A bit early this year 


I saw a retro style notice board in Homebargains and had to get it as it was only £5.99 , it comes with loads of letters and numbers and I love it, and I got a cute Christmas cup to add to my collection and as soon as I got home I had to set up my hot drinks station which is basically mugs,syrups, candy canes,marshmallows and sprinkles,the kids love it . I do it differently every year.  Here is it what do you think ? 

I am pleased with it, I don’t usually put any Christmas decor out until the 1st of December but I couldn’t resist. I won’t be putting anything  else out yet. I am actually dreading putting up my tree this year as I know Archie my Chihuahua puppy is going to have a field day with it. I am going to have a trial run with just the tree no ornament and if he is OK with that it is staying if not,and I will be so upset if he isn’t, we will have to get a small table top tree and put it on the sideboard.  

When do you start to decorate? 

X Dawn


Five for Friday 


Here are five things I love that I have in my home. 

1. My photo gallery 

2. My coffee table . It has a painted metal house tea light holder and a tray I got from Asda with one of my domes (I use them a lot in my home ) and inside is a ceramic owl. A Yankee Candle tea light jar and a Yankee Candle small jar with saucer and shade. 

3. My painted wooden candlesticks and lantern.

4. My mantle clock. John gave it to me for our 15th Wedding Anniversary and it was brown but I painted it white .

5. My late Grandmother’s tea set . I have the tea pot, sugar bowl and milk jug on a shelf in my kitchen and some of the cups displayed in one of my domes. I love the flowers . I remember it was in my Grandmother’s china cabinet and it was never used.

X Dawn  


Tablescape ideas for Spring


I love cooking for my family and friends and I enjoy coffee mornings,afternoon teas and my favourite being Sunday lunch. The table be it in your living dining room or kitchen is where we get time with friends and family and I love to make it look pretty and I do like to change the decor according to the season. After the reds,greens and golds of my Christmas and New Year decor I was looking for inspiration for the coming few months.

Sometimes I will use a tablecloth or table runner as a starting point and then use different colours and textures to create a pretty tablescape.

Flowers are so important in brightening rooms and small clusters of arrangements look really pretty in any style of room, you can use lots of different things to display flowers,tea cups,mason jars,and I love putting single stems in tiny vases. You can use succulents too for a stunning display.

There are a lot of pinks and greens around and they are perfect for bringing Spring into our homes. You can find some great ideas online and I have found some really pretty tablescape ideas online.Pastel China,green and pink napkins ,tablecloths and pretty china and glass all help to create a beautiful table for any occasion . 

I love white china but there are so many spring inspired china in the shops now and the plain coloured china can be mixed with white for a splash of colour. You don’t have to spend a lot of money to create a pretty tablescape,you can decorate glass jars with ribbon and add flowers or get fake succulents from the pound shop and decorate the pot,you can put a rose into a tea cup,have a look around the home and let your creative juices flow. I hope you enjoyed this blog. I was inspired to write a blog about tablescape’s by Arhaus please check out their dining room collection here.

I hope you enjoyed this post.

X Dawn