English Country Garden Festival

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Coombe Trenchard is a stunning Arts & Crafts Manor House set in beautiful rolling Devon countryside between Okehampton and Launceston. Surrounded by beautifully restored Edwardian gardens and acres of grounds, it really is the archetypal English Country Estate and as … Read More

Toby’s Garden Festival

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Is there anything more beautiful than a traditional English Garden with beautiful herbaceous borders and rambling, scented roses dropping their petals onto a perfectly striped lawn? I do have a real soft spot for gardens and so am delighted that … Read More

Lou Lou’s Cardiff Vintage Fair

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The year starts with my first visit to Wales with my jewellery as part of Lou Lou’s Vintage Fair. Recognised as the UK’s ‘Best Vintage Fair’, bringing together a great collection of traders offering fashion, accessories, collectables and more. There … Read More

Bath Artisan Market

For many years we lived near Bath, which has always been one of my favourite cities. The beautiful architecture, its rich history and of course its great Spa are all good reasons to visit, but it also has some wonderful … Read More

A productive snow-day by the fire.

Looking at the weather this weekend you’d easily think it was December rather than mid March with the Spring Equinox just around the corner. Snow at this time of year seems so out of the ordinary – the daffodils are … Read More

Inside Outside on Exeter Quay

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Well it’s been a rather unsettled start to the year in more ways than one and as a result I haven’t known when I’m going to be around to book in any events. Happily, in the last few days, things … Read More

Salt, Mustard or Tea? A spoon for each finger!

One of the reasons that I first started to work with old silver was that I wanted to make myself a piece of jewellery from an old spoon and I quite fancied a new ring. I had seen some before, … Read More

From a French table to your wrist

I have always loved pottering around the Brocante Markets of France, seeking out new things for the house and garden, but more recently have been ferreting out old silver and other unusual items, creating new pieces of jewellery with them. … Read More

New Year – New Pieces

The weeks leading up to Christmas were all rather frantic with lots of Fairs at some great locations, finishing with the Christmas Fair at Lydford Gorge and the Edwardian Evening in Okehampton, which were really lovely events to end on. … Read More

The Old French Buttons

As a child I remember the delights of squirrelling through my Grandma’s ‘Button Tin’, which back then seemed to hold a vast collection of brightly coloured buttons, many with beautiful patterns or shapes.   The ‘Button Tin’ seems to be … Read More

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