The day we popped-up at The Frome Independent Market

Decorator's Notebook pop up at The Frome Independent Market July 2014 -1

What a weekend we’ve had! We have to admit we didn’t know how our first pop-up at The Frome Independent Market would go, but we had a whale of a time! Running a business online means we don’t often get to meet our customers so the market was a wonderful experience for us. Not only… 

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Announcing the Decorator’s Notebook Pop-Up Market

Decorator's Notebook at Frome market 1

If you’ve wanted to get your hands on our range of handcrafted, fair trade and sustainable home accessories, here’s your chance! We are so excited to announce that Decorator’s Notebook Shop will be holding a pop-up at The Frome Independent Market in Somerset on Sunday 6th July – that’s just one week away. Frome is… 

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Together again, ship-shape and Bristol fashion

Bethan and Joe take Decorator's Notebook to Portishead

We’re here! After 6 months running our business via Skype from opposite areas of the country – Bethan in Somerset and Joe in Newcastle – we’ve finally been reunited and have a new home, new office and bags of new energy in Bristol! We’re both loving being up to our eyeballs in Decorator’s Notebook (in… 

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Spilling our business beans in 91 Magazine

Decorator's Notebook in 91 magazine June 2014

What a week! We’re gradually getting through our unpacking and the new house is slowly taking shape – photos and updates soon I promise! It’s brilliant to have Joe down from Newcastle and for us both to be able to get stuck into working on Decorator’s Notebook full time… the tea is flowing freely and… 

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5 tricks to take better photos at ‘golden hour’

Navy cobweave blanket Decorator's Notebook shop

  It’s been a busy few weeks for Decorator’s Notebook with some exciting developments on the horizon. We can’t wait to tell you all what we’ve been up to and what we’re planning in the months to come, so keep an eye out for updates here on the blog. You might not know that Bethan… 

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Summer collection kantha quilts are here!

Summer kanthas from Decorator's Notebook

Aren’t they just stunning? The wonderful ladies at Basha have been hard at work over the last couple of months making our new collection of vintage sari kantha quilts and I have to say, I think they’ve outdone themselves again! The 12 new designs have just been released in the Decorator’s Notebook shop. Each is… 

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7 quick tips for hosting the perfect picnic

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I love May. The hawthorn blossom is well and truly out so we can begin casting our clouts with confidence, two bank holiday weekends stretch ahead of us and there’s that blissful window of weather with cool sunny evenings paired with warm spring days. None of this is guaranteed of course, but the sun looks… 

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Meet the Maker: Nancy Straughan

Decorator's Notebook meets textile designer Nancy Straughan

Whether you’re a regular blog reader or have popped over to browse from our shop site, it’s easy to see that nature inspires nearly everything we do. From our lovely dipped-glaze pottery made from earth-dug terracotta clay to our landscape cushions featuring our favourite outdoor environments, natural materials and motifs are everywhere in the Decorator’s… 

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