Time for a Tea Party....

I came across these beautiful tea towels from Ulster Weavers. Ulster Weavers is a home textiles company based in Holywood, Northern Ireland. Which is your favourite design? I like the songbirds with birdcages and the Paris Towels. They are all so pretty. For more designs visit Ulster Weavers.

{All images via Ulster Weavers}

My 30th Birthday......

Hope everyone is well. Last week was my 30th birthday and my husband had a party for me. We had 25 people over for food and drinks. It was really nice to celebrate it with close family and friends. I received some lovely gifts, here are just a few below, I couldnt get photos of them all
Mono boat face cloth to match my blue and white bathroom

Mono Boat bath towels to match my blue and white bathroom

Forget me not Tumbler Glass Candle- my home will smell beautiful

I'll be smelling beautiful too :)

Afternoon Tea at one of Ireland's Great Castles

Homespun Style...

{All images Selina Lake}

At the weekend my husband organised a birthday party for me as I was 30 last week. I had a great time with close family and friends. One of the gifts I received was Homespun Style by the very talented and creative Selina Lake- my friend must be able to read my mind as I really wanted this book but had never got around to buying it myself. I have just started reading it today and for those of you that do not have it yet, my advise is go buy it!!! I love it, it is filled with such lovely images and creative ideas.
For more information and for lots of inspiration visit Selina's Blog

Summer Flowers

Yesterday afternoon I went for a long walk and picked some lovely wildflowers. Coupled with three hydrangeas from my mother's garden they make a wonderful mixture. I really love the purple Loosestrife which I haven't come across too often before. I have them on display in my sunroom. Hope you are all having a nice weekend and enjoying the Olympics. I am off work tomorrow so have plans to spend the day with my mother.

Summer Sunshine....

At last we have some Summer Sunshine here in Ireland, I'm just taking a break and relaxing for a while. Yesterday evening after work, I decided to mow the lawn and it was hard work. My husband had put fertilizer on it a few weeks ago and you can almost see it grow, it is growing that quick. I think I'm going to suggest the following to him for the back of the garden, I doubt he will agree though! Imagine all the wildlife you would have in comparison to cutting all of the garden!

Grass Pathway Idea via Country Living

All I need now is lots of sunshine....

This weekend I have been organising my sun room. Since we moved into the house, I had no furniture only our wicker chairs so I bought a few bits and bobs this weekend. I bought this new unit for the corner and the pink mat. I am waiting to get the light fitting fitted and I will show you photographs of it when it is in place. Hope you like it? The ceiling is high and is finished in pine. I am unsure what way to dress the windows. In total there are three windows and the double doors to outside already have blinds on them. Curtains may block too much light and blinds may look a little plain, what do you think??

My guest bedroom....

At last I am getting around to styling the other rooms in my home, here is one of my guest bedrooms which is coming together nicely now. I think it's a cross between shabby chic and country cottage, what do you think? Apologies as the light was poor when I took the photographs. The next room is my sun room, I need to get lighting, accessories, blinds and a mat too. I'm off work today so will be off to do the shopping soon.


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