On Saturday morning I popped round to our local monthly antiques fair and found this old oak cake stand. Slightly warped but with lots of potential for display purposes. I knew when I saw it that it would be very useful for Deb and I in our new venture (more of that another day). I raided Mr C's paint collection and gave it a couple of coats of 'Sky Blue' from The Little Greene Paint Company.
On Saturday afternoon we went to our nearest National Trust property Canon's Ashby house and church. We had a look around the garden and had some lunch. It is a beautiful property and we visit fairly often as we are members of the National trust and it's lovely to have something like this so close to home.
We also went over to Farthingstone village and bought some cakes to take home from the Bay Tree Cottage open day. Mr C bought a few plants and we sat in the garden and enjoyed tea and cakes in the sunshine.
This old gate was just down the lane from Bay Tree cottage and the bench with the lovely inscription was down the lane on the way out of the village.
On Friday I went to London with my lovely girl who wanted a break from revision.It was incredibly hot but we still had fun. We had lunch on the South Bank outside the Royal Festival Hall and we sat and watched the world go by.
I treated myself to the basket bag from Cath Kidston's Covent Garden shop. This was after much excitement from seeing a couple of the stars from the Pineapple Dance Studio show. The studio is just round the corner from the Cath Kidston shop.
We then had to visit the new Jack Wills store on Long Acre, Covent Garden . This is probably the biggest of their shops and was beautifully decorated with vintage silverware, books, bathroom fittings, faded Union Jack flags and pictures. The chandelier on the stairway was enormous, and the walls were covered in vintage prints.