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Jack Frost Has Been With A Fresh Start! Happy 2021!

“I wonder if the snow loves the trees and fields, that it kisses them so gently? And then it covers them up snug, you know, with a white quilt; and perhaps it says, "Go to sleep, darlings, till the summer comes again.” - Lewis Carroll. Jack Frost has been doing the rounds this week! The blankets of intermittent snow and ice have made it a little easier to stay home this past couple of weeks, but the beauty of it shows that every season has its time to shine. Happy New Year! (I know it's too late to say it, but it's also the first time this year that we've spoken!) I hope you all had a lovely Christmas New Year,...

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The 5 Love Languages & How They Could Help You This Christmas!

Hello! We hope you're managing to take some time for yourself this festive season. As we know, December flies by so quickly, and it's easy to become burned out without realising! Since the launch of our Christmas Shop, we've been discussing Christmas shopping this year in general. As a shop, you'd think we'd be trying to sell all the items we can, but in all honesty, it's not all that we're about! Sure our purpose is to gift good quality items from our home to yours, but this year things may look a little different - and we think that this might be a slight silver lining to all this madness. The irony of Black Friday after Thanksgiving is not...

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The Art of Simple Gift Giving at Christmas - What 2020 Has Taught Us.

It's almost that time of year - We've barely put away our Halloween decorations (some of us begrudgingly!) and yet the first signs of Christmas are already here! (We're totally not helping here either... ha!) I heard my first Christmas song in the supermarket today... and every item of confectionery now seems to come in a novelty Christmas shape (why DO they taste better?!) However, whether you love it or loathe it, December will soon be here.

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We Stayed In A Hobbit House

Hi all! It’s been a while! With everything that’s been going on in the world lately, we thought it was good opportunity to show you a little of our previous (non-essential) isolation from a slightly more carefree time a few weeks ago. As wannabe minimalists - which can be tricky with all that vintage china! & wannabe owners of their own Hobbit House out in the woods one day - which might prove difficult as Dan is 6’4”! - we thought we’d test out our would-be lifestyle courtesy of somebody who has taken the step! We have a HUGE LOTR fan in our party, which helped to make the decision as to whether we opted for the Hobbit House or...

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