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With Easter less than two weeks away we turn our thoughts to styling our homes for spring.

With apple blossom on the trees & all the spring bulbs starting to flower its the perfect time to bring the outside into your home.

With that in mind I thought I would share with you how to style your homes this spring using foraged finds in simple styling methods, giving an unloved area a quick and simple refresh in an affordable & stylish way.

Spring is always my most favourite time of year, with the promise of longer warmer days & new life starting to bloom in our gardens with free flowers & foliage galore just waiting to be used.

Using Spring blossom is my most favourite thing to use, whether it be a few sprigs in a glass ginger jar or suspended from an old vintage ladder which gives a room a little drama, plus once its up you can use it for all seasons.

To suspend your ladder you must use strong fixings from a beam into a ceiling hung with with strong fishing line which is tough enough to take the weight of the ladder, being clear it looks like its suspended in mid air so no noticeable strings to keep it asthetically pleasing.

Once the hard bits done you can enjoy dressing with spring blossom & foliage & easter decorations either handmade paper eggs & bunnies (the lighter the better) & anything else you would like to add bearing in mind of weight tolerance maybe including some makes that the children have made so they see their artwork hanging on display.

Adding glass t-lights will add glimmers of light looking magical hanging above a dining table

whilst adding wire work can add a quirky touch keeping your display and individual one.

Once you have the hanging displays all done you can then start turning your thoughts to the easter table.

We all have our own style & whether it be modern, vintage, rustic or a bit of both ~ whatever your style remember to make it fun & simple & the *Golden rule* ~ let your imagination run with it, no rules ~ just enjoy it!

Using vintage bunny moulds & clusters of egg moulds filled with moss, empty quails eggs & feathers will add a classic twist to your table. Centrepieces can be as simple or elaborate as you wish .... only rule is to make sure if you want to sit round it you have to keep it simple enough that you can fit your food of course :-)

Use buckets of hyacinths, terracotta pots of ferns & rustic crowns for a botanical feel, bringing the outside in, using old wooden spools as candle holders re purposing the old whilst mixing with new gives a textured layer look whilst remaining uncluttered ~ finish pots off dressed with fresh moss which will hide all the untidiness of the underneath making it pleasing to the eye.

Not forgetting to dress mirrors, sideboards & any other empty & unloved space.

I chose the happy daffodil, a beautiful spring flower thats one of my favourites & particularly the crown prince my favourite variety for their fragrance & fluffy double heads.

Mixing faux with real & Layering vases of onion grass, twigs & glass domes add drama & just shout spring is here,

Last but not least ~ enjoy dressing your home, don't feel as though you have to follow trends, follow what feels good for you, trends and fashions come & go & its best to use ideas and take them and transfer them into your own style, because sometimes what looks good in one home, may look out of place in yours ~ so *Golden rule 2* ~ follow your heart, be as creative as you like or if you prefer to keep it simple then do so ~ remember no rules ... enjoy it!

If you'd like to join me for a styling session in the studio whether it be your starting a new business & need a little help styling shots for your website & social media & need a little starter or you would just love some time out of your busy schedule learning something new then do make sure to subscribe to our newsletter where we have our new diary dates coming out beginning of April with workshops, pop up dates etc.

but for now I'm sending you all a huge hug & just to wish you all a very

'Happy Easter' & really look forward to seeing you all when the studio opens beginning of May for our first pop up of the year with monthly workshops, including guest exhibitors & artisans joining us along the way ~ so for now ~ Take Care & see you all soon

Love Jules xx

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Well August ..... i'm really not sure how we got here so quick ... these past few months have flown by & boy haven't we crammed a lot in.

We've attended some beautiful virtual fairs including the fabulous places online market & the ever beautiful Dorset instabrocante to which both have kept us all very busy.

at H&V hq I've been really busy creating new soft furnishings including teds very own collection (those who are not on insta ... this is ted our dog ;-) ....

As soon as we could after lockdown was lifted, We've been out buying lots of gorgeous new stock to restock the wesbite & getting ready for some amazing events coming up this month .... August promises to be really busy one for us with 3 events, which you will be able to find all the info over on the diary of events page (link in menu) with an actual live one in Haslemere high street this Saturday celebrating VJ Day & supporting local shops & small businesses .... so do check out in diary link above.

So get ready for a really busy month ahead with us & keep your eyes peeled for a very exciting date for September (as long as we are all still able) but more will be revealed about that nearer the time.

So stay safe everyone & keep following us to see a really exciting & creative autumn programme coming up to keep you all entertained

But for now please Take care of yourselves & we hope to see you all soon

lots of Love Jules & Ted (the dog) ;-) xx

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I can't quite believe another month has passed by since we last chatted,

I don't know about you but with the weather being so beautiful, it has made it so much more bearable & with lockdown easing, we can look forward to a beautiful, freer summer months ahead whilst staying safe x

Whilst we have been at home, we have been keeping ourselves very busy beavering away behind the scenes with lots of your lovely orders from the website (thankyou xx) & taking part in the most wonderful Dorset Brocante at the beginning of May .... if you joined us I hope you enjoyed it.

Sally & her lovely team have another one planned on the 27th & 28th June so do join us all over on Instagram x

In other H&V news we have been working on a few new collections, but the first to be revealed is the 'Dad Collection' which is now live & ready for fathers day on Sunday 21st June so if you need some Inso then do pop over for a browse under the H&V collection & in the garden gallery are some bits that dad will love too ..... we are always happy to post direct for free with a lovely message & always beautifully gift wrapped with some H&V love x

And leaving the best to last ......


As you all know, I started H&v back in '2015' with our little country fairs in Grayswood & Guildford with my small select group of talented artisans, makers & collectors joining me in help make an empty hall/marquee turn into a beautiful treasure trove.

The aim was always to take H&V online but wasn't sure how, but slowly & surely things have finally evolved naturally with making & selling the things I love & working again with the people that made the fairs what they were.

So finally this beautiful collection has been created with some of my favourite & most admired artisans & after years of working together have become good friends ..... so grab a cuppa & have a read about our lovely new guests that you can find under 'the Artisan collections' .....but for now see you all in July with a few extra dates for your diaries, a beautiful new homeware & soft furnishings collection & a few extra artisans joining us along the way .... Take care for now

Love Jules xx

Meet The Makers

Talented Artisans & Makers collaborating

all under one beautiful umbrella


Quirk & Whimsy is the creative journey of designer maker Anna Mccallion, who is entirely too enthusiastic about playing with clay, paper and needlefelting. Her family and dogs like to think she is fairly enthusiastic about them too.

 Having studied ceramics and three dimensional design at university in her youth she has continued to develop her passion for the materials and processes involved in the creation of one off pieces. 

Working from a garden studio in Farnham, Quirk & whimsy creations are wildly eclectic.

Inspired by nature, wonder, found objects and tiny worlds, the work includes practical pottery as well as delicate porcelain, sculptural pieces, paper mache and one of a kind heirlooms each with a little whimsy and wonder mixed in.

Jane Clift  Wire Sculptor “My sculptures are a representation of strength, wholeheartedness,  Warmth and softness”

I live in Alresford, Hampshire where i make three dimensional sculptures.

Largely self taught, i come from an artistic family and from an early age had exposure to art and music, focusing on music which then went on to teach. In my early twenties, I won a place in the highly acclaimed National Youth Theatre where i appeared in a number of West End plays and a BBC Play for Today. She then toured the Country as stage manager for a one man show, including the Edinburgh Festival where they won the best Fringe award. A few years ago, I had a serious accident which required a complete skin graft to my right hand and discovered weaving soft wire a fantastic therapy for regaining dexterity. The goal was to play the piano again, but discovered a new love!

Caroline Thompson

Hi, I’m Caroline.

I started silversmithing about 15 years ago on an adult education course. I really took to it and one course led to another and another. I now have a fully equipped workshop at home near Ascot and I like nothing more than setting myself up with a coffee and the radio and experimenting with new ideas and designs. I like using textures and gold plating to add lustre and interest.

I take a lot inspiration from

the amazing patterns,

in nature such as seed pods and shells.

I truly love what I do and there’s nothing more pleasing when other people do too.

All our beautiful collection is available to browse on our online shop

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