Pearl and Earl is all about Living a Colourful Life. We like colour, well I am a little obsessed with playing with colour… but our obsession is not simply limited to rainbow tones! Grey is one of my favourite colours. and one of the most versatile, it can be ‘dressed up or down’ depending on what you mix it with. Personally I love it best when teamed with hot pinks or neons .. but a more subtle approach is to use the greys interspersed with pinks, for a modern vintage look (?)
But perhaps the biggest influence in styling trends at this moment in time is the onslaught of metallics .. due in part to the visual splendor of the Great Gatsby. Grey decorations mixed in make a little metallic goes a long way – and perhaps a little less overtly bling!
Oh and if you thought this was an S&M look based on the best selling book – then sorry to disappoint! But you can always mix your greys with red room and throw in a few of our feathered masks for good measure.! .. anything goes x
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Another bank holiday is looming and we only hope that some of the sparkle from the early May holiday returns. As I write someone has turned the lights off and there is a deluge outside… but ever the optimist I am hoping for one of those British miracles!
Last bank holiday (cant believe it was only a couple of weeks ago) we rented a campervan called Dylan from our good friends at Vanilla Splits, who are based locally to us near Arundel in West Sussex. Their fleet of pristine vans are superbly kitted out with all ‘mod cons’ and we have been married, honeymooned, holidayed and even held business events in a variety of the campers … so in our hearts, they are all extended members of our clan.
As they are vintage vehicles, whilst healthily maintained, we have found it best to take it easy.. and not venture over too many miles. So one of our favourite jaunts is to the New Forest where some of the campsites like Hurst View allow small campfires and also cook a hog roast on a Saturday night.
Camper + Camp Fire + Marshmallows + Hog Roast = Happy Campers indeed x
Enjoy your weekend, and may the sun shine!
Fathers day is just around the corner on June 18th .. and so I decided to add a little ode to my Dad to our Art Poems Collection... you can personalise or frame it with our fabulous framer, but be sure to leave enough time for delivery.
Hope you like it x
NOTE: Words and style of art print strictly copyrighted – J Pearce
We love our Pearl and Earl colour pop paper balls – and are proud to be the original paper decoration specialist in Europe.. who can boast we have the biggest and best collection! (sorry got carried away a bit there).. Our balls are made for us use a tissue honeycomb that is 30% heavier than others on the market. We stock 6 sizes and up to 25 colours… and for this weekend only we have 20% off with coupon code COLOURPOP…
So why not add a little colour into your life? >>SHOP PAPER BALLS
How delicious this weekend to walk in the woods and finally see the bluebells out in full force! May the good weather continue …. fingers crossed x
4th May is annual STAR WARS day… (May the Fourth Be with you – geddit?) and we love it! Every year we share our latest star wars celebration and this year it is our R2D2 lego – a 30cm high replica with moving parts! It was a building labour of love over 4 days between Mr H and our son (mainly Mr H as he wouldn’t let Fin get a look in!) … It now has pride of place in our family room as the perfect double Geek Chic combo of Lego and Star Wars.
Lego have a STARWARS PROMO this weekend in celebration which is worth a gander… x
This weekend.. it is not only our May Day Bank Holiday Weekend.. but on May 5th it is the Mexican Cinque De Mayo festival … where they celebrate their feista with an abundance of colourful crepe paper flowers…. I have made a lot of these delicious Carnival Bright FIESTA FLOWERS for private clients, but for the first time have added them to our online collection in 2 colours – purple and hot pink, with metallic gold tissue centers.
On the smaller bloom we have also given you the option of going for gold with some metallic foil mylar. The choice is yours!
May the sun shine on your weekend … x
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Last week we received a lot more Paper Balls… we have increased our weight to make them LUXURY tissue honeycomb paper balls – which we think are the best on the market. These new sizes and colours mean we now have the most comprehensive selection in Europe by far … something we are super proud of. With our mini 10m balls all the way up to our supersize 50cm giants!
We are also in the midst of pulling together some inspirational colour packs .. as we now have 25 (count ‘em) colours!
Have a good do x
There are so many new things arriving at Pearl and Earl HQ that we feel a little bit like its Christmas! .. especially when these new Sunburst / Snowflake fan decorations turned up this week.
In delicious rainbow colours, they complement our other decorations and original white snowflakes beautifully. They look fabulous mixed in with our fans and pom poms as an alternative wall back drop .. or hold court on their own at any time of year.
Happy St Georges Day ..! Should it be a holiday? Well we are always up for another bank holiday, and seeing as our Scottish, Welsh and Irish fellow Brits get the day off for their patron saint .. why don’t we?
As we wave our mini straw flags in celebration – why dont you do the same and download our St George Printable pack - for FREE for today only – using code STGEORGE at checkout. x
It’s been so lovely to see Spring and more importantly the sunshine FINALLY arriving in Arundel! Every year the children love walking by the river looking for ‘babies’ and this weekend we were lucky enough to spot a pair of Geese and their gosling. Hard to see as their camouflage is spot on!… well done eagle eyed daughter
Can you see it? .. well I did a spot the difference pic – just in case x
Back in 2004 I wrote my first art poems… Vanlife, Childlife and this Green poem. At the time I printed it onto some eco shopping bags as our home town of Arundel was going ‘carrier bag free’..
The canvas bags sold out and I produced a limited run again for my exhibition in 2010… along with an art print.
The words are still relevant now – and I have produced another limited run onto FSC approved eco card for EARTH DAY… which you can buy here…
Happy Earth Day x
The poem (words and style copyright J Pearce 2004)
The delicious award winning online 91 Magazine used our Big Balloons in this seasons issue – styled by uber stylist Sally Cullen.. Have a peep …
Hallelulah! At last a taste of Summer Sunshine this weekend in Sussex .. and boy did we go out and enjoy it! As soon as we could we packed up and headed to the shore to admire the boats, wallow in rock pools, climb trees on the shoreline and have the obligatory pint in a seaside tavern..
Not quite balmy, but Glory days none the less… keep em coming !
23rd April is St Georges Day – the patron saint of England. Unlike our Irish, Welsh and Scottish kinfolk we don’t have a national holiday, although there was a time (around 15th Century) when it was bigger than Christmas! However if you are feeling patriotic, here’s our salute to the red and white colours of St George the dragon slayer… which you can shop here
We have created an alternative Red Cross Paper Printable (A4 size to craft with at will) and Straw Flag to celebrate – but it is actually just a cool cross pattern. Download here.
Our Handmade Paper Bling collection and bespoke work has been in great demand over the past few weeks… and most of my time over the Easter holidays with the children has been making bespoke pieces for clients .. #mothersguilt
For one customer we recently made a lot of GIANT PEONY PINK blooms as chair backs for their event (as demonstrated in our dining room) .. and my daughter was placated with getting the ‘rejects’ to fill her room / overtly girly flowery boudoir with!
We are not big fans of ‘chair bows’ and think these make a great alternative for pews and chairs at your wedding or party. At 50cm diameter, they are so big, you don’t even need to put one on every single chair…
We have also pulled together a BULK PACK and you can always ask us if you need a custom colour