Photo Shoot for 25 Beautiful Homes

'Jewel In The Crown' This week my house featured in the December 2017 issue of 25 Beautiful Homes.  The house was dressed to the nines with Christmas cheer, and styled beautifully by Sian Williams and photographed by Brent Darby.  It's the second time one of my houses has been featured in the magazine, so thank … Continue reading Photo Shoot for 25 Beautiful Homes


Christmas Decoration Storage

TOP TIPS FOR STORING CHRISTMAS DECOR As Christmas draws to an end, it is all too easy to take decorations down, shove them into various bags and secrete them in attics, garages, under beds, and even in random places where space can be found, (I am guilty of the last one, for years my faux … Continue reading Christmas Decoration Storage

Planning Christmas table decorations

Yes, I am really a bit sad, I freely admit it!  I spent this afternoon messing about with the dining table, china, glasses, cutlery and so on, so as to plan upcoming Christmas entertaining in advance. We have 3 lunches to do over the Christmas period, including the biggie on Christmas Day, and rather than … Continue reading Planning Christmas table decorations

Christmas is a-coming…

Carol service dates are set, the turkey is ordered and the house is now officially dripping in decorations and lights. This year I have scaled down the excessive decorations that I normally get carried away with, especially adorning the stairs that wind up through the house, as it became quite tricky to find the handrail … Continue reading Christmas is a-coming…

Plaster Dipped Christmas Flowers

  With the festive season fast approaching, here is a sweet and simple little plaque to make from plaster dipped flowers, ribbon and a slate or wood backing.  You can find the fully detailed tutorial on how to make the plaster dipped flowers here. We found the slate and wooden hearts in a bargain store … Continue reading Plaster Dipped Christmas Flowers

This little piggy went to market….(again)

This weekend we are off to the Bath Artisan Market (22nd November) for the Christmas Gift Fair.  It is a really lovely fair set in a very grand old Victorian railway station in one of the most beautiful cities in the world, and too often I end up doing a LOT of gift shopping there … Continue reading This little piggy went to market….(again)

Vintage paper tree ornaments

To continue on from my last post of vintage paper Christmas decorations, I have been adding old sheet music paper to ready-made basic shop purchased wood shape decorations, plus also creating 3D paper ornaments. revamping old decorations: For the wooden decorations, I really simply added shapes cut from old musical scores: Decoupage: With a plain … Continue reading Vintage paper tree ornaments

Christmas Trees Vintage Paper Tutorial

how to make sweet christmas table top decorations Yes, I know.... we have not even hit Halloween yet, but I am starting to make Christmas Decorations early.  These trees can be made SO EASILY!  They can use any type of paper, although I think vintage music scores or old books look best as they have … Continue reading Christmas Trees Vintage Paper Tutorial