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All the fun of the Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair

March 23, 2018 No comments

Tomorrow sees the fabulous return of Saltaire Vintage Home & Fashion Fair to Victoria Hall in Saltaire. Established in 2007, the fair fills Victoria Hall with gorgeous genuine vintage fashion and homewares from the 1920s to the 1980s. It features 48 stalls of quality traders. Caroline Brown, of organisers Rose & Brown Vintage, says, “We[Read More]

My very own Knitter’s Yarn success story

March 8, 2018 No comments

She’s got a new spell (one for Billy Bragg fans there) … and it’s – da-daaah! – knitting! Yes, I have taken up knitting and I love it (Stephanie here, btw). It’s a revelation and my new nightly passion. I almost wish I still smoked, so I could give up with the help of knitting.[Read More]

On finding Saint Michael’s House & Home

January 25, 2018 1 Comment

Will I ever buy new furniture again? Probably not, now that I have discovered Saint Michael’s House & Home, on Ripon Road in Harrogate. I popped in today (it’s Stephanie, by the way) on the recommendation of a lovely designer I’d just interviewed. He told me he’d bought some spoons there to take to Deal[Read More]

A gorgeous year in five pictures

December 22, 2017 No comments

It’s madness in my house – Stephanie here, by the way – with presents and gift wrap piling up in the bedroom. Not a thing wrapped. Plus, I’ve got a skirt to take back to Jigsaw (impulse buy, totally unsuitable), fabric paint to buy (long story, but I reckon I can get it at Stephen[Read More]

The best fairy lights ever…

December 15, 2017 No comments

It’s taken extensive research but I’ve finally found the best fairy lights ever … just in time for Christmas. I’m a huge fan of twinkly lights and they’re in almost every room of my house all year round. It could be something to do with an annual trip to see Blackpool Illuminations when I was[Read More]