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Hello! We are Denise Lever and Jacqueline Harriss, welcome to our shop Country Cousins Lifestyle. It is nestled in the heart of Hebden Bridge in the West Yorkshire Pennines. We sell English and French Country style furniture and beautiful items for your home. We have cushions and candles, lamps and linens, hooks and hangers to cards and clocks. Lots of artisan makes and unique finds from brocantes and flea markets. If you love Shabby Chic to Rustic Prairie a visit is a must. We also have a special hidden secret! Shabby Chocolat our rococo style chocolate boutique! Come and have a mooch! We are sure you will love it as much as we do!

Tuesday, 26 January 2010

Christmas Bliss!

Hi everyone, Jackie here and this is my first attempt at posting on the blog, but it is lovely to be telling you about my recent holiday. For a few years now we have followed our lovely family Christmas with a break in our favourite spot in the heart of the brecon beacons. Letting in the new year in this mystical place is really special to me now and we have got to know so many lovely people here. Cordelia and Colin who own the cottage we rent always make sure that it is well stocked with logs for the fire and there are beautiful flower arrangements in the vases. There is a lovely deep free standing bath which is great to relax my muscles in when I have been out walking the dog, or our daughter Sally has had us shopping in Hereford or Abergavenny. Our dog Noodles enjoys it so much that if we say Wales now he thinks he is off on holiday.
As you can see in the pictures we did not escape the snow there this year. It did not stop us getting out for some good walks and there is always a warm welcome at the local hostelry with some hearty food and a good cider.
I will be blogging again soon or why not pop in the shop for a chat.

Saturday, 9 January 2010


Happy New Year!
We are really excited about this year as we are introducing lots of new lovely goodies for yourselves and your homes.
Our dove hearts have sold out again but don't worry we have ordered some more! I managed to get a photo of one before they all went as you can see. How pretty is the stationery too. Its so nice to receive a letter in the post instead of emails and texts.
I am busy making more shabby hearts especially the pink ones to keep up with demand. They are proving popular for weddings and make an ideal valentines or Mothers
Day gift.
I am also working on a new idea for weddings which I will keep you posted on. Its going to be a busy year with handmade products for us. Its really good to see handmade items growing in popularity, Kirsty Allsop has done wonders with her handmade programmes and if you like them you will love our shop!
We have a new range of jewellery too from Indigo Heart, bracelets, earings and beautiful chokers.
We are sourcing more authentic french and farmhouse furniture too, its exciting to see it going to new houses that our customers have moved into, many of whom we have followed their excitement from first view to moving day. How much fun it is furnishing a new house and turning it into a pretty home. We have seen some lovely photos of pieces we have sourced for customers placed in their new homes.

Speaking of lovely photos Jackie took a break in her favourite hideaway over the Christmas season, and will be posting some pictures and telling you about it. She will also be introducing you to Noodles her adorable dog. We will be sharing stories of pets and family in our blog as they bring laughs, raised eyebrows and oohs and ahhs in the shop.
Well its time now for a nice cup of tea,a biscuit and feet up with my book.
Denise x