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Vintage Shop Staying Open Online

Vintage Shop Staying Open Online

Vintage Shop Staying Open Online What a crazy time we all find ourselves in at the moment. I understand that it is also a scary time, and none of us know how long this situation will last for. As a small business it would be very easy for me to give into to the...

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Antique vs Vintage vs Retro

Antique vs Vintage vs Retro

Antique vs Vintage vs Retro There are lots of different words used to describe old stuff, but what do they mean, I often get asked what is the difference between antique and vintage, and what makes something retro. The meaning of all three can be confusing and that is...

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Victoria Sponge with Buttercream

Victoria Sponge with Buttercream

Of all the cakes I make Victoria sponge with buttercream is one of my favourite. This is my go to recipe, I am not sure where it originated from as I have used it for years. The filling I have used here is strawberry jam and vanilla butter cream. You will need...

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Photo Shoot

Photo Shoot

Quick look at my photo shot behind the scenes. When I first started thinking about getting my vintage finds on line it was the photography that made me anxious, it is my Achilles heel, it is one of the hardest things I have to do, in term of the stress levels as I...

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Rustic Painted Distressed Shelves

Rustic Painted Distressed Shelves

Creating a set of rustic painted distressed shelves is a quick and easy way to add life to an old set of vintage shelves. Sometimes when I buy a set of vintage shelves they need more than just a quick polish to make them ready for their new home. I love vintage...

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My Rustic Garden

My Rustic Garden

My rustic garden has been created over a number of years and has grown organically, in the beginning there was no great plan not sure there still is! When I moved here over ten years ago the back garden was a bit of a wilderness. It was very over grown and a lot of...

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My Walks Around Dyserth

My Walks Around Dyserth

This month I thought I would share a few of my walks around Dyserth that Mr G and I enjoy. I walk everyday, that's the beauty of having a dog. Come rain or shine Mr G and I are out at least twice a day. I also love taking Mr G for longer walks and having a picnic, he...

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Growing Avocado Plants

Growing Avocado Plants

My First Plant One of my hobbies for the last few years has been growing avocado plants. It all started about 4 years ago after eating an avocado I thought I wonder if I could grow a plant from this pit. That first little plant is now not so little, it currently...

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Lake Bala North Wales

Lake Bala North Wales

Super excited to introduce my first guest blogger this month, Sharon Allard from Buxton in Derbyshire shares with us her latest camping trip to Lake Bala in North Wales. Enjoy x Camping Lake Bala When the weather is good there is no finer place to camp than Wales, and...

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Newstead Abbey Nottingham

Newstead Abbey Nottingham

Newstead Abbey June 2019 I had the pleasure of visiting Newstead Abbey in Nottingham, I was not disappointed what a fabulous place, both the house and gardens are well worth a visit. The long drive way gives you views of the many hidden houses and the reservoir with...

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