I have a huge soft spot for Cabbages & Roses. Over the years my home, wardrobe and book shelves have accumulated more and more of their lovely cushions, clothes and beautiful books.
I whole heartedly agree with the Cabbages & Roses 5 core values ~
“beauty, simplicity, longevity, integrity and sustainability“
This seasons clothing range is soft, fresh and everlasting, their short film evokes a slower pace of life, one that all of us crave, the lookbook makes you want to own every garment .
Images ~ Cabbages & Roses Spring Summer 2012 Lookbook
Christina Strutt’s books are most definitely a favourite of mine, I go back to them time and time again. The restful interiors and sublime photography have a calming effect, showing you that mixing and matching well loved objects and time worn linens create a warm and welcoming home with a nod to reusing, recycling and environmental ethics.
My copy of the Guide to Natural Housekeeping lives in my kitchen, I have taken to using many of the recipes for cleaning products for my home, lemon dusters are fabulous and it’s amazing what a bit of bi carbonate of soda can do!
Their fabrics, wallpaper and furnishings are timeless …
Cabbages & Roses ~ Website
Cabbages & Roses ~ Facebook
Cabbages & Roses ~ Pinterest
“LIVING LIFE BEAUTIFULLY. Cabbages & Roses is a British retailer of beautiful fabrics, homeware and clothing”
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… and I decided to skive, play hooky, commit truancy!
Amongst the daily tasks I set myself I put aside time to write and construct my blog, some weeks this is easy, sometimes other events take over and time changes.
A long weekend, and an extra Ruby day approached, then the sunshine came to enjoy the fun and I stopped, went outside and indulged in precious time with my family, read books, drank wine and didn’t regret a single second.
Image ~ Pinterest
Sometimes you just have to be ….
Wise words from Stornoway ~ Have a listen you’ll like it ….
Enjoy the weekend, stop for a moment, leave the laptop and soak it all in ….
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The meanderings and wanderings lead Owen and Hunter to a small colourful affair with a matrimonial flair to spend a fun day in a quaint old school house by the seaside ….
The blackboard came along and found a place to perch along with their magpie finds …
A contented smile crossed the lips of the two like minded souls as the plotting and planning for bigger fish to fry started to take shape ….
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I didn’t think I was that much of a floral girl but it crept up on me over the years. Maybe it has been due to tending my own garden and filling it with my favourite flowers, or not being able to resist all the ditsy flowery dresses for Ruby when she was small, either way I love floral!
I am very chameleon like mind you; I also get giddy at the thought of ticking, pale linens, white walls but there is always a flower of some sort just there in the corner of your eye.
You can wear them ….
You can pile them up ….
You can cover furniture in them ….
Hang them on walls ….
Whether it be a simple stem to a full bouquet, the world is your florally oyster ….
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I have a book that I went back to over the Easter holidays. It’s sumptuous, rich and full to the brim with wonderful images all regarding Farrow & Ball and the passion it brings to those who use it in their homes. From city chic apartments to country houses and cottages it shows you the depth, character and charm that colour can create in very individual homes.
Their colours are so unique every wall in my house is covered with their paint, from pea green to blackened and few more in between.
All images taken from Farrow & Ball ~ Living with Colour ~ Ros Byam Shaw
Are you a Farrow & Ball aficionado too?
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I have a dream of a large entrance hall with oodles of space to place lots of furniture and seating. In reality my hall is the size of a postage stamp, I don’t even think I can call it that either, maybe a turning spot to get up the stairs and the front door that we never use!
So I shall carry on dreaming (I love my little house really) one day ….
All images from here, go take a peek at all the other lovely halls I covet!
Have a lovely weekend
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I’m not one for posting about myself and I don’t often like pictures featuring me either but today I am making an exception.
It’s the school holidays so I get to spend time with my Ruby which is a joy as you can see …
…. and this is me laughing like a drain (which is rather frequent) I got to spend two whole weekends with my friend which was also a joy!
caught on camera by the ever so lovely Sally Crane
Normal services will resume next week …..
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