Why you should add a vintage rocking horse to your period interior

Whether or not you have kids, and whether or not you have a period home, a vintage rocking horse would make a great addition to your interior. I’ve done my research and shared my own experiences, so here’s why you might want to invest in a classic retro rocker…

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Life lately – My (international!) interiors articles & DIY projects

It’s been a busy couple of months and I’ve been lucky enough to write a couple of interiors feature for issue 42 and issue 43 of Reclaim magazine. Plus, I’ve also written some blog post elsewhere around the internet so here are the links if you want to check them out..!

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Be kind and go caravaning at the beach: My news this summer

It’s been a really exciting couple of months at Cassiefairy HQ and I’ve been lucky enough to be featured in a few new publications woo! It’s been a while since I updated you with my latest news (in fact, I haven’t shared anything since May!) so I thought I’d gather together some of the projects I’ve been working on recently for you to check out today…

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How to style a retro cocktail cabinet for your New Year’s Eve party

If you’re planning a party for New Year’s Eve, why not make it a retro one? Step back in time to the 70s and recreate the cocktail cabinet that all mid-century housewives wished they had. We’ve styled up this G Plan Fresco cabinet with vintage barware and snacks so here’s how you can do the same…

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The history of Stag furniture + Badger Cottage interiors feature

If you love iconic mid-century design as much as I do, this month’s Reclaim magazine is for you! My Design Icon feature is all about Stag furniture and, in particular, John and Sylvia Reid’s designs. I also got the chance to visit the beautiful Badger Cottage to write an interiors feature so it’s well worth a read…

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Settle into the season with The Suffolk Resident

What do autumn interiors mean to you? It’s all about the texture people! I’ve shared my tips along with some amazing bloggers including Stacey from endoftherow.co.uk, Emily from asliceofsuffolk.com, Hannah from logburnersandlaughs.co.uk¬†and instagrammers Emma @fromacountrycottage and Sarah @slowlivinginsuffolk. Their tips and photos are really inspirational and it make me feel so cosy just reading the article!¬†

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Mid-century modern clocks – my article in Reclaim Magazine!

I love a good retro clock. Along with lamps, they’re one of the few household items that I seem to collect. I just can’t resist an interesting clock face, an iconic number style (can I refer to it as a typeface or font when talking about numbers?) or a fun frame. So it’s no wonder that I decided to write about mid-century clocks for my latest Design Icon feature in Reclaim magazine.¬†

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My Picquot Ware article is in Reclaim magazine!

They always say ‘write what you know’ don’t they? So, I couldn’t ignore my instinct to talk about this British brand with as many people as possible. I sat at my laptop and blurted out all the knowledge I’d gained over the years and then carefully spent many hours refining my excited ramblings. The piece has been published in Issue 30 and it’s on sale now! I just hope Reclaim’s readers enjoy the piece as much as I enjoyed writing it!

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I’m a finalist in the Cruelty-Free Blogger Awards

Amazing news! I was shocked and delighted to find out that I’ve been shortlisted in the Cruelty-Free Blogger Awards 2018! I discovered the news on Twitter and have been shouting it from the roof tops ever since! Now I need your help to win, so please vote for me!

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My cat is more famous than me..!

My two little bundles of fluff, Cookie and Muffin, have got themselves quite a profile these days. Not only are they the real stars of my blog (let’s be honest) but they’re actually getting more features than I am these days – here are some of the publications that have made them famous…

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My features this month – Reloved, Safestore & HandyMano Blog

It’s been a busy month here at Cassiefairy HQ so I wanted to share my latest articles with you. Plus I’m sharing the details of a fab competition to celebrate World Stationary Day with the Old English Company so read on to find out how to enter…

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DIY Patterned bathroom cabinet upcycle

If you want to add a splash of colour and burst of pattern to your bathroom, my upcycled bathroom cabinet project is so easy to make. You can coordinate the design with your existing tiles or create an eye-catching pattern to funk up a plain white suite…

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My interview in The Suffolk Resident magazine!

I’m so excited to share my latest feature with you today – I’ve been interviewed for The Suffolk Resident magazine’s ‘Final Word’ column and I’m really chuffed! Here’s the feature in full…

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How to decorate cocktail glasses for a party

Great news – my project on prettifying glassware for New Year’s Eve was published in Reloved magazine this month! Check out Issue 50 for the step-by-step guide to creating these decorated cocktail glasses.

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A couple more festive features…

I know it was only a week ago that I shared some of my festive features from around the web, but I’ve already had the great news that a couple more of my articles have been published too! I thought you might be interested to read them so here’s where I’ve popped up over the […]

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I’m a judge in the “Tiling for a Good Cause” competition – and you can vote for your favourite!

Tile Trader’s “Tiling for a Good Cause” campaign aims to give one deserving facility a tiling transformation worth up to ¬£500, and they’ve asked me to be an expert judge! Nominations have been received from community groups across the UK including London, Glasgow and Coleraine and now I’d like to urge everyone to cast their […]

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DIY furniture makeover: How to give vintage kitchen chairs a new lease of life

Since moving into my home and starting to renovate room-by-room, I’ve realise just how expensive furniture can be. I’ve been especially surprised by the cost of chairs and have therefore only had an ancient folding chair (that was my desk chair as a teen) to sit on at my kitchen table since we moved. I […]

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How to DIY a light-up Hollywood-style mirror

I’ve made my own Hollywood mirror – well, if you can’t feel like a star in your own home, when can you, eh?! It took a bit of planning to get the right size of fairy light bulbs for the mirror frame, and to the find the correct diameter drill bit to cut out the […]

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Vote for my blog & you could win £100 gift voucher!

Fantastic news! I’ve been shortlisted in the DotComGiftShop Blog Awards 2017! Please could you spare a minute to vote for me in the “Best Interior Design Blog” category?? The voting page is here and when you submit your vote, you’ll automatically be entered to win a ¬£100 voucher to spend on anything you like at […]

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My latest interior design features PLUS I’m in an eBook!

I’m super excited to let you know that I’ve contributed to an ebook and, after a few months in the making, it has finally launched! This completely FREE ebook is called¬†Niix Tricks for Busy Women and it‚Äôs a comprehensive guide of fun, clever hacks to help busy women fit more time into their daily routine.

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Why my blog isn’t perfect

After blogging for 10+ years, I’ve made some very definite decisions on how I want to run my ‘little corner of the world wide web’. When I look back over the years, I sometimes cringe at the posts I wrote, the photos I took and the design of my site, but it was all a […]

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Wooo I’ve been long-listed in the Interior Blog Awards!

Earlier this month I got the fantastic news that someone (I’ve no idea who – let me know if it was you so that I can thank you!) nominated my thrifty little blog for an Amara Interior Blog Award. Just knowing that someone out there was kind enough to put my name down for an […]

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Why I blog (and why you should too!)

Whether you’ve been reading my blog for a while or are you’re totally new to my website, you may be interested to know why I write a blog post almost every day. I’ve been blogging for over 10 years now, and am still loving every minute. It’s my diary, my social life, my photo album, […]

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A little bit of press coverage for Cassiefairy.com

Hurrah it’s been a busy month here at Cassiefairy HQ because my thrifty little blog has popped up in a few unexpected places. I thought I’d gather together some snapshots of my recent press coverage in case you missed it – as you can probably tell, I’m REALLY chuffed!So in June, I was Home Style […]

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My Lloyd Loom chair makeover is in Reloved magazine!

More fabulous news¬†from Cassiefairy HQ, my latest makeover project has just been featured in Reloved magazine. I hoped that the project would be used when I sent over the photographs of my Lloyd Loom chairs and was absolutely delighted when I spotted a little pic of them on the front page of the magazine! I […]

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My design interview with WhatHouse?

Oooh I have some exciting¬†news – over the Easter holidays my¬†interview with WhatHouse? was published and I’m so pleased to be able to share it with you today. Here’s the link to the article if you fancy having a read: it’s a design Q&A all about thrifty interiors so I thought you might like to […]

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Lint roller printing – and my April showers scarf is in Reloved Magazine!

So excited to share with you my latest project for Reloved because my¬†DIY infinity scarf was chosen to be photographed on a model for the magazine! Pick up a copy of the magazine this week to see my step-by-step guide to¬†fabric printing using a lint roller.It’s a doubly-thrifty project because I’m¬†upcycling an old tablecloth and […]

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Suffolk’s “social media stars” – and I’m on the list!

I couldn‚Äôt believe my eyes when a friend tweeted me recently to tell me that I was in the local press. I had no idea! Within a couple of minutes I was on the newspaper‚Äôs website and was reading through the article. Thankfully it was for good reasons ‚Äď I‚Äôd been included in a list […]

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AMAZING news – my blog won the award for Best Homes & Interiors Blog 2017

I’m SO excited to tell you the wonderful news that my thrifty little lifestyle blog has just been announced as the winner of the Best Homes and Interiors Blogger Award 2017!! I still can’t really believe it and I’m grinning like the cheshire cat right now!The news has just been shared by the award sponsor […]

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I’m a finalist for the Best Homes & Interiors Blogger Award

It’s been a really exciting weekend here at Cassiefairy HQ because I’ve been shortlisted for an award! I’ve been chosen¬†along with 19 other fabulous interiors blogs (many¬†of which I read myself!) to be put forward for the Tile Trader Best Homes and Interiors Blogger Award and I’d love it if you could vote for me […]

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My “Take 10” interview in Reloved magazine

Hi all, how has your week been? ¬†Today I thought I’d quickly shared my ‘Take 10’ interview about upcycling and thriftiness from Reloved magazine in case you didn’t get a chance to pick up a copy of Issue 38 last month. My project on restoring leather was also in the January issue, with the aim […]

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I’ve been featured in Papercrafter magazine!

Today I’ve got some really¬†exciting news to share – I’ve been featured in Papercrafter magazine! A whole two-page spread has been dedicated to my tips, ideas and projects and I couldn’t be happier! I’ve taken some photos of the feature so that you can see what it looks like and maybe have a read of […]

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How to restore leather furniture + I’m in issue 38 of Reloved magazine!

I have some wonderful news to kick start the new year – I’m in Reloved magazine this month! My “How to restore a leather chair” project has been given a full four-page spread in the magazine AND¬†it even made the front cover; look carefully and you can see it in the thumbnail images at the […]

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Wahey! My recycled fabric wreath project is featured in Oxfam newspaper!

I had a lovely surprise this week when I¬†flicked through the winter issue of Oxfam newspaper: my festive wreath¬†project has been featured in the publication! Of course, Oxfam had been in touch earlier this year to ask permission to use my content and, seeing as I’d created it for the Oxfam Fashion blog in the […]

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Wooo I’ve been featured in Sew Style magazine!

Great news! I’ve been featured in the current issue of Sew Style¬†magazine! When one of the writers from this fantastic magazine got in touch back in the summer I was really excited. I happily answered all her interview questions and even emailed over a couple of photos from my blog, just in case! Thankfully, the […]

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My summer so far…

It’s only half way through the school holidays and I’ve already been having a wonderful summer break. I’ve been on a few day trips, I’ve visited a handful of places and¬†got a few of my “to-do’s” done. If you’re wondering what I’ve been up to, here’s the goss…I went to the seaside. During the very […]

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I’ve been nominated in the Interior Blog Awards 2016!

I was SO chuffed when¬†I heard¬†that I‚Äôd been nominated¬†as best DIY & Craft Blog in the Amara Interior Blog Awards 2016! I can’t believe that my lovely readers took the time to nominate me for one of the most prestigious awards in the country – I hope that this means you’ve been enjoying my¬†crafts and […]

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I’m Cut Out + Keep’s Crafty Superstar!

Did you spot this news on my Twitter feed earlier this week? I’ve been tweeting and instagraming all week long because I’m just SO excited to be featured on one of my favourite sites. When Cut Out + Keep got in touch to invite me to be their Crafty Superstar, I was literally bouncing around […]

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My Little Vintage Caravan – My storage article in Caravan Magazine

Wooo my little vintage caravan has made it into the June issue of Caravan Magazine. My little blue Sprite is¬†becoming quite the celebrity in the¬†touring world! I’m excited to share the article with you today and show off¬†my little¬†renovation project¬†again.So here it is: a¬†double-page spread! In the article I discuss the progress of my caravan […]

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UK Blog Awards 2016 Most Innovative Blog – And the winner is…

For the first time in almost 10 years of blogging I don’t know what to write. I finally understand what people mean when they say they are speechless – but I am wordless. I’ve never sat in front of a blank page and not known what to write. But today is different. Today I should […]

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I’ve been shortlisted for ‘Most Innovative’ blog in the UK Blog Awards!

I still can’t believe it. I have actually been shortlisted in the UK Blog Awards. And for the ‘Most Innovative’ blog category. There are no words to describe how I’m feeling right now. Thrilled, delighted, amazed and shocked just doesn’t do it justice. Thank you, thank¬† you, THANK YOU for voting for me. You did […]

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An exciting start to 2016 – I’ve been nominated for a UK Blog Award!

I had some fantastic news over the Christmas break. My blog, my simple little thrifty lifestyle blog, had been nominated for the UK Blog Awards 2016. I don’t know who put my blog forward for an award or even whether more than just one person popped my name into the ‘hat’ but to whoever did […]

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My little vintage caravan – I’ve been featured in Caravan Magazine!

Did you know it’s World Smile Day today? I can’t think of a nicer event! It’s got me thinking about the things that make me smile and, aside from my family and friends of course, this includes¬†my caravan, sunny days and beautiful flowers.¬†So I’ve nipped out to my caravan to¬†take some photos¬†of my latest projects […]

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Red Ted celebrates winning the Hillarys Craft Competition 2015!

Yesterday, I had some amazing news. The kind that shocks you so much – in a good way – that you can’t speak and simply point to your email when your husband asks “what’s happened?!”. You watch his expression as he reads through the message, looking to spot the moment when he too realises, and […]

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My little vintage caravan – Caravan Magazine & soft furnishings

After sharing photos of Sian‚Äôs beautiful Daisy caravan with you yesterday (and the fabulous vintage party package giveaway ‚Äď check it out here!) I felt a strong urge to hang out in my own caravan and enjoy the lovely weather.So when I finished work yesterday, I took brewed up a cuppa and took myself outside […]

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Cocktails and cupcakes at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards

Scary, butterflies, lost, nervous, smiles, cocktails, friendly, giggles, girls, cupcakes, funny, happiness, joy, pride, fun, delight, awe, thrilled. These are the words that sum up my experiences at the Cosmopolitan Blog Awards last night and I’m sure that my fellow bloggers were going through a range of similar emotions too. As you can see from my […]

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