Wednesday, October 08, 2008

All Kinds of Everything!

Well, Autumn is well and truly here. The wisteria foliage is turning and the geranium leaves have taken on rich and vibrant shades. The logs are stacked under the window and we are enjoying cosy nights by the woodburner.

We've been super-busy here with the website so a big thank you to everyone for your custom. We are currently updating the shop throughout the week in order to keep the stock levels up! As well as visiting antique fairs over the past few weeks, we've been doing a spot of 'titivating' in the cottage in preparation for a photo shoot. I won't say any more at this stage but will let you all know when we are in print!
So, here are some piccies to show you what we've been up to!

I gathered together some of my favourite things and filled our old dresser. I love the old chocolate boxes with the pretty ladies on them, but they are getting harder to find. Victorian mugs are another of my passions - those shown here are some of my favourites.

Next, it was time for new curtains!

These are hiding the white goods and have been made from a pretty mix of vintage French and English fabrics - the green check is an old tablecloth. The curtains they replaced had been there over 10 years so it was certainly time for a change!!

We have added some beautiful vintage treasures to the website recently. This is a pair of amazing parlour prints.

The roses are spectacular and the frames are works of art in their own right! Just look at those dewdrops on the petals - wonderful!

There are lots more gorgeous things to see on the website from rosy prints to rosy rugs, all perfect for adding cosiness to your home as the days shorten.

Talking of shorter days, here is a rather moody photo taken across the lane, the sky is looking rather wintry don't you think?!

I hope you've enjoyed the photos - I'm off to light the woodburner now and snuggle up for the evening - enjoy the rest of your week!


  1. Hello Clare. Your home is an inspiration! I love the curtains hiding the washing machine and bits, they look so bright and fresh.....I'm "doing up" my kitchen so might have a go with some pretty fabric myself.
    Good luck with the photo shoot...sounds very exciting. Don't forget to let us know when whatever it is is out!!!

  2. I love the curtains! Fabric like that I simply adore!
    And as for your dresser with all those!
    Sal ;-)

  3. Hi

    I love your wisteria, I've always wanted one around my door, I'm not a roses sort of person, but they just will not grow :(


  4. Oh wow,such cute cute stuff!! I love all the eye candy.

  5. Love the dresser Clare, gorgeous display. Ive always loved yhe front of your home, it reminds me of childhood, the beginning of a story,'once apon a time'!
    Cant wait to see what's going on with you photo shoot!

  6. Excuse my spelling errors, its early!

  7. Lovely photo of the display on the shelves. Particularly love the picture of the lady smelling the roses. Look forward to seeing what the photo shoot is all about...
    Hen x

  8. Hi Clare

    What a transformation in your kitchen. Have the seagulls flown away?

    Will you be at the Flea?


  9. Good luck with the photo shoot! Sounds exciting :)

    I love the dresser, and the curtain next to it as well. At first I thought the dew drop on the rose painting was a real drop of water!

    Mel x

  10. Hi Clare,
    As always this is a beautiful post. The pics are superb! The shot of the room with the curtains, dresser and chair are so lovely, what a great decorating eye you have. I just cant wait to hear more details about the photo shoot!

  11. Dear Clare,
    The photos are wonderful! Everything is so cozy and perfect. Lucky you!

  12. I love the little curtains, they are all such beautiful pictures, such a pretty home,
    thanks for sharing.

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  14. Beautiful blog, and I really enjoyed the story of the little hedgehog :o) Would you be offended if I offered you a photo frame with the little critters on it? Please visit my blog and see if it is suitable.

  15. Your home is so beautiful. I could spend hours 'playing' with all your lovely things. The photo shoot sounds exciting!

  16. Everything looks so fresh & gorgeous in your home...I covet the patchwork curtain! :)

  17. Those curtains look lovely and fresh!

  18. What lovley blog I found! It's full of beautiful things! //Eva

  19. the photoshoot will work a treat. Your home looks lovely! And the treasures on your dresser are simply wonderful!
    I cannot wait to hear about the publication.

  20. Hi Clare,

    I'm so glad I popped in today! It all looks ever so cozy, and ready for cozy nights. Wish I could visit and have tea.
    Hope you have a happy week,
    xo Lidy

  21. Hi Clare, the pictures of your home and your cottage are so beautiful and they remind me so much of our holidays in Kent last year!
    Have a nice week! Monika

  22. Golly Clare that rug looks very similar to the carpet my Grandparents had in their dining room when I was a child.
    Love your new curtains were they "man made"? And of course I'm still loving the Union Jack bag, just wonderful.

  23. A woodburning stove sounds wonderful to me right now! I love your prints. And your cupboard stocked up like that is delightful! I love the candy boxes. Exquisite! Thanks for sharing. I'm popping over to your shop now.

    Have a wonderful day,

  24. It's all so pretty!! Love the rug and the rose prints!!

  25. Hi, love all your pretty things, especially the flowery tin and the pink jug on your shelves. And the outside of your house is gorgeous!
    Margaret and Noreen

  26. I love your home and the gorgeous things you have in it. The fabric covering your kitchen appliances looks wonderful.

  27. I love those new curtains. We've just had a new washing machine and I'm longing to make a curtain to cover it up but I'm not sure what hubbie-to-be will think. It's taking him a while to understand my style! Looking forward to finding out what the photoshoot is for. Very exciting!

  28. Thanks for popping over to my blog and telling me about your 100th post. I have been so bad at reading blogs again. I'm enjoying catching up on yours. Love the curtains and all your things on yur dresser. Curtains are so much prettier than white goods