Monday, 2 March 2015

SPRING.....IT'S JUST AROUND THE CORNER!


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Who can believe it is the first week of March already?




With sunshine set for most of this week, a big bunch of my favourite tulips to enjoy, and the garden bursting with emerging bulbs, I really do believe that Spring could be just around the corner....



A positive, uplifting start to Monday.....wishing you all a sunny, happy week ahead!

Sophia xx

Monday, 23 February 2015

BEAUTIFUL EARLY SUNDAY START....

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Are you an 'early bird'....or a 'night owl'?




 I am most definitely an 'early bird'...


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Although our day begins a little later at the weekends than the weekday work filled early starts....I like nothing better than to tiptoe downstairs early to make some tea....usually to be greeted by my two dogs Rocco and Kiki, who are usually pathetically pleased to see me....or is it because they know it is time for breakfast?


What a bonus it is now, to not wake in the dark....and for yesterday to be greeted by this gorgeous sunrise!



I just had to rush outside with my camera, and capture the beautiful light...





Frosty and cold on the deck...



Yet so warm in the glow of the sun, as it lit up and warmed the area outside my back door....




Over to the west...where the sun hit the woodland in the distance....watching the sheep rush up the hill, to the relief and warmth of that first early morning sun.






Ice melting on the pond in front of the house...





 ....and our 'willow deer' basking in the brightness.





Fooled by the sunshine....(it's cold running around on a frosty deck in pyjamas)....it was back inside for that welcome first cup of tea.




In the warmth of the house...







Still enjoying the beautiful Sunday sunshine, as it streamed through the windows and danced around the house....






So worth getting up early for!


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I hope you all had a lovely weekend, and wish you all a happy, healthy and enjoyable week ahead, whatever you have planned!

Sophia xx

Wednesday, 18 February 2015

IT'S NEARLY TIME...


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Yes, it's nearly that time of year.....when a little organisation and order is required on the garden front.....



Time to clear out the potting shed, and get some order to all those pots and tools, ready for the big Spring gardening start....





Who said sheds had to be purely useful?




 The humble potting shed deserve to be beautiful too....



 ....and who would not want to 'potter' in any of these gorgeous spaces.


 So time to clean and stack those pots....


Sharpen those tools....




Get inspired...



For a glorious upcoming Spring in the garden...




I can hardly wait!

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If in the meantime you are struggling to get through the last of Winter, do read my recent blog article for Sarah Raven on their Garlic and Sapphire blog entitled 'Brightening these early new year days'....simple pleasures that have brightened the last few weeks for me!

Wishing you all a happy and inspiring rest of the week...

Sophia xx



Thursday, 5 February 2015






'Comfortably English' is how Alison the founder and creator of 'Cowparsley at home' sums up perfectly, the company's newly launched range of beautiful wallpapers....



Having long been a regular reader of her lovely blog 'Cowparsley',  I was so happy to see Alison realise her dream of launching her first collection of exquisite wallpapers.  Proud to be a British brand, all of the wallpapers are traditionally printed in Leicestershire, England by 'Anstey wallpaper company' where they have been producing wallpapers for over 100 years, using high quality techniques.
 Knowing how wonderfully stylish the 'Cowparsley' blog was, I knew that they would be special.... 


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How thrilled I was, when a parcel arrived in the post a few weeks ago from Alison, with samples of seven beautiful designs for me to see...



'Rabbits and Daisies'



'Rocking Horse and Stars'



'Dummer Rose'



'Happy Bees'




'Florence Stripe' and 'Bantham Stripe'


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The inspiration behind these charming designs is summed up beautifully by Alison, in her own words:

'Inspired by country childhood memories and soft, faded English florals.  I wanted to capture the aged elegance and comfort of relaxed family houses, where decoration and much loved possessions have evolved along with the people that live there and the passing years.  The designs are quintessentially English in their feel, and is the inspiration behind them.  'Comfortably English' is the very essense of Cowparsley.'


With a range of fabrics to follow shortly....'Cowparsley at home' is set to be a perfect choice for the classic English look.

If you would like to incorporate Cowparsley at home's beautiful designs in your own home, do visit their lovely website here.

I am certainly wishing for a client project in the future in which to use these gorgeous designs...a child's nursery maybe...those rabbits and rocking horses are just adorable!

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Wishing you all a very happy Thursday...

Sophia xx

www.sophiawadsworthinteriors.co.uk



Tuesday, 3 February 2015


TULIP LOVE...


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It is at this time of year, that I wait with great anticipation for the first tulips to appear in the garden.  Being one of my absolute favourite flowers, I take on the back breaking task of planting several hundred new tulip bulbs each Autumn....a job that is so worth the rewards!




With a couple of months still to wait, I make a point at the moment of buying a big bunch each week from my local Friday Farmer's Market, to enjoy on my kitchen island....a cheery and fresh addition to brighten these cold, grey days.










From the purest of whites...




To the brightest of brights...




The most dark and glamorous...






The prettiest of pinks...




In a whimsical centre piece...





 Or a beautiful edible delight...


An elegant place setting...



Spring bridal simplicity... 





I love them all...

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Wishing you all a very happy week!

Sophia xx