Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Pinned and organised...

One of the larger pinboards i have shown you in a recent blog post behaving beautifully and allowing me to keep my desk tidy! Perfect!  They work just as well propped up on a shelf if you havn't got the wall space...string and hooks come with each board so you can place it where you like.  

Friday, 15 June 2012

Pin up, more.

So you saw the mini pinboards earlier in the week, here's a slightly larger version (50 x 45cm approx.) in soft grey and coral.  This pinboard would be great to show a collection of photographs and memorabilia, or could just be flash way to keep your desk tidy! 
You'll be able to find these pieces and more at the 'For the Love of' Vintage Fair in Saltburn-by-the-Sea on the 14th July, as well as many other fairs over the next few months.  Lillian's House is also hoping to open an online shop, we will keep you updo date on the goings on...

Sunday, 10 June 2012

New Pinboards...

I have been giving you a few snippits of print and pattern here and there over the last few weeks and so thought it about time to show you some PROPER stuff;  at the end of last week a little corner was styled, and some photographs were taken! I hope these images will give you an idea about what Lillian's House has been upto and what you can expect to see more of in the near future.  Cushions, soft pinboards and odds 'n' ends pots featured and i'll be sharing more images with you soon!  I hope you like the mini soft pinboards you can see below, they are perfect for those special pictures and treasures that need showing off...stand them on your desk or shelf, hang them on your wall and then admire.

 The pinboards feature hand silk screen printed fabric based on an original design by Lillian's House.  Size is approximately 14.5cm x 20cm, colourways will vary.  This image features a grey and dark brown colourway ...REMEMBER if you want Lillian's House products in ceratin colours to fit in with your own home please get in touch, we are happy to do this for you for a little bit extra!
email: lillianshouse@live.co.uk

You'll be able to find these pieces and more at the 'For the Love of' Vintage Fair in Saltburn-by-the-Sea on the 14th July, as well as many other fairs over the next few months.  Lillian's House is also hoping to open an online shop, we will keep you updo date on the goings on...

Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Stamping...simple & sweet

Rumaging in the attic I stumbled accross this little beauty! Maybe its just me but i think its a bit spesh...do you know what it it?  Well apart from it being a stamp i did not know either.  I had to make enquireis as to who M.Piper was, i thought perhaps a long lost relative...but no, M.Piper stands for Maris Piper, the type of potato!  This little stamp was used by my family when they were growing potatoes; each and every potato sack was stamped with the potato type and number which related to our farm.  I think its lovely, and again maybe it is just me with my printing obsession but i think it captures a little bit of my families history in a simple and sweet way.  I feel a version of this making its way merrily into print...watch this space!


Friday, 1 June 2012

inspired much...

Some more rather nice bits and pieces that Lillian's House likes at the moment...serene, calming and  a bit good.  How fabulous are the paper globes in black, deliciously unusual! 
Look at the links if you want to see more info

Sunday, 27 May 2012

Patchwork love...

...you might have seen a smidgen of a patchwork inspired print on my last blog post...here's a bit more.  Over the last few days i have been fooling around with colour for the print and i thought id share a few pictures to see what you think!  I have a 'penchant' for soft brights as you can see from the first image and this allways battles with my love of all things muted and serene a la second image.  So many colours and which ones to choose...this will be my dilemma forever!  
Any thoughts would be helpful, perhaps i will use this print in both muted and soft bright colours, perhaps, perhaps, perhaps...

Monday, 21 May 2012

A look at some goodies that inspire Lillian's House at the mo...

 A collection of bits and pieces that would create the ideal space to sit your Lillian's House goodies in.  These are all from favourite places that never fail to satisfy my love of howewares and inspire designs for Lillian's House.
  Have a nosey at the links below for any more info on the images above

Thursday, 17 May 2012

Blue skies, spoons & Pigment Pots

Blue sky, spoons and pigment pots, a small peek into my printing this week! 
 As promised, some snaps from the studio...i've been playing around with my Poppy Collection imagery over the last few days, tweaking things here and there.  You'll see above some bits of print that i have been experimenting with, working out colourways and scale, hopefully to be taken forward onto some gorgeous linens which arrived through the post this week! Watch this space!  
Also a bit of patchwork has crept into my print ideas of late, i've had a softspot for patchwork for a while now...you can see a quick smidgen of this patchworky print going on in the first pic, i'll have to see where it takes me.  Ill post some more of my experiments of this patchwork malarky soon, maybe you could all help me out with some colourway ideas?

Wednesday, 16 May 2012


Hello once more, apologies for my recent lack of blog posting...its been a busy few weeks with all sorts of new products coming nicely together as we speak, lots of printing in the Lillian's House attic has been a'happening!
I've been working on some new business cards and thankyou notes and wanted to share some of the imagery that i've been using with you as i think its completely charming...all of the photos above have been foraged from a wonderful old flaky photo album and feature Lillian, after whom Lillian's House is named.  Part of the story behind Lillian's House comes from these photo's of her, i hope you like them.

So, i'll be posting again soon, with some tit-bits of colour, pattern and the workshop for you to nosey at.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Some rather delicious details...

I dont think i need to say much, please enjoy these little details of hand printed t's and sashes by Lillian's House.  I hope you like the print, think...patchwork, 50's, florals and postage stamps.
All imagery by the fabulous Becky Mitchell Photography

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Rigwood Manor shoot...update...

Hello, good morning on this lovely Wednesday!  A while back I introduced you to the wonderful world of the 'Rigwood Manor' shoot that Lillian's House was very proud to have contrbuted too, so i thought it only right that i should keep you up do date with the 'going's on'.
  The shoot was initially featured on the 'Love My Dress' blog back in February but just yesterday the juicy behind the scenes scoop on the Rigwood shoot was merrily blogged about by 'Brides Up North'You can read all about the talented creative suppliers that were part of the shoot and about the ladies running the show, Vicky Trainor and Becky Mitchell.  I loved that the blog was titled.... 'Meet The Northern Revolutionaries! The Vintage Victors! A Vintage Styled Bridal Inspiration Shoot'...have a look here.

Image by Becky Mitchell Photography
Photography by Becky Mitchell Photography
A second blog by Brides up North featured work by some rather talented ladies who took care making sure we all know how the Rigwood shoot looked from behind the scenes...
 you'll be able to find some wonderful little video's by Debbie Stogden Photography of the days proceedings...they are completely charming, made my laugh in places!  The video's capture the atmosphere of the day wonderfully!  katie Byram captured some lovely still behind the scenes shots which add to the whole 'Rigwood Manor' story beautifully, from beggining to end.
Here's one of Debbie's video from Brides Up North For you to have a look at...look out for the tiny bridemaids wearing Lillian's House printed t's and sashes.  Go and have a nosey at  Debbie's second video and imagery by Katie here.

Come back to see some rather delicious detailed shots of the t's and sashes that Lillian's House printed for the 'Rigwood Manor' shoot taken by a certain Becky Mitchell!
oh oh annnnd....go and have a look at this exciting event being organised...'The Wedding Institute'...the next adventure by Vicky Trainor and Becky Mitchell.

Saturday, 17 March 2012

Lillian's House on 'Rainy Day Greys'

Can you see a snippet of a particular 'Poppy' print in this lovely moodboard by What Katy Did Next
I do I do!!
The top left hand corner features a detail from a print from the Lillian's House 'Poppy' Collection...soon to be available.  I had to share this moodboard with you after i stumbled upon it perusing the quite delicious, What Katy Did Next blog.  I was so happy to see the print sat alonside some of the fabulous images that Katy pulls together to make her inspirational wedding moodboards, and thought i'd share it with you.  Lillian's House is all about handprinted product and I am so pleased to see this being incorporated in an imaginative way into the wedding market, even in an inspirational manner!  I hope you agree that the whole board is rather sumptious, you can't go wrong with 'Rainy Day Greys'! Thankyou Katy x
All images in this moodboard are linked to suppliers from What Katy Did Next's blog. 

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Adding to the collection, bit by bit.

So I've shown you some of the framed Poppy prints from the 'Poppy Collection'...but i thought i should let you see how the rest of the collection is coming together.
My working process is quite organic so i don't set off thinking 'Yes, this will be a ...' it just seems to happen. I like to let my drawings 'fall' into where they belong, which i hope gives the prints that i develop a nice fresh look!
Thought i'd show you a few of the first drawings that the collection is based on, they just seemed to spring up over the pages of my sketchbook. These sketches are quite raw, but i like the lines and marks in the drawings. It is very important to me that you can see that my work is hand drawn...i like an illustrative quality to remain in my print, so all of the little squiggles and dots that may seem very rough are important to me!

Sunday, 4 March 2012

Lillian's House enjoys...COLOUR

...for me, colour is one of the most important elements when I'm thinking about print and all of the colour palettes on this blog, 'Color Collective' are so inspiring. Ive picked a few which appeal most to my Lillian's House mind, for the both the use of colour and styled imagery.

I wish that I had known about the Color Collective a tad sooner! Its only by reading the blog of a certain Vicky Trainor that I know about this place, thankyou Vicky!

all images from the Color Collective blog...go and have a look.

Saturday, 3 March 2012

Poppy Prints

Last year i stumbled across a rather delicious patch of light pink poppy's in my Nana's garden and couldn't resist taking some photo's to work from later. Stored away for a while, i rediscovered the pictures and the beginning of this little collection came about.

You can see some snippets of the 'Poppy prints' down the side of my blog page but i thought i would show you some framed versions of the prints which will be available very soon. I am currently developing the 'Poppy' collection to include a few other products, perhaps a cushion or two...i will keep you posted.

The poppy images are all hand screen printed by 'Lillian's House' and are roughly A3 in size. Colourways can be changed upon request to match the perfect space in your house!

This print is a limited edition.

Tuesday, 21 February 2012

I just love how this looks!

Saw this clever little film last night...Catch Me If You Can... and yes althought the film was good Mr Spielberg, i was more enthralled by the title sequence! I love how the illustrations look as if they have been stamped or printed, inspired much, yes. Plus rather delicious colour ways, quite bold for me but perhaps a bold bit of colour is good for everyone now and again? Opening sequence by...Kuntzel & Deygas (2002). Do You like it too??

Thursday, 16 February 2012

Rigwood Manor...the story

So yesterday was a lovely day for Lillian's House. After a lot pacing in front of the laptop the 'Rigwood Manor' shoot, which Lillian's House was involved in, appeared on the wonderful 'Love My Dress' vintage wedding blog for all to see.

If you havn't seen any of my posts about this shoot i'll give you a bit of 'back' story so you know what im talking about! A certain two ladies are the driving force behind this wedding shoot; Becky Mitchell and Vicky Trainor. These two, Becky, a photographer and Vicky, a wedding staitioner and designer, brought a wonderful group of talented people together to collaborate and share their own individual talents to showcase what the North East can offer the wedding market. The 'Rigwood Manor' shoot was born. With a beautiful vintage 50's theme developed by Becky and Vicky the shoot was full of wonderful colour, twinkling silverware and flouncy florals that were styled seamlessly.

Lillian's House was invited to contribute, and some t's to be worn with lovely dove grey tutu's from Bo&Bo, were born. Part of a major inspiration for Lillian's House are the 50's and vintage textiles from this era, so the excuse to be involved in a proect with this theme was just mouth watering. Lillian's House also supplied the sashes worn by the little bridesmaids, which i hope you agree, compliment the t's and tutu's seamlessly (the moodboards for this project can be seen in a previous post). I'll post some detailed pictures of the t's and sahes very soon but in the meantime here are a few of the imges from the 'Rigwood Manor' shoot...i hope you enjoy... pleasego to 'Love My Dress' for more pictures.

Here are a list of the other very talented guys and dolls who contibuted to bits and pieces in the pictures above...i will be posting a full list of details of all of the team who were involved in the 'Rigwood Manor' shoot and the 'Amaryllis and Lace' shoot very very soon.

Styling & Wedding Staitionary - Vicky Trainor & The Vintage Drawer

Have a look at the dreamy Amarylis and Lace shoot that Becky and Vicky styled alongside the 'Rigwood Manor' set which was featured on Brides up North, who will also be showing 'Behind the scenes of Rigwood Manor' very soon.

Lastly, a very big thankyou to Vicky and Becky, i have had a wonderful time and met some wonderful people being involved in this project x

Monday, 13 February 2012

Rigwood Manor Moodboard

Hello today. I thought I'd share a few snaps of the moodboards that i used to inspire the little bridesmaids collection by Lillian's House. A few of the pieces from this collection were recently used in the 'Rigwood Manor' shoot, to be shown in full on 'Love My Dress' blog tommorow!

Sneak peeks of the shoot have been posted on my blog previously, so if you want a nosey just have a look through my archive.

Vintage stamps, old book covers, macaroon colours and round ranunculus blooms.

A light-hearted and fun 50's feel

The 'Rigwood Manor' shoot was orchestrated by two lovely ladies; Becky Mitchell a photographer and Vicky Trainor, a wedding staitioner. It was a prevelige to be involved in this project as it showcases what the north east has to offer to the wedding market! Lillian's House is only a new venture and to have work styled and photographed alongside many other talented suppliers was wonderful.
Keep reading for another post with all of the details of the other people Lillian's House worked with on this shoot.

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Some Little T-shirts for little Bridesmaids.

This little t-shirt was one of the t-shirts featured in the 'Rigwood Manor' photoshoot recently, you may have seen a few sneaky peeks of the shoot itself on my blog or facebook page 'Lillian's House'. The final images form the shoot are going to be published on 'Love My dress' blog tomorow and i'm very excited to see the how everything looks!

The t-shirts are entirely hand silk screen printed (with love) and were worn with co-ordinating sashes that tied in lovely flowery bows, also hand printed by Lillain's House.

Have you seen the 'l & p' detail on the back of the t-shirt? They are initials which could be the bride and groom of the day... this hopes to make the t-shirts into keepsakes and presents for the little bridesmaids, a reminder of a special day they were involved in. The t-shirts will be available soon (will keep you posted) as plain versions but please get in touch to chat if you like the ideas of having your initials on the t-shirts, also available soon.

These images were taken by Becky Mitchell, who also photographed the Rigwood Manor Shoot, alongside Vicky Trainor (stationer/stylist/flowerlady), both very talented ladies.

Friday, 10 February 2012

after a busy day

Ater a busy day drawing it is now time to put on my glad rags and head on over to Profile Gallery & Sitting Rooms for the preview of the Wedding shoot at Rigwood Manor! Lillian's House made some beautiful hand printed t-shirts and sashes for tiny bridesmaids which were used in the shoot. Very excited to see the finialised shots, and can't wait to share them all with you!

If only i could wear a dress like thiss....sigh...

For someone who loves paper, it could not get much better. Map Dress by Elizabeth Lecourt

Tuesday, 7 February 2012

Setting the scene

A small look at a snippet of a moodboard that i am putting together for my next collection.

A pair, a place and a time.