Sunday, 24 July 2016

George and Milly at The Old Yard

Carlow and Kildare are full of local treasures and this is one of my favourites for a little escape, a cup of coffee and delicious homemade treats along with some gorgeous little shops, its The Old Yard, Castledermot, Co. Kildare. www.theoldyard.ie Not far from Carlow and also the perfect stop if you are en route from Dublin to Waterford or Kilkenny (a short detour from the Motorway).

Beautiful courtyard setting

Antique and vintage treasures

Inside the Potting Shed
 Potting Shed Chic


Beautiful local crafts such as Woolly Pig Designs www.woollypigdesigns.com whose knitted toys are treasured by my children!


 Wonderful creations by Rebekah Millinery rebekahmillinery.com which can be admired in her little onsite studio, the most adorable caravan I think I've ever seen!


And you have to stop at George & Milly for some treats for yourself or some gift inspiration. You'll also find some Lollipops & Daydreams dresses in stock.

George & Milly is a gift shop situated in the Old Yard courtyard.


 Selection of what is instore including ArtSmarty pieces, cards and scarfs.


Ceramics and WhackPack furniture.



You'll find more on George and Milly  here

If you do go this summer I hope you enjoy your visit as much as we do!

Maria 

Friday, 15 July 2016

L Shaped Couch - Living Room Inspiration

I have a longing for an L-Shape couch. After years of brown leather its time for a change. I have found some brilliant inspiration from the 1950s onwards. These couches didn't shy away from colour. And neither did the rooms they were placed in.







How fab is this, a green S Shape couch with what looks like velvet upholstery.

Beautiful green velvet L-shaped couch in a retro inspired room.






And finally, while its not an L-shaped couch it deserves to be honoured


They put my little brown couch to shame! It might be time for an upgrade....