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Handmade by Yorkshire blacksmiths

July 12, 2018 No comments

We love handmade products, especially is they are from Yorkshire and especially when there is real skill involved. It’s why we are happy to wish Nigel Tyas Ironwork a happy 18th birthday. Nigel and his team of fellow blacksmiths manufacture wrought iron lighting and curtain poles in their South Yorkshire forge. The products are sold[Read More]

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]