Wednesday, 28 January 2009

excuse my hyperventilating....

I have just come across the newly updated Cath Kidston site, and here are just a few of my favourites.....

and I which bag? Decisions, decisions.............

and apparently there's more - lots of  "coming soon....."'s, the anticipation is killing me, I need some vallium or something, it's like I've had a major sugar rush!

they need to get a new web designer though, lots of cock-ups, just to name a few, they  have a mother's bag in the new spray flowers design priced up at £0.00, which will go in the your shopping trolley (didn't have the guts to check it out though), and a picture of a blue polka dot bag instead of what's meant to be a blue rose blanket?!?!

Tuesday, 27 January 2009

Floral beauties

Finally some decent light as arrived in my neck of the woods, so I thought I show off some of my newest pretties.

newly arrived carved rose cabochons from here

gorgeous Christmas presents from my family......

a lovely nest of tins from my brother

a beautiful CK box file from my sister

and the prettiest floral oil painting from my parents

two of my favourite recent thrifty finds......

this white linen embroidered table cloth with wide cotton lace edging in lovely condition for £2.50. 

and this dinky little souvenir jug "A Present from Brighton" for 50p

and last but not least, my new favourite mug, dainty design, but large enough for a decent dose of tea.

Monday, 12 January 2009

Recovering from chaos

This is the view from my window where I sit at my computer.
Back in October my father-in-law came to live with us, and up until the end of last week he was staying in my sewing room our spare bedroom while the junk storage facility outbuilding in our garden was converted in to a little annex for him to live in. In between then and now we have been living in chaos. Things that originally had homes have been been displaced, some outside under tarpulins, some just sitting about with no place to go.
My dining table hasn't been used for dining in a long while.

My garden has all been dug up with a digger, all my plants gone, to make way for new pipework.

the old boiler had to go, it finally gave up the ghost, and has left us with a unplastered patch in the kitchen and a load of new pipes that need to be boxed in.

But on the brightside we now have a central heating back which has been lovely, especially with this recent cold snap.

So now the big reshuffle must begin, it is time to find all things homeless a new place to reside, and restore some order to our home. Wish me Luck!