Friday, 27 April 2012

Styling Details...

Vintage Displays.

Last April we had the most wonderful week in St.Mawes, with temperatures in the 70's and breakfast on the patio most mornings-a little different to this year! We took the foot ferry over to Falmouth and spotted a vintage bathroom cabinet for sale. Unable to decide where to hang it (or should I say, which will is solid enough to hold it!), I decided to turn it into a display cabinet.

My neighbour Rachael has a veritable feast of ebay and flea market finds in her lovely home and she very kindly lent me a selection of vintage pieces to photograph inside the cabinet. Thank you Rachael!x

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All plants and succulents in this feature are from Homebase 0845 077 8888.

Monday, 23 April 2012

Everyday Inspiration

En Vacance-Brittany

During the Easter holidays we had a wonderful house swap with a lovely family in France.  Just 1 hour from Roscoff or 3 hours south of Saint-Malo is the Finestere region with traditional market towns, the cultural capital city of Quimper, rolling hills, unspoilt rugged sandy beaches and crepes galore!

We were lucky enough to stay in the stunning Maison Blanche, right on Kerlevan beach at La Foret-Fouesnant and spent most of the time watching the kids play on the sand and gathering mussels for tea!

Friday, 20 April 2012

Styling Details...

Hedgerow Foraging

There's nothing nicer when Spring arrives, than to decorate your home with flowers gathered on woodland walks or just picked from the garden.

We live in a quiet close of 1960's properties, where the kids can play safely out front all day long and mums sometimes sit with a glass of wine or two and watch! The gardens have sprung to life and over the past few days been subjected to rain, hail storms and early morning frost, so it seemed like a good time to pick a few to enjoy inside.

I used the vintage French enamel jug to collect the flowers as I went along. Try using alternative containers to make displays and remember, sometimes the simpler, the better....!

Monday, 16 April 2012

Variation on a Theme

Spring Blooms Part 3...Forsythia

Welcome to the final part of my Spring Blooms Variation on a Theme series! This week I've picked some Forsythia from our garden, which looks stunning against our newly painted black fence! I really hope you enjoy this last set of cameos...

Friday, 6 April 2012

Variation on a Theme

Spring Blooms. Part 2...Grape Hyacinths.

Each year I get some new grape hyacinths for the house. I hope you enjoy these little cameo shots for part 2 of my Spring Blooms variation on a theme... Have a wonderful Easter.