I hope you like this new weekly feature, Friday Five, a dainty smorgasbord of just some of the colourful beautiful things I found and loved this week.

So here’s five quick, bite-sized links for you to check out this weekend when you have five minutes to yourself.  Grab a cup of coffee, tea, or a glass of whatever, relax and enjoy.

1. Intricately decorated Iced Sugar Cookies are all the rage right now but just look at these embroidery/lace-inspired examples by Hungarian cake decorating shop Mézesmanna.  I don’t think I could bear to eat them, they’re so gorgeous. And you must watch this incredible video of the decorating process – utterly, utterly mesmerising.


Bloom and Wild Peony2. It’s peony season – and the fact it’s so short makes it all the more precious. I can never get enough of these luscious flowers, and online florist Bloom & Wild have a new Letterbox Flowers peony bouquet, the Eloise.   Imagine coming home to a box of these lovelies on the doormat (I’m dropping hints like crazy….).

26118654_B_p3.  It’s probably a sign of my age, but these fabulously comfortable Alderlake Sun Leather Sandals from Clarks are already my hero purchase this season.  They’re channeling the simple, pared down Cos/& Other Stories look and I just heard there’s 20% off all adult styles this weekend with code BMAY16.

12362179_1530950137218741_909991106_n4.  Joyful images of 93-year old Emiko on Instagram, who models her textile artist grand-daughter’s colourful accessories created using the Japanese saori weaving technique.

patriciaspice.walnutlegs_desktop5.  Love the exotic pattern and rich colours of this Liberty print covered cocktail chair.

Images: brands and websites as credited above

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