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Flowers and Vintage China

I have a huge collection of vintage china and it is my pride and joy, I love the delicacy of the porcelain, the pretty patterns but also the incredible robustness, these pieces have survived many years! I am always looking

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Bonfire Party Ideas

A collection of great ideas to make your Bonfire party even better! For even more ideas, visit my Pinterest Board. 1. Welcome your guests: 2. A Cocktail to get things going: 3. Something for the Kids: 4. Your table centrepiece

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Make your own Lavender Bath Salts

Another great way to use up the dried Lavender harvested from my garden. A little pot of Lavender Bath Salts would make a lovely gift for a birthday, hostess or Christmas and it smells divine! Lavender has been used for

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Make a Lavender Bouquet

I’m always on the lookout for new ways to use the tons of Lavender which grows in my garden. This is an idea I picked up from Pinterest last year and I’ve eventually got around to making it myself! This

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Garden Party Ideas

Some fabulous Garden Party Ideas to inspire you this summer! Taken from my Pinterest board of the same name. Create beautiful centrepieces for your party tables with traditional English flowers; peonies and roses smell divine on a warm summer evening.

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Small Outdoor Spaces

Having limited outdoor space can be a challenge when it comes to squeezing everything you want into confined quarters. However, it is possible to create an appealing place to sit, socialise and enjoy the sun, here are some great ideas

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10 Great Recycling Ideas

Recycling, reusing, upcycling, these are all the buzz words in use now and there are some great ideas out there. I’ve been doing a bit of “digging” around and this post is the result: 10 Great Recycling Ideas. Use cheap

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Decking Ideas

As we head towards Autumn and Winter, hard landscaping becomes the focus of gardens. If you are planning a decked area in your garden, here are some design tips for adding interest. For more ideas, see my Ideabook on Houzz,

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Inspirational Pool Houses

Living in the UK is not really conducive to having a pool, an outdoor pool may only get used a few weeks of the year and when the sun does shine you would really like to take the roof off

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How to make an Outdoor Table Lamp

Other¬†by¬†Indianapolis Furniture and Accessories¬†Upholstery Club’s Shelly Leer This post shows you how to make an outdoor table lamp which is solar powered, safe to leave outside and perfect for summer evenings to create a soft glow of light. The instructions

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