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23 July 14

Classic Reproductions

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Vintage & reproduction Eames EA 117 chairs side by side
image credit: smow.com

We love mid century modern furniture here at H is for Home. The classic designs of the era can be incorporated into any furnishing scheme. Pieces can look equally good in a contemporary minimalist space or rustic barn conversion. Our only advice would be to give them a little room to breathe and be admired.

Vintage and reproduction George Nelson Ball Clocks side by side
image credit: Esteban, Flickr

If you decide mid century modern…

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21 July 14

MADE Unboxed

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Lois cushion from MADE.COM with vintage Figgjo Flint mug of tea and half moon spectacles

A few months ago, we were approached by MADE.COM to take part in an exciting new venture of theirs – MADE Unboxed. They wanted to photograph our homewares from MADE.COM; in situ, in our home and interview us about our property, our style and our inspiration.

Brass Stow chest of drawers from MADE.COM with Fudge the Weimaraner

Well, we’re happy to announce that MADE Unboxed went live today – and we have our very own designated page on there!

Orange wall in our kitchen with Skinny la Minx apron and tea towel with Pontessa crockery

Unboxed is an…

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20 July 14

Etsy List: de Nîmes

Etsy List: de Nîmes

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'de Nîmes' Etsy List by H is for Homede Nîmes
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Denim – or to give it its original name – de Nîmes isn’t just for jeans and jackets, you know? It’s such a ubiquitous material – versatile, hard-wearing, easy to work with, easy to clean, ages well and is attractive in all its hues; from the deepest indigo to the palest washed out powder blue.

Denim works a treat in interior decor as well – on walls, on the…

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19 July 14

Charity Vintage: Viners cutlery storage table

Charity Vintage: Viners cutlery storage table

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Vintage Viners cutlery storage table for sale by & in support of British Heart Foundation(ends 20 Jul, 2014 21:08:18 BST)

We’ve not come across one of these before. A cutlery canteen, cum coffee table, cum cutlery storage. It looks to have been made or commissioned by Viners of Sheffield in the 1950s.

The table is for sale by & in support of British Heart Foundation* in Motherwell. It has lovely mid century modern styling… and you get what looks like a load of highly collectable vin…

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18 July 14

Gimme Five! Memo boards

Gimme Five! Memo boards

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selection of 5 memo boards

We’ve a little slate hanging up in the kitchen where we’re supposed to write down our shopping lists and messages but it’s so small that it rarely gets used. One of these proper memo boards will stop us from both buying the milk!

We had a look at some of our usual internet haunts and came up with this short-list. We love the 2-metre tall blackboard from Graham and Green (#4) but alas, we won’t…

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17 July 14

Cakes & Bakes: Redcurrant muffins

Cakes & Bakes: Redcurrant muffins

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Redcurrant muffin with a cup of tea | H is for Home

So far on our allotment, the only things that have come to fruition are the currant bushes that we inherited. The last time we were there we did a little bit of weeding but we spent the vast majority of our time picking shiny, jewel-like blackcurrants and redcurrants. We harvested almost a kilo of the latter – that’s over £10-worth from a supermarket! 125 grams of it was put towards making a…

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15 July 14

Off our trolley!

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vintage industrial trolley with 3 brown vintage suitcases

Justin spent last Sunday afternoon doing up this vintage trolley or sack truck – here are the results of his labours. It was in a bit of a state – the metal hidden behind years of rust and grease.

detailed view of vintage industrial trolley wheel

The metal now has a lovely patina and we like the greens & yellows of the original paintwork that eventually came through. It has a nice original maker’s label for Willmot Trucks of Dudley. The…

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14 July 14

Etsy List: La Fête Nationale

Etsy List: La Fête Nationale

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La Fête Nationale Etsy List by H is for HomeAt the start of this month we commemorated the USA’s Independence Day with a Star Spangled Banner Etsy list; so it’s only fitting that we do the same for our near neighbours, the French. Today they celebrate La Fête Nationale – better known over on this side of the Channel as Bastille Day. Vive la France! Vive la République!

La Fête Nationale
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13 July 14

Monthly Mood Board: Al fresco summer

Monthly Mood Board: Al fresco summer

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'al fresco summer' mood board

For the past few weeks we’ve been enjoying a blissful al fresco summer – with no end in sight so far (touch wood!). We’ve been pottering in the garden, sitting outside to eat and working on laptops from our deckchairs.

We love a blue & green theme for the garden, it works really well with a backdrop of trees, plants and flowers and creates a restful outdoor vibe.

  1. Hardwood 2m garden parasol –…

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12 July 14

Charity Vintage: Rörstrand Granada dish

Charity Vintage: Rörstrand Granada dish

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small vintage Rorstrand Granada lidded dish for sale by Teesside Hospice Care Foundation on eBay for Charity (ends 16 Jul, 2014 19:06:07 BST)

If we didn’t already have this cute little Rörstrand Granada dish we’d be bidding on it ourselves to add to our vintage Scandinavian pottery collection! It’s being sold on eBay for Charity by Teesside Hospice Care Foundation.

The Granada pattern was designed by Marianne Westman for Rörstrand of Sweden in the 1950s. It’s a very popular pattern and can be found on…

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11 July 14

Gimme Five! Outdoor solar lights

Gimme Five! Outdoor solar lights

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selection of 5 outdoor solar lights

We’ve been enjoying sitting in deckchairs in our garden this summer. It gets direct sun until almost 7pm at this time of year. It’s been warm enough to sit out until way after the sun has gone down.

We want to get some pretty yet functional lighting to enhance our garden space and think that we’d be best served by some outdoor solar lights. No fiddly – and not to mention potentially dangerous,…

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10 July 14

Cakes & Bakes: Bolo de fubá com coco

Cakes & Bakes: Bolo de fubá com coco

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slice of bolo de fubá com coco | H is for Home

I’ve finally succumbed to the World Cup-mania – this is a Brazil-themed blog post! Brazilians have a sweet tooth apparently, and this bolo de fubá com coco is a national favourite. Bolo de fubá com coco translates as ‘cornmeal cake with coconut’.

It’s quite a densely textured cake -  so folding in the beaten egg whites is an important stage in the proceedings. What isn’t quite so necessary, but…

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9 July 14

Tour de Yorkshire

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Sky blue vintage VW campervan at the Tour de Yorkshire in Cragg Vale

Along with half the population of Yorkshire, we watched the Tour de France at the weekend.

people in cycling gear at the Tour de Yorkshire in Cragg Vale

Armed with picnic & camera we hiked to Cragg Vale on Sunday – the longest continual incline in the country… and now also the world record holder for continuous stretch of bunting.

racing bikes against a fence in Cragg Vale

We thought we’d share a few images with you. The cyclists are the focus of the day of course, but these pictures capture the…

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8 July 14

We’re new & improved!

We’re new & improved!

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Newly designed H is for Home website home page screenshot

We’ve been burning the midnight oil recently – and are very excited to finally be able to share news of our late night efforts.

Newly designed H is for Home website shop page screenshot

We’ve been beavering away designing a shiny new & improved H is for Home shop website. Here are a couple of previews. The new design went live yesterday – please click here to go and have a look and tell us what you think!

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7 July 14

Etsy List: Mocha chocolata ya ya!

Etsy List: Mocha chocolata ya ya!

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'Mocha chocolata ya ya!' Etsy List by H is for HomeWoo hoo – it’s World Chocolate Day today so we’re getting into the swing of things with this Mocha chocolata ya ya! Etsy List. They’re not all edible, but they are all sweet as can be!

We’re firm believers in having a little bit of chocolate every day.  Dark chocolate is full of antioxidants and it’s believed to lower your blood pressure levels, cholesterol levels and may help prevent memory…

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Themed by Hunson. Originally by Josh