Wednesday, May 09, 2012

Yesterday we were on telly for the first time!    Some time ago we were asked to be part of a 60 Minute Makeover on ITV.   John Amabile, the Glasgow interior designer, made over a house in Blackford, Wales for a lady with serious health issues.  With great difficulty walking and breathing, not to mention a very bad phobia about insects, Carol rarely spent time out of her house.   We were asked to be part of it because the programme wanted to change her garden so that she would use it and they asked to use items from Twice to dress the outside dining area.   John transformed the garden into a Mediterranean feeling terrace and cleverly used faux grass and hedging, together with gravel and non-flowering plants to keep insects to a minimum.  We sent one of our pretty covered baskets, our ever popular tin plates, French bee glasses (you see, even the insects in Carol's new garden are fake!) and, just in case, a wasp trap.  

You can click here to see the episode.

Tuesday, March 27, 2012

One of our trade customers, Jan Hadley, contacted us to show us the delightful things she makes from our linens - I thought you'd like to see them. I love quirky and Jan's creations certainly are that! Gorgeous.

Monday, March 26, 2012

Nearly home

This is what I woke up to this morning. What bliss. I'm half inclined to keep this to myself but I am staying at a little B&B which really is one of life's well kept secrets. Amazingly, Kelleth Old Hall is just 3 miles off the M6 at Brough and can properly be described as quirky. With huge log fires, a hotch potch of mis-matched antiques and truly amazing views over the fells, I might almost stay here rather travel on home!

Saturday, March 24, 2012

Our Country Living offer can be yours too!

This week at the Country Living Spring Fair we have been giving away one of these gorgeous Love Hearts (worth £9) with any purchases over £40 - and we'd like to offer it to you too. Just quote LOVE at checkout and we'll include one in your order. Happy Saturday!

Friday, March 23, 2012

We bought their faces!

You may have seen some of the huge press that Ed and Ross from BuyMyFace have had over the past few weeks - we heard about them on Radio 2 and thought it was just up our street. To pay off their student loans they are selling their faces for advertising - and have already made over £32000! We thought they would be perfect to advertise our presence at Country Living so yesterday the boys were here in the first day of the fair. Inspired idea - well done to them and many thanks for helping to launch our new Jubilee cushions here.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

We've had a very busy day in the workshop finalising designs that we've been working on for a while. Among them are these little Needle Cases in Ivory, Duck Egg and Old Blue Posy. The case is lined in pink merino wool and it closes with a little horn button. We think they're very sweet. They'll be in our new catalogue and available on the website shortly.
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Saturday, September 17, 2011

We're getting Christmas stock underway in the workshop now - Hayley and Marie have been working on this year's Noel Lavender Heart -which are in a lovely deep red this year. It will be available on the website when our new catalogue goes out shortly. If you don't think you're on our mailing list just drop us an email at and we'll make sure you get a copy.
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Thursday, July 28, 2011

This weekend we are very pleased to have been asked to be part of the very first Hopetoun International Horse Trials at the beautiful Hopetoun House near Edinburgh. The forecast is for good weather, so we are looking forward to a great weekend. It's an ideal event for us as we can work while the family enjoys themselves at the horse trials - and the children are all keen riders so it couldn't be better. It's a great chance for us all to see some of the best riders in the world in action and show Twice to a new audience at the same time. We look forward to seeing you there if you're planning on going - we'll be on the West Lawn.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Little did I know when I designed our Mr & Mrs cushions quite how popular they would become - definitely this year's favourite wedding present. They seem to be selling as fast as we can make them! We've used our gorgeous Natural linen and they are embroidered with our lettering which has a Scandinavian influence and with piping in our Old White linen. The neutral tones work in a multitude of interiors.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Congratulations to Georgie Futong and Clare Alexander of Kilgraston School, Perth who have produced the first issue of an outstandingly good magazine, The Habit, as a school project. It is a really professional publication.

Georgie and Clare approached me a while ago for an interview which is reproduced below. If you double click on the image you should be able to read it.

The girls have so far been nominated for 5 awards for their magazine including, rather amazingly, Scottish Magazine of the Year. Looks like there are some journalists and editors out there who should be watching their backs!