A random handful of glamorous jewels.

A Rare Resource

Throughout history, the fashion world has used rare resources…
Meet Miss Lilly!

New beginnings…

Over the last seventeen months (yes that's not a typo) we…
From our home to yours 2020

A Christmas Wish

Every Christmas for as long as I can remember, Christmas…
Inspiration and execution

Where Do We Find Inspiration?

Something I've been asked about over the years of I've been…
Strawberry jam!

Making Jams…

Today we buy things. We buy nearly everything we wear, eat,…

Blossoms and Leaves

In the early spring of this year I started a few seeds. It…
Vintage Treasure

My Love of Vintage Stones

The question I get asked all the time as a jewellery designer…
The Atelier is GREEN.

What is Your Favourite Colour?

Everyone has a favorite colour, whether we acknowledge it…
No emails and no noise.

Just Add Water

Water is a part of our world. We are made up of mostly water.…
A Footman's Delight

Setting The Scene

One of my biggest joys in life is setting the dining room…
Drinking to great times.

Dressing Fancy

As a song from 'Les Mis' begins, there was a day in times…
Unconditional love.

A Man’s Best Friend

How do you describe a best friend? How many words or experiences…
Seeded wholewheat bread

Breaking Bread

We use the term 'breaking bread' to talk about eating with…

Buds and Blossoms

  Spring has always been an important time of year…

Stately Homes

Why do we have a fascination for how people lived a century…
Blue and white embroidered napkins bought in Knutsford, UK.

My Madness for Blue and White

Why is it that I can't resist blue and white china or fabric…
Balcony planter tubs ready plant.

Planting Seeds

Yesterday I did something that children do. I planted seeds.…

Royals Around Us

Queen Elizabeth made an historic address this week to talk…
One of several Tiffany-style lamps in my collection.2020 Alan Anderson

Lighting And Its Effects

Lighting or lack thereof is something we deal with from the…
Part of my Carlton Ware 'Lettuce and Lobster' luncheon set.

Why Do We Collect?

I'm always fascinated by what each of us chooses to collect!…
"Tea for one" using my Great Grandfather's tea pot and my Aunt's tea china (made by my family)

Treating Yourself As If You Were A Guest

As we sit and reflect on things I realize we don't always…

We Learn from Yesterday To Plan For Tomorrow

Most of us today have lived in relative peace our entire…