Nature in the home

Nature in the Home – a weekly pick…


Armfuls of beauty by @throwingpinecones

Armfuls of beauty by @throwingpinecones

A quick pop in today, to share my favourite #natureinthehome weekly pick.  Armfuls of beautiful roses by @throwingpinecones.

Such colour and beauty!  My own roses in my garden have just popped out, I can’t wait to pick and pick over the summer months.

I am currently in a list making and packing frenzy.  Sisterhood is tomorrow and I cannot wait!  Follow our adventures on Instagram #sisterhoodatloveland.  You can read all about it over on the Toast blog – who are our very kind sponsors.

See you on Monday!


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Sumptuous towels – the key to a great bathing experience…



To me, the key to having a great bathing experience is to have rich, thick fluffy towels to hand when stepping out of the bath.  Especially if they have been warmed on a towel rail!

Recently, I discovered the new range by COTTON USA, featuring a variety of luscious colours perfect for my bathroom.  All the towels carry the COTTON USA International trademark for quality U.S. cotton-rich products. The latest range uses a unique Hygro technology, which is woven using 100% Supima cotton pile.

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Sisterhood Camp 2015

Invitation designed by Cathy Jolliff

Sisterhood 2015

Standing at the waters edge – hands held high – we dance to the light of the camp fire

Flowers strewn, hearts full, friendships made

And so the adventure begins…

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Artist Residence Hotel – London…


Artist Residence Hotel London

A few weeks ago, Dan and I stole a night away in London.  I had arranged a meeting with Pinterest the following morning, so we chose to combine that with an overnight stay at the Artist Residence. After hearing really good things about this boutique hotel, we couldn’t wait to get there.

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02 // Something for the weekend?


something for the weekend week 2

Feasting with friends image via @Pinterest

Ah it’s the weekend, gosh I need it so much.  The boys are happily slowing down to the Half Term, they are so so tired after what was a busy few weeks at school.  I couldn’t be happier having my two companions with me next week – adventures a plenty!  We aren’t travelling far, but will explore this City, the countryside and see friends – all kinds of perfect.

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Meet the Shop – Simple Shape…

Meet the Shop Simple Shape I believe that everything I own should be something I consider to be practical or loved – going by the William Morris quote ‘Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful‘.  It’s pretty simple.

With this in mind, I also like to add to the idea, if it is also ‘made by someone with love‘, not always an easy task in a mass produced world.  If I am buying something for me, I usually buy vintage or seek out something made by a craftsperson or that has been ethically produced. But, of course I have two boys who love Lego! I try…

I recently discovered the beautiful shop ‘Simple Shape‘ I knew I had to share it with you… it is full of wonderful hand crafted wares….

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Nature in the home

Nature in the Home – a weekly pick…

Nature in the home week 20

Beautiful whites and wood by @createandbalance

Oh look at how calm this image is. I adore white flowers and this arrangement by @createandbalance is just perfect.  White blossom & green foliage in a simple vintage white blossom.  These stairs are very much like my own, bare wood and painted white – traditional Victorian style (that was hidden by heavy carpet).

When we moved into our house, we ripped out the dated smelly carpet and stripped the floors, leaving the stairs like this.  I love it.  NO carpets.  Fresh and clean.

Over on instagram you will find my #natureinthehome8 – gorgeous collection as always.



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Shop launch! – Welcome to the Littlegreenshed Shop…



Today is the official launch of the Littlegreenshed Shop. How very exciting, well it is for me, I’ve always wanted a little shop stuffed full of the most special things.

Part prop shop, part home store – my little shop is full of gorgeous things personally hand picked by me.  From vases to throws and cushions and more.  There is something for everyone – a beautiful assortment of wonderful things.

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Yellow fields…


Yellow Fields Littlegreenshed blog

April / May / June – these Spring months are truly the best time to see the British countryside. From the first buds to fields of yellow rape flowers… it is breathtakingly beautiful.

On our return home from the crazy cruise weekend, we drove across country through Dorset, Wiltshire and back into Somerset, passing by glorious bright golden fields.  As we drove past another I would call out to Dan to ‘stop the car!’… only to find, we’d zoomed by.

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St Ives – the Barbara Hepworth museum…



One of my most favourite places in the world, is the Barbara Hepworth Museum in St Ives.  A glorious museum / workshop / gallery come garden in the heart of St Ives.  Just a few steps away from the main shopping street, you will discover the quiet wonder of this amazing space.

I went alone, my first time alone, my third time there.  This time I spent a quiet, peaceful hour to myself wandering this pretty place.  I breathed out, let my thoughts carry me and enjoyed really taking it all in, taking time out.

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