Carnivals, Festivals & Fun

Musing on happiness and our family concluded much can be related to the amount of pure fun experienced. Simple pleasures such as rockpooling and seeking seaglass on holiday, baking and sharing the results with friends and family, playing games and watching old films together (Top Gun anyone?) The summer holidays have arrived and with them … Continue reading

Tastes from around the globe…

Tastes from around the globe…

The days have lengthened and it seems that flavours from far flung destinations across the globe prevail in our kitchen. Bright to the eye as well as on the palette and shared in our sun-filled courtyard, this simple salad is quick to prepare and perfect for an impromptu get together with friends or family. Enjoy x … Continue reading

Stylishly rustic and practical too…

Stylishly rustic and practical too…

We love our most stylish homewares to be practical too… the ideal blend of form and purpose is so pleasing and ensures longevity. Traditional production methods and materials have always delighted us when sourcing our product range, and a longstanding favourite is our Beachcomber Rope Doorstop. Recently featured in a best-selling interior magazine, this chunky rustic version … Continue reading

Warmer weather means ice cream experiments….

Warmer weather means ice cream experiments….

Thank goodness for spring sunshine… it lifts the soul like nothing else, makes daily walks so much more enjoyable and nudges me towards thinking of summer recipes. What could be more yummy then, postwalk, on a recent bright Sunday afternoon than experimenting with some new ice cream recipes? There is something so utterly joyous about … Continue reading

The Return of a Classic…

The Return of a Classic…

It’s no secret I love to bake… and cook.. old fashioned without a doubt, but hugely enjoyable and the food recipients seem to savour the results! It is equally then, no surprise, that some of my favourite products in our range are kitchen and tableware pieces,that combine fabulous functionality with aesthetically pleasing design, perfectly epitomised … Continue reading

Finishing Touches

Finishing Touches

April already and an exciting fast paced month it’s proving to be…  and the chocolate eggs haven’t even arrived yet! We are delighted to have our beautiful Eliza Mirror, £150, featured in the latest edition of 25 Beautiful Homes magazine. The Eliza is a large, eyecatching design that makes a quirky statement in any home. In … Continue reading

Easter is just around the corner and this very pretty window showcases some of our newest Spring stock.   Happy almost April 

Busy Times and Yummy Meals

Busy Times and Yummy Meals

Life becomes ever busier as the days lengthen, yet it is busier in all the right ways. Weekends filled with friends and fun, and although some rather unseasonal hail put pay to the first coffee of the year outdoors in warm sunshine, its a time of year we love. Impromptu entertaining seems to have been … Continue reading

March thoughts

March thoughts

A new month and a sixth of the way through 2017 already…   The perfect prose for a bright day in South Derbyshire Happy March Kirsten x

A treat after an early start

A treat after an early start

The perfect start to a wintry Sunday, a sunrise walk in the Derbyshire Dales. Huge open spaces with skies holding the promise of the day to come, barely a soul around but plenty to enjoy in the peace. Homeward bound with a quiet drive through beautiful sleepy market towns, before baking and cooking the afternoon … Continue reading