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Winter Cosy

I have a confession to make. I’ve started buying Country Living & Country Homes & Interiors. I even asked my other half for a year subscription the other day. A perfect Christmas present. I mean whats the point of buying me something I don’t like? So this year I decided to ask for my presents in advance. Don’t get me wrong trough. I’m still really into my Vouge & Glamour and the joys of walking into shop spotting them on the shelves it’s beyond indescribable. However we have a house now, a home and its getting cold out there baby!

I’ve noticed this lovely duvet set in Country Living magazine the other day and I’m seriously considering to spend some monies. I just love the warm neutral colors and all the  patterns. I think it would look beautiful in my bedroom. I want it. I am always on a lookout for something new to buy and add to my home. Some cosy snoozy warm textiles to fill the space up & empty the wallet. Oh, the joys of spotting & SHOPing.

Photo credit: Achica –Aberdeen king duvet originally from the Linen House.

Warm hugs, Ines

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Things I Like In Our Country Cottage – small tour

Autumn is one on my favorite seasons of the year. It is not to cold but it is not boiling hot either. Like we ever get boiling hot in this country anyway! Now I’m talking about the weather…anyway it makes me want to spend more time indoors, re arranging our space back & forth.   Today I wanted to share a few bits & pieces I have accumulated in my home over the past few years. These are the things that make my hearth worm in these cold nights :

My shabby chic coffee table. We bought it a few months after we moved to our cottage and trust me guys, it wasn’t cheap but it was/is worth every penny. I am sure you have heard about Steven Shell designs? They make beautiful hand-made stuff, worth checking out if you need that “one”statement piece in your home. And do make sure to have your vintage crochet blanket together with some chocolate biscuits from McVitie’s  by your hand. Keeps you even warmer…

I wish I can say I have a favorite room in my house, but I don’t. I like them all equally. I love spending time in my kitchen and this is where I’m taking you next.

This is the space I really like. My kitchen bay window. It comes as original feature of the house and I use it to display my favorite bits and bobs of the moment. Also very handy for preparing foods and drinks as it’s huge and fits loads on. It even fits the washing machine and a dryer underneath.

Another thing I like is my vintage coca-cola crate. I actually collect vintage crates. As I am sure the rest of the world population does too. I bought this one last year on our trip to South Africa. I keep my cooking books in it, well cooking & drinking books. 🙂

These old rusty keys were bought during my South African trip too and they found their place on the wall above my kitchens knifes

While my Scottish -Key Holder is nesting right next to my bay window with some hand pick and dried lavender from our garden.

Last thing  are my flying ducks. J. brought them home one day and put them up,  God only knows where he found them but overhaul they fitted nicely with the theme so I didn’t complain.

Hope you are enjoying your day,

xo Ines

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Union Jack Duvet by Jack Wills


Credit: Jack Wills

Jack Wills is so fabulously British. I spotted this Union Jack duvet ages ago but my bedroom design was all in cream and natural wood colors. It just didn’t go with anything. This of course was changed as soon as we moved in to our new pad. I went for grey walls & bedding with touches of dark plum velvet curtains and cushions. Inspiration : old french boudoir/ a few retro touches. But more about my bedroom some other time. So a new duvet was purchased.

here it is:


x Ines

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Cool Prints

I love Notonthehighstreet web shop. I have been a fan for a while and have bought like a zillions things from them. I particulary like these personalised prints made by Rosie Robins. I have made one for my husbands birthday and it is proudly hangged in our lounge. Rosie was lovely when I emailed her and ask if I can customize her print a tiny bit. I made my writing a bit more personal and rimed it into a little poem of Jordan’s favorite stuff.

Here is Jordan’s print hanged in the middle of our feature wall above our green bench:


X Ines

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