Roberta May Interiors - Blog

10 December 2018


marché de Noël, Vire, Normandie


14 December - 23 December 2018

As an exhibitor

I'm getting the preparations organised for this Christmas Market.

Making lots of lovely coloured 100% Cashmere items-

ie. Fingerless Mittens, Wrist Warmers, Hot Water Bottle Covers, Ankle Warmers, etc.

Check out the following for information....

www.calvados-tourisme.com/evenement/marche-de-noel-a-vire/

http://www.normandie-tourisme.fr/fma/marche-de-noel-a-vire/vire-normandie/fiche-FMANOR014V50DGJD-1.html?iDD=11

 

03 December 2018


CHRISTMAS FAIR CROSCOMBE, NR WELLS


Looking forward to returning to Croscombe for this Christmas Fair. It's warm and frendly and local.

THIS SATURDAY 8TH DECEMBER 10AM - 2PM

Lots of lovely gifts for your Christmas shopping.

We will be seeling some lovely luxurious 100% cashmere fingerless mittens, hotwater bottle covers, wrist warmers etc.

http://croscombevillagehall.org.uk/event/christmas-charter-market/

 


30 November 2018


Christmas Gift Fair


Just a quick notice to say that we are exhibiting our Cashmere designs at CHILWORTH MANOR near Southampton this weekend (Sunday 2nd Decemeber) 10am - 4pm. It's a lovely venue and we are excited at exhibiting there.

There will be a lot of exhibitors there to choose some great Christmas Gifts.

 

05 October 2018


1940's Armoire


We bought an Armoire that was looking somewhat tired on the outside but had some decorative inlay on the inside. It came flat pack when we collected it and I wondered how easy it would be to put back together again. Well, not problem on that front. Tongue and groove and metal bolts to screw in. I thought i might find it difficult to suss out which side the uprights were made for, but that was made easy too, with one being slightly different to the other. On the whole it was a delight to put together. And, it's rock steady!

 

23 July 2018


INTERNET Hooray!!!


Well, today was the day, we have nally got our internet service. In some ways it was quicker than expected and in others slower than expected but no complaints.

I'm now back in action after six months away.

So looking forward to lots of new ideas!

 

 

27 June 2018


A Long Time Coming


Well, we have been off the radar for a bit with our pending move abroad and it has finally happened. 

We should be getting our internet service connected at the beginning of July, so lots will be happening then.

Keep watching this space and keep up to date with our new life.

 

 

 01 August 2017


A Trip To A Fabric Supplier


I'm looking forward to visiting one of my favorite fabric suppliers today - Fabric Barn.

They have some wonderful fabrics of different designs, materials and prices. There's something to suit everyone. The staff are all very helpful with their knowledge and customer service.  

More to follow after my trip......

 It was a great trip - I took a client to check out and determine what it was she wanted. I also had William Morris wallpaper and other samples to match some fabric for another client. I went away to about four possibilities, but the more I look at them, one is standing out from the others.

Now, for myself, well there are lots that take my fancy. The Fabric Barn always seduces me with all the colours, patterns and types of fabric. It's a real 'must visit' place. Be 'wowed' by going there!

 

29 June 2017


How Do You Get A Hoarder to Clear?


Well, it was a tough time, trying to get my mother to sort out for downsizing when all she wanted to do was keep everything.

Here’s an example of trying to get fifteen umbrellas down to five.

 “Do you really need fifteen umbrellas?”

“Yes, I like them all”

So I line them all up, sorting them into colour.

“Look you have four brown ones, three black ones, one grey, two red, three navy and two multi coloured.”

“I don’t know why I have brown ones, I don’t even like brown. They can go!”

“What about the black?”

“If they are all the same, I guess I only need one.”

“What about the multi coloured ones?”

“I want to keep those, they’re both different.”

And so it went…..

I managed to whittle it down to six.

I did this with a number of items, letting her choose what she wanted to keep, but also putting logic into it by showing her the whole picture. Another example, sorting twenty three pairs of pyjamas using the same format. It was also to build up her confidence that I wasn't trying to throw out everything she owned and also I didn’t want her to think that we were taking away her choice of making her own decisions.

In the beginning it took a while, but afterwards I was told that she would leave it to me as she thought I would know best.

A plan was made for what she would definitely need for the new place, and then it was a case of sorting what she may like to keep that would create a theme for her future home. Anything I wasn’t sure about, she was asked, again keeping her confidence. 

 

 

04 September 2016


 

 

 

Wonderful Warming Colours

Ochre, orange and deep red!

An excellent colour combination for any room. Designing a room in these colours creates a  warm and cosy feel for a cold climate or the ochre, orange and red can create a sultry, exotic, Latin American feel for hotter climates.

If you want to make better use of your Rose Hips simply make some rosehip syrup.

Rosehips are a great source of vitamin C. They far exceed what you would get from oranges.

Rosehips are also great for osteoarthritis.

How you can use Rosehips:

Rose Hip Tea                                                      Candied Rose Hips

Rose Hip Juice                                                   Rose Hip Jam

Candied Rose Hips

18 July 2016


Pretty in Pink


While returning from a trip to Beer in Devon, we pulled into a layby and loved the 'Pretty in Pink' bales.

It certainly jazzes up the countryside.

25 July 2016 - UPDATE

                                   I have just been told by a friend that farmers cover them in pink to sell bales for Cancer Charity. One of her friends call them his "big marshmallows"                                                           

                                                                       

                                                                                                                                          

13 June 2016


The Chill Out Table cum Magazine Rack

This is such a useful side table cum magazine rack. It's a good colour that will blend in with most colour schemes, it's useful for putting those cups of coffee or glass of wine on when having a browse through a magazine. Keeps everything tidy without being too precise. 

This is now someone's 'must have' as have recently sold it. 

 

12 June 2016


An Amazing Sunset


This is an amazing sunset. The colours of rich red, orange, grey and black would make the perfect colour combination for an interior design project or printed as a piece of wall art making a design statement.

 

 

 

02 June 2016


Radiator Design


This is a radiator from the past, and Wow! What a whopper. I have to say I have never seen the like. The heat this radiator must generate must be amazing and I wonder at what cost?

This would make the most show stopping design feature, let’s say in an old converted wharf building. This one is show in an 18th Century property.



 

A Great Day Out


31 May 2016


There’s something about a MONKEY PUZZLE TREE that I really love, though I’m not sure what it is. Maybe it’s something to do with the fact it’s different, stands out from the crowd, looks tropical and manages to survive in the U.K. climate?  It’s one of my ‘must have’ when I get a garden to do it justice.

 

      This picture of the cone makes me think it’s something you can eat, that will be delicious, that it will ooze a thirst quenching milk and flesh that will give an exotic, refreshing taste Mmm…

Let me know what it makes you think!

Oh! sorry got carried away there, the tree was on a Great Day Out at A La Rhonde on the way to Exmouth.



 

I love Irish Linen


06 April 2016


There is something about Irish Linen that is fresh. I feel it's something to do with the fact that it is a natural fibre.

These particular towels give a wonderful luxury feeling to any bathroom making you feel special into the bargain.

They have been edged with handmade cotton crochet.

Something I found out recently, is that my Grandfather on my mother’s side worked in the cotton mills in Ireland.

 

 

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