shepherds hut

Happy New Year – a nod to the year gone and exciting plans for the future

Happy New Year everyone! I do hope you all enjoyed a wonderful break with family and friends and trust you managed a little me time. January is traditionally a nod to the previous year and a time for setting exciting goals for the new year ahead. I thought in today’s post I would reflect on the first year in our home and entice you to continue the journey with Whitewood and Linen, since 2018 looks to be a new year full of many interesting and I hope inspiring building, DIY and craft projects. Many of which I aim to share both here and through social media. So, as is tradition here on my little blog, grab yourself a cuppa and let’s get going…

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Pot Bellied Stove – a necessary addition to The Shepherds Hut

Welcome everyone to this weeks post totally devoted to the beautiful Belle. I have wonderful interaction and a great many likes on my Instagram feed when Belle makes an appearance. So I’m hoping that you might like to read a little more about her recent adventure. To begin, we’ve had a few teething problems with the little stove which needed addressing and so for the past few weeks, it’s meant I’ve not spent nearly as much time at Belle’s as I would have liked. I’ve missed hanging out there with The Spotty One, writing my stories; it’s such a creative place to be. Now that the little stove is doing what was intended and providing a toasty place to write, I’m feeling rather like the cat that’s got the cream. So I thought today I’d show you our sweet little pot-bellied stove in action, if you have some time…

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Decorating Belle – a thoroughly enjoyable pass-time

Decorating Belle is one of my most favourite pass times. Ok let’s rework that sentence; decorating anywhere is the best way to spend time to me, decorating Belle is magical. I have a penchant for baby pink and soft blue in particular, so it’s been fairly simple to migrate decoration from around the home to Belles, creating a cosy workplace. Yet one year on I’m seeing way too many lovely interiors on my Instagram feed focusing on white alone and whilst I was never a huge fan years back, I’m fast becoming one now. Since I’m keen for our new home to be predominantly white with tones of grey, it seemed sensible (and thrifty) to me to use excess home decor in decorating the Shepherds Hut. I thought today I’d show you how Belle’s looking now that I’ve ‘settled in’. So if you’ve got your coffee handy, we could go now…

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The Shepherds Hut – decorating the inside of beautiful Belle

Happy Thursday everyone! I’ve been so looking forward to sharing this post with you all. Over the past few months you’ve seen many photo’s of the outside of Belle my beautiful Shepherds Hut. And until now, not too many of indoors. As with the renovation of our home, decorating the Shepherds Hut remains a work in progress, although at Belle’s I get to put my stamp all over her. Vintage this and thrifty that, no-one is raising their eyebrows at what is going on over there. So I thought this week you might like a little peek at Belle with her summertime vibe going on, before I start changing things up for Autumn and Christmas. Ready? Let’s go…

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The Shepherds Hut – my very special place to blog

This weeks post begins with a huge thank you to all those who suggested names for my beautiful Shepherds Hut, both through the blog and during countless conversations with me. You’ve all been very kind and patient even though I must have bored you all going on and on.

I am pleased to announce that my Shepherds Hut has aptly been named Belle.  Not only is the name festive, the dictionary suggests Belle to be ‘beautiful’ and since she is, that will be her name. Now when the family need to find me, they will find me over at Belle’s.
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