East or West, Home's Best

A time came, probably in the 1930s, when the Berry family must have declared the original fireplace 'so last century' and replaced it with something significantly less twiddly and more trendy.  Another eighty years on and now no longer fashionable or original, we decide that it may be time for it to have another face-lift.

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Dream Departures and Arrivals

As one work of art leaves us for a while, we welcomed a hugely exciting and almost unbelievable new arrival this week.  If having the mural restored was a long-term hope, acquiring another piece of Edgar Wood furniture was a complete pipe dream.

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An Arts and Crafts Exchange

We're in the midst of high season for visitors at the moment, with our calendar chock-full of pop-ins and stays by family and friends right into September.....so, time to take a bit of a summer break from the blog.

But before I clock off, and shoe-horning in between guest bedroom valeting and cake baking, I must share some pics from our recent 'mini exchange' weekend with the Edgar Wood Society in Middleton.....

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Bringing the Outdoors Indoors....

Whilst the glorious bluebell season continues and new exciting treasures such as apple and rhododendron blossom enter stage-left, the rain interrupts work in the garden.  However, there's plenty of natural inspiration to be found in the house.

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