Saturday, 25 October 2014


It's been a very long time... we've succumbed to the easiness of Instagram & forgotten about our little blog, and it has been rather neglected... so here's another attempt to rekindle our Rosehip blog...

we've had so many apples this year, a real treat as it's our last Autumn here at 'Oakapples' so there has been lots of Apple related baking/eating/juicing!

Pears too!
We have just received our lovely containers filled with Nutmeg & Cinnamon Wax, the smell is heavenly! We have lots of different sizes, shapes & styles. Available to buy online and lots more to choose from at the shop too.
Farine Ceramic Jar with Nutmeg & Cinnamon Wax Candle

the cutest cider cup with nutmeg & cinnamon candle

beautiful french plate with posy design

at the shop, dresser painted by us... lovely scrubbed blues & whites.

love the whites against the blue, and textures of the coral & enamel teapot
We have just returned from our last buying trip of the year, with lots of new finds from France & special pieces for Christmas soon to be arriving at the shop...

find us on instagram @rosehipinthecountry 
for pictures of the shop & items for sale


Sunday, 18 May 2014

May at Rosehip...

Roses, Peonies & more, we have fresh flowers & plants every week

from the meadow... Cow Parsley & our range of French enamel jugs, teapots, coffee pots & other pretty ones

lace, old frame, provencal market basket

lace panel, and details on lovely old cart

scene from the kitchen, French canvas, old fire place & pretty dried alliums

beautiful packaging

French haberdashery & crochet tools inside

hydrangeas (as always), star detail on galvanised bin & white enamel jug with gold stripes

Sunday, 13 April 2014

Little Vignettes...

french lace .  fine wooden comb . old tin with lovely decoration . House Doctor velvet ribbon with gold edging .

handmade tote bag in linen & vintage fabric . french haberdashery . shears . old 'Dijon' mustard pot .

we have lots of french haberdashery available at the shop... especially lengths of lace & pieces of delicate crochet

delicate details in this piece of lace, can you see the butterflies?

'Hatley' Tote Bag . french lace . spectacles & case . letter stamps .

Moss Stetson . circular frame with starfish (Victorian) . french haberdashery . driftwood .  hydrangea petals

lengths of French lace . collar . shells . dahlia postcard . fan coral from Toast look book .

simplicity in faded whites

Rosehip bag . Butterfly Journal . old match box . beachcomber finds

For more information on any of the products in the photographs please email us at

Saturday, 22 March 2014

Spring Days...

a long walk at Holkham Beach on a fresh spring day

  someone else enjoyed it too!

new website products...

  Hydrangea Canvas

love this old label on the back of the canvas

parrot tulips, fresh cut flowers every week, as well as little plants & planted containers

we now have the little kitchen open at the back of the shop... grey dresser with lots of french whote plates, bowls, tureens...

book details

And don't forget we're on Instagram, find us @rosehipinthecountry

we try to take new photographs each week, so please email us if you see anything you like

Friday, 3 January 2014

Happy New Year

Wishing all our lovely customers a very Happy New Year 2014

& thanking you for your wonderful support throughout 2013...

and don't forget 20% off almost everything throughout January...

Saturday, 23 November 2013

New Site...

We have changed our website....

For online shopping at Rosehip please click the link below

or come and see us at our shop at Hall Street, Long Melford, Suffolk

we are open thursday, friday & saturday from 10am

lots of interesting pieces every week, handmade items & fresh flowers & plants...

We will also have lots of lovely things for Christmas gift ideas too.

Please note the Rosehip Barn is not open this year.

Tuesday, 6 August 2013

Cherry Focaccia...oops...the recipe!


30g yeast
550ml warm water, plus more if needed
1kg strong flour 
200g golden caster sugar
pinch sea salt
120ml light olive oil, plus extra for dribbling
1.5kg cherries stoned

Notes: I halved the recipe and also did a mix of white & wholegrain flour.

- Crumble the yeast into the water & mix until smooth. Put the flour, half of the sugar & the salt into the bowl of a food processor with the dough hook in place. Start the motor & slowly pour in the yeast, then the olive oil. Knead until it becomes smooth & elastic.
- Lightly grease a large bowl & turn out the focaccia dough into it. Cover with a damp tea towel & place it by the Aga/somewhere warm for about an hour or until it has doubled in size.
- When the bread has had its first proving, knock it back by punching the air out. Line a large roasting tin with a large piece of bake-o-glide or grease proof paper( make sure you grease the tin) & shape the dough into the tin, stretching it to fit. Scatter over the cherries & using your fingers, press them into the dough, giving it a dimpled effect. Leave the tin by the Aga/ warm place for its second proving & when it has doubled in size, drizzle over a little olive oil & the remaining sugar.
- Place the tin on the floor of the Roasting Oven & bake the bread for 20-25 minutes. If it browns too quickly insert the cold plain shelf on the second set of runners.
- Cool in the tin for a few minutes, then remove the bake-o-glide/grease proof paper & move on to a wire rack to finishing cooling.

For Conventional Cooking:
Pre-heat the oven to 220 degrees/425 Fahrenheit/gas 7 & continue as above.

Recipe from Amy Willcock's Aga Seasons

If you make the whole loaf, keep half in the freezer in slices. very nice toasted!