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beautiful birds scarf, birds, juliet english -

Pretty birds are everywhere; on scarves, stationery and home accessories. Birds in home décor have never really been out of style. They have appeared in chic interior designs and fashion throughout the centuries, alongside their gorgeous feathers and eggs. Here are some ideas on how to incorporate these beautiful and delicate creatures into your own home decor and fashion style

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Don't you just love these wonderful furry creatures? And they are popping up everywhere: on clothes, accessories, jewellery and home furnishings, with designs ranging from fun to sophisticated. We love: These very cute Tibetan silver charm foxes on silver plated ear wires. They are small and dainty but eye-catching enough to make a talking point. These gorgeous oversized lightweight scarves with foxes running all over them. Our problem here at JE has been which colour to choose. The soft taupe, the grey, the teal ...  

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gardening diary, Olive tree care -

Our first fine weekend after sooo much rain! At last all those projects that we’ve been talking about but putting off because, frankly, who wants to get wet, muddy and soggy, can now get underway.  The potted olive trees seem to have survived the snow and frosts but are looking, well, raggedy, unlike this lovely one outside Liberty London last summer. If, like me, you think the cure is lots of water and food, think again. That is actually the worst thing you can give them! Yes, really. Olive trees are used to Mediterranean temperatures and dry soil so they really...

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gifts for someone you love, Handmade chocolates, Handmade gifts, juliet english, Mother's Day, Mother's Day Gifts -

I spent an afternoon in Covent Garden recently, and was completely taken with the beautiful displays of handmade chocolates in the shops. It set me to thinking, would it be possible to make my own? How hard could that be? I've read Chocolat, seen the film too - truthfully, it looked a little mysterious and complicated but as my plan this year is to make extra special gifts for our extra special Mum, I thought I would give it a whirl. Here is the end result ... ... actually very easy and I'm very pleased with the lovely results. As...

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beautiful birds scarf, juliet english, spring, spring scarves -

The sun popped out today and for a few hours it cast its rays over the garden and added an optimistic brilliance to the views across the fields and woodlands.  Nestling in the borders, ready to burst open, were the tiny green shoots of snowdrops. Close inspection of branches revealed tiny embryonic buds where leaves will soon appear. There's something so optimistic about this time of year, where grey gives way to soft blues and greens and the air smells fresh. A look inside my wardrobe reminded me that soon all of those woollen scarves and fur lined hats could...

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