Monthly Archives: November 2013

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    Give your home a floral flourish this Christmas

    Posted on November 28, 2013 by in General

    Fancy giving your home an extra sparkle this Christmas? Katherine Stayt of Passionate 4 Flowers is running two seasonal flower workshops in West Sussex, offering you the chance to create your own individual Christmas door garland, table arrangement or floral display with a truly professional touch. The workshops are being held in Boxgrove Village Hall on Thursday, […]

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    David Dimbleby pops into Bosham in Chichester Harbour

    Posted on November 25, 2013 by in General

    Happy Monday. Looking forward to a busy week ahead writing about stylish homes after a fab weekend including an invigorating (if a tad chilly!) bike ride to Bosham – that gorgeous coastal village in Chichester Harbour, featured on David Dimbleby’s Britain and the Sea last night. Did anyone else catch it? Bosham is a magical […]

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  • Fabulous Christmas stocking from Sarah Hardaker

    Posted on November 18, 2013 by in General

    Just how pretty can a Christmas stocking get? Being a big fan of Sarah Hardaker’s beautiful bespoke range of fabrics, wallpapers and accessories, I’ve fallen hook, line and sinker for this little festive gem. The stocking, which was featured recently in Good Homes magazine, is in Florence Faded Pink and priced £28. However, stockings can […]

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  • Swinging towards the festive season

    Posted on November 12, 2013 by in General

    I reckon any child (or even adult!) would be over the moon to find one of these beautiful handmade wooden rope swings in their stocking this Christmas. The swings are made to order in either oak or chestnut from Sitting Spiritually, priced from £149 including VAT and delivery. They come with five metres of rope […]

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    Homes with an international flavour

    Posted on November 11, 2013 by in General

    Ignoring the rain today and responding to an influx of emails with an international flavour. Great to be able to communicate with homeowners in America, Australia and Norway from the comfort of my cosy office. By the way, this vintage map globe picture, priced £39, can be personalised with your own message. It is available […]

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    Christmastime at West Dean promises to sparkle

    Posted on November 8, 2013 by in General

    Oh…I can’t wait to escape the hustle and bustle of the high street and soak up the nostalgia at an enchanting festive extravaganza being held in the beautiful setting of West Dean House and Gardens in West Sussex. Christmastime at West Dean, from December 14-15, will feature a host of attractions to get you in […]

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    Christmas gift and event ideas welcome

    Posted on November 7, 2013 by in General

    With Christmas just around the corner, I’m determined to start my shopping early this year to save time and energy. If you’ve got any great ideas and would like me to share your suggestions for lovely Christmas gifts, events, workshops or places to visit, just drop a line to mail@janetmcmeekin.co.uk, ideally with a photograph of […]

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    Surprise cottage find from Susie Watson Designs

    Posted on November 6, 2013 by in General

      Snap! If you think this looks a little familiar then you’re right. It’s one of Susie Watson’s delightful fabrics – spotted while out and about, visiting a pretty cottage renovation. Feathers in Duck Egg Blue grabbed my attention a couple of weeks ago while on an interior design course in the Susie Watson Designs […]

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    Magazine inspiration for kitchen makeover

    Posted on November 5, 2013 by in General

    Delighted to be able to help a good friend with ideas for her kitchen makeover. Thankfully, our combined stash of interiors magazines proved just the ticket for inspiration. Not to mention an endless supply of tea and cake! Having gone from: “Be honest” to “How honest?”, plenty of brainstorming, lots of laughter and frank discussion, […]

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