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