Tuesday, 16 December 2008

Christmas opening times

We'll be opened every day from December the 15th right up to the 24th.
Monday to Saturday 10am to 7.30 pm
Sunday 11am to 6pm

Christmas Eve ,24th of December open from 10 am to 5 pm.

As the Christmas season comes to a halt we'll be taking a well deserved break and the shop will be closed for our yearly holiday from the 25th up to the 8th of January when we go back to the usually opening times.

Thank you all that chose to shop locally and we wish you all the best for 2009!

Happy Christmas!!!

Wednesday, 3 December 2008

Christmas window....OH my the elves have been busy!

The Christmas elves have once again done their magic and transformed the Beautiful Interiors window into a dreamy winter wonderland!
OOOOOOOOH the magic of Chrimbo!!!

Best viewed after dark!

Saturday, 29 November 2008

Walthamstow Village Calendar

The 2009 calender is now in!
Proceeds go to the E17 Art Trail and to the WVRA.
As you know we organised an exhibition for the E17 Art Trail
featuring the participants and winners of the 2009 Calendar Competition.
11 different contributors have been selected and we think the calendar looks pretty good!
Thank you all that entered and we hope this is a project that we will go on to do every year.

Wednesday, 12 November 2008

Santa's little helper....

If you're stuck for ideas for fabulous gifts for your little ones have a look at our new arrivals.
Lots of cute kid's toys...
wooden stove tops, dolly prams, tool benches, plushies, tea sets and more!

We're still receiving our Christmas stock so lots of new items coming in!

As a special THANK YOU to all of you, spend £100.00 and get a £10.00 voucher*.
Also until the 21st of November we have a special little SALE...
10% off all designer and vintage jewellery and 20% off all other jewellery.
So come down and get your early bird Chrimbo gifts and take advantage of this special offer!

*offer available until 21/11/08. Only one voucher to be used per transaction. Voucher valid until end of March 2009)

Sunday, 9 November 2008

Christmas Sparkle!

Lets face it folks...Christmas is almost here!We're
so delighted to be in the Village for our 5th Christmas!
We love the whole community spirit in our little corner of London. All those lovely trees,lights and decorations going up makes the place look even more special...Fingers crossed the Village Square will have it's own Christmas tree. I'm sure that it will look fab as usual!
As ever we're gearing up, putting out our Christmas stock and making the shop look more seasonal.We'll be doing our window display very soon and we're going for a very traditional yet chic look. This year our HOT TIP is "Bohemia!"
From fun gold dear statues to the more traditional "Victoriana" element: Illustrated Star shape paper tree decs, "Faberge- esqu" baubles , bohemian fancies and more! Come and check out our fab vintage inspired Christmas decorations.
Also don't forget that we're still receiving Christmas stock on a daily basis so come in have a mootch.

Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Trick or treat!

Come celebrate HALLOWEEN with us this Friday the 31st of October. We'll be welcoming all you little goblins and ghost-ies with sweet treats!

Check out our scary skull and cross bones cup cake cases and doilies!

Gift idea number 1!

We all know that some ladies can be tricky when it comes to getting them the perfect gift!That's why we'll be posting "gift ideas" on a weekly basis to hopefully inspire and help you find that perfect something for someone special.
This week we're showcasing:
"Shrieking Violet" ,a local company offering original sterling silver jewellery made with real flowers inset into acrylic cabochons. We think they're very fab! Who wouldn't love them?
They are truly sweet and we know that the price will also hit the mark! From £12.95 to £30.00.

New products and designs added to the shop through out Autumn and Winter for the run up to Christmas. Why fight the crowds in town when you can get all your Christmas shopping here in a relaxing, friendly local shop?

Tuesday, 21 October 2008

Autumn Exhibition

Exhibition date: starts 17th October on through out Autumn
All welcome. Free event. venue: Beautiful Interiors.

As part of a vibrant and artistically diverse community Penny Fielding
has showcased numerous works by local artists and has gone on to establish her shop
as an integral part of the local community acting as a sponsor for up coming artists and crafts people.
This Autumn Anssi Sojakka, Paul Robinson and Paul Tucker showcase their work in the shop gallery.

Anssi Sojakka: "I experiment in order to keep my work alive and interesting for me, suprise me even...
I use objects, such as chains as templates.
The shapes and outlines of the objects merge with the other objects around them creating a landscape of shapes and forms."

Paul Robinson: The artist has appropriated genuine British Army Disruptive Pattern Material.
The colour characteristics of the material have been carefully painted out, leaving only traces of its original survival function.
A transformation has occurred turning something that is uniform and institutional into something that is inspiring and playful.

Paul Tucker:‘Bronte’ is a house in Leiston Suffolk and is the subject of a photographic exhibition by Paul Tucker.
It started as a document of a house, whose owner, Agnes Deller, was moving on after 33 years.
The house, its character and contents have a unique quality. In the eventual series of photographs, the interiors and their objects
have a strong sense of identity and evoke memories of past lives. These are intimate portrayals of a time and place through light and colour.

Early bird savers...

As a special treat to all you folks we're giving each and every one of you a £10.00* voucher when you spend £100.00 in the shop!
Use it for your self, use it for the kids, friends etc or just give them away as a gift... we'll leave that to you but HURRY as this special offer is only available for a limited time**.

*One voucher only per transaction and only valid until the end of March 2009.
** Offer available until the end of October.

Friday, 12 September 2008

D.I.Y. Craft Packs....

Thanks to our friends the East London Craft Guerrilla for providing us with a summer of fantastic Craft Markets in the shop garden. Their party spirit has created a vibrant and youthful atmosphere and hopefully next Spring the Craft Guerrilla guys and gals will be taking up their pitches in the garden for more crafty events.
Now that the outdoor craft market season is over this troop of indie crafters have launched themselves into another crafty venture.
After the huge success of their first D.I.Y. craft night (part of the E17 Art Trail last Wednesdy the 10th of September) they've decided that this was something they would do again. Their next D.I.Y. craft event will be held mid October in The Castle pub, date and time yet to be confirmed. Sign up to their mailing list for more dates and information. Can't wait that long?
D.I.Y Craft Packs are available from Beautiful Interiors.
Sewing,knitting and paper crafting/jewellery projects are available to buy. Prices range form £7.95 to £9.95

*Image shown is of finished D.I.Y. craft project "anatomical heart pin cushion"(sewing). All instructions and supplies included except for scissors. Retail £9.95

Last weekend of the E17 art trail...

Hurry, as the end of the E17 Art Trail is swiftly approaching!
This Sunday the 14th of September sees the conclusion of what has been the largest ever Art Trail.
No fewer then 300 artists have participated in making this years trail the resounding success it has been.
From D.I.Y. Craft Nights to High Tea to the more conventional exhibitions this trail has been more creative and diverse then ever.
The shop itself has morphed into a gallery space spilling out into the courtyard and garden
proudly showcasing work by hugely talented artists. Lino prints, paintings, photography and "The night in the window" has proven to be inspiring and great fun. We thank you all...artists,shoppers,friends,visitors and everyone for making it so special!
See you soon.

Tuesday, 9 September 2008

one night in the window...


9 site-specific installations in the window of Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors shop inspired by the many faceted notion of love.

From extravagant dresses and parades of animals, to neon lights and suspended tea cups, guest artists have been invited to create a new piece of work looking at the theme of love while exploring light and scale. Hopper-esque scenes of night time emerge, placing the viewer at the centre of the piece.

The installations will be changed every evening and can be viewed street side on Orford Rd from sunset throughout the E17 Art Trail from 5th to 14th of September.












Wednesday, 3 September 2008

E17 Art Trail

Penny Fielding presents a plethora of exhibitions at Beautiful Interiors for the 2008 E17 Art Trail.

This year the E17 art trail is bigger and more diverse then ever.
Events range from a D.I.Y. craft night ( Now confirmed! Wednesday September 10th at the Castle pub 8pm to 11pm
visit www.craftguerrilla.com ), Telepathic dating to art on trees.

As a proud sponsor of local artists we're hosting no less then 10 exhibitions in the shop gallery. From painting, printing, jewellery, projection of entries for the 2009 Village Calendar to "A night in the window (with love from Walthamstow) a 10 site-specific installations in the window of Penny Fielding Beautiful Interiors shop inspired by the many faceted notion of love.

From extravagant dresses and parades of animals, to neon lights and suspended tea cups, guest artists have been invited to create a new piece of work looking at the theme of love while exploring light and scale. Hopper-esque scenes of night time emerge, placing the viewer at the centre of the piece.

The installations will be changed every evening and can be viewed street side on Orford Rd from sunset throughout the E17 Art Trail from 5th to 14th of September.

Wednesday, 20 August 2008

"Sew Long Good buy"

As the summer garden events calendar winds down we bid farewell to our friends the East London Craft Guerrilla.
As part of the highly successful summer editions, the 5th and last held on Saturday August the 30th will be a joyous affair.
The Craft Guerrilla guys and gals are ready to move on but as a way of showing their appreciation to the good people of Walthamstow they're offering special treats, a 10% sale at participating stalls, free cake, refreshments,the cocktail or two and a BIG heartfelt THANK YOU for all your support!
Please pop in to Beautiful Interiors and pick up your "Sew Long Good Buy "10% off voucher*.

*please note that 10% off voucher excludes shop stock. only available at participating stalls. one voucher per person.
For further information and events visit www.craftguerrilla.com
The Craft Guerrilla will be holding a special D.I.Y. craft event on the 10th of September at the Castle pub in Walthamstow Village as part of and during the art trail...join us for a fun filled night!!!

Deadline extended!

Photo by: T.Kraemer

The deadline for the submission of art work for the 2008 Walthamstow Village Calendar has been extended.
You must e mail, post or hand in your entries by Sunday the 24th of August and no later.
Please note that this competition is open to all artists (of all abilities not just trained artists,we welcome everybody!), photographers, designers,illustrators etc...
Remember, it must be in some way about Walthamstow Village! Photos,drawings,paintings,sculptures and so on...
as Walthamstow has a diverse and thriving artistic community we're hoping to receive all kinds of art work!
So far the response has been good but we thought that we'd give it a little bit longer and a little nudge to all you budding artists out there!
As part of the competition the winners will have their art work published in the calendar and have their work included in our shop gallery exhibition during the 2008 E17 Art Trail.

Tuesday, 12 August 2008

Art Trail Maps READY to pick up!

The 2008 e17 Art Trail maps are in the shop ready to pick up and distribute.
This years trail is bigger and more diverse then ever with lots of exhibitions and events
spread out through Walthamstow. Don't forget that the Art Trail is an independent event
organized by artists for the local community and all help is appreciated and welcome.
Lets get the word out and make it the best Art Trail yet!

Wednesday, 30 July 2008

Pick up your special discount card...

The East London Craft Guerrilla are packing up their wares and hosting what will be the last of the outdoor summer craft markets at Beautiful Interiors. As a special thank you to the good people of Walthamstow the Craft Guerrilla guys and gals are offering a 10% discount* on their products.
Pick up a voucher so you can redeem your discount at the 5th edition "SEW LONG,GOOD BUY" even on the 30th of August.

*vouchers available at BEAUTIFUL INTERIORS. discount only available with a voucher. one voucher per transaction/per person. discount available only at participating stalls.

Summer SALE!

Our summer sale has begun!
We're making way for the E17 Art Trail
so we're clearing out some of our
summer stock.

Lots of items at huge discounts
and we'll be adding to the sale
on a daily basis.
Come have a browse...
you never know what you might find!

On through out the whole month of August.

Tuesday, 22 July 2008

Craft Guerrilla 4th edition

Next Saturday the 26th of July Beautiful Interiors will be hosting another exciting craft market courtesy of the East London Craft Guerrilla.
Free entry. Free refreshments. Open from 10am to 5.30pm. All welcome!
Check out the blog page for a sneak preview of what's on offer.
Lots of gorgeous home wares, kids clothing, fashion accessories, jewellery, hand made soap, beauty products,art, paper goods and more...and not a knitted loo roll dolly in sight!
Professional craft by professional indie makers!
Also make sure to pick up your special discount voucher from the Craft Guerrilla guys and gals for next months special farewell event "sew long, good buy".
August will be the last summer edition at Beautiful Interiors but make sure to join the EAST LONDON CRAFT GUERRILLA mailing list for future dates in and around London.

Tuesday, 15 July 2008

How does your garden grow?

Need a little something to brighten up your garden?
O.K. so the weather hasn't been great but these colourful
accessories will add a ray of sunshine to even the grayest of summers.
Lots of gorgeous garden goodies now in!
Pic nic case from £42.50
Hearts zinc tea ligh holder £1.95
Lunch bags (foil lined for extra insulation) £4.25 each

The figs are almost ready for picking... all they need is a little blast of sun
and we'll be making some lovely jam to share with all you lovely people!

Tuesday, 8 July 2008

1950's week!


We love the 1950's feminine silhouette, the frocks, the accessories, the attention to detail, the glitz and all the glamour.
To celebrate our fondness of that great decade we've decided to extend our original planned 1950's weekend fashion event and NOW it's on for the whole of the week!!!
Ask our friendly staff if you need some styling help... we're always on hand to help a fellow glamour puss in need! And with our extensive shop stock knowledge we might know of something that you haven't spotted.
Lots of gorgeous vintage clothing, retro clothing , vintage jewellery, home wares,
furniture, kitchenelia, artwork and more! Weather you're a fashion magpie or just want to find a great gift for a friend we're sure to have something to suit.

Tuesday, 3 June 2008

3rd edition East London Craft Guerrilla...next weekend!

2nd edition photos!

Thank you to Adrian for giving up his precious spare time (now that he's a proud father time is pretty valuable!) and taking such lovely photos!

Summer SALE!

This weekend we'll be offering a 20% discount on selected vintage wear, nearly new,accessories and apparel in our in shop boutique Beautiful Attire.
Come and grab yourself a pretty summer frock!
SALE on through out the whole of the weekend: Saturday the 7th and Sunday the 8th.

Wednesday, 30 April 2008

East London Craft Guerrilla 1st edition photos

Show Two: May, 1st to the 31st


1st to 31st MAY 2008

Join us for a class of wine and a chance to talk the artists about their work.
All are welcome at this free event.

introduces the second in the bimonthly art show series for 2008 with an
exploration of contemporary non-figurative painting with
Chris Winter and Denise Hickey.

Christopher Winter’s work includes portrait, landscape and abstract,
using mainly oil on canvas, although he also works in acrylic, gloss and
mixed media. His influences range from Lichtenstein, Kandinsky,
Ralph Steadman and Jackson Pollock to Marvel comics, the organic forms
of Art Nouveau and subway art.

In these recent works, Chris has been drawn not only to the interaction
of colour, but also to the flow of the paint and its collision with the canvas.
He employs serendipity as a ‘tool’ to reveal the natural consistency of the
paint, exploring the tension between form, line, colour and texture.

You can view further work on the website: www.christopherwinter.co.uk

Denise's work is concerned with exploring the relationship between intangible
notions like memory, love, loss, beauty, solitude and fear and physical objects.

This body of work focuses on used fabrics. It is awkwardly assembled and goes
through a series of seemingly random but repetitive actions including dip-dyeing,
bleaching, sewing, folding and tearing.
Denise has always been drawn to abandoned domestic items from teacups to
typewriters to bed sheets; the lives they may have had and what they can stand for.
The work looks at the paradoxes of these representations:
safety and vulnerability
damage and repair
comfort and distress
control and freedom
transience and permanence
life and death.

TIME OUT shopping guide...we need your vote!

We need your vote to get nominated for "best independent interiors store" in the Time Out Shopping magazine out this May.
It's a bit of a tedious task as you need to sign up but we would be ever so grateful for your nomination*! It's not just about getting Beautiful Interiors in the magazine but as a showcase for our local talent. As you know we are proud sponsors of local artists and crafts people so any chance we have to shout about Wallthamstow and all it's talents...we're out there in fine voice!
visit http://www.timeout.com/competition/londonshopspoll
to cast your vote!
Thank you.
*closing date for nominations: Monday May 12th 2008.

Wednesday, 23 April 2008

Come join the fun!

This Saturday the 26th of April sees the GRAND OPENING of the Garden Events.
We kick things off with the 1st Edition Craft Guerrilla. A local and London based
group of artists, crafts people, designers and makers of fine hand made goods.
They'll be in the shop garden on a monthly basis waging war on mass produced tat!
Join us on Saturday from 10am for free refreshments and fairy cakes.

Craft Guerrilla diary:
1st edition Saturday 26th April from 10am - 5.30pm
2nd edition Saturday 31st May from 10am - 5.30pm
3rd edition Saturday 28th June from 10am - 5.30pm
4th edition Saturday 26th July from 10am - 5.30pm
5th edition Saturday 30th August from 10am - 5.30pm

ALSO coming soon...
FIRST THURSDAY... 1st May, 6.30pm. Join us for the OPENING of "SHOW TWO" in the Beautiful Interiors shop gallery.
VINTAGE CLOTHING events... Lots of yummy summer apparel for guys and girls!
OUTDOOR EXHIBITIONS in our new gallery space "the experimental terrace"....

Tuesday, 1 April 2008

More Preview Party Photos

The shop garden lit by candle light!
Taster of the MARCH exhibition!

Lovely shoppers checking out the Craft Market!

Don't forget that through out the Spring and Summer Beautiful Interiors will be hosting a whole
selection of events from monthly Craft Markets (for more information and dates visit www.craftguerrilla.com) , Vintage and nearly new clothing, accessories and apparel events (NEXT EVENT: Sat.7th and Sunday the 8th April), outdoor exhibitions and more!
Keep checking the blog page for new editions to the calendar!

Preview Party Photos

Lovely Lady in Vintage head gear!
Happy shoppers and happy stall holders!
Some more happy people!

Thank you to everybody that made last Sunday such a wonderful night!