Rain rain, go away!

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detail of white felt cloud and multicoloured rain drop mobile on rain rain, go away poster

We got very excited this morning when this large package arrived from the U.S.

large cardboard box with overflowing packing beads

We hadn’t ordered it… we’d won it!

large cardboard box opened revealing rain rain, go away poster and mobile

It’s a fabulous prize from interior decorator/graphic designer Dee Adams, author of one of our favourite blogs, deedee9:14

detail of handmade raincloud mobile hanging from our kitchen window

Rain rain, go away poster designed by Dee Dee Adams

The giveaway consisted of this cute little cloud & raindrops mobile from The Butter Flying Etsy shop and a framed poster designed by Dee herself.

raincloud mobile in its new home hanging from the sash window in the kitchen above the herb seedlings looking out into the back garden

We’ve found good homes for both. The cloud mobile is hanging from the kitchen window, watering the seedlings beneath – and Dee’s poster is now hanging in our bedroom. It’s a lovely illustration whatever the weather!

Rain rain, go away framed poster designed by Dee Dee Adams

Having said that, it’s a very apt artwork for us – we live in Todmorden in the Pennines, one of the wettest places in the country!

We’re winners!

How fantastic – We won a competition a few days ago to name a gorgeous new range of stationery from the lovely people at Fabulous Stationery!

Thanks to Fabulous Stationery‘s Jay, Trish & Bruce and Holly of Decor8 for selecting our Winter Metro entry.

We can’t wait to pick out our prize – it’s going to be tough – such an amazing selection from which to choose!

We have a winner!

Congratulations to Kate Stuparyk of Ottawa- she’s the winner of our quiz. The Skinny laMinx apron & tea towel will shortly be making their way to her. They must be the most well-travelled kitchen textiles in the world – from South Africa to the UK and onwards to Canada!

For the rest of you, here are those answers:

  1. March
  2. Orange
  3. Thursday
  4. Fudge
  5. Grete Prytz Kittelsen
  6. Arabesque
  7. Granny Glittens
  8. Villeroy & Boch
  9. Mary Quant
  10. Fat Lava

Thanks for taking part, we hope you found it fun.

UPDATE: Here’s a photo Kate has sent us showing her modeling her prize!

Q is for… Quiz

Now we’ve got to the letter Q we realise that we should have saved our Jens Quistgaard blog for the ‘Q’ rather than use it up for the easier option of ‘J’. It’s a bit like saving the blank tiles for those special words in a game of Scrabble.

But it’s done now so we’ve decided to do something completely different today- hope you find it fun!

We’ve devised a quiz where you’ll find the answers in some of our previous posts. Like all quizzes, there’s a prize for the first correct submission.

When you’ve found all the answers email them to us at hello@hisforhome.com

Here goes then!

In what month did we launch our H is for Home website?

Screenshot of H is for Home website front page

We’ve got a particular soft spot for which colour?

Collection of vintage art glass vases

What day is the flea market on in Todmorden?

Stall at Todmorden flea market

What’s the name of our dog?

Our Weimaraner

Who designed these?

Collection of vintage Cathrineholm 'Lotus' enamelware

What’s the name of this range by Denby Pottery?

vintage Denby pottery coffee set

We’ve got a nickname for the lady that does our knitted items. What is it?

hand crocheted & knitted homewares

Which company produced this?

tall vintage pottery jug with green vertical leaf pattern

Which famous 1960s fashion designer was known to have sourced Welsh wool fabrics for her creations?

selection of vintage Welsh wool tapestry fabric & fashion

What two-word name is commonly given to mid-twentieth century textured West German ceramics?

collection of vintage fat lava vases

So, what’s the prize then? Well, we’ve just received some fantastic kitchen textiles by Skinny laMinx.

a corner of our kitchen

We’re stocking these screen printed aprons and tea towels in various designs & colours.

So we’ll put up for offer this matching cooks apron & tea towel – it’s the Orla pattern and you can choose to have it in this green chartreuse – or sharkskin colour.

Skinny la Mix 'Orla' apron Skinny la Mix 'Orla' tea towel

The prize goes to the first email we receive with all 10 questions answered correctly.

Good luck!!