30 Nov 2013

Lily Loves: Nutcracker Jewellery Advent Calendar

This charming Nutcracker Advent Calendar from Oliver Bonas makes the perfect alternative to all the chocolate-filled calendars on offer this season as each little door instead conceals a silver charm for you to attach to a charm bracelet (which I assume is also hidden behind one of the doors). Designed to look like a classic music box, complete with mirror and little pop up dancers, this adorable little box would make such a lovely treat for any little girl (or, urm, grown-up jewellery fan!) this December. I certainly can't wait to start opening mine on Sunday! 
Let Lily Know: What advent calendar have you got this December? Chocolate? Beauty? Or maybe something different like this offering?

28 Nov 2013

Highstreet Highlight: Vintage-Style Radio Tin

I couldn't resist sharing this little bargain I spotted on my lunch break today - it's a lovely tin designed to look like a vintage radio! In gorgeous minty-blue and cream colours and with plenty of detail included, the tin comes stuffed full of individually wrapped toffees and will only set you back £4! Bargain! 
I had a little browse on eBay when I got back to my desk and found the exact same offering for three times the price! So if you are a novelty / vintage tin addict like me then be sure to have a peek in your local Tesco for this little treasure!

22 Nov 2013

Gift Guide: Stocking Fillers for Her

- Fifi Lapin Gold Plated Enamel Charm - £15.50 approx - Fifi Lapin
Pug and Rabbit Necklaces - £19.50 each - An Angel at My Table
Paris Street Style Book - £15.99 - Anthropologie
Bi Mat Cay Lip Balm - £6 - Anthropologie 
Josephine Miniature Frames - £8.50 each - An Angel at My Table
Applique Blossom Ring - £68 - Anthropologie
Pink Marc de Champagne Truffles - £22 - Liberty
Q&A A Day - Five Year Journal - £8.26 - Amazon
ESPA Little Box of Calm - £12.50 - Liberty
Russian Doll Salt & Pepper Pots - £5.50 - Rigby & Mac
Life's Little Mysteries Notebook - £12.95 - Liberty
Penguins Quilted Wash-Bag Set - £15 - Cath Kidston
Alice in Wonderland - £9.99 - Anthropologie 

19 Nov 2013

Lily Loves: Coral and Tusk

Coral and Tusk's brilliant creations are hand-drawn and designed by Brooklyn-based designer Stephanie Housley, whose imagination comes to life in the form of embroidered pillows and accessories. Inspired by nature and travel, Stephanie identifies greatly with animals and loves to imagine where they might live and what they might wear and accessorize themselves with if they could. As you can see in the following images, Coral and Tusk dolls and pillows often have little pockets acting as a home for an embroidered little critter, or concealing a hand-stitched tool or treat. Genius! Be sure to take a look at the Coral and Tusk website and take a peek into Stephanie's world in this charming short film about her work. 
(Photos by Kate Lacey)

Coral and Tusk is stocked in the UK at Couverture & The Garbstore and Selvedge.

17 Nov 2013

Gift Guide: An Air of Scandinavia | Etsy Edit

- Copenhagen Houses brooch - £27 - Shlomit Ofir
Tiny Dala horse trinket - £17 - Sweden-based Mijbil Creatures
Pair of Christmas Tomte figurines made in Sweden - £25 - Bit of Butter
DIY mistletoe heart cross-stitch pattern - £3 - Sweden-based Anette Eriksson
Hand-knitted Nordic pattern mittens - £15 - Gimmoka
Dala horse mug - £6.50 - Bournemouth-based Jilly Bird Design
Folk bird earrings - £30 - Lichen and Lychee
Vintage Swedish wooden doll - £21 - Germany-based Oppning

Please note prices are often rounded up/down and do not include shipping.

14 Nov 2013

Gift Guide: Little Lion Tamers

Roll up! Roll up! With Christmas fast approaching, we're kicking of the Lily in the Labyrinth gift guide with a collection of goodies perfect for the little lion tamers in your lives - that's children who love the circus! From big top-themed jigsaw puzzles, prints, jewellery and cushions to play sets and practical dinner sets; from stocking fillers to full-on gifts - we've got every angle covered. Our personal favourite is the gorgeous Danish designed Maileg circus play set (above) available from Lake District-based Armstrong Ward. But which of our picks is your favourite? Be sure to let us know in the comments! 

- Maileg circus soft toy set and big top - from £12 - Armstrong Ward
Lion Tamer screen print - £25 - Steph Marshall based just outside London
Circular circus jigsaw puzzle - approx £14 - by Londji at Swedish site Petit Violette
Sad Joe cushion - £58 - by Lucky Boy Sunday at Lapin & Me 
Circus dinner set - £30 - Lapin & Me
Wooden circus toy set - £31 - German brand Goki (via Amazon)
Ring master necklace - Bristol-based myBearHands

A new era for Lily in the Labyrinth

Hello, thank you for stopping by! I am very excited to announce a new era for Lily in the Labyrinth - as regular readers will be able to tell, the site has had a lick of paint (or several coats of paint to put it more accurately) and is now hopefully much more user friendly, informative and enjoyable to look at and visit. The site also now has its very own domain name:
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