• Posts Tagged ‘country buy’

    Tea for two…

    by  • 06/09/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Jo Clark Design on Country Days Blog

    This week the object of our affections is Jo Clark Design’s quirky illustrations, notably the two owl friends (above) who’ve found the perfect spot for a lovely cup of tea! Owls are set to be a big trend this season, making these screen-printed tea towels one for our wish list.

    ‘My designs are hand drawn illustrations inspired by my garden, what lives in it, and the beautiful British countryside that surrounds me,’ says Jo.

    In addition to the owl tea towels our favourite picks from the home accessories collection are the adorable Cat Nap cushions and the array of Floral art prints.

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    Pretty practical…

    by  • 09/08/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Brit_stitch_accessories_on_Country_DaysThey say it’s the little things that make you smile – the collection of gorgeous leather accessories at Brit-Stitch is sure to do just that. From classic satchel bags to luggage tags and gadget cases in an array of beautiful colours, they strike a perfect balance between pretty and practical.

    The bags and accessories are lovingly stitched in Britain, working with the finest leathers. There’s a  bespoke service too, so you can have fun creating your own bag, your own way. Which colour combination would you choose?

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    Country buy: Betty & Walter

    by  • 25/10/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    There are many reasons to love the lifestyle brand Betty & Walter; the timeless vintage/retro vibe of the designs, the sentiment behind the name – it’s inspired by Aunt Betty & Uncle Walter and the creative founder is Lisa Levis who you may remember as Lisa Stickley, the British designer renowned for her unique illustrative prints on chinaware, kitchen textiles and accessories.

    Here’s our pick of the hottest pieces from the new collection; we want these on-trend monochrome mugs…

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    Bone China mugs, £8 each, Betty & Walter

    Love the 50s feel of this Tulip design featuring bright bundles of tulips, inspired by Aunty Betty’s fondness for fabulous florals. Also available on equally chic kitchen aprons and pinnies.


    Cotton tea towels, £8 each, Betty & Walter.

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    Country buy: Wool Week treats

    by  • 18/10/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Wool, glorious wool…the hot topic of the week here at Country Homes & Interiors as we celebrate Wool Week. Initiated in 2010, The Campaign For Wool goes from strength to strength as it continues to successfully promote growth in the wool industry, by bringing together fashion and textile designers who create beautiful things with this natural and renewable material.

    Here’s a few of our favourite fashion and interior buys, that highlight the beauty of wool.

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    Johnstons of Elgin supporting Wool Week with the  Dougal chair upholstered in 100% Lambswool Crimond Lovat, £1650.

    We’re very excited that Barbour is taking part this year. The results are this fabulously-retro jumper created by Fashion Design student Naomi Robertson,  the Fair Isle design was inspired by country gates.

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    Naomi Robertson proudly shows off her Robertson jumper in store, £99.95, Barbour.

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    Men’s Pure Wool cable knit jumper, £69; Women’s Wool Rich cable knit jumper, £39.50, both Marks & Spencer. Skte check pure wool cushion in Mulberry, £49.95, Bronte by Design at Moon. Eva Honeycomb merino knit jumper, £149, Jigsaw.

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    Country Shop: 47PARKAVENUE

    by  • 11/10/2013 • Country moment, Country style • 1 Comment

    47PARKAVENUE Country Homes and Interiors

    Time to shop! We love 47PARKAVENUE

    47PARKAVENUE is an eye-catching, artistic online concept store showcasing local artisans’ work from East Yorkshire.  Michael Minns set up this striking online interior shop after receiving such positive feedback from his blog showcasing his recent renovation.  People from all over the world were eager to find out where he was buying his interior purchases from so he set up this fantastic online shop.   Take a look at this gorgeous website for inspiration for your home.  Each product is beautifully photographed making it hard to log off without a purchase…whether it be a one-off piece of artwork, individual piece of furniture or (my favourite) the bright blue flock telephone!

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    Country buy: Decorator’s Notebook

    by  • 04/10/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Country Homes & Interiors is excited to share news this week of a fabulous new online store, Decorator’s Notebook – a refined selection of handmade treats for the home.

    The collection of beautiful home accessories has a strong emphasis on natural materials, traditionally crafted items and simple designs that all have a story to tell…

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    The perfect snuggly blankets, made in one of the last remaining woollen mills in Wales, £230 each, Decorator’s Notebook.

    I particularly love the rustic feel of these wooden bowls (below), made with a ready supply of foraged wood by Hatchet & Bear in rural Somerset.

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    [1] Dipped Terracotta mug, £12.95 [2] Lakeland landscape cushion, £60 [3] Wooden bowl & spoon set, £65 [4] Leather kindling bucket, £70, all Decorator’s Notebook.

    These wooden light shades are an ingeniously bright idea! They’re made by Christopher Berry, in his Sussex workshop, using salvaged pallet wood.

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    Pallet light shades, from £30, Decorator’s Notebook.

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    Country shop: Mary Kilvert

    by  • 07/06/2013 • Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    As big fans of Mary Kilvert here at Country Homes and Interiors, we were thrilled to hear about the opening of her new shop in Somerset! Mary is renowned for her charming illustrations, beautiful textiles and quirky ceramics which she now sells from her quaint little shop in the town of Frome. Take a visit to see her felt woolly sheep in their adorable hand-knitted Fair Isle jumpers…a personal favorite of mine!

    Behind the scenes snaps of Mary's new shop opening

    Behind the scenes snaps of Mary’s new shop opening

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