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Wives and Daughters: Women and Children in the Georgian Country House by Joanna Martin

Wives and Daughters: Women and Children in the Georgian Country House by Joanna Martin soon to be presented for sale on the fabulous BookLovers of Bath… 227 more words

Books For Sale

The Christmas Wreath

We made a homemade Christmas Wreath today.

There were a lot of corks lying around in Himself’s kitchen which we’ve put to good use…

I brought my glue gun and a set of short fairy lights and off it went … 30 more words

Scotland

A Dubious Legacy: Mary Wesley

As readers we get ‘impressions’ of writers and books–sometimes this comes from browsing or reading reviews, and sometimes vague impressions are created just from looking at covers. 559 more words

Fiction

Latest Painting Project - Occasional Table.

Tables with drawers are such a good investment when it comes to furniture.

Anything that has a dual purpose is a hit for me.

This lovely piece serves as a table, drawers plus has an additional storage shelf for whatever you wish to place on top. 62 more words

Hand Painted Furniture

Latest Painting Project - Pair Of Demi Lune Tables.

I kept it simple for these tables as it’s all about the shape.

Beautiful deep demi lune tables with an additional shelf.

I chose Elephant Grey chalk paint, finished with clear wax and the lightest distressing. 10 more words

Hand Painted Furniture

Latest Painting Project - Hall Table.

I painted this elegant hall table using a bespoke mix of chalk paints to create this lovely grey/blue colour which I then finished with both clear and black wax. 39 more words

Interiors

A Real Country Home

I’m confident that this will resonate with at fair few of you, but my definition of a country home – a real country home – is bailer twine hanging outside the front door (depending on the time of year there may also be a brace or two of pheasant, partridge or duck), 20 pairs of muddy wellington boots just inside the front door; dogs and cats everywhere, even the odd pony sticks it’s head through the door on occasion; assorted near-dead/premature baby animals on, in or by the aga/fire and always the smell of something good cooking in the kitchen (sometimes this can be said baby animal if you’ve forgotten to take it out of the oven!!). 1,308 more words

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