Home Etc #55

Morning lovelies — Wednesday = Home Etc day!

Home Etc is a weekly link up for bloggers who have written a post that includes interiors (wish lists, room tours or DIY). Garden or allotment ideas plus crafting or up-cycling content.


If you’re a home-bird and have a post that you’d like to share, my co-host Jess (who writes over at Mummy Of Boy Girl Twins) and I would be delighted for you to come and link up with us!

Last week I was hosting alone as Jess was off on her holibobs. Not long now and the boys and I will be doing the same! To say I’m ‘excited’ would be a gross understatement!!! We’re counting the sleeps here :)

Anyway. Back to this week’s Home Etc.

This month’s winner…

I’m delighted to announce that the winner for this month is Gaby from the blog Life In Eight. She’s shared a few rooms of her beautiful home with us. My favourite was her office post that she linked up a couple of week’s ago.

So simple and stylish.

Gaby wins a £20 HomeSense voucher (that can also be spent in TK Maxx) Congratulations to you Gaby — we love your posts! Enjoy spending your winnings!

Home Etc favourites

Last week’s favourite posts came from Sue at Home Heart Harmony who shared her amazing new kitchen.

Now, regular readers of my blog will know that I DREAM of a new kitchen and Sue’s is absolutely swoon-worthy.

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Sue’s amazing new kitchen!!! Envious much?

Another favourite came from Elfa who blogs over at Californian Mum In London who showed off her new gorgeous Eames inspired dining chairs.

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Elfa’s gorgeous Eames inspired chairs

I LOVE Charles and Ray Eames — I love the fact that they were a husband and wife team and their amazing designs  just haven’t dated.

Their pieces are as covetable today as the day they were first produced. I love the colour combination that Elfa has chose for hers too — just lovely.

Well done to you two ladies — your names are now in the hat for this month’s voucher from HomeSense.

Thanks so much everyone, for linking in. Jess and I really, really enjoy reading all your posts!

All we ask is that you follow these 3 little rules:

1) Please include our lovely #HomeEtc badge at the bottom of your post.

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2) You may link up to two posts — new or old (sometimes the old posts are forgotten about, so please dust them down and show them off; we’d love to read them!)  — but no more than two posts each week please.

3) Please be kind enough to comment on your HOSTS’ POSTS which will always be the first two entries in the link up — plus a couple of others. Blog hops only work if you’re as generous with your comments as you are at sharing your posts.

Be sure to tweet —@twinklediaries or @soot1978 — with the url to your post, using the hashtag #HomeEtc and Jess or I will always retweet (sometimes both of us if you’re lucky)! ;)

Finally, Jess and I will pick one favourite post each week then at the end of the month we’ll choose an overall winner. This lucky blogger will receive a £20 voucher from our fabulous sponsor!


Psst… as well as HomeSense the voucher can also be spent in TK Maxx!

Thanks so much for linking up all your lovely posts. We look forward to reading more of the same this week! The linky portal is open until 11.58pm on Saturday, so lots of time to join in.

#HomeEtc the hashtag

Finally, Jess and I are thrilled that some of you lovely folk are using the #HomeEtc hashtag on Instagram! Please do join in – we would love you to use it too! 

Whenever you are on Instagram and posting anything home, interiors, DIY, craft & garden related please do use the #HomeEtc hashtag. We would love to see your Instagram photographs and give them some love! 

Lots of love,

Caro & Jess x

About Caro Davies

Caro Davies art directed fashion and interiors before leaving the world of design to pursue a career in social media. She can now be found chasing the light — and two small twin boys.

12 thoughts on “Home Etc #55

  1. I have an Eames-inspired chair in white…in face I’m sitting on it now as I type this! I love the colour combination Elfa has chosen. Sadly I can’t afford the real thing, which is shame, but I’ll make do with my ‘inspired’ version for now :)
    Thank you for hosting #HomeEtc

  2. A week later I’m still thinking of Sue’s amazing kitchen! And loved Elfa’s colourful Eames chairs too – big fan myself of Charles and (especially) Ray Eames, and think it’s great these chairs are being reproduced (they had some on sale in Aldi last week!)

    1. ALDI??? You are kidding me?? Our Aldi never has cool things like that!! And yes — Ray Eames is a legend. What a brilliant, forward thinking woman. Bloody marvellous. They had some FAB designers back then — Eileen Gray was another. Extraordinary talent.

  3. Sue’s kitchen is just stunning!!! I love everything about it. I love Eames style chairs, we have them in our kitchen diner (although Jordan’s not a fan, pfffft!) and I think they look fab. I love that Elfa’s chairs are all different colours, I thought about doing that myself or having a combination of 2 shades!

    Gemma x
    The British Feather – A UK Lifestyle & Home Decor Blog

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