Surprisingly fabulous Frome!

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I have to admit to being a tad depressed this weekend as my brocanting chums began posting photos of heaps of vintage wonderment at this year’s Braderie de Lille. However, on Sunday I picked myself up, wound on my scarf (it was the 1st of September after all) and drove over to Frome where the… 

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Hastings: 28 years later

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I was born in Hastings but my family moved to the Westcountry when I was a toddler so I don’t remember much except the inside of our house and mixing paint at playgroup. 28 years later and living in London, I decided it was time I took a trip down memory lane. I’ve heard so… 

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Giving and receiving

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They say, it’s better to give than receive. I say, it depends what you get. Yesterday, this beautifully wrapped package dropped through my letterbox… … inside, a gorgeous set of tea knives from Three Jelly Moulds and a Wardrobe, given to me by Elizabeth from Rosalilium in her birthday giveaway. They go with my cake… 

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Weekend in Rye

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Bright and early on Saturday morning I hopped on the train to meet my friend Little Miss Married for a weekend in Rye, East Sussex. After checking into our super friendly B&B and a bite of lunch eaten on willow pattern china we were ready to get stuck into the weekend’s main activity… junk hunting!… 

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Homespun Style, Brixton Village & a tiny herb garden

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This weekend was my last before I start volunteering as a mentor with this amazing charity, so I kept it completely free and dedicated it to that favourite of pastimes: pottering. Needless to say, as usually happens with a weekend of nothing particular, I feel I’ve been flying around like a loon and am completely… 

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Weekend in the Cotswolds

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Wet and windy weather made me a bad blogger as far as photos of my Cotswolds weekend are concerned (sorry!) but I had a lovely time regardless. We indulged in some fantasy house shopping (one of my favourite pastimes), visited eye-wateringly pretty villages, tested out the pubs in said villages and ate cake every day…. 

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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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