Country Living changed my life…

I haven’t always loved vintage… Oh no. My conversion to vintage has been a slow and steady one. It all started about 6 years ago ….

Phil and I spent a lovely spring weekend on the gorgeous island of Muck, one of the Small Isles off the west coast of Scotland. We stayed in the Bunkhouse on the island and, there in a corner, I discovered a treasure which would change my life forever…. a great big stack of Country Living magazines! I picked them up for a little browse, expecting to find articles on wellies and grand country mansions ….

But no! What I found was a fabulous mixture of beautiful homes with thrifted, vintage and handmade goodies.  I loved the vintage throws, the knitted blankets, the sun-filled rooms, the flowers, the colours, … EVERYTHING….

… I loved the vintage china – the tea sets, the teapots, the fabulous decoration of the plates…. And I loved the gorgeous mismatched glasses, plates and linens, all creating a wonderful homely look… And that was it – I was hooked!

(all photos copyright of Country Living magazine)

I now have my very own great big stack of Country Living magazines which provide me with inspiration and always bring a smile to my face…. and, since that surprise find in Muck, the love of ‘Country Living’ style has led me to start my own business to help others create that style for themselves… Of course there have been other steps on the way… But we’ll save them for another day….