Swayed by another….the perfect blue.


As you know, my fave colour and that of the Humble Country team is grey. Light grey, dark grey, in between grey - in fact any shade that has a cool, elegant grace about it! However, if I was to be swayed by another, I think it would be blue. I am quite particular though [...]

Swayed by another….the perfect blue.2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Oh so dapper – in spots, stripes & gingham


How sweet are these little wooden labs, all looking so dapper with their striped, spotty & gingham ribbons. As soon as you look at the image, you start choosing your favourite - right?! Black one, ivory one - all of them! They are just one of the fantastic products that our exhibitor Mrs Bean - [...]

Oh so dapper – in spots, stripes & gingham2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Stylish Vintage Living


After a cold & wet day yesterday, the skies above seem to promise something a little more appropriate for today. Fingers crossed, since I have this particularly pleasing lacquered tray from Cooper&Cooper to furnish a refreshing beverage with. With its gorgeous vibrant image, making us dream of tropical paradises, perhaps it should be a Margarita [...]

Stylish Vintage Living2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Reuse, recycle, rework – new love


When I come across talents such as Liberty Rose Vintage, it makes me yearn for bygone eras - vintage supplies of linens, embroidered with ribbons & buttons, old books, documents & papers used in altered art. Unique handmade cards and printed bunting, cushions - personalised for any occasion, they are oh 'just so dreamy'. There [...]

Reuse, recycle, rework – new love2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Kids rule the world!


Can you believe it's almost the end of the school year, where has the time gone - in fact where have the last 7 years gone?? Primary school almost done and BIG school is looming....It's time to bulk buy the Kleenex and mop up the tears as we listen to yet another rendition of ABBA's [...]

Kids rule the world!2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Ennis & Brown – practical – perfect – pieces!


Gone are the days when a kitchen had to be fitted in its entirety - these days it's all about what you actually desire and works for you! Multi toned cupboards, large farmhouse tables to get all of the family around, lovely wooden chairs in all shapes, sizes, shades and the reintroduction of the completely [...]

Ennis & Brown – practical – perfect – pieces!2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Very vintage – very gorgeous!


What's happened to summer? We've gone from a scorching few weeks to a deluge in a day! Time to stay indoors; keep dry; have a clear out; take stock of what furniture works and doesn't work in your home! We outgrow furniture as we do clothes and we often change our style as time passes [...]

Very vintage – very gorgeous!2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

A beautifully soft patterned square of gorgeousness!


I don't think you can ever have enough cushions! Cushions on the sofa; chairs; beds; outdoor furniture - who can resist that beautifully soft patterned square (or rectangle!) of gorgeousness. My home is absolutely full of these wonderful accessories! I'm constantly moving them around, rearranging the order - it's amazing how the introduction of a [...]

A beautifully soft patterned square of gorgeousness!2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Let’s party – with the aptly titled Party Ducks by Hilary Clea!


Party time, with the aptly named 'Party Ducks' in pencil, ink & watercolour by the lovely illustrator Hilary Clea   http://www.hilaryclea.com/   @Hilaryclea. I couldn't help but smile when I saw this gorgeous piece - it could have been commissioned for me - I have 3 Indian Runner Ducks too - Rocky, Gerry & Vince, who look [...]

Let’s party – with the aptly titled Party Ducks by Hilary Clea!2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00

Go crazy for linen – spots, stripes, prints!


We are absolutely delighted to welcome Beyond France   Beyond France Ltd   www.beyondfrance.co.uk to the Humble Country marquee, at BBC Countryfile Live this August 3-6th. For those who have not come across this great company - you are in for an absolute treat. The team at Beyond France travel across Europe searching for authentic and charming [...]

Go crazy for linen – spots, stripes, prints!2018-03-05T17:00:58+00:00