I can't believe we still have so many of these vintage button ornaments! I think I must have made a zillion of them when I made them years ago. I didn't have much money at the time and was craving something new to add to our tree. I found some plain white balls at Goodwill and hot-glued vintage buttons and then dotted with glitter glue. Easy and cheap and I still love them. I don't know if this is my absolute favorite, but it's definitely in the top 10.
What's your favorite holiday decoration?
Always one of our busiest weeks of the year...shipping out tons of handcrafted live edge charcuterie boards and phone/tablet docks from our online sales...we can’t make any more custom boards for orders before Christmas however we still have some wonderful boards and handcrafted burl bowls available for sale online that we can ship in one day...still time to receive by Dec. 22! Check out our website in bio for the link to buy online...or contact us to create a custom board for the new year! Every board ships with these lovely seasonal gift tags...and we can include a personalized message
Jamie put out the Christmas decorations downstairs... I asked "Where is my elf?"
The response "Did you really want me to put that ugly thing out?"
YES! That "ugly thing" has been with me since I was a little kid!
Do you have a childhood Christmas decoration that you still put out?
The view from there - winter time allows you to be on the lake without being in the lake - I took this shot coming back from a long snowshoe in the brilliant sunshine - this place is like taking a deep breath #cottagelife#cottageinthewinter#lacroddick
"Red-Winged Blackbird Stealing a Blueberry". Don't forget to keep the wintering birds fed during this cold, gift-giving season! This piece was inspired by the blueberry box end that I found in an old piece of furniture on Virginia's Eastern Shore. As you could tell, I had a ton of fun incorporating it into a 3-D sculpture! The bird is carved out of heart pine from an old Norfolk, VA home. Check out that beautiful grain in the wood! In wanted to grain to loosely resemble feathers on the bird. The blueberry is made from an old wooden bead. Stay warm and Happy Holidays, everyone!!
Just a heads up everyone, this 6 bedroom cottage is for sale 😍😍😍 I went to sleep dreaming of how I would do it all up inside. I think my duck egg blue kitchen would lo ok rather lovely in here don’t ya think 🦆 6 bedrooms is probably a little too much for Alex and I so I was thinking I’ll just get loads of cocker spaniels to fill it 🐶
The name of Aspley Guise is believed to be derived from Aspen-Leigh meaning clearing in the aspen (alder) woods and from the de Guise family who owned much of the land during Tudor times and are best known through Mary de Guise, mother of Mary Queen of Scots 👑
During the Second World War Aspley Guise was home to several 'Top Secret' facilities - mostly connected with the code-breaking operations at Bletchley Park and 'black-propaganda' broadcasting to occupied Europe from Woburn Abbey. Rumours abound about regular visits by Churchill and General de Gaulle and even that Rudolph Hess was initially interrogated here! She
Snow! Smoking chimney! Glowing yellow room light! Traditional cottage feels! Eeek. This is full-on gorgeous by @our_haystack. Kate actually lives here so her account has loads of great shots from snowmageddon yesterday. I wonder if she would swap her lovely home with my leaking garden shed? Also: big thanks to all the comments yesterday! I did try and reply/like each message but Instagram gets a bit miffed after a while.
Now... spot the house with the ROAD right through it? You could say this is a classic example of British engineering! Hmmmm. We need a road but we also need a house... no problem. Let's have both! Castle Combe has been rightfully called 'The Prettiest Village in England' and with good reason. The village houses are all of typical Cotswold type, constructed in stone with thick walls and roofs made from split natural stone tiles.
Not only do you have these classic Cotswold cottage homes to enjoy when you visit, but close by is the The Chedworth Roman Villa - a Roman villa located at Chedworth, Gloucestershire. It is one of the largest Roman villas in Britain and was built circa 120AD. Apparently the spring-fed pool in the northwest corner of the villa complex was the location of the apsidal shrine to the water-nymphs! How fancy is that...! Lovely shot by @our_haystack 🇬🇧 Want your Photos of Britain to be featured? Follow us and then add the tag #photosofbritain and tag us in the picture too! 🇬🇧
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The snow is starting to thaw up in Bedfordshire, it’s still a winter wonderland in Hertfordshire!
Photo by me 📸 @postcardsbyhannah
The first record of Aspley occurs in 969, when land there comprising 15 hides was granted by King Edgar (the Peaceable) to his thegn (thain) Alfwold.
By the time of the Domesday Book, 1086, the parish had 25 households, five of which were recorded as serfs, most of whom may not have been able to have their own households. The Book notes it covered a large tract of agricultural land, valued at £10 to its overlords, though rendering only £8, and was held before the conquest by Leofeva of Earl Waltheof. Its contemporary manor owner was Acard of Ivry who held of Hugh of Beauchamp, its feudal overlord.
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