  30. Such lovely things! I have a bookcase that's full of little things, such a good idea to display them in a little cabinet! x

    SophiesMakeupBlog

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