Wednesday, 12 December 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving vintage playing card greeting cards by "Feathered".

We all know how difficult it can be finding a "guy gift" so ladies...and gentle man
here you go, these little beauties will make the perfect stocking fillers for those hard to shop
for creatures we know as MEN!

Price: £4.50 each

Thursday, 6 December 2007

This Saturday the 8th...

SATURDAY the 8th of December

Pre Christmas oligopoly!

A beautiful and diverse selection of scarves, bags, bed covers, hand made textiles, toys, shawls and hand blocked note books.

Lately arrived from Bali, India and Thailand.
For delectation, perusal and general purchase
From 10 am - 6 pm.

One to watch...

ONE TO WATCH is a feature that aims to showcase artists, crafts people and their work.
We're always on the look out for new, fresh artistic talent, work we deem
interesting and innovative and
also as in this case because of their continuous popularity .
This month we hope to re introduce one of our favourite artists, Paul Tucker.
For those of you not already familiar with his work we hope you too become a fan.
For more information on Paul's work visit

Tell us a little bit about your self...
I spent my formative years in Waterlooville near Portsmouth,
before going to Bath Academy of Art to study Graphic Design,
and from Bath to Walthamstow and unable to leave.
What inspires you?
inspiration comes from the everyday
Who are your heroes?
photographic heroes are Robert Frank, Eugene Atget, Ray Moore and Brian Griffin.
What was the first thing you photographed?
one of first serious photos was of a dramatically lit chess set for my cse in photography.
If you could live anywhere...
If I could live anywhere it would be by the sea
What did you want to be as a child?
I wanted to be a stunt man in a James Bond film, but photography proved slightly less perilous.
Favourite colour?
Black and white
Favourite season?
Read any good books lately?
Rediscovered Roald Dahl reading to my son
Favourite film quote?
in practice, the mysteries of the camera demanded little more than ordinary intelligence plus the ability to judge a subject upside down.
What song best describes you?
Rip it up ( and start again) Orange Juice
If you were an animal what would you be?
a bird
What's your chosen media to work with?
film over digital
How would you describe your work?
my work could be described as art of the mundane
Where do you see yourself in 10 years time?
on a beach, possibly thinking about publishing my next book

Thanks Paul!

Wednesday, 5 December 2007

2008 calendars are now in stock!

The NEW 2008 Walthamstow Village Residents' Association Calendars have just arrived and they are as ever...
Even our shop cat Jassie Mo has made it onto the pages and she's very proud to be Octobers' calendar girl.
Price: £6.50

Wednesday, 28 November 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving Munano Bag Bunnies.
These little felt bag charms are ready to go with you anywhere!
Hang them on your bag,suit case,car rear view mirror or even
let them look after your keys.
If you're going away for Christmas these cuties make the perfect
companions...they just love to mind unattended luggage.
Available in a selection of colours.
Approximate size:
15cm x 8cm
Read all the characters bios at www.munano.co.uk

Wednesday, 21 November 2007

This weel we're loving...

This week we're loving...
Two's Company porcelain jar lanterns.
These lovely perforated jars look sensational with bright tea lights.
Add a touch of eastern glamor to your home, table or as a pretty out door lantern to
welcome your guests.

Approximate size:
H: 32cm
W: 18cm

Price: £38.99 each

Tuesday, 13 November 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving...
new jewellery ranges from Tribal, Modern and Art Nouveau to Classical inspired pieces from C.H.A.
Add a little sparkle and glamor this season with our vast selection that'll suit any age and every pocket.
Also in... more Vintage Jewellery. Get that retro look and add some fun to your outfit.
Lot's of Diamante' necklaces,brooches and earrings suitable for glamor pusses!
In addition there's also new ranges from our usual favourites...Swarovski crystal pendant necklaces, sterling silver hand made jewellery and more. Come have a browse and get
ready to look fabulous this Christmas!

Wednesday, 7 November 2007

Frillseekers monthly event

This Saturday the 10th of November Beautiful Interiors hosts the Frillseekers monthly
The gals will be out on the shop terrace with their hand picked Vintage Clothing and accessories collection.
Need to update your Autumn wardrobe?
Fran and Caroline will be in from 10am - 6pm ready to lend a hand with their invaluable
fashion know how, advice and fab frocks!

this week we're loving....

This week we're loving...
Cup cakes & cartwheels "Spaghetti"
As the chilly nights set in wrap yourself
by the fire
or in front of the telly in these fashionable,very soft blanket/throws.
Well, a girl has to look stylish in all situations!
Available in shades of pink or blue they're sure to keep even the coldest of feet warm.
Approximate size: 130cm x 160cm
Price: £ 48.95

Wednesday, 31 October 2007

One to watch ...

Neil Wainwright is a talented printmaker and one of our best selling artists.
We've introduced a "One to watch" section to our blog page and he's our first.
This is reserved for artists we deem as up and coming and that are going places...
so someone you might want to keep an eye on as their work becomes more
and more popular.
We hope you enjoy reading his interview.
If you would like to contact Neil please e mail
him at:


Tell us a little bit about yourself, name, where you studied,birth place,personal stuff etc. should you wish to tell us...
My name is Neil Wainwright I'm a gemini, So don't believe a word of what I write.
I was born in Shiffnal and raised in Kidderminster, famous for carpets and er....... I studied Illustration at Loughborough one of the luckiest choices I ever made .

What inspires you?
People who are passionate about what they do

Who are your heroes?
In terms of artistic heroes : Klimt, Frank Brangwyn Kathy Kolwitz,N C Wyeth, Paul Slater, Chritopher Wormell

What's the first thing you remember making?

A mess, although I won an art prize when I was at primary school and I'm sure my Dad still thinks it's the best thing I have ever done.

If you could live anywhere,where would it be?
Faversham in Kent with my beautiful girlfriend and 2 cats.

What did you want to be as a child?
Taller! and a footballer or an illustrator. I didn't pick the right one for ritches.

Favorite colour?

Favorite season of the year?

Read any good books lately?
Arthur and George by Julian Barnes , In the Country of Last Things by Paul Auster

Favorite film quote?

"He's not the messiah hes a very naughty boy!"

What song best describes you best?
Cant Shape up by The Wonder Stuff

If you were an animal what would you be?
A dog

Favorite medium to work with?

How would you describe your work?

Where do you see yourself in ten years time?
In Faversham with my beautiful wife 2 cats and 2 kids.

Thank you Neil!

Tuesday, 30 October 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving... Halloween votive candle holders. We love Halloween or "witch's eve" as it's known in some European countries.
It's the season for bonfires, gatherings, cosy nights in and... parties!
In pagan times "Halloween" was the celebration of the Autumn harvest and the beginning of the "dark months".
Light up your nights with these cute tea light holders and
have a celebration of your own!
Suitable for indoor or outdoor use.
Assorted prints available: Bats, ghosts, spiders and pumpkins.
£4.95 each

Happy Halloween!

Wednesday, 24 October 2007

New opening times

Through out December our opening times and days will change slightly.
Our summer late shopping nights are no more but through out the month of December
we'll have extended hours to help all you lovely people find those perfect gifts:

,Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays 10 am - 7.30pm
LATE NIGHT CHRISTMAS SHOPPING is on Thursdays 10am - 9pm
Saturdays: 10am - 6 pm
: 11am- 6pm

Other wise and after the Christmas season our opening times go back to usual.

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving...LAILA K cushions.
These cushions have been lovingly made using
hand picked and sourced vintage fabrics.
Laila K also makes sweet hand embroidered cushions
using modern and contemporary designs that will
add a touch of glamour to any home.
Prices start at : £37.50 for a hand embroidered cushion
and £37.00 for a large "Bohemian" scarf cushion.

End of CRAFT MARKET season

Dear friends.
Well the weather's a big factor on this one and the time has come to clear up the garden.
Next Spring we'll be taking up our very successful Art and Craft Market from where we left off
and we're hoping to make it better and bigger then ever.
We are blessed with a beautiful shop garden and have very much enjoyed hosting
and providing local artists and crafts people with a well established outlet for
selling their wares.
If you would like to participate in our garden craft market please send images of your stock
and come Spring we'll notify you of upcoming events and give you enough notice so you can book a space.
Thank you all who participated and to all shoppers for supporting the local artists community!

Wednesday, 17 October 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving...
Two's Company Wire Heart Shape
Memento Holder.
This is not only cute but very
handy too.
Perfect for keeping your post,messages,bills,photos,
love letters and other snippets stylishly
safe and out of the way!
Approximate dimensions:
54cm wide x 52 high.
Easily fixed with a single nail or hook.
Price: £21.95

Wednesday, 10 October 2007

Jassie Mo: Our own Carrie Bradshaw!

Similarities have been drawn between Jassie Mo and Sarah Jessica Parker. They're both sassy, trend setters,with an eye for all things stylish, very opinionated and have a huge fan base.
As you might have heard our shop cat J-Mo debuted on the net last year by writing a blog on Hi5 but due to a busy work load her new blog home is here (on the PFBI page) !
She'll be reviewing products and giving away a few hints and styling tips on all the years interior trends.
Also when she's feeling generous she'll be writing secret passwords that once uttered to the shop staff will entitle you to great discounts and special offers. So keep those eyes peeled and keep checking this page for details.

Tuesday, 9 October 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving...
the fab "dolly brolly".
OK, like it or not Britain is WET! It does rain a lot but you needn't worry...you can look stylish this Autumn/Winter and stay dry. No need to kit yourself head to toe in a bright yellow fisherman's mac.
Made by Clippy Clip, this sturdy brolly fits right over your head leaving that bouffant hair do nice and high!
And for an extra touch they've added pockets so you can decorate and personalize to your hearts content.
Was £24.95
On SALE now for only £11.50
while stocks last!

This Saturday

This Saturday the 13th of October "Frillseekers Vintage" will be rolling out onto the shop terrace with their collection of gorgeous vintage clothing and apparel.
The FS monthly events have proven to be very popular and with the presentation and addition of
new pieces to their hand picked Autumn collection we're sure to have a flurry of stylish gals fighting over frocks...
Ladies prepare to draw handbags at dawn!

Monday, 8 October 2007

This week we're loving...

This week we're loving... Petit Jour Paris Melamine ware children's dinner set.
These gorgeous sets are the perfect thing to get baby eating their greens!
Durable, colourful and most of all dishwasher safe.
Choose from Peter Rabbit, Elmer and Maisy mouse.
Also they're the perfect gift for any tot learning to feed by themselves and at only £16.99 for a 4 piece set it's a bargain too.
But if you prefer choosing your own sets we have loads of other character melamine ware with new designs,products and colours from the usual favorites: Barbapapa ,Elmer, Maisy and more.

Art Trail 2007 Pictures

End of Trail Party.
End of Trail Party and Art Trail.
Jassie-Mo,the shop cat gives her approval to Harriet's soft sculpture!

Thank you to all who followed the trail and to everyone for supporting our local talent.
Once again the 2007 E17 Art Trail was a huge success!
The great thing about the Art Trail is that anyone and everyone can participate and this year we had no fewer then 13 exhibiting artists in the shop gallery. I'm so pleased that all the art work was of such high quality and it just seems to get better and better every year. If you are interested in exhibiting at Beautiful Interiors for the 2008 E17 Art Trail please submit images of your work via e-mail:

Thursday, 4 October 2007

Upcoming October dates

Well it's truly here, Autumn has arrived with a load of sunshine and beautiful weather... finally!
As usual running a shop is hard but very gratifying work and one of the key things is to think of ways to offer our customers
exciting events to keep things fresh and interesting.
On Saturday the 13th of October The Frillseekers will be on the terrace with their monthly event showcasing their Fall Collection. Lots of yummy frocks, accessories,shoes and handbags fit to adorn our very chic Walthamstow gals.
The 20th and 21st is our Shop Garden Market Weekender. A great opportunity to check out what local artists and crafts people are making. Saturday is strictly art & craft while Sunday is a more eclectic offering.
Just because summer was a damp squib we're not letting that stop us from using our lovely garden so keep checking our blog page as we'll be updating regularly and adding on other one off events.
Interested in renting a stall?
Please call us during shop opening hours or contact Debbie via e mail

Wednesday, 19 September 2007

september craft market

The summer's on it way out but we're hoping for some lovely sunny autumn weather for our September Craft Market.
A huge success, our small but perfectly formed monthly garden market is taking place again this weekend in our shop garden and terrace.
Saturday the 22nd is strictly art and crafts while Sunday the 23rd is a more laid back,eclectic mix of vintage collectables, vinyl records, second hand wares and art and craft.
Please note that our outdoor tea room courtesy of Handsome Betty Baked Goods is only on Saturday.
Grab a slice of sumptuous cake, sit under the fig tree with a complimentary cup of tea or coffee and celebrate with us the beginning of Autumn!

Friday, 14 September 2007

our fig tree

Believe it or not figs actually grow in London.
Here's a heaped bowl of our garden figs, totally organic and local...no air miles! Handsome Betty has made up some lovely fig jam. Read the recipe below and try it yourself!
You too can send in some recipes to share or pop by the shop to pick up some figs. The crop is pretty much at it's end but up top there are still some sweet ones left! Handsome Betty will be at the Beautiful Interiors Craft Market on Saturday the 22nd of September. Lots of lovely cakes and who knows maybe she'll share some of her fab Walthamstow fig jam!

"This recipe was handed down to me by a good friend in Lisbon, Portugal. He's lucky enough to have a garden with a few "Pingo de mel" fig trees like in Penny's shop garden which
translated mean honey drop.They're really sweet and true to their name and great for sweet or savory dishes. I asked him if I could share this recipe and he replied: Good things are meant to be handed around!
His gran's from the Algarve, a hub of fig production and a basic ingredient in Southern Portuguese confectionery. She was making this recipe with her own mum when she was a small girl and still makes it every August to fill up her larder."
You'll need:
2 Kilos of golden figs (washed but not peeled.Use figs that are not over ripe,the ripper the less natural pectin there is and that thickens and binds it all together)
1.5 Kilos sugar
1 stick of cinnamon
100g dried apricots
*for some extra flavor add a vanilla pop halved
Wash figs but do not peel just cut off the stalk. Tear figs with your hands into a large pot. No need to add water as the fig juices should slowly release and be enough. Place over a low heat and they should themselves start to disintegrate into a mushy consistency. This should take about 10/15 minutes or so. Remove from heat add the cinnamon,dried apricots,vanilla if you're using it and half the sugar. Cover pot with lid and leave over night or for at least 8 hours. When you go back to making the jam add the rest of the sugar and gently boil for 1 hour.
At this point,half way through, I usually blend it with a hand blender just because I prefer to smooth out the dried apricots and it makes it that bit thicker as it gives it some body but if you prefer a chunky jam pre slice your apricots into smaller bite size pieces. Return to a low heat and cook for another half hour to an hour
or until it's thick and leaves trace on the back of a spoon. Place in pre sterilized jam jars and seal. Best enjoyed on long winter nights when summer seems a world away.
Kind regards,
Handsome Betty

Thursday, 13 September 2007

Upcoming events

This Saturday the 15th of September the Frill Seekers gals spill onto the shop terrace with their new autumn collection. Caroline and Fran will be in store from 10am to 6pm showcasing their lovely wears and to give shoppers invaluable fashion advice. This autumn 1940's glamour puss look is a deffinate for any gorgeous gal!
Check out their web site for all there events:

Saturday the 22nd and Sunday the 23rd of September is our Beautiful Interiors craft market.
Saturday is strictly art and craft while Sunday is a more laid back and eclectic event with second hand, vintage records, accessories, second hand and some art and craft.
For more information visit our web site:
or e mail us:


Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors is a lifestyle gallery, gift shop, art gallery and a supporter of local artists and crafts people located in the heart of Walthamstow Village. Now in our third year the shop has flourished into a renown sales outlet for local artists and crafts people offering shoppers a selection of gifts for adults and children, vintage furniture, collectable home and glass ware, art,craft, jewellery and an in store vintage clothing and accessories boutique courtesy of Frill Seeker Vintage!
For more information visit our web site: