Two weeks on - lovely feedback - and what's coming up for Autumn

| Posted in Autumn Preview, Coming soon, Italy, Modern Country, Travel |

Hello There

Well, here we are just two weeks on from Natural Calico went "live" - can it really only be two weeks ?????

I can honestly say that I have been thrilled with all the wonderful support and well wishes. Launching a new business like this is so different to anything I've ever done - daunting in a way ...  but exciting too. To receive such amazing feedback has been fantastic.

I'm still on a steep learning curve with the whole blogging and Social Media side of things - a few wee improvements are on the cards - tekky stuff ain't my strength I'm afraid - bear with me :)

However - give me some fluffy cushions and a little 'vignette' to style and I'm one very happy camper ..... talking of which ...... now that the weather is beginning to turn Autumnal, I'm looking at our next images for the home page - so just to give you a little preview ....

I'm loving washed wicker these days with lots of added texture.


Am I the only one who cant resist a fab clock or three ???  The bigger the better !!!

Open Shelves - ooooh the styling opportunities are endless with when you have some nice shelves !! 

We have some gorgeous pure Woolen throws and cushions coming up shortly - perfect to snuggle up with a mug of cocoa now that the nights are drawing in. 

I also plan to add some new pages to the Look Book which several folk have told me they've been enjoying. Some fab vintage stuff too coming up.

Anyway, a huge thank you for the well wishes - below are just a few of the many comments I've received. It's not in our Irish nature to blow our own trumpets - so I'll let others do it instead :)

I said in the very first blog that it was a journey ...... holy smoke, I'll be needing a new set of tyres at this rate !!!!!

And finally finally - Autumn is one of my favourite seasons so I thought I'd leave you with some gorgeous images we took in a wonderful French farmhouse which to me, capture the very essence of this time of year.

Happy Gathering !!

Marie x




Editor of Period Living

Brilliant, Brilliant, Brilliant - we will pop it in the November issue.


Saw your fab site - really fresh and reads so well - beautiful pieces on offer. Love the blog too - makes the whole shopping experience so much more personal.


I want one of everything


Do you deliver to Italy ?


Do you deliver to France ?

Editor of Style at Home

Looks fabulous - well done Marie


It looks gorgeous - it wouldn't be anything else with you behind it


The great thing is even more people get to enjoy your wonderful talents so we don't have to plod the streets - and most of all, the craic is good along the way


Congratulations - the site is stunning

My Big Brother

Is this a big girls club or can blokes join too :) And just to prove it .....


Well done Missus - loving the site 

And also a big thank you to these popular Bloggers who mentioned Natural Calico in their recent Blogs :-

Pretty Far West - An Irish blogger (whose gorgeous home we shot) - she has a very witty turn of phrase!

Apple Pie & Shabby Style - Lots of lovely Italian girls seem to be enjoying 'Modern Country' - this one really made me smile....  

Some of the comments on my interview with Diana (Translated by Google from the Original Italian)


I read the interview in a single breath and looked at the pictures with the eyes of my heart! It 's all just amazing and I see myself there a lot! I think I'm a "Modern Country addicted" ... because it is true, it is difficult to combine style with functionality shabby and our city apartments.  I'm on my way to browse the online shop!  A big hug Diana!  Grace

Pauline Notaro

ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I went there ..... j'adore, I love it, it makes me crazy!!  those pillows ..... clocks... a dream!!! !