July 28, 2017 atclaireshouse 2Comment

Hello, long time no (blog) speak… It seemed time to give you a little update about my plans for the blog. After being given the opportunity to write a guest blog for a fellow instagrammer that I just LOVE (more on that soon), it got me to thinking about why I like her feed so very much. It’s all about the balance of pretty pictures with actual REAL LIFE, connecting with another’s ups, downs and in-betweens!  As my life is such a mix of interests and experiences, why not widen my subject matter and include some more ‘lifestyle’ content. So,…

June 12, 2017 atclaireshouse

So as a teacher of Art and a keen sewist, knitter, crocheter and weaver it will come as no surprise that I adore Textile Art. I’ve made weaves like the one above that hang in my home to add style and texture to a space. It may seem that something hand made could look too much of a blast from the ‘shabby chic’ era, that many of us have tried to forget…However there are so many variations and fantastic independent makers and sellers out there, I’m sure there is one for everyone! Here’s 5 Instagram accounts that belong to fantastic…

April 4, 2017 atclaireshouse

Partaaaaaaay! Yesterday 45 family and friends came over for an afternoon tea party to celebrate my Mum and Step-dad’s 60th birthdays. The styling was vintage and floral to fit in with the pretty cakes and delicate sandwiches. A vintage china hire company provided all the tableware we needed including the most AMAZING vintage glasses that we added floral straws to. Floral tablecloths and bunting helped to create the look and adding fresh flowers in small jam jars around the room brought the outside in. Adding the labels to the jars helped to personalise the accessories, along with a collection of…

February 20, 2017 atclaireshouse

Lets be honest, everyone loves a bargain and whilst I always strive to buy from independent stores (blog post on my favourites to come), I wanted to share with you some of the best interior products around this month in the high street shops. Some of the products I’ve picked are currently in the sale, some are just great value for money! I’ve picked four of the most reasonable high street shops and rounded up 8-12 favourites from each. H&M So much love for H&M and their sale is the place to bag an absolute BARGAIN! I’m loving the mixture of gold,…