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    Christmas dining & entertaining buys

    by  • 13/12/2014 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Occa Home country Homes & Interiors product EditHere at Country Days we’ve teamed up with Occa-Home, one of our favourite online destinations for country-loving brands, to shortlist our very own edit of Christmas dining and entertaining buys.

    Check out why we’ve hand-picked these buys (above), for creating the perfect frosted country look this Christmas:

    Toast the season with elegant long stemmed wine glasses, we love the silver polka dot detailing on this design, £19 each, Lene Bjerre.

    Keep refreshments topped up with this beautiful floral porcelain jug, in striking dusk-blue tones, £41, Lene Bjerre.

    This hammered stainless steel Sauce pourer & Trowel set is just the thing for adding an extra special touch to serving cranberry sauce with Christmas dinner, £29, Culinary Concepts.

    Dress the table with a delicate hint of mint with this 100% cotton tablecloth, £75, Lexington.

    To shop for these buys and more visit our page here to take advantage of the exclusive 20% saving!

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    Country Homes & Interiors dining & entertaining edit

    by  • 06/12/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Occa-Home buys on Country DaysCountry Days is very excited to announce that we’ve teamed up with Occa-Home, one of our favourite online destinations for country-loving brands, to shortlist our own edit of Christmas dining and entertaining buys.

    Check out why we love these four key buys (above), for creating a quintessential country look:

    Create a heart-warming ambience with a little help from these beautifully hand-turned wooden Nkuku candlesticks, £44.95 each.

    Add a touch of traditional festive colour to proceedings with a set of stonewashed cotton placemats, £15 each, Lexington.

    Break bread with friends and family aided by this stylish modern country oak and porcelain serving board by LSA, £50, – ideal for pre-dinner nibbles.

    For an alternative styling tip, why not create your own place setting by tying charming ornaments carved from bark, Vilhelmina collection tree, £4, onto bundled cutlery or napkins.

    To shop for these buys and more visit our page here. Take advantage of the exclusive 20% saving so that you can eat, drink and be very merry!

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    Create a cosy home

    by  • 08/11/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Ugg homewares on Country Days blogThere’s no denying the comfort of UGG’s sheepskin lined footwear and fashion accessories. Now you can introduce the same snuggly feeling into your home thanks to their expanded range of cosy homewares.

    The new collection features sumptuous sheepskin rugs, for warmth underfoot when boots come off; gorgeously soft mohair throws in timeless muted colours and tactile cushions inspired by the beloved Bailey Button boot – tailored in rich suede with a luxurious wool trim and the signature button detail. Prices start from £70.

    All in all it’s a collection sure to leave your country home feeling as warm as toast this winter!

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    Beautiful beetroots…

    by  • 18/10/2014 • Country style • 0 Comments

    Emily Bond new Beetroot design on Country DaysIf you’re looking for fabrics with a distinct country feel, look no further than the delightful new collection by Emily Bond featuring a selection of veggie patch favourites. The Beetroot, Artichoke and Leek designs are available as statement cushions (as seen above) and fabrics by the metre. The screen-printed designs are backed and trimmed using a complementary coloured linen – we love the beetroot design in the very on-trend shade of rich plum.

    Designer Emily is well known for her animal prints – we’ve decorated hallways with her beautiful Dog wallpaper and dressed kitchens with the charming Cow print!

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    Country look: Cornish landscape

    by  • 24/01/2014 • Country style • 1 Comment

    I’d like to introduce you to Helen Round, a contemporary textile and homeware designer who makes beautiful things for the home, all inspired by the Cornish landscape.

    I met Helen last week at an exhibition and got the chance to see how lovely her collection of hand printed cushions really are –  made using the finest quality linen and hemp, they are so tactile! My personal favourite is the Rame Head design (below). The simple illustration depicts a charming house on a hill reached by a winding path surrounded by cow parsley & grasses – it looks like an idyllic place to be.

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    Hand printed ‘Rame Head’ linen cushion, from £55, Helen Round.

    With a background in fine art textiles and printmaking, Helen lives and works in Cornwall and the countryside surrounding her studio inspires her hand-sketched picturesque designs. The Rame Head, Hedgerow and Birdsong collections all feature on a selection of cushions, lampshades, tea towels and mugs – perfect for  bringing the beauty of nature indoors.

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    Fine bone china Limited Edition ‘Rame Head’ mugs, £12.50 each, Helen Round.

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    Country Shop: Flora + Fauna

    by  • 13/09/2013 • Country moment, Country style • 0 Comments

    Flora + Fauna

    Flora + Fauna

    Make sure you pop out this weekend and visit this lovely new Pop-Up-Shop at Columbia Road, London.  It is full of exciting gift ideas, jewellery, stationery, country homes buys and much much more!  All the beautiful, original products have been cleverly selected from 40 Designer makers across the UK. Take a visit to check out this visual feast and see how these flourishing Bristish artists exhibit their work in a creative space.

    Open until 30th September.
    at;
    136 Columbia Road, London, E2 7RJ
    Wednesday – Sunday
    11am-6pm

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    Country buy: Harvest must-haves

    by  • 23/08/2013 • Country style • 1 Comment

    As we enjoy the hazy days of late summer, our minds turn to all things harvest related – you’ll have seen it’s already in full swing in the fields surrounding where Rhoda lives. The change of seasons brings a rich new colour palette for decorating inspiration and plentiful seasonal produce to make into delicious treats for the pantry.

    My shopping pages in our October issue (on sale next week) are brimming with buys to preserve the moment of an autumnal harvest –  in the meantime below is a little something to get you in the mood

    Moodboard of a seasonal harvest.

    Our moodboard to share the joys of a seasonal harvest.

    Main shot: Table runner and cushion fabric, Nyssa, £34 a metre, Villa Nova.  Table cloth, £95, The linen works. Chairs, from a selection at Rabbit & Rhubarb. Cutouts: Linea Seed Pod storage jar in Yellow by Michelle Mason, £16, House of Fraser. John Leach teapot, £78, David Mellor. Paris Rustic Wooden Crates, £21 each, Not on the high street. Copper saucepan, £69, Marks & Spencer. Oak board, £43.50, JME Collection from Jamie at Home. Sticker labels, £6.95 for four sheets, Liberty.

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    Country buy: Summer linens

    by  • 02/08/2013 • Country style • 1 Comment

    This weeks summer highlight comes from the lovely new photography that popped up in my inbox from The Linen Works. Featuring a limited edition collection of fresh and breezy linens, perfect for relaxed country living

    Biarrtiz beach blanket, 100% washed linen, from £65; Arles tea towel, £11, The Linen Works.

    Biarrtiz beach blanket, 100% washed linen, from £65; Arles tea towel, £11, The Linen Works.

    Capturing a thoroughly British summer these latest textiles, many inspired by the sea, were shot on Mudeford beach in Dorset. These idyllic images make me want to pack up a picnic and head for the seaside – when the sun has got his hat back on!

    Top from left: Arles tablecloth in Navy Stripe, £80; Taupe linen blanket, from £65; Lambswool throw in Teal, £95, all The Linen Works.

    Top from left: Arles tablecloth in Navy Stripe, £80; Taupe linen blanket, from £65; Biarritz washed linen tablecloth, £110; Pesthemel towels, from £32.50; Lambswool throw in Teal, £95, all The Linen Works.

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    Country buy: coastal treasures

    by  • 05/07/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    I’ve got my heart set on moving to the seaside, so my radar is very much on all things coastal. The object of my affections this week is the work of Jessica Hogarth; her designs beautifully capture the feel-good factor of living by the sea.

    Influenced by growing up in the picturesque fishing village of Robin Hoods Bay, on the North Yorkshire coast, Jessica’s charming illustrations depict coastal living – with wallpapers, cushions, kitchen textiles and stationery plentiful with bold sail boats, coastal cottages and marine wildlife.

    Coastal cottages cushion, £36; Sailor's life for me blank greetings card, £2.20; Seagulls blank greetings card, £2.20; Boat nostalgia tea towel, £10, all Jessica Hogarth Designs.

    Coastal cottages cushion, £36; Sailor’s life for me blank greetings card, £2.20; Seagulls blank greetings card, £2.20; Boat nostalgia tea towel, £10, all Jessica Hogarth Designs.

    Until I’m living the dream, maybe this quirky wallpaper is enough to evoke the spirit of life in a quaint coastal village…

    Coastal cottages wallpaper, £120 a roll, Jessica Hogarth Designs.

    Coastal cottages wallpaper, £120 a roll, Jessica Hogarth Designs.

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    Country buy: happy homewares

    by  • 13/06/2013 • Country style • 0 Comments

    If you’re looking for fun home accessories with a difference, look no further than the brilliant collection at Catherine Colebrook. Practical and guaranteed to make you smile, Catherine has created a fabulous, somewhat eccentric collection of kitchen textiles, cushions, art prints, mugs and much more.

    Piped edge cushions, £33 each; Pop oilcloth in yellow, £18 a metre; 'You are what you eat' tea towel, £9.99; Alphabet Coasters, £3 each, all Catherine Colebrook.

    Piped edge cushions, £33 each; Pop oilcloth in yellow, £18 a metre; ‘You are what you eat’ tea towel, £9.99; Alphabet Coasters, £3 each, all Catherine Colebrook.

    Passionate about supporting British business, the entire collection is designed and made in the UK ­— the tea towels are printed in Wales, the mugs are produced by a family run business in Scotland and all the textile printing and sewing is done in-house in Cheltenham.

    I love this gorgeous mug that stands proudly on my desk. I can assure you it’s always brimming with tea, not a bubble in sight…

    Fine bone china mug, hand finished in Stoke on Trent, £9.50, Catherine Colebrook.

    Fine bone china mug, hand finished in Stoke on Trent, £9.50, Catherine Colebrook.

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