random crap notebook by happy jackson

I found myself buying lots of random little things when I went to cornwall recently.. I just couldn't help myself! one of my favourites items is (surprise surprise) another notebook for my collection that I spotted in newquay! I've seen this one online quite a few times so I finally caved and added this retro lunchbox into the mix as well. I always find myself obsessing over shells when I'm at the seaside so I picked up a few more of those too.

lips telephone

this is my most treasured charity shop find EVER. I literally squealed when I spotted this in a scope charity shop in penzance for only £4 and the best part? it still works! eeeep!

I've spotted these bowls on urban outfitters before so I recognised them in a little gift shop in padstow. I'm a fiend for buying china so I'm struggling to find a home for these new arrivals. I think I might have a de-clutter of my bedside table and use them to stash skincare in. I found the plate in another charity shop near st ives (I'll use this with some of my old china cups as I love to mix and match patterns.)

I found these recycled purses at the eden project and absolutely loved them! the shell jewellery box is pretty tacky so it was an instant winner for me, I also found this tin that I'll use to store trinkets or business cards in.


I wasn't going to buy this fabric lampshade but I changed my mind at the last minute and I'm so glad I did! there was quite a few colour variations but I opted for this slightly oriental looking design. I still have lots of frames to hang so I picked up some more postcards to frame from the galleries in st ives.

as nice as looks on my desk..I shall get around to hanging it in my dressing room (eventually)

hope you're all having a lovey bank holiday!

caroline x

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  1. Can't believe the phone was just 4 quid! Well done you:)x

    Tereza // Cityscape Bliss: Skin perfecting duo for this spring

  2. The lips telephone was such a bargain! love it~ Adore the new china too~

    LIVE . IN . LOVE


  3. love charity shop finds! such a good feeling - like hot chocolate retail therapy!

    felicity x


  4. Oh my gosh! That phone is what dreams are made of Caroline, you've picked up some amazing bits x


  5. You completely lucked out on that amazing phone!

  6. I love everything you've bought, whenever I go on seaside holidays I always ind myself haunting the local independem stores! Love the lunchbox and the lampshade!

  7. Ahhh that phone is such a good find! X

  8. I've wanted those bowls for aaages! Love the notebook too x

  9. Love the lamp shade! I'm down in Cornwall at the moment, definitely will have to keep my eye out for some great finds too!

    Tiny Alis

  10. I love picking up little things whilst on holiday. That lunchbox is the cutest! :)

  11. Amazing buys, I love the lampshade and the phone is amazing!

    Sophie x

  12. omg that lips telephone is so cute! Love its pastel colour so much x

  13. The flower lampshade is beautiful!!


  14. I love all of these little bits and bobs! I have the same UO floral bowl xx


  15. I still have a purple lips phone from when i was younger brought from Woolworths!
    Evie xox

  16. I've literally just been on the Happy Jackson website after seeing the brand on another blog, how weird is that! They have some lovely stationary and loads of other pretty cool stuff too :)
    Amy x | A Little Boat Sailing

  17. I am obsessed with that phone. And the shell box. I love a bit of kitsch. The shell box reminds me of the lamp in Friends and the Barbie clock. So cool! Emma. x


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