Vintage crockery and tableware are easy to find and a very practical yet aesthetically pleasing addition to your country home. For a particularly modern approach, search out blue and white china patterns but for a more antique, chintzy style, mix and match crockery colors.
Rustic and wintery, cushions make homes feel warmer and cozier. Is there a quicker, cheaper way to personalize a space? Vintage cushions can be handmade, from any vintage fabric you can find, or any scrap you have lying around at home. You could even make your own vintage scarf cushions out of some antique silk scarves.
An ideal setting for a nice cottage is within a nice garden. The cottage and the garden may be small, but they complement each other very well. Make your cottage garden look outstandingly beautiful by making sure you plan it. Draw a sketch of what plants you will put where, and make sure that you are working with the seasons.
Even the smallest strip of land could be turned into something productive and beautiful that you could be proud of. If you’re fortunate enough to own some outside space, then you’ll want to make it as useful, pretty and as relaxing as possible. Backyard decorating ideas can transform your little plot into your personal Eden – with a few easy to grow flowers and planters.
Having a garden full of pretty and beautifully scented flowers gives great joy and pleasure to all those who can experience it. The reason we give flowers on special occasions is because they make people smile – and so, choosing the right blooms is a very important task.
Whether your backyard is the size of a small postcard or you’ve got the largest acreage in the county, all gardens can benefit from a few added decorations and flourishes. Accessorize your outdoor space to its fullest potential – from planters and pots to feeders and lanterns – and create the most beautiful Eden paradise.
Growing your own fruit and vegetables is both a challenge and a pleasure and it’s also a fantastic way to create a productive but beautiful garden. A kitchen garden, or potager (from the French) is a fantastic thing – it produces food for you to eat, keeps you occupied on long summer days and looks beautiful at the same time.