Wednesday, 30 May 2012

emergency bunting......

....... lets get sewing (or sticking for those of us that like to cheat)
You will need: 
Vintage Fabric  and thread  (or why not think of cheaply using magazine adverts with bright colours or pretty paper for quick and easy idea)
13mm-wide bias binding tape or really pretty ribbon
pinking shears or scissors  

1) Draw a triangle the size of the bunting you would like, on some cardboard and cut it out to use as a template.

2) Pin the template to your fabric and cut around it using pinking shears to avoid fraying. Repeat until you have enough flags.

3) Evenly space the flags along the bias binding tape, or in the middle of the ribbon,  folding the shortest edge over, and pin in place.

4) Sew on the flags with a straight stitch, or hole punch along if using paper and weave in and out leaving at least 40cm of tape free from flags at each end for hanging.  

No party would be complete without bunting........

'In this country we find it virtually impossible to celebrate anything without bunting..........' 
(or paper chains
Lawrence Llewelyn Bowen 2012

Tuesday, 29 May 2012

Cluck Cluck Cluck... the joys of free range eggs.....

There is nothing more satisfying that the crack of a newly laid egg cracking into a bowl or hot pan. Using newly laid eggs for their best use by creating a range of delicious treats. If baking take out of the fridge in advance so they are at room temperature before using. Left over yolks or whites can be frozen separably for using in sweet or savoury dishes. However you use them the original is still the best, there really is nothing more tasty that poached egg on thick cut toast with a twist of salt & pepper..... bliss

Click here for some lovely egg based recipes or click here for some stylish egg storage

Friday, 25 May 2012

Wine Bottle Holder

..................... the perfect gift!
Seriously as a wine lover I think this is the perfect gift. Imagine a good friend arriving for a summers afternoon with one of these country style bottle holders and all your favourite drinks inside. Ohh what a bliss afternoon. Or a wedding present of a fine selection of wines (or champagne if your pocket allows)? What a lovely way to start married life (and most defiantly more appreciated that a toaster!)  Have a think, but no matter whom it's for we think a bottle holder with there favourite tipple it will be appreciated!!   

the perfect present for a man, creates are not girly!

this one makes a lovely wedding gift

Keeping Keys Safe

It's worth noting that while chatting to Justin yesterday (a fellow Country Living Interiors bumpkin) he was complaining (just a little) about how he is constantly misplacing his keys! Why I never thought on to remind him that we have just the solution to hand and with style? So Justin this ones for you..........  why not invest in one of our stunning key hooks. They are easy to slot into any interior (they seem to go with everything). Pop on a wall, stand free on a desk, the choice is yours xxx

perfect for keys and letters

Wednesday, 23 May 2012

Country Sunshine With Friends

Celebrate the beginning of summer (lets hope it stays) in country style. Simply add this lovely oil cloth au maison red checked fabric, some stylish Emma Bridgewater napkins, a cream ceramic country tea coffee & sugar set with a tree of mugs & classic wooden coasters & hey presto just add friends & an afternoon of giggles!

a selection of the country cream collection

one of many Emma Bridgewater napkins & Cath kidston we have to offer

wipe clean fabric available by the 1/2 metre

Wednesday, 2 May 2012

Father's Day Inspiration

Happy Father's Day!!! (yes we know it's a bit premature but we thought we would start the ball rolling & get the idea out there). Its something that's always a little, 'last minute' and dad really does lose out (well he does in our family). That last minute dash to get his fav bottle of wine doesn't quite make up for it. So we thought we would start early this year and plan ahead........ Just a few ideas to get the brain in motion xx 

a great manly create filled with his fav tipple (mine would be made up with this)

retro dad!!

organised dad

proud dad

Tuesday, 1 May 2012

Pretty Knobs to Perk Up Your Draws

 A pretty selection of knobs to perk up your draws  a fine selection of pretty knobs well worth a look if your thinking of updating your draws and cupboards

pretty cracked blue
spotty blue knobs
vintage white cracked knobs
stars knobs 
vintage style blue flower

Napkins & Napkin Holders

 Napkins - Pretty as a picture & the perfect, effective accompanier to any meal. A sandwich lunch, easy dinner with friends, or messy Sunday breakfast. Always there and always needed so why not make them the prettiest they can be to add a touch of fun & style to a table. Then add a decorative but practical napkin holder & the looks complete.

a white painted metal flower holder with Cath Kidston napkins
country cream collection brown wooden napkin holder

a ceramic heart napkin holder & Emma Bridgewater Sampler heart napkins

Wine Rack

Perfect Wedding Gift don't you think? Simply add a few bottles of the happy couples wine of choice (or a selection of yours) and hey presto a really unique but fun wedding gift! Well we think it's better than the toaster option & defiantly more fun!

For 9 good sized bottles of your fav tipple. Simply add the drink ;)
This wooden rustic create is perfect for housing six bottles.
Simply add the tag and away you go!