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Houston, we may have a problem…

Hello, my name is Gemma and I am a shopaholic.  To be precise, a thriftaholic.  Like most women I love to shop. Before Luxe in the Cottage I mainly bought clothes.  And shoes,  yes lots of shoes.  To the point that whenever we moved house (and if you've been reading my posts you'll remember that I… Continue reading Houston, we may have a problem…

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Luxe in search of wicker

When we started planning the mother-of-all-renovation-projects two years ago we told ourselves lots of little lies.  The type of lies you need to tell yourself in order to have the courage to step forward and do something that literally scares the poop out of you.  The lies that make you think you'll be fine living in… Continue reading Luxe in search of wicker

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Once upon a time…

Once upon a time, there lived a girl from Essex.  She had a really good job, a car with only two doors and plenty of time to daydream about how stylish her house would be when she chose to simply hop onto the property ladder one day.  She took long walks by the river, actually pausing to admire… Continue reading Once upon a time…