No, not Dolce and Gabbana - Dumfries and Galloway! Just got back from a lovely long weekend break up in there visiting my Mum and Dad. A trip there isn't complete without a detour to Castle Douglas and a peek in our favourite antiques shop Country House Interiors (and its sister shop Antiques and Home). We came back with lots of goodies for the cottage! First up a nice rustic Victorian shelf with gorgeous handmade hooks
It will go above the day bed in guest bedroom when we finally get round to putting it up on the wall! We also bought this sweet little chest which looks really good under our french coat hooks in the "cloak room" area!
There are also some great shops in Kirkcudbright, I spied a really unusual jasper ware style jug which my thoughtful husband later bought for me for Valentines - who says romance is dead?
I've also been filling the cottage with more signs for spring, the crocuses I planted have started to flower ...
and the hyacinth bulbs can't have long to go now until they too are in full bloom.
I've been looking for something to hang on the wall over the fireplace in the main bedroom, I had thought that a nice decorative plate might have been the answer. I won these pretty plates on eBay:
But I'm not sure if either of them are right - the wall still seems a bit bare!