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Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel ?>

Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel

Now everyone knows how much I love Laura Ashley as a brand and I’m also partial to  a luxury hotel mini break so when I got the chance to go and stay in the beautiful Laura Ashley hotel The Belsfield  I quite literally jumped at it! My husband had a week off work when the hotel had availability so we booked flights to Liverpool from Belfast and hired a car to drive to the gorgeous Lake District. The Belsfield is…

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Scottish tablet recipe ?>

Scottish tablet recipe

Scottish Tablet has a long history, first noted in The Household Book of Lady Grisell Baillie in the early 18th century. It’s a very sweet & sugary melt in the mouth type of sweet treat and is often served in Scotland after a meal with the tea & coffee. I made a huge batch of it the day before my daughter Rebecca’s  wedding to be served after the meal and it was a huge hit with all the guests. Growing…

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Pink & gold table ?>

Pink & gold table

I’ve painted many items of furniture over the years and used lots of different types of paint. Originally when I started painting furniture I always used satinwood paint and then I went through a stage of using chalk paint for everything but found it seemed to mark easily on pieces of furniture that were being handled a lot. I prefer using it for smaller projects like mirrors and frames but mainly use satinwood for larger pieces of furniture. In saying…

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Favourite toys and a little pink cradle ?>

Favourite toys and a little pink cradle

When I was around 4 years old my dad made me a beautiful little pale pink wooden  cradle and I loved it so much!  I have so many happy childhood memories of playing with it and was always sad that my mum had given it away. Our childhood home was a large period property,  an old Bank House with a large garden and my sister Joanna & I  had a little toy room between our bedrooms where we spent many…

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Easter crafting ?>

Easter crafting

While I was pinning away on Pinterest one night I came across the prettiest little Liberty eggs by the very talented Tamsyn Morgans who I follow on Instagram. I decided to have a go at making some as I had some little scraps of Liberty fabric left over from previous projects and I also painted some eggs pink and used gold glitter and little gold stars to add some twinkles. I found some very inexpensive polystyrene eggs in The Range…

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Liberty jars ?>

Liberty jars

I have a stash of Liberty fabrics which is usually used for making hair bows or adding collars etc onto my granddaughter Lydia’s gorgeous little cardigans etc but I thought I’d make some little jars this year to put candles of flowers in. Spring is definitely the perfect season to bring out the florals with the birds tweeting away in the garden and the nights getting lighter! I’ve made different variations of these little jars many times for parties &…

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My pick of this years Christmas decorations ?>

My pick of this years Christmas decorations

I have a large collection of Christmas tree ornaments and really don’t need any more but every year I add a few more to my ever growing stash of glittery treasures. There’s always something that I can’t resist and this year top of my list is this little pink camera tree decoration from John Lewis.  I love it every year when the new decorations hit the shops and always enjoy a wander round to see if there’s anything that catches…

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Gift ideas / wish list ?>

Gift ideas / wish list

I absolutely love fresh flowers and like to have them in my home as much as possible but when I’m looking for something a little bit different  to send as a gift I like to shop around for something special. These are just a few of my favourite gift ideas of things which I’d LOVE to receive myself! I do like to make a real effort into choosing something that someone  will personally love as there’s nothing worse than receiving…

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Welcome to The Vintage Room ?>

Welcome to The Vintage Room

  Hello and a very warm welcome to The Vintage Room! I’m Louise and I love vintage teacups, pretty florals, baking and interiors. In this blog I hope to bring you lots of yummy recipes, styling inspiration and snippets from my own home and events which I have planned and styled. In this introductory post I am going to share a few pics of my living room to give you a feel for my personal style. I am most definitely not…

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