Thursday, June 3, 2010



Many apologies again!!

Have been really hopeless updating my web page and I fully intend to rectify this by September 2010.

Has been a pretty chaotic year - Bed and Breakfast was very busy and had a lot of other things happening as well - so the web site was very neglected.


I have had quite a few enquiries from people wanting the bee hives shown in my garden in the June issue of NZ Gardener.

At this stage, I am unable to confirm when these will be available as my supplier is having problems getting them.

If anyone is interested in them, please email me at with contact details and as soon as I have an update on them I will get back to you.

Rain has finally stopped and I now hope to get into said garden and do very belated cutting back and getting the last of the bulbs in.

Until September!!


Sunday, March 22, 2009

MARCH 2009

Firstly, my apologies for not updating the website as regularly as I should have!! I will try better in 2009!

My reasons for not being able to do so have been very valid. I have been kept very busy with the shop and also my interior design work. In order to be able to commit more time to the interior design side of things, Tully House Linens will only be open on Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Monday or by prior appointment commencing from beginning of May 2009. This will enable me to free up more time to see clients in Christchurch and elsewhere on the other days.

With Autumn approaching – bringing a gradual end to those evenings on the front porch with wine! - thoughts turn to roaring fires and even warmer beds!
Pile your beds up with lovely layers of quilts and Tully House feather and down eiderdowns - I will endeavour to source more lovely fabrics to make up eiderdowns, comforters and cushions. Also don’t forget wonderful sheets both new and antique, afterall, the bedroom is our sanctuary and should be treated as such – no skimping in this room please!! It may only need a new pair of pillow cases just to freshen up your ‘look’.

I will also be hoping to get more French flour sack eiderdowns made up (an example of one can be seen in the March 2009 issue of NZ House & Garden in the article on my house) – These gorgeous antique flour sacks usually come decorated with blue monogramming and stripes or in red. They are such a gorgeous raw texture.

Accessorise, Accessorise! Don’t forget candles, scented sachets and hanging hearts made by Tully House.

Beautiful French soaps and bath oils and antique towels – I have a few of these stunning towels which make wonderful hand towels being of a longer length than usual and different lace and crochet edges – create that wonderful ‘shabby chic’ look in your bathroom.

Please keep in touch with me and let me know your thoughts and what you would like to see more of.

Also, I welcome new customers wanting interior decorating consultations.

Take care - Kirsty

Sunday, May 18, 2008

Finally ... after years of talking about it - Tully House has now got a website!

Of course, I now also need to keep updating this - which will require a lot of 'discipline' on my part! I will update with photos of new quilts and linens arriving.

About Me - Kirsty

I am passionate about home and garden - can never get enough of reading about homes and gardens - especially antique linens - the feel of these wonderful fabrics and the history of them - turning unloved items into wonderful new creations - breathing new life into lovely old bedding with the stunning handwork on so many of them.

Mixing up old with new - my head is constantly 'bursting' with ideas - just wish I could actually keep up with the pace of my brain!!

I enjoy pottering around in the garden - usually with a couple of cats or three in tow! and Molly our mad dog putting her pennys worth in too. I enjoy all the seasons of the garden - and at the moment Autumn is here with all her stunning colours of reds and golds. Akaroa Harbour glistens in the early morning and fills me a feeling of pure magic. The mountains stunning in the background.

Getting together with friends and enjoying the cooler weather with dinners around the fire and candles as evening closes in - with of course one or two glasses of wine!

I also plan to hold a few social events over the next few months - so watch this space. The first of which is:

Christmas House

This is to be held at my home as a mid-Christmas social gathering.

Get a group of friends together and come to Akaroa and joins us for a glass of wine and nibbles.

Date: Saturday and Sunday 2/3 August 2008

Time: 11.00 am - 5.00 pm on either day

Tickets: $25.00 with a lucky number on the ticket to go in the draw for a sheet set at the end of the weekend and a donation going to the Breast Cancer Society.

There are limited tickets - so please contact Kirsty at Tully House to secure your tickets by 27 June 2008 .

Just chat ...

We are having wonderful weather here at the moment - got around to planting the last of the spring bulbs to turn around and discover Lilly (my ginger girl on the front of my message board) promptly digging them up - ably assisted by Roger!

The hydrangeas are turning into their gorgeous autumn colours, the last flush of roses before winter and the little wax eye birds are feasting on the figs outside our bedroom window. Have a few jobs to get around to doing before the garden has its 'winter rest' and we all hunker down for winter around roaring fires - giving time to rest and hopefully produce some more goodies for Tully House.

I will end this first message with a huge thank you for all the support received from Tully House customers and hoping to welcome more 'like minded' souls to enjoy the Tully House range - I source different products and have a lot made up especially for Tully House to ensure customers of being able to buy unique linens and gifts.Came across a lovely quote the other day to remember summer by:

You can't pluck a rose
all fragrant with dew
Without part of its fragrance
remaining with you.

Take care and keep warm.