A New Blog and a Photo Shoot

December 12, 2016

A New Blog and a Photo Shoot

Here we are after a very hectic November with a new website and a new blog. I am a little bit out of practice with blogging as I have spent the last few months paying careful attention to the website and making sure that everything is just right. Bear with me while I get the hang of it again!

For those of you who don't know me, I am Julie, I am 29 years old and I have not long since moved into a house in my hometown of Barnard Castle. I live with my partner Paul and Jess our labrador, and between us we are going to completely renovate our 1930's house and garden and make it all just so. Well, that's the plan!

I think I have a lot to learn along the way, but hopefully it won't be long before I can start using some more great garden accessories in our lovely little garden. I can't wait to be able to sit out on warm Summer evenings. It is currently a bit overgrown, and apart from cutting a few things back and starting the weeding, I intend to leave the garden alone until after Christmas. Unless I get bored that is...

When it came to our recent product photo shoot I had to improvise a little (a lot, actually!) when we needed to use the garden. I asked my very kind Auntie and Uncle if it would be possible to use their perfectly manicured garden as a backdrop. They were more than willing to help, and despite the late Autumn weather we managed to use their rockery, waterfall and patio areas as a backdrop for our lanterns, lights, furniture and throws. I really enjoyed placing the lanterns in groups and deciding which looked best together. It was also fun arranging the throws and cushions how I would like them to look in our own garden. 

tweedmill throw outdoor living

Although it was a bright day the frost did not lift and we were all rather cold. It occurred to me that most people look at the garden from indoors when it is cold, or just walk through the garden and up the driveway. I can't wait to start planning the lighting for our garden to make it seem magical in the frosty evenings and mornings. Anyway, enough romancing! Once we had finished the shoot and our fingers had thawed out we realised that we had some pretty good shots too. This one is my favourite...