1 November 2011

'Love is mean, and love hurts, but I still remember that day we met in December'

Change for Charlestown

When I first started this blog, I never really knew what I wanted out of it, and was just writing it for myself. I chose the simplest layout I could find, with no clue about how to alter it to make it look pretty, and ended up choosing a simple floral pattern and putting my name on it for the blog heading! I've been wanting to change it for such a long time, but i'm pretty useless at drawing, and anything artistic really! However, one of my housemates, Natalie, studies Textiles at Uni, and she is amazing at drawing and painting, and just generally has such a good imagination for this sort of thing. So together we sat down and designed my logo!
The logo is just really a mixture of some of my favourite things, taking inspiration from images on weheartit, which is such a lovely site! Natalie and I designed it in three parts, with three different objects being incorporated; teacups and saucers, doilies, and cameo.
1) Teacups and Saucers;
If you follow me on twitter, or just have read quite a lot of my blog posts, you would know that tea plays a pretty large role in my life, as lame as it sounds! I have a cup of tea first thing in the morning, and last thing in the day, when i'm having lunch or dinner, or just whenever! Me and my lovely friend, Sheri, have set up a Tea Society at Uni to just chat over tea and cake, test out the local tearooms, and to just basically share our love of tea with others! 

2) Cameo;
Cameo is my favourite type of jewellery, I've lost count of how many pieces I own! I love the silhouette's, pretty lady's with their hair in buns, and all of the detail around the edge. If i ever get a tattoo, it'd probably be a cameo of some sort!

3) Doilies; 
I love the pattern around the edge of a doily, and just seeing all of the pictures of them on Weheartit just made me realise how much one would have to be included in my logo/banner! I also think it has a similar effect of a cameo around my logo, almost like a picture frame. 

The finished product, thank you to my lovely housemate, Natalie! I'm so happy with it! She hand drew, and painted, it! 

I'm going home tomorrow for my sister's 18th Birthday, and I can't wait! My entire family will be there, which will be lovely! I'll take lots of pictures :)
Did you all have a lovely Halloween, what did you get up to? I dressed up as a Dead Bride, which i'm planning on showcasing on here! 
I can't believe it's November already, it's one of my favourite months with the weather, fireworks night, and just general wrapping up warm, bonfires and dark nights. What are your favourite things about winter time? I can't wait for Christmas!
I have a bit of work coming up at the moment, and am now a Lifestyle editor for my student newspaper, which I can't wait to get started on, but i'm still planning on blogging regularly, I love having this blog, it's like another friend listening to my day, how i'm feeling and what I've been doing!

Love, Charlestown xoxo.



  1. I love the tea society idea! I'd be in that haha. I love your new header, I can't wait for fireworks night, rye bonfire, I love all the pretty lights in winter. Well done for getting to be an editor!x

  2. Love the new layout sweet, so very you! And thanks for that mention :) xoxo

  3. I just found your blog via what olivia did because of the ads at the side bar. My blog is there, too, so I decided to visit all the other featured blogs. And yours is pretty cute! XO


  4. i love all the cutesy items! those cameos are gorgeous but the doily fairy lights are too pretty! :)

    ♥mollie from musicandmollie

  5. Love the Doily lights! I'll have to give those a go! xx


  6. Oh Charlie your header is gorgeous, I noticed this the other day. It definitely suits you down to the ground! So simple yet perfect! Really is.
    I hope you have a super weekend with all your family, family things are definitely the best :-)xx

  7. Aw, it's lovely! Looking forward to more from your blog. x

  8. Love your header so much, it's really unique and really suits your blog :)
    <3 Holz oxo

  9. I love the header and the thought thats gone into your logo! Its lovely to see how much your blog means to you :) Absolutely love it, your blog is gorgeous too xxx

  10. Amazing! This blog looks juѕt like my old one!
    It's on a entirely different topic but it has pretty much the same page layout and design. Great choice of colors!
    Review my blog post ; cat trees


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