Easy Easter baking for kids ?>

Easy Easter baking for kids

Easy Chocolate nest recipe for kids These little chocolate nests are super quick & easy for kids to make during the Easter holidays and they taste yummy too! You will need 2 large cakes Cadburys chocolate 6-8 weetabix micro chocolate eggs Melt chocolate in microwave for a couple mins, stopping & stirring a few times and then crush the weetabix roughly & stir through chocolate. Then put cases into a muffin tin & spoon mixture in using a teaspoon to…

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Spring table decor

When I have friends round for a little catch up I usually try and make an effort to set a pretty table and my table decor generally reflects whichever season we are in.  Spring is definitely the season to embrace all things pretty and pastel and these gorgeous vintage Colclough ballet teacups fit the bill perfectly with their delicate florals and pastel hues. I found the prettiest little vintage embroidered table cloths on eBay featuring Easter chicks, flowers & eggs…

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Spring & Easter decor 🌷🌿

Easter & Spring decorating is always lots of fun with all the cute pastel accessories and pretty pink tulips and setting an Easter table is one of my favourites.  I usually restrict my decorating to the kitchen and start it off by changing my shelving unit by displaying  some of my Hogben pottery and little Easter decorations. If you saw my Christmas decor you’ll know that I LOVE my vintage postcards and I have the cutest collection of Easter ones…

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Summer entertaining

Now that there’s a hint of spring in the air and the daffodils and snowdrops are popping up in the garden it’s making me look to warmer sunnier days ahead.  Entertaining guests in the summer months is lovely as it’s very relaxed and I like to create little seating areas  around the garden for everyone to sit and enjoy. Instead of setting a table I just have plates and cutlery next to the food for everyone to help themselves which…

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Celebrating the art of the special occasion 🌸🌿 ?>

Celebrating the art of the special occasion 🌸🌿

My current favourite crafting item is this sparkly gold fabric as it’s super pretty and it catches the light beautifully so I’ve been using it for all sorts of things! I used it to make my little granddaughter Lydia a crown for her first birthday and some blocks with her name on and here I’ve used it to make some pretty napkin rings. It comes in an A4 size sheet and for the napkin rings I just cut it into…

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Dining room revamp

Now that I’ve finally finished my dining room revamp I thought I’d take a few pics and let you see the finished result.  Emptying this room to have it repainted was a major operation as this was where I stored all my vintage china and bits & pieces that I hire out for weddings and parties.  It’s also the room that I use as a work space to show potential clients what items I have for hire etc. I have…

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Crunchie traybake

This traybake is fab as it’s so quick to make and totally yummy. It’s not the cheapest to make but totally worth it😋🍫 Ingredients 4 oz flora 300g Cadburys chocolate 4 dessert spoons syrup 8 oz finely crushed digestives 12 crunchies 2 large cakes Milky Bar choc to cover   Method Melt marg,Cadburys chocolate & syrup on a low heat Add crushed digestives and 10 roughly crushed crunchies and mix through Press mixture into Swiss roll tin and then cover…

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Christmas table decor ?>

Christmas table decor

Setting a pretty table has always been a  big passion of mine and I’m a great believer in making every occasion special and taking the time to include little details which will appeal to all my guests.  Last Christmas I used vintage  china and beautiful floral vintage glasses with lots of pastels on the table but this year I have  borrowed my daughter Rebecca’s gorgeous wedding china which is Wedgwood Vera Wang Lace and used my crystal stemmed glasses. I…

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Vintage Christmas 2016

My Christmas decorating always starts at my front door as it’s the first impression people have of your home and I like it to reflect my general Christmas decor.  This year I bought a heart wreath from my local garden centre and added some ribbon & a vintage brooch to it. I had picked up some beautiful blue lanterns earlier this year from a local interiors shop and put some vintage Christmas baubles and candles inside them and they matched…

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Christmas at Fortnums

I’ve been to London on a few occasions but had never made it to Fortnums so when Sally from @gettingstuffdoneinheels suggested that we go there for lunch after attending the Laura Ashley press event together I jumped at the chance! I had always wanted to visit this beautiful store and it certainly didn’t disappoint with its sense of occasion and stunning decor.  I’m so glad that my first time here was at this time of year as it was so…

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