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Getting The Christmas Table Ready with Thornback & Peel

November 6, 2017

 

Thornback and Peel Festive designs for Christmas tableware 2017, turkeys brussel sprourts, trees, stags, robins. Christmas table design ideas refined pared back blogger challenge (1)

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It’s November already, there’s a distinct chill in the air, Halloween and fireworks night are out of the way, which can only mean one thing C-H-R-I-S-T-M-A-S!! There see I broke the word up so we wouldn’t all shudder at it’s early appearance so soon. I know it seems early, right? Read More

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Beautiful Kitchenware | Nagasaki Speckled Pans (& my Middle Eastern Pancake recipe)

October 18, 2017

 

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You may have noticed in my recent post on the kitchen makeover that I have acquired some really rather beautiful pans in a splash pattern design. Read More

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My Favourite Summer Cocktail

August 16, 2017

Favourite Summer Cocktail recipe - Gin, St Germain, blood orange, ginger ale and lime with lemon thyme garnish

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Just a quick post today as I wanted to share a simple cocktail recipe that’s perfect for the SummerRead More

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Thoughts | Finding time for creativity to keep up my motivation

August 7, 2017

Mark making workshop Updtairs at Smug with Hello Marilu

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Hopefully you know what to expect when you land on my blog usually, I tend to deal in home design that fits largely within the remit of the blogs tag line “Colour, Pattern & Patina”, but today I wanted to share something a bit different.Read More

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My Summer Picks | Food, Culture, Beauty

July 12, 2017

Lifestyle - Summer inspiration, things to read, cook, summer scent & beauty

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A couple of weeks of sun drenched days, and at least a few slightly balmy nights, and my mind turns to acid hues, lurid looking cocktails, and a longing to shoot the breeze (or else become a character in a Tennessee Williams novel).Read More

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