Archive for August 2009

Bank Holiday Pick-Me-Ups

August 31, 2009

Vintage pinafore dress

Ebay Find

Vivienne westwood melissa shoes 

Vivienne Westwood for Melissa Shoes

Cute kitten 

Kittens never fail to put a big smile on my face!

Breakfast at tiffanys 

A healthy dose of Miss Hepburn


Homemade Cupcakes

Teacup ring 

Adorable teacup ring from etsy

Hope you all had a lovely bank holiday weekend.

Miss English Rose



Liberty’s Tea For Two?

August 28, 2009

 Liberty pheobe teapotLiberty nina teapot

Love these teapots from the Liberty Prints Charming range. A wee bit pricy though! Find them here.  Also love this headband and the retro glasses!!

Liberty headband

Liberty sunglasses 

All photos from liberty website

Miss English Rose xxx


August 26, 2009

 Having finished the huge pile of borrowed library books I am now desperately in need of more (seriously I got through the last pile, 8 to be precise, in a month).  So tomorrow I will trundle off down to my local library and spend a good few hours pouring over all types of books, fiction, art, cooking, interiors, before deciding which ones to cart home with me.  I absolutely love the library, I love the smell of library books, the helpful old ladies and the little children that get so excited over bedtime stories.  However my library is somewhat modern and industrial looking.  I wish I had a local library of Beauty and the Beast stature!! With a winding staircase and those big, long ladders! bliss! x

Library Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland

Abbey Library St. Gallen, Switzerland

Jane hess library 

Jane Hess House Lounge/Library (the whole of this fashion editors house is gorgeous, check it out here)

Library staircase 

Beauty and the beast library 

And of course the library from beauty and the beast!

Miss English Rose xxx

Highgate Village – The Big City

August 24, 2009

I think this might be one of the most beautiful little places in London and it has one of the best Tea Shops! High Tea in Highgate Village.


Miss English Rose

Highgate house Highgate house1 Highgate car Highgate High tea window 


Miranda July Musings

August 18, 2009

I came across an article about Miranda July in a craft magazine and I am rather taken by her musings and artwork…….

Miranda_july_sculpture Miranda_july_sculpture.. Miranda_july_pillowcase Miranda july_somedays


Miss English Rose


The Dorchester Spatisserie

August 14, 2009

How lovely does this look?? I desperately want tea and cake here!! Bet its a wee bit pricey though!!

The dorchester spatisserieSpatisserie dorchester

Vintage Inspired Beauty Find of the Month!!

August 12, 2009


A few weeks ago I was checking ou one of my favourite blogs Queens Of Vintage and I came across this very interesting article about modern/vintage inspired skin care.  Now my skin is fairly normal but I constantly think about all the lotions and potions available these days and its just so mind boggling.  I've always been rather intrigued about how the ladies of my favourite past decades looked after their skin.  They always look so luminous in old photographs and they didn't have the benefits of today's photoshopped society so they must have been doing something right! Now I've tried many expensive brands, clarins, clinique etc etc and I never really find them any more spectacular that the more cheaper ones (although I do like Clarins water-comfort peach cleanser)…..So anyway after checking out this article I popped into Boots to have a look at their new Original Beauty Formulas range.  It's all inspired by the popular products they used to sell many moons ago with vintage inspired packaging to boot (I'm a sucker for nice packaging).  I've been using the Rose Vanishing Cream for a couple of weeks now and it is AMAZING!  I am an impatient girl in the morning and hate waiting for my moisturiser to soak in before I apply my make-up.  Well this moisturiser does exactly what it says! Vanishes! Straight into your skin leaving it soft, supple and glowing.  I definitely recommend! Oh and apparently the products also have the Queens approval….well if its good enough for her!!

Miss English Rose


p.s. article about the products on teen vogue US

p.p.s Also another retro kind-of-product that I love is Marks and Spencers Rose roll-on anti perspirant, it is amazingly good at keeping me smelling of roses all day!! and only £1.75!!!

 Boots_original_formulas1Vanishing cream