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.