Friday, 12 March 2010

Special Day

Today was my birthday and I treated myself to a day off work and slow start to the day. I caught up on some lovely blogs over a nice cup of tea and opened some lovely pressies.

I had some beautiful flowers including this gorgeous hyacinth and rose posy from Crocus. This was a lovely surprise from my sister up in Scotland.

The pretty green enamel 'pot' planted with Spring flowers was from my friend Deb.

My lovely girl knows me well and bought me some pretty earrings, a new mug for my morning cuppa and a lovely spotty glass I had commented on when we were in CK in london a few weeks ago.

My biggest surprise was this fabulous tomato red coat that I had spotted weeks ago but couldn't justify buying it for myself. This will be something I wear and wear, it has a fabulous lining and a 50s/60s style swing shape.

Mr Corner House and I then set off for a trip to Stamford which is a beautiful market town with some fantastic architecture spanning centuries. It is also full of lots of lovely shops and places to eat.

There seemed to be lots of doors painted in varying shades of green.

I love this shop, full of lots of lovely things including a great range of Cath Kidston and Emma Bridgewater. I treated myself to a couple of bits of Cath.

This week I have found a few charity shop bargains including this original Lloyd Loom Lusty table.
I found three of these printed 1950s tablecloths for pennies. I particularly like this one with the roses and cottage design, I think it looks very Cath Kidston but the real thing.

I hope you all have a lovely Mothers Day weekend.


PepperPi said...

Happy Birthday Ann! Looks like you've had a nice day and some lovely pressies!

Clair x

Tilly Rose said...

Happy Birthday hun! Glad you enjoyed your day in Stamford....I go there loads of times it's fab!
Thank you for your kind words today x x x
Hugs Karen
x x x

Ticking stripes said...

Wow - fancy finding the Lloyd Loom table - I have just gone through the whole of my LL book to identify the shape but that particular one isn't there. I'm a LL fan and have more pieces than I care to admit. I loved the fact that it is still so robust even after all this time. And Happy Birthday - look as if you have had a day filled with all the things you love!

Annie said...

Thanks Wendy, I am wondering if it is actually a large stool rather than a small table, I think I will use it as a small table anyway.
Ann x

vintage flair1 said...

Happy Birthday Ann!
I am so glad you had a lovely day.
Have a great weekend.
Bridie x

Sandie's Patch said...

Hi there, belated Birthday Greetings to you! (I shan't ask how many candles....)
I'm hoping to come to the Northampton Vintage Easter Fair next Saturday, so will bring you a home-made pressie, please don't get too excited though,LOL!

Take care,best wishes,
Sandie xx said...

Happy Birthday! I am glad you are having such a lovely one! I love the lusty table! Quite beautiful it is! Have a lovely birthday weekend! I have a whole week now for my birthday! why not! suzie xxx

Thecraftytrundler said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday! I love Stamford, and it's about time I paid a visit there again!
Love your finds, and birthday goodies.
Have a great weekend!

Sharon xx

Andi's English Attic said...

Hey, happy birthday! Sounds as though you had a lovely day and lots of goodies. A nice trip out, too.
Ooooh! The spotty glass, the spotty glass!! xx

Annie @ Birdcages n Butterflies x said...

Happy Birthday Ann!!!
You got some gorgeous goodies there hun!!
Glad you had a lovely day x
Annie xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Yay, Happy Happy Birthday to you, how lovely to be showered with flowers,

Sarah x

bellaboo said...

Glad you had a lovely birthday... and what fantastic presents! That coat is gorgeous,just what I would go for...I love red.Your vintage finds are very nice too!

Bellaboo :o)

re said...

Happy Birthday.

funkymonkey said...

Happy Birthday. I wish I could have joined you on your trip to Stamford. I've heard it's a lovely place.


VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Glad you had a lovely day with lots of lovely suprises.

Lisa said...

A belated happy birthday!
Lovely place to spend your day, you are right that cloth is so very CK.
Lisa x

melanie said...

Happy birthday, what a wonderful day you had. xxx

Kissed by an Angel said...

Happy Birthday to you!!! You had some wonderful pressies!!