I don’t know about you but I love a good tea party – afternoon tea, cream tea, high tea…hell, even tea and biscuits do it for me. I do find…

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Heal’s is a British institution, stocking furniture and accessories from only the best designers.  And whilst that may not come cheap, we are currently in luck – their sale is…

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Given my love of upcycling I was completely on board when The London Vintage Paint Company recently offered to send me a sample. What a perfect excuse to buy yet…

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Listen up, vintage homeware fans.  Do you know about Judy’s Affordable Vintage Fair? They organise events across the UK for lovers of all things retro but occasionally they run one that’s solely…

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You may have seen my recent post where I shared before and after images from my bathroom renovation.  I learned a lot in the process so I thought it might be helpful to…

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The surprise of opening your front door to fresh flowers is difficult to beat. Sending flowers is equally (okay, almost) as pleasurable but I’m often put off by the risk…

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What do you think when you walk into your bathroom? Until fairly recently my first thought on walking into mine was ‘Ugh.’ It wasn’t just old, it was also pretty…

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Last weekend when I visited the reclamation yard I also had a wander around the nearby vintage emporium.  They have all manner of items from yesteryear, from war-time radios to fluffy haired trolls (remember…

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On Saturday I took a trip to my local reclamation yard in search of some vintage treasures. I made my way along a country road and turned onto a dusty…

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If you fancy trying your hand at a quick and easy update this weekend you may want to check out Decopatch Paper. It’s so cheap – £1.20 per sheet –…

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Until fairly recently, faux flowers were a no-no. They were tacky, brash and (for me at least) had a distinct sense of graveyards about them (all those drooping synthetic roses in…

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I know what you’re thinking: ‘That book is OLD…and it has connections with the Daily Fail!’ (It was published in 2011 and the author writes for You magazine). Yes, yes,…

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