I’m kind of obsessed with vintage vignettes. (Okay, majorly obsessed.) Apparently, so is Jeska, the creator, writer and editor of Lobster and Swan, a blog dedicated to sharing decorating ideas, daily discoveries, inspiring photos and recipes too amazing to look at when hungry.
Jeska says, “I live to make my (and hopefully your) surroundings a happier, more beautiful place by taking pleasure in the simple joys of everyday life and the theatre and wonder of some things that may be out of our reach but are delightful nevertheless.” Her blog does exactly that.
I especially love blogs like Lobster and Swan that intermingle interior design, food and everyday life into one captivating read. Living what I imagine to be an idyllic, bucolic life in a house nestled in the English countryside, Jeska shares images of her vintage-inspired decor and the updates she makes with each antique and thrift store purchase. When she’s not redecorating and reviving her home with fresh flowers and decades-old collectibles, she’s exploring historic English homes, taking adventurous weekend trips and creating paper garlands and postcard sets for her Etsy shop.
Jeska’s quaint cottage-style home is the definition of cozy. A soft, neutral color palette allows her the freedom to regularly change out the wall decor without disrupting a particular color scheme. Her dining nook seems to get the most attention with the most frequent makeovers through each changing season and burst of inspiration. My favorite? This casual, rustic setup featuring Jeska’s 12 favorite keepsakes and personal heirlooms (photo on the far left).
If you love looking at decadent, mouthwatering treats, Jeska has you covered. (I made the mistake of researching her blog in between breakfast and lunch.) What makes her sweet and savory concoctions even more amazing is the antique dishware she uses to display and photograph them on. From cake pops and lemon sherbet cookies to raspberry and meringue roulade, L&S features favorite English recipes with a modern twist that you’ll be dying to try.
And if you need your daily fix of cuteness, Jeska will have you awing over her recently-adopted kittens who make a frequent appearance in her posts. Personally, I can’t get enough of the pair snuggling together on the couch or mischievously roaming the kitchen table.