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I’m a little bit in love with this vintage brooch I found the other day, which has a real, tiny, maple leaf locked forever inside a resin shell. It looks handmade and I wonder…who made it? And for whom? I … …keep reading

I really enjoyed doing this little makeover project for Gurgle magazine recently. My daughter has spent hours each day playing with it since we gave it to her at Christmas! If your toddler loves pretending to ‘cook’ (which usually involves … …keep reading

I am currently on maternity leave so will be taking a break from magazine features for a while. If you want to make a peg rail like I did for our baby’s room, you can find the instructions in this DIY peg … …keep reading

At this time of year, the front of our cottage is a-buzz with honey bees, while the rooms upstairs are filled with sweet scent. It’s all thanks to a beautiful rambling rose called ‘Bobbie James’, which is in full bloom … …keep reading

I found this pretty, vintage 1940s (?) classroom poster at a flea market recently and couldn’t resist. It shows Beech (in Autumn), Sycamore, Horse Chestnut and Larch trees and it’s the perfect, simple, nature-themed print for a bedroom wall.

(Woodland bluebells at Basildon Park, May 2016) The Bluebell is the sweetest flower That waves in summer air: Its blossoms have the mightiest power To soothe my spirit’s care. – Emily Brontë

Another post about chickens?! A tad egg-cessive perhaps (groan), but finding fresh, still-warm eggs in their nests is now my favourite morning ritual, rivalled only by eating them for breakfast. And they look SO lovely lined up.

It’s a funny old thing really. The two interiors books I’ve written and styled to date (Design Bloggers at Home and Chic Boutiquers at Home) – keep popping up online – used as props in their own right all around … …keep reading

OK, so we’re not quite there – we still have a fortnightly supermarket delivery – but with daily fresh eggs from our (rather naughty) hens Isla White and Princess Layer, plus a glut of rhubarb and leeks from the allotment … …keep reading

This huge slate slab is part of a chunky Georgian kitchen worktop in Castle Green House, Cardigan Castle. Hundreds of years of chopping, slicing and food prepping have left thousands of tiny knife marks in the surface, giving it a … …keep reading