Sunday, 19 May 2013

Designer Brunch - Giddy Kipper

Morning! I hope you are all well and having a fabulous weekend. Life got a little crazy here the past couple of weeks but hopefully now I will have a bit of time to get back to blogging.  There are times when I have to admit that I cannot keep all my juggling balls in the air and I needed to drop a couple for a little while, but with my essay almost complete I now have a little more time.  As today is Sunday it is time to welcome another fabulous British designer maker for a chat over Designer Brunch.  This weeks guest is a dear friend and one half of super design duo Giddy Kipper.

Heidi is reguarly found with a paintbrush in her hand creating fun and beautiful wooden signs, decorations and more.  Starting Giddy Kipper several years ago with her partner Steve, they have worked hard creating fab products for their Not On The High Street store, trade customers and in the past attending Country Living fairs.  Working from their workshop in an old maltings building in the Lincolnshire countryside, the Giddy Kipper team have grown and added lots of products to their portfolio.  Alongside their handpainted wooden homewares and decorations, Giddy Kipper also have a fantastic weddings collection.  This has won them the prestigious Special Touches Award at the Wedding Ideas Awards, not once but twice, beating big brands and proving small businesses can compete with the big fish in the wedding industry.
I am delighted that Heidi popped down here paintbrush to answer my questions for this weeks Designer Brunch.  So please give a very warm welcome as we share her favourite way to spend a Sunday.

Best drink to start the day? 
Has to be coffee to start the day for me...I'm useless without my caffeine hit! Not very healthy I guess but it gives a kick as I'm not a morning person!!

Croissants or full English?
 That's a tough one! I love my food. if I had to choose it would definitely be croissants (or even better pain au chocolat) but then I'd be the size of a small planet so it's a bowl of cereal or porridge for me! I do have a Full English occasionally...especially on holiday.

Sunday papers or favourite magazines?
I am addicted to magazines! I buy so many and would sit reading them all day if I could!! Faves include Coast, The Simple Things, Vintage Life, Country Living, Junior, and every home and wedding magazine going!
Favourite blogs to read at the weekend?
 I love Lisa Jarmin's blog How To Be A Domestic Disgrace - it's very funny and has me laughing out loud. I also love Happy Loves Rosie - full of colourful vintage finds, fabulous photos of her kitsch homewares and general quirkiness. I'm a big fan of wedding and photography blogs... I've always loved Emma Case's work, she's a fabulous photographer who captures such lovely details. I've also recently discovered Candy Pop - a mix of fashion, photography and 'interiors with a vintage twist' and Hello Naomi - full of cute ideas and cake! 

Sunday morning playlist - 3 songs for Sunday brunch?
 I have quite eclectic taste when it comes to music....a like a bit of everything but on a Sunday it has to be something relaxing. I love the soundtrack to the film Chocolat and have listened to the album hundreds of times and never get tired of hearing it, so I'd listen to that album but if I had to choose 3 tracks it would be Teardrop by Massive Attack (still a favourite from way back) and then I'd choose a track by Imelda May and At The River by Groove Armada

Favourite local shop or market for weekend shopping?
Sadly I don't get to go out often on a Sunday as it's usually the one day I have to catch up with all the boring chores round the house! If I do get some time off, we tend take the boys to the seaside as it's somewhere we all love to spend the day. I do love having a good rummage around jumble sales and car boot sales when I get chance though and I try to have a sneaky peek in any charity shops or vintage shops when we're out and about. Not easy when you have 2 lively little boys in tow!

To view more of Giddy Kipper's products please visit
Not On The High Street -

Thank you so much Heidi for joining us for brunch and I hope you are having a lovely Sunday morning.  I am also a magazine addict with your choices being in my top ten too!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend everyone,

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for featuring us on your gorgeous blog Zoe! xx


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