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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!

Saturday, 27 February 2010

Freeeeezing February

Hi all
Can you believe its the end of February already. I know its a short month but it has gone so quickly. I have just got back to the shop after having had a week off to catch up with some sewing and buying gorgeous fabrics ready for new ideas.

The results of my time off have now arrived in the shop, our own rang Heart to Home which includes tablecloths, aprons, vintage hair ties all in pretty floral fabrics along with reversible throws which are so soft and snuggly. My favourite tablecloth features a little bird and butterfly, I almost could'nt part with it!

As requested we will be having more Duck and Chicken oilcloth soon, as its our best selling design.

Jackie has been holding the fort, battling the elements and trying to keep warm, it really is freezing at the moment. She is also considering doing a rag rugging course, when she will find the time is another thing, she meets herself coming backwards as it is with all the paperwork at the shop besides looking after her chickens ducks and Colin the cockeral.
We have just had a delivery of Heyland and Whittle hat box soaps and room diffusers which are stunningly packaged. The fragrances are beautiful a favourite has to be the Neroli and Rose. It has been a busy week for our crafters too as they have been bringing in new stock. Mothers Day and Christening cards from Miss Millie her cards are so pretty and very popular they sell out very quickly.

More raggy hearts arrived from Indigo Heart, a lovely cream one which would be fantastic for a wedding gift.

Absolutely stunning were the new cushions from Jaygo along with her ever popular purses. The best as far as I am concerned were the absolutely delightful mittens that are her latest design. They are reversible and so snuggly and warm I just wanted to keep them on all day! They really do have the feely factor!

All our crafters are so lovely its a pleasure when they come in, we get so see all the lovely new designs and catch up with a good old chatter.

We have also risen to the Totally Locally Challenge, Jackie must take the credit for this one, it was her idea to put together our Tender Loving Care package of a wonderfully fragranced bag of loose lavender combined with one of Naturaleighs soaps finished with a little pink ribbon for a fantastic price of £5 and they look so pretty.

Totally Locally as the name suggests is a project aimed at encouring people to buy from their local shops in Calderdale and as there are so many lovely shops its not to hard a feat.

We will have a lovely story to share with you in the next blog. I cant say to much at the moment as its top secret!

So until then keep warm and have a nice cup of tea.

Denise x

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