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In the bleak Midwinter

January 18th, 2021|

To say I am a regular blogger is certainly not true! but there is no denying it’s a pretty useful outlet right now! A place to offer a little more detail on the snapshots from us on Instagram and perhaps give you more of an idea of who we are [...]

Humble Country is 3 years old

March 5th, 2020|

Crikey, time does fly – I’ve just been reading back to last years’ Spring Blog…so much has changed in a year and so much has happened!! I can also barely believe that there was indeed a February heatwave last year!!!! Do you remember it?? Doesn’t compare well with this years’ [...]

Autumn

October 15th, 2019|

It’s the time that authors and poets describe as …“the years last, loveliest smile” and “a mosaic of all the seasons” with some going so far as to say “Every leaf speaks to me, fluttering from the Autumn tree!” Whilst we at Humble Country HQ do love a good leaf [...]

Happy May Day

May 1st, 2019|

Happy May Day from the Humble Country girls! One month today and we will be up and running at our first event of the year as Bradford on Avon Food & Drink Festival kicks off. We hope to see lots of you down there near Bath, and we are busy [...]

Spring in February…?

February 27th, 2019|

This February heatwave is just glorious isn’t it? Not even going to contemplate how long it may or may not last but right now it’s incredibly welcome… I’m sitting soaking it up in my garden taking a well deserved coffee break from clearing leaves and a spot of early planting… a pretty [...]

Your Christmas table – Humble Country style!

December 12th, 2018|

With the big day drawing near, presents wrapped and your tree and wreaths up we begin to turn our attention to the Christmas table itself… Even when time is short it’s easy and a most enjoyable task to create timeless elegance on your Christmas table….we recommend keeping table decorations small [...]

Spring has sprung…….well almost!!

March 14th, 2018|

Well, milder temperatures and rain have now replaced the cold front and snow – boo hoo, but there are buds popping through the soil and signs of spring are emerging - the times they are a changing- hooray! I can’t wait for the sun to put in an appearance and [...]

Hello February!

February 9th, 2018|

A New Year, a new month and a host full of brand new exciting fayres for Humble Country to jump up and down about! We feel very privileged to have been asked to participate in such prestigious fayres and are looking forward to bringing something new to them this year. [...]

That autumnal appeal………..

October 7th, 2017|

After a very restful end of summer break - although copious snapping of fantastic HC desirables went on across Europe! - we're really excited to be back in full event planning mode. Humble Country HQ's is a hive of activity again as we develop a range of new spring, summer [...]

Chin Chin – anyone for a glass of vino?

August 1st, 2017|

BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS...BREAKING NEWS... We are incredibly excited to announce that the fantastic local Brightwell Vineyard of nearby Wallingford, will be appearing in the Humble Country marquee, at BBC Countryfile Live. They grow 8 varieties of grape, from which they produce the most beautiful white, rose, red & sparkling wines [...]

2 days to go – it’s nearly launch time!

August 1st, 2017|

Well, the countdown has definitely begun and there are now only 2 days until the launch of the Humble Country marquee at BBC Countryfile Live. We are busy on site with lots of our lovely exhibitors, who are creating a really special space for you to wander around, admire and [...]

Swayed by another….the perfect blue.

July 27th, 2017|

As you know, my fave colour and that of the Humble Country team is grey. Light grey, dark grey, in between grey - in fact any shade that has a cool, elegant grace about it! However, if I was to be swayed by another, I think it would be blue. [...]

Oh so dapper – in spots, stripes & gingham

July 26th, 2017|

How sweet are these little wooden labs, all looking so dapper with their striped, spotty & gingham ribbons. As soon as you look at the image, you start choosing your favourite - right?! Black one, ivory one - all of them! They are just one of the fantastic products that [...]

Stylish Vintage Living

July 23rd, 2017|

After a cold & wet day yesterday, the skies above seem to promise something a little more appropriate for today. Fingers crossed, since I have this particularly pleasing lacquered tray from Cooper&Cooper to furnish a refreshing beverage with. With its gorgeous vibrant image, making us dream of tropical paradises, perhaps [...]

Reuse, recycle, rework – new love

July 20th, 2017|

When I come across talents such as Liberty Rose Vintage, it makes me yearn for bygone eras - vintage supplies of linens, embroidered with ribbons & buttons, old books, documents & papers used in altered art. Unique handmade cards and printed bunting, cushions - personalised for any occasion, they are [...]

Kids rule the world!

July 19th, 2017|

Can you believe it's almost the end of the school year, where has the time gone - in fact where have the last 7 years gone?? Primary school almost done and BIG school is looming....It's time to bulk buy the Kleenex and mop up the tears as we listen to [...]

Ennis & Brown – practical – perfect – pieces!

July 18th, 2017|

Gone are the days when a kitchen had to be fitted in its entirety - these days it's all about what you actually desire and works for you! Multi toned cupboards, large farmhouse tables to get all of the family around, lovely wooden chairs in all shapes, sizes, shades and [...]

Very vintage – very gorgeous!

July 12th, 2017|

What's happened to summer? We've gone from a scorching few weeks to a deluge in a day! Time to stay indoors; keep dry; have a clear out; take stock of what furniture works and doesn't work in your home! We outgrow furniture as we do clothes and we often change [...]

A beautifully soft patterned square of gorgeousness!

July 10th, 2017|

I don't think you can ever have enough cushions! Cushions on the sofa; chairs; beds; outdoor furniture - who can resist that beautifully soft patterned square (or rectangle!) of gorgeousness. My home is absolutely full of these wonderful accessories! I'm constantly moving them around, rearranging the order - it's amazing [...]