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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, 24 July 2010


There has been quite a bit of excitement in the air this week. Jackie has had a new addition to the family, well five actually.
As some of you may know a few months ago whilst out walking her dog Jackie was persuaded to take in an abandoned cockeral which had been left at a local stables. His crow maybe a bit rusty but Colin sure likes to strut his stuff! He has caused quite an interest in the hen house. Jacke went to collect eggs one morning and found five gorgeous little chicks all snuggled together.

Everyone has been fussing round them, they really are so fluffy and gorgeous. Although Mr Whiskers is not to impressed (the ferret not the husband!) As for Noodles the dog, well he can't understand what all the fuss is about.

We have had another amazing week in the shop having sold three of Charlotte's chairs already!
We have also got some lovely new little bird purses and bags in stock that are really sweet.
I am busy on the sewing machine making some more pretty floral tablecloths and aprons.

Our handmade items are selling out really fast, so much so that we are having a get together with some of our crafters to design more lovely ranges its all very exciting!

Sunday, 11 July 2010


Oh my word! Can't believe how fast time has flown since we last blogged! Sincere apologies.

We have been very busy though with some really exciting new ventures within the shop. We have now launched Hebden Hampers in a joint venture with Copa House Cafe. Amber is providing the picnic food, including her scrumdidilyumptious cakes and we are putting the yummy picnic into one of our lovely baskets together with beautiful vintage china, cutlery,doillies, pretty linen napkins, a picnic mat and throw. What a wonderful treat for boaty days, proposal days or simply lazing in the sun days!

We have also introduced Alice's Attic a range of mismatched vintage china for hire, which has been in such high demand that we have started to sell pieces as well.

The website should hopefully be up and running soon. How exciting! We will also be providing a newsletter subscription to keep you posted on events and offers.

We had a new star join the team of crafters this week, Charlotte, she upholsters furniture in the most gorgeous floral fabrics. One of her chairs had only been in a day before it sold!

Hope you are all enjoying this glorious weather we are having at the moment. Which reminds me better bring the washing in, just in case!

Lots of love
Denise xx