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Due to ill health we have had to put Tilly Ba Lou on hold for now but here’s a reminder of one of favorite forms of trade …. VDub shows where we coined the phrase … Love your VDub Then Give it a Heart. This is one aspect of the business I really and truly […]

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I have been reliably informed by many of my florist friends that this year, in protest of the sky high price of red roses, valentines day will be mostly purple! I’m not sure how well the public at large will understand this concept but personally I love so many different flowers and hardly ever receive […]

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For a chance to win £100 to spend with Tilly Ba Lou or any of the gorgeous companies featured on our Beautiful Great British Independents Page. Simply subscribe to this blog and then check out the 4 different looks for Christmas featured below.  Then comment on your favourite one. Once you’ve done that, simply go […]

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In the centre of our living room we have what I suppose you would call a chandalier … you know, one of the plastic ones for around £30! … Anyway it is now covered in silvered tiny baubles hanging from vintage gray velvet ribbon and finished with antiqued, silvered stars.  Although it looks absolutely gorgeous […]

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Just loving the current trend of all things sparkly and kitsch for Christmas … it so takes me back to my childhood and so as you open the living room and look straight ahead you cannot help but notice the area that is usually my desk! The customised lampshade on the upcycled sideboard that houses […]

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And so from Memories of Green, we move towards the living room door and blend in our Scadinavian Christmas with a bleached, twig wreath, complete with silver stars and then we start with a hint of red in the Christmas stocking, nestled between the neutral blankets and vintage skates, hanging from the solid hardwood shaker […]

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Well my friends that time of year is here again and I have to be honest and tell you that a couple of weeks ago I was determined that I would NOT be “doing ” Christmas this year (something I actually SAY every year).Depression had taken hold with a firm grip again and it didn’t […]

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Six months ago I started our Beautiful Great British Independents page on Facebook.  The page was set up to celebrate the work of our talented, makers, artists and designers and bring them together with the beautiful design stores and florists that still adorn our high streets up and down the UK.  The ultimate aim, apart […]

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Oh to be a flame haired beautiful bride and to wear green … Even just accents of green for me are a must for those who are fortunate enough to be blessed with those gorgeous red locks. Just look at the flourishes of Jewel Green and Red flowers on that pure wedding white gown.  So […]

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  A couple of nights ago while trawling through my Facebook newsfeed, I chanced upon The Blue Carrot and on entering their website found myself lost in a paradise of wild beauty. In Susanne Hatwood’s own words … It all started with a row of sweet peas between the spinach and the runner beans. I […]

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