Thursday, March 26, 2009

Spring is Sprung!

Thank you for your wonderful comments and emails regarding our feature in the magazine. It has been such an amazing month and so many lovely things have been happening. Also, for the most part, the weather has been glorious (let's not count this week!) and I thought I would share these beautiful images with you.
A host of golden daffodils...

...and blossom in the lane.

We also had a winner of our prize draw,

such a lovely lady who I know will enjoy sharing the hamper with her family.

Thank you to everyone who has waited patiently for their mugs and mouse mats - you'll be pleased to hear that stocks of these have now been fully replenished! Due to our recent, successful buying trips we have masses of gorgeous vintage stock which we are adding to the website as fast as we can! In particular, we have a huge amount of exceptional textiles which I must admit I will find it difficult to part with!

This bedspread is a riot of fifties florals and one of my favourites - oh those gorgeous roses, poppies and peonies!

Hope you all enjoy the photos - back soon...

Saturday, March 07, 2009

Reasons to be Cheerful!

According to the song, there are 1, 2, 3 reasons to be cheerful! Currently, for me I think No. 1 has to be the recent Springlike weather we've been having. I know it hasn't been sunshine for everyone but there has been a lot of sun around and the signs of Spring are everywhere. No. 2 is the feature of our home in the current issue of the BBC Homes & Antiques magazine.

The photographer, Nick Carter, has captured the cosiness of the cottage and we are really pleased with the feature which gives you a peek into our home - and a taste of the bold, vintage floral theme we have all over the house!

Reason to be cheerful No. 3 is most definitely the bright and pretty floral textiles we have recently added to the website. The rich and vibrant colours are extremely uplifting. There's this stunning French cushion...

...these gorgeous 1950s red roses curtains...

...and another fabulously bold French cushion.

I'd love to hear your '3 Reasons to be Cheerful'!