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antrim, antrim, Ireland
Hello and welcome to my blog. If you like flowers and gardens, housey stuff, food and banter, then this is the place for you. I am a decorative artist, florist and maker of things. I sell painted furniture, plants and crafts, through a local retail shop, in my native Ireland, and wedding flowers from home. I am married to a lovely patient man and have a smashing little girl. I blog for the fun of it. Thank you for listening.

Friday, 28 January 2011


sitting room and hall

plate rack in the kitchen

larder cupboard in the kitchen

my bedroom

table & bench in the kitchen
fireplace in the sitting room
My New Year's resolution this year was to .....SIMPLIFY..... There are lots of areas of my life that could benefit from this philosophy, but I aim to start with my HOME. I have discovered over recent weeks by reading what you fellow bloggers have to say that a lot of you feel as I do about home....it is most definitely where the heart is. On most days there is nowhere else I would rather be and when I have been away I love to come back home.
We live on the edge of a small town, but I long to live in the country, so my home is full of country things. I have also inherited a lot of furniture from my mother which I sometimes hold on to even though its not really my style. I have spent over 25 years painting furniture for others and advising on colour and I find sometimes when I come to my own home it's not so easy! I have always loved colour and can look at colour charts for hours on end, but I find that I am now changing, I now want serenity and order and am drawn to white and grey and black! So, I plan over this year to start narrowing my choice of colours and decluttering my "stuff". Of course this time next year I could be saying that I need colour back in my life! We will see.
I have included some photographs of my home as it is now and I will update you as I make changes. I am going to begin in the bathroom. So , I have plenty of work to do, I hope you will find it interesting and I would welcome any comments or suggestions you may have. Here's to nest building! Have a happy weekend.


  1. Hi Linda,

    Thank your very much for your sweet comment on my blog! I enjoyed it very much! I believe your are the first visitor from Ireland who commented on my blog :-)!

    I enjoyed scrolling through your blog. Your house looks really pretty & inviting!

    Happy weekend!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

  2. Thank you so much for your visit and your lovely comment. I so like the French Scandinavian style to and your home is so pretty in just the colours I like.
    Have a lovely week
    Hugs Lynn xxx


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