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Have you made your summer bucket list yet?

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Have you made your summer bucket list yet?

Making a list of all the things you’d like to do over the summer is a great reminder. Stick it up on the fridge and pick something to try every weekend, and see how many you can get done.

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Easter breakfast inspiration

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Easter breakfast inspiration

My top tips for an Easter breakfast to make the long weekend a bit more special. Hopefully it inspires you to have your own! Decorate the table   I've decorated this table with the tablecloth and table runner from my spring range to add instant colour and impact. See my range of table linens here. Bunches of daffodils are everywhere at this time of year and look great in milk bottles or vintage vases. This fun daisy bottle was from this etsy seller. I love to use anything yellow, including the little vintage chick egg cup, which I've filled with chocolate eggs. Primulas potted...

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Afternoon Tea Picnic Inspiration

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Afternoon Tea Picnic Inspiration

As the weather gets warmer, I want to get outside as much as possible.  Eating in the garden or on a picnic is such a treat.  And it just happens to be National Picnic Week!  So I've put together some ideas for an afternoon tea style picnic, combining 2 of my favourite meals. Pick the perfect spot You want to choose somewhere a bit secluded with a nice view.  Think about whether you want to have a walk before you stop, or if you'd rather have a short trip straight to the picnic.  A tree to lean against or give...

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6 things you can do with a tea towel (instead of drying dishes)

6 things you can do with a tea towel (instead of drying dishes)

I hate drying dishes, and will take washing up over drying any day.  Plus some tea towels are just too pretty to be used for such menial chores! So I've come up with 6 alternative uses that will give your tea towel the respect it deserves.  I'll be using my green vegetable print and bright pink flower power tea towels to show you.  If you'd like to have a closer look at them, you can see them here. 1. Use it to wrap presents A tea towel makes beautiful reuse-able gift wrap and you'll be giving two presents in one.  Here...

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Embracing the flower power trend

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Embracing the flower power trend

I never used to be that into florals, but somethings happened recently.  I can't get enough of the big, bright, and bold 60's style flower prints.  I think we all need cheering up after a long, cold, stuck indoors, lockdown, pandemic-y winter.  And massive colourful flowers couldn't be more opposite and joyful! My floral obsession has spread to my new homeware designs, which all feature these handmade paper flower collages. So, I've put together a selection of beautiful flower themed goodies, all from UK based Etsy shops.  To help you fill your homes and cover yourselves with flower power fun....

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