A Teal Rug From Benuta

Disclosure: I was kindly sent this lovely teal rug for the purposes of this review. You can buy it in various sizes, shapes and other colours — plus lots of other lovely rugs — from the Benuta website. Pop along and have a look www.benuta.co.uk All photos, thoughts and words — as ever — are …

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Creating a Vintage Style Table Setting

vintage table setting

My boy and I love entertaining. I’m lucky enough that he’s a pretty awesome chef too so, whilst he’s off planning his menus and making sure the food and beverage is all sorted, I can do a bit of hunter-gathering of my own. Usually in the form of sourcing lovely table decorations, to make things look pretty. After …

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Our Happy Home | A Bathroom Tour

A couple of months ago I took part in a fab upcycling challenge for Hillarys Blinds and turned a little shoe rack — that used to house towels in our bathroom — into a little bench seat. I took some pics whilst I was doing it, with the intention of creating a little tour for …

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Our Happy Home | A Bedroom makeover & wallpapering a ceiling

wallpapering a ceiling

I’ve mentioned in previous posts that we live in a wonky old house. Built in the 17th century — it is Grade 2 listed — has warm stone walls and a tin roof. There is thatch underneath the tin but, in the war, the thatch was covered in a layer of corrugated metal, in order to stop the incendiary …

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A shoe rack IKEA hack!

Fancy having a go at an easy-peasy IKEA hack? I’d been desperate to do something lovely with this sad little shoe rack for a while — it was the perfect size for our bathroom and offered great storage but it was so ugly. With a little bit of creativity, some fabric and paint, this little …

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Scenes from Laura Ashley Press Show 2015

Last week I left the boys with their daddy for the day. I toddled off down to London for a little adventure; to the Laura Ashley press show 2015. I am big fan of Laura Ashley products — there are always such beautiful things to see each season. Often the brand is associated with more traditional home …

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