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How to make a terrarium that won’t die in 6 weeks

Me and my terrarium.

The terrarium is back in fashion. You probably last saw one in the 1970s, gathering dust in Great-aunt Agatha's musty Victorian interior. Now you might expect to find them in hipster home stores, or on…

September 24th, 2017 - Gardening know how, The Middlesized House

10 no-time, no-money last-minute Easter decorating secrets

Easter decorating tips

I woke up to Easter decorating rather late this year. You may already have your spring door wreath, complete with succulents and quails' eggs on your door. And you may already have your Easter egg…

April 14th, 2017 - The Middlesized House

How to revive your Christmas table decorations with pink

Jewel pinks and purples for gorgeous Christmas table decorations

Can I tempt you with pink Christmas table decorations? We've come in from the garden this week (having cut armfuls of ivy, eucalyptus and birch twigs). And it's time to plan the Christmas table decorations.…

December 18th, 2016 - The Middlesized House

What is this year’s most charming Christmas theme?

Shelves made of old ladders and scaffolding boards

Stylist Liz Bauwens has picked a Christmas theme for at least one glossy magazine every year. She's worked for the Vogue group, Good Housekeeping, Ideal Home, House & Garden, Country Homes & Interiors and lots…

November 20th, 2016 - The Middlesized House