Christmas Inspirations

Being in retail, we have to think about Christmas a long time before you think about it at home. So we've already had to work out what to do to add festive décor when we don't have space in the shop for a tree...

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Thinking outside the box…

What to do with lovely vintage wooden scrabble tiles when the board is damaged beyond use? Think outside the box – and create useful little magnets to organise and decorate. At the moment we have a full set but if you fancy something specific you better pop in quick; at just 50p each they’ll soon […]

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Vintage Glass, Silver and Flowers

Vintage shakers, mustard pots and cruets are not often used anymore. It’s a shame, as they gave a real sense of elegance at the dinner table. Many are beautiful, especially those decorative glass pieces with gorgeously tarnished silver tops, and it’s a shame to waste anything so attractive. Instead, they look stunning teamed with flowers […]

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Repurposed Tonka Truck

At a recent flea market I spotted this gorgeously rusty vintage Tonka truck under a table looking rather forlorn and ignored. I knew I could save it! The following morning after a quick clean to remove cobwebs etc. and a few specific purchases the truck was transformed… The truck has spent the rest of the […]

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All White…

One interior design theme that seems perennially popular is white. All white. I love chippy white paint on vintage pieces. It can’t be bettered. But could I live in an all-white home? Or even just a room? In this image I like the lovely bedside cupboard. The white paint and the slightly distressed finish bring […]

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Sweet Laundry!

Why doesn’t our washing line look this good?

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New Shop Photographs

Not been into the shop lately? Things have been selling quickly so it’s all change! Here are a few pictures of how it looked earlier today… Geranium brought in these lovely maps taken from an 1880 atlas. They are in perfect condition and at just £3 they’re a steal… (The vintage painted basket is quite cute too!) Old Hat […]

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Displaying Kids Artwork

Although my children are older, I remember their excitement when they brought home a fresh masterpiece from first nursery, then school. Their creativity knew no bounds and quickly we found ourselves swamped by their creations. Jenn Lifford of Clean and Scentsible has some great ideas on her blog on how to celebrate your child’s / […]

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Caravan Love

Pembrokeshire is finally starting to see some sunshine… which means that we are also starting to see holidaymakers coming to enjoy our stunning countryside and amazing beaches. And some of these visitors bring along their own accommodation. Pembrokeshire roads are starting to see quite a bit of this mobile accommodation and yesterday, whilst sitting behind […]

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Vintage Styling Inspirations

I’ve come to a conclusion: It’s so much easier to decorate and style older properties! Over the years I’ve lived in many different styles of property; from brand new suburban detached houses to Victorian terraces, from converted chapels to sprawling welsh farmhouses. Our last home was a lovely converted stable block with stunning vaulted ceilings […]

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