Yearly Archives: 2013

Decorator’s Notebook Shop

Of all the excuses for being late for school, I expect that “Mummy was drooling over home accessories” is fairly low down on the list of acceptable ones. Thankfully I’ve managed to spare my kids such shame (so far), but it … Continue reading

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Sweetcorn from the garden

The weather may be getting decidedly autumnal, but in our kitchen it still feels like summer as we munch our way through the last of the sweetcorn grown in the garden. Whilst I could eat corn on the cob forever … Continue reading

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Shortlist #11: Copper

The trend for copper home accessories is still going strong this autumn; brass might be nipping at its heels but for me its the warm, earthy colours of copper metallics and toffee shades that really appeal. Here are some pieces … Continue reading

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Coming Around to Dahlias: Part 2

The dahlias that I potted up six months ago are now in full bloom in the garden, providing a welcome splash of colour as we head into autumn. Any flower that you’re encouraged to pick in order to prolong flowering … Continue reading

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Colour (or rather ‘couleur’)

We’re slowly easing ourselves back into our normal routine after what has been an amazing summer. We’ve been lucky enough to have quite a few adventures, including a last minute holiday to south-west France where we spent a week in … Continue reading

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North & South

If you’ve wondered where I’ve been for the last few weeks then the title says it all really, although strictly speaking it should read ‘South & North’ (but then that didn’t have quite the same ring to it). At the … Continue reading

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A moment in the garden

My favourite time of day right now is the early evening. After tucking the kids into bed I usually have some time before my husband arrives home, so I wander down to the vegetable garden to enjoy it by the fading … Continue reading

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Is it a bird?

…is it a hat? No, it’s a leek flower! We didn’t get around to eating these leeks that were planted last year so they’ve sat in their raised bed growing away merrily. Once I saw the minaret-like buds forming, I … Continue reading

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The Study: Sourcebook

Following on from my last post about the recent makeover of our study, I thought I’d share with you my sourcebook for some of the things used in the room. Happy browsing!     Rustic lantern – Alison at Home Striped … Continue reading

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Before & After: Study

When we viewed this house before buying it, what we now call the study was used as a family/TV room by the then owners, and before that it had been their children’s playroom. As I’ve mentioned before, the room is … Continue reading

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