Paula (@hillhousevintage) [similar]

London to rural Norfolk. English Country Interiors & Lifestyle Blogger. Decoratingโ€ขEntertainingโ€ขGardening ๐Ÿ“ฉ:hillhousediariesblog@hotmail.com

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! The wind outside is absolutely INSANE and howling like a banshee - so in the spirit of 'Throwback Thursday' I'm retreating once again to the 'Happy Place' in my mind, where the sun is shining, the days are hot, strawberries and cream appear at every meal, and the days are long and beautiful enough to take my darling Daphne for a leisurely spin! Have a safe and Happy Thursday! ๐Ÿš™๐Ÿถโค๏ธxx
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#escapism #throwbackthursday #englishsummer #countrylife #countryliving #englishcountryside #happydays #summerdays

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Is it possible for a dog to be a whimsical dreamer? Or is it just the whimsical dreamer in ME that imagines that Coco is staring out over the distant fields reminiscing about lost loves, exotic adventures and far off shores...? The truth is that I'm just an old romantic and Coco is probably daydreaming about kibble...Or that juicy looking pheasant on the horizon languishing in an oven ready pie. Have a lovely evening. ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿถ๐Ÿ˜‚xxx
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#twilight #sunset
#englishcountryside #england #countryliving #countrylife #countrydog #daydreaming #atouchofwhimsy #countryhome #countryhomesandgardens #englishhouses #oldhouses

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! I wish that I could say that this image was shot in my garden, but alas no - it's another beautiful image from @smithandmunson , but it's exactly how I'd like at least one of the beds at Hill House to look, so I need to up my game with the planting and perhaps buy a corset to strengthen my back in anticipation of Olympic level bulb planting! Thank you again for all of your wonderful and inspiring comments yesterday - I am amazed with gratitude and have read each and every one. I wish you all the most glorious day imaginable. ๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ˜˜xxx
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#flowers #tulips #flowersofinstagram #floral #floralfix #thatsdarling #whitetulips

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

There was a time - not so long ago, when I was almost embarrassed to admit how much I enjoyed and had been drawn into this fascinating world called Instagram. When my husband would catch me, yet again, scrolling through images on my phone, I would bashfully pretend that this time, I had been "checking the next day's weather", or perhaps "verifying a news item or spelling". I didn't know why other people's worlds, so beautifully captured in theses little squares , fascinated me so, or where my new found obsession was leading me. Well today was one of those days that reaffirmed my initial hunch that, if you look in the right place, Instagram can be a magical place. A place where new friendships can grow, alternative careers can take seed, creativity can blossom, new businesses can flourish and old businesses can reassert their identity and find their 'tribe'. Today was a day of beauty, creativity, celebration, kinship and joy, and it makes me so happy that I can share that with so many of you on my insta stories and on this page. Thank you for all of your wonderful comments today - your reaction to the stories has been overwhelmingly fabulous and I will take the time to reply to each one of you. Thank you as well for every like, every comment and every follow - each and Every day! Thank you everyone at @smithandmunson and @leafycouture for hosting such an amazing day, and thank you to Natali @natali_in_norfolk for being part of my 'Tribe'! ๐Ÿ˜˜โค๏ธ๐Ÿ’x
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#grateful

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! After weeks of craving the return of floral mania around every insta corner, I'm so honoured to have been asked by one of my Norfolk Girl gang @natali_in_norfolk to attend a guided tour of the @smithandmunson estate to see the tulip farm today! I'll try to capture everything on my insta stories so prepare for floral overload - especially the demonstration by @leafycouture ! I'm currently craving colour, so this flowerbomb of an experience couldn't come at a better time - Hurrah!! Have a terrific Tuesday- and by the way - the @smithandmunson flowers in the image? They're for YOU! ๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐Ÿ’๐ŸŒท๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ˜˜xx
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#tulips #flora #tulipfarm #flowers #flowerstagram #pinktulips #florabundance

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

I may be wrong, but as I sat at the station waiting for my son this afternoon, I felt as though it was lighter at 4.50pm than normal?? I'm with Sally @gettingstuffdoneinheels - Has the shift towards the light slowly begun? โœจโœจโœจ๐Ÿค”x
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#countryliving #countryhome #springwatch #imperceptiblelight

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! Happy, wet, dark, cold & windy, positive thinking despite the weather - Monday...enjoy!! ๐Ÿ˜ฌ๐Ÿ‘xxx
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#monday #january #januarymorning #countrylife #countryliving #englishcountryside #countryhouse #darkmornings

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! Started this morning with a family spinning class - yes ALL FIVE OF US ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿป (minus Coco)...! It's safe to say that some of us over the age of 18 (i.e. Mummy & Daddy) are suffering more than most...๐Ÿ˜ณ Now to get home to a huge fry up - We like to balance our healthy habits at Hill House. Healthy morning = Gorge and indulge freely for the rest of the day!! Enjoy yours. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿณ๐Ÿž๐ŸŸ๐Ÿ”๐Ÿ•๐Ÿ๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿ—๐Ÿง€
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#healthyjanuary #exercise

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

A quick dash out to collect some classic comfort food Coq au Vin supplies - do I break 'Dry January' if the wine is cooked?? ๐Ÿ˜ณ๐Ÿค”๐Ÿ˜‚xxx
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#comforteating #butisitcheating? #countrylife #winternights #twilight #cosyevening #dryjanuary #goodintentions #englishcountryside

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! Today you will mostly find me here with my feet up and a dog staring at the tea and biscuits I'll have in my hand. Have a very happy Saturday! โœจ
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#lazysaturday #weekendvibes #weekend

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

A casual Friday night in and I'm about to light the fire and have a sip of something non-alcoholic (roll on February and the end of ''dry January"... ๐Ÿ˜ฌ) Have a gorgeous evening all of you lovely people. ๐Ÿ˜˜xxx
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#fridaynight #fridaynightin #january #cosy #cosyhome #countryinteriors #countryhome #englishcountryinteriors

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! Away from the pink peonies and purple lavender in my mind...this is the frosty monochromatic reality...โ„๏ธ Happy Friday! xxx
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#january #januarymorning #winter #winterdays #frosty #frostymorning #englishcountryside #countryside #countrylife #countrydog

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! Through the window I'm seeing low, grey clouds and drizzle...in my mind I'm seeing pink peonies and lavender! Enjoy your day! ๐Ÿ’—๐Ÿ’œxx
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#summerdreaming #peonies #pink #pinkpeonies #lavender #myhome #englishcountryside #englishcountrygarden #mygarden #gardens #instagarden #summer #dreamingofsummer #thatsdarling #prettyinpink #alltheprettythings #instabeauty #dogs #dog #countrylife #england

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! I'm not normally one to wish away time or a particular season, but I tried to take a picture this morning and it's so dull, cloudy and dark as night inside and out - even at 8am - that I've suddenly felt an overwhelming longing for Summer, and warm sun and peonies and the smell of freshly cut grass, and...I could go on, but I'm sure you get the picture, and if not - here's one to help you along! ๐Ÿ˜ฉ๐Ÿ’—๐ŸŒบ๐ŸŒธโ˜€๏ธโœจxxx
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#isitsummeryet #winterblues #bringbackthesun #dreamingofsummer #cabbagesandrosesfabric #pink #peonies #pinkpeonies #flowers #flora #florals #checks #pretty #thatsdarling #alltheprettythings #summerday #summermemories #pinkchecks #summerdining #chandelier

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All! Gym bag packed and ready for a spinning class this morning in an attempt to rid myself of the Norfolk Christmas turkey sized rump that I've acquired over the last four weeks. What on earth was I thinking?? I absolutely detest spinning classes whilst I'm in them - but the results are remarkable. May it be the first...and the last of the year! Enjoy your day. ๐Ÿšด๐Ÿฝโ€โ™€๏ธ๐Ÿ™ˆ๐Ÿ˜–๐Ÿ˜‚xxx
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#reluctantexerciser #christmasindulgence #bedroomdecor #bedroom #countryinteriors #january #januarymorning

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

After hearing from several of my Canadian friends that they are currently experiencing temperatures of around -35 degrees...I am vowing to make an effort to stop moaning about the 'cold' weather here in the UK...๐Ÿ™„....Who am I trying to kid? I'm British and it's in our DNA to dissect, grumble about and discuss the weather during every season - and besides - wasn't it terribly chilly today!! Night night. ๐Ÿ˜†๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚xxx โ€ข
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#weatherobsessed #january #januarynights #entrancehall #winterevening #countryinteriors #countrystyle

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Good Morning All - Happy Monday. I'm off to experience all of the 'drama' of a country walk - or so it appears through Coco's eyes! Enjoy your day. ๐Ÿ˜‚xxx
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#countrylife #countryliving #awalkthroughthewoods

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Sorry for the sunset spam, but I'd quite forgotten how beautiful the big Norfolk skies are during sunset at the start of each year! Currently - and despite the cold temperatures- every evening seems to be a breathtaking raspberry ripple and vanilla sky event! Sit back and watch the show - Happy Sunday. ๐Ÿ˜Žโค๏ธโœจ
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#sunset #sunsets #norfolk #norfolkskies #englishcountryside #countryhome #countryhouse #myhome #countryhomesandgardens #oldhouses #georgianhouse

Paula (@hillhousevintage)

Happy Saturday. I'm Looking forward to getting back out into the garden when the ground is less cold and solid! What are your planting plans for this year? โ€ข
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#thinkingaheadtospring #garden #gardening #englishcountrygarden #englishcountryside #countrygarden #countryhomesandinteriors #countryhomesandgardens #simplethingsmadebeautiful #simplepleasures #slowliving #finditliveit #pursuepretty #seeksimplicity #ofsimplethings #beautifulmatters
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