Linen Grain Sack Pillow Giveaway!

As a way of saying THANK YOU to all my more-awesome-than-rhubarb-pie readers (trust me, that’s a big compliment – I really, really, really love rhubarb pie) I’m giving away this gorgeous grain sack inspired pillow cover! Hand-crafted from 100% natural linen it has a simple envelope back and is adorned with subtle hand-painted charcoal stripes. It fits a 40cm/16inch insert. To be in...…READ MORE

Some More New Old Stuff

You know how sometimes you just kinda get on a roll? Well, I’m on a bit of one at the moment and have managed to finish off a tonne (okay, not quite) of ‘new-old’ stuff for sale on eBay starting with this grain-sack inspired armchair and stool complete with cushions. I love the relaxed provincial feel of it. It’s unpretentious yet...…READ MORE

Well, I Wasn’t Expecting That

Whilst roaming around Blogland earlier, I decided to pop in here… …for a quick visit, where I was thrilled to see this… …very familiar photo of a certain dining room vignette, which led me on to this… BUDGET FRIENDLY DINING ROOM UPDATES …great HGTV article, which also included this… …other very familiar photo! Well, what a lovely mid-day surprise!

Antique Farmhouse Table

After a bit of a break I’ve finally found some time between private client requests (and real work) to be able to offer some new pieces through eBay. This antique farmhouse table was a wonderful find. I was told it’s full colonial cedar though whilst I have a love and passion for vintage and antique furniture, sadly I’m no expert, so really...…READ MORE

Our Fijian Honeymoon

We had an AMAZING time. We spent our first week on the main island, Viti Levu, down on the Coral Coast. Snorkelling, scuba diving, foraging for hermit crabs, drinking cocktails, cheering on cane toad races….you know, all the stereotypical islandy stuff! We travelled up one of the inland rivers on a long boat to visit a traditional village and primary school where we took part...…READ MORE

I’m Leaving on a Jet Plane

That’s right, because of this day…. Lovey-Dovey Pic (sorry!) Which, admittedly was a few months back now, we’re lucky enough to have an excuse to take a holiday under the guise of a honeymoon (belated as it may be) and will be frolicking (can I say that?) in Fiji for the next couple of weeks! Though don’t be tooo...…READ MORE

We Have a Winner!

As chosen by, I’m sooo excited to announce that the winner of my first ever giveaway is lucky number 88! Congratulations to Donna of Rosebud and Bluebells! Your prize will be shipped shortly. Thank you to everyone who entered. I’m sorry there could be only one winner though I’m hoping to have more giveaways in the future as a means...…READ MORE

My First Giveaway!

I’m soooo excited about this! To thank and celebrate all of my wonderful readers, as a small token of my gratitude I’m offering this gorgeous little hand-crafted (with love!) tote embellished with a sweet vintage bunting bird. Fully lined with black cotton and featuring a rustic jute drawstring this charming pouch, amongst other things, could be used;...…READ MORE

How I Met My Hive

I passed by the then vacant block of land almost everyday, never really taking too much notice. I absently recall a FOR SALE sign going up, a SOLD sticker being slapped on it, the slab being poured and bricks being layed. I remember a young couple moving in. At the time, to me, they seemed much older. They weren’t just a couple for long and soon enough had...…READ MORE