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Why every home needs a beautiful kitchen tray

For the love of trays   Why every home needs – at least 1– beautiful tray   Last year we launched a collection of beautifully handcrafted birchwood trays and you know what? We haven’t shouted about them nearly enough! We made the switch from melamine mix trays to bentwood trays because we love this specialist…

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A Christmas Table

Setting a Festive Pink and Green Table for Christmas Christmas dinner has to be my favourite dinner of the year! A beautifully laid table packed with wine, candles, flowers and of course family. A meal that has been lovingly prepared by many a hand. Crackers are ready to pop. Bad jokes are ready to tell.…

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Autumnal Dinnerparties

Autumnal Dinnerparties – The Ultimate Guide to Hosting this Autumn There’s nothing better to do on a gloomy evening than spend time in the comfort of your own home with the people you love. After a summer of BBQs, picnics and alfresco dining, it’s time to retreat into the warm and host a cosy autumnal…

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A very merry socially distanced Christmas

Ideas for a socially distanced Christmas There is no getting away from the fact that this Christmas is feeling hell’a different to every other single Christmas, ever. Sure, some familiar components are there… But even though the music is playing, and the bright, glistening wrappers of Quality Streets are twinkling against the LED’s, there’s definitely…

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The Christmas table

Setting the Christmas table   Christmas Day dinner is arguably the most hyped up and extravagant meal of the year. Such a special occasion deserves some extra special thought when setting the Christmas table. This year, a lot of us are going to be having smaller, and quieter Christmas Day’s than we might be used…

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Visit Cornwall

A trip to Cornwall It’s been a long time since I wrote a travel blog! I guess we haven’t really been traveling so much… but we did have two amazing weeks in Cornwall at the end of September which I thought would be nice to share. Especially as many of us will be avoiding air…

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Time to get the fancy glassware out

Fancy glassware for Quarantine life! There seems to be a lot more wine drinking going at home of late, am I right? And who can blame us? For a start the pubs are all shut which sucks, so yes of course we are going to be drinking more at home. Secondly, a lot of us…

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Bohemian Spirit Collection

Embrace the magic of life’s simplicities with the Bohemian Spirit collection – new for Spring 2019. Bohemian Spirit appeals to the free spirit in all of us and celebrates positive vibes with uplifting phrases and a bright bouquet of vintage florals. Inspired by a love of British summers and exploring our native land, with camping,…

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? Romantic Florals for Valentine’s Day ?

Have you dropped enough Valentine’s Day hints yet? If you need a bit of inspiration then our Wild Apricity collection, with its blush pink roses and dramatic dark blue backdrop, is the perfect design for this romantic occasion. Here are some of our favourite picks, also including gorgeous new glassware with an ombre effect in…

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Festival Folk Picnic Time

The bright and happy Festival Folk collection has some excited new limited-edition pieces for this summer – our first ever collection of picnic-ware! The scandi-inspired design which sings in a bright festival-inspired colour palate, translates perfectly across to the beautiful new set of pressed bamboo dinnerware and accessories! The lovely new pieces are made from…

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Easter weekend new product launches!

Happy Easter weekend! Ignoring the fact that we just had another amber weather warning for snow (come on guys, really?!), it’s kind of starting to feel like winter is on the way out! The clocks have changed and the extra hour of daylight feels like the perfect gift! The blossom is finally starting to burst…

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English Winter Minestrone Soup

A hearty, seasonal  Minestrone recipe Minestrone soup is one of those glorious dishes that can be completely different depending on what time of year you make it and so which vegetables are in season. Along with carrots, pretty much a given whatever the season, this version includes English potatoes, leeks and onions, beautiful Fenland celery…

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Berry Full Smoothie

I know we’re supposed to be stuffing our smoothies with as much spinach, kale and spirulina powder as possible these days, and I do usually opt for a greener smoothie when I make them. But, let’s be honest; no matter how much we try to convince ourselves that they “taste quite nice actually” they are…

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Homemade hot chocolate and spiced banana bread

Cheering up the chills of winter It’s November 29th. The winter sun is trying it’s damned hardest to warm us all up but there’s only so high a sun can reach during these months and it seems it’s barely lifted a leg over the gate post before it’s time to climb back down to the…

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Brand new Pretty Retro

For summer this year we have added some cute new products to the Pretty Retro collection in the form of trays and textiles – the perfect additions for this everyday range. Pretty Retro was first launched in Autumn 2015 and it’s popularity has meant we’ve been able to expand it’s prettiness onto more lovely things…

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Hampton Court RHS Flower Show 2015

If you’d have told me 20 years ago – when the only way my Mum could convince me to go to a garden centre was at the promise of a peek around the tropical fish section with potential purchase to follow – that today I would be the one booking us tickets and planning days…

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River Cottage Cookery School

I LOVE FOOD. I love everything about food. I love cooking it, I love eating it, I love sharing it and I love understanding it. Last Christmas my boyfriend bought me a voucher to attend a one day cookery school at River Cottage and almost a year later I finally made it to the Devon farmhouse I had…

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Feeling Christmassy

LOOK, IT’S NOT MY FAULT THAT I’M FEELING CHRISTMASSY. I’ve been forced to watch christmas adverts, read christmas gift idea emails and eat mince pies for almost a month now so it’s bound to start rubbing off eventually. (I’m lying when I say that I’ve been forced to eat mince pies, no one will ever…

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From Burano, with love

I first heard about Burano just over a year ago when I discovered one of my now favourite instagrammers @corrine_t – a well travelled nurse from Canada. Her beautiful gallery features bright shots from all over the world sharing experiences and offering inspiration. It was inspiration I took from her photos of ‘Isola di Burano’, a tiny Italian…

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