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Lily’s Lighting Collection – such a bright idea

June 16, 2017 No comments

On a recent trip to Barnsley, I came across Lily’s Lighting Collection, an amazing and wonderfully comprehensive shop and showroom of lights, lamps, switches, bulbs and everything associated with bringing light to the home. It’s at The Courtyard in the centre of Barnsley, and it’s impressively bling on the outside, with a large black and[Read More]

Cooking Fantastic – Everything a kitchen needs

June 9, 2017 No comments

I was driving around out of Harrogate towards Killinghall the other day and decided to take a left down a little lane that has been intriguing me. It has a sign saying “Cook Shop this way”. I drove down a little while and soon found myself in a farm yard, off which were more signs[Read More]

A few favourite makers

May 29, 2017 No comments

The Saltaire Arts Trail was a wonderful experience with so many brilliant artists and makers showcasing their talent.  For those who missed it, I thought I’d share a few of my favourite things from the open house/pop-up galleries and the Makers’ Fair. I say a few as I would happily have featured them all. I[Read More]

Country art to buy and view at Cordings

March 24, 2017 1 Comment

Art lovers, take note. Countrywear specialists Cordings is holding a Country House Art Sale at its beautiful Harrogate store, starting today and running throughout this weekend, March 24-26 2017. “The challenge when opening our new store in Harrogate was to reflect the heritage of our brand through our intimate association with country pursuits,” says Cordings[Read More]

Shopping for Charlotte Bronte’s garden

March 16, 2017 No comments

What a delight it was to hear that one of my favourite Yorkshire-based designers, Hannah Nunn, and the wonderful Bronte Parsonage Museum shop had collaborated on a project. Hannah was commissioned to create a design to celebrate the bicentenary of Charlotte Bronte’s birthday, which was on April 21 2016.  It’s beautiful and now features on[Read More]