30% off at Decorator’s Notebook for Black Friday!

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This is the biggest EVER discount code we’ve had for the Decorator’s Notebook shop so popular lines will not last long! Receive 30% off orders over £30 from Thursday 22nd – Monday 16th November when you order online at www.decoratorsnotebook.co.uk and apply code “FAIR30”. Get ahead on shopping for Christmas gifts, treat yourself or pick… 

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My vintage mantelpiece

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Do you feel a kind of void in your home when you take your Christmas decorations down? To me, rooms that felt perfectly warm and cosy in November suddenly feel empty and bland come January. The advantage for me this year is I’ve rediscovered some of my most precious styling treasures. When we moved here… 

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How you style our stuff!

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Every time we wrap up a parcel we love to imagine our accessories in their new homes. When you share the finished results with us it makes our day! These lovely styling ideas were posted by customers on Instagram recently – each one will lead you to the inspiring feed of a very talented lady,… 

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Simple pleasures: blue and white china

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It’s a funny feeling when you catch your own tastes changing. I used to be a white bedding and white china only girl but recently I’ve found worn striped and floral bedlinen calling me and a taste for fussy willow pattern crockery has been creeping up on me for a while now. I think it… 

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If you go down to the woods today

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A former editor of mine once informed me that only stylists have picnics. Of course I disagree… but an autumn picnic on a hanging table with real glasses and silver candlesticks in the middle of a woodland glade? Yeah ok. I’ll give her that one. Whimsical yes, but tell me you wouldn’t want one of… 

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Z is for Zinc

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Wow, can you believe we actually made it! When I kicked off this series in September last year with A is for Aran we Pinterest fans were in the vanguard. Now it’s the third largest social network in the world and there are more than 20 million of us pinning and re-pinning like crazy people…. 

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K is for Keys

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Ever reading The Secret Garden when I was little, I’ve been fascinated with old keys, especially ones all on their own in junk shops and car boot sales with no clue as to what they might unlock. K is for Keys {Vintage Findings via Pinterest} {Heather Bullard via Pinterest} {Etsy via Pinterest} {Ranch at San… 

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Something old in something new

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I’ve had a handful of vintage clock faces and broken bone dominoes in a bag, in a box, on top of my wardrobe, since I picked them up for a song in Margate two summers ago. Last week I bought a stamped metal bowl from Dotcomgiftshop and before you can say “contrived vignette” an odd… 

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