Wednesday, 11 August 2010

The Week So Far

This week I have some time off work and so far it has been pretty exhausting but good fun. At the weekend my sister and her husband and three young children came to visit. They live in Scotland so we don't get to see each other very often. We had a great time and made the most of the sunshine by eating in the garden.They were due to break their journey home with a couple of nights in Leeds but I suggested they head off on their own and leave the children with us for a couple of nights. They didn't need to be asked twice and were out the door pretty swiftly ! We have had a couple of days of paddling pools, parks, baking, lego making and ice cream eating and now the house seems very empty.

My lovely sister returned from Leeds with presents for me, these gorgeous cup cake bath melts that look good enough to eat. They are from a great shop called Rose and Co, check out their website and pictures of their beautiful apothecary style shop which apparently also says vintage dresses and other lovely things.

She also bought me another pretty Pip Studio cup and saucer to match my blue one and the sweet yellow rose. The little rosy pot in the background was a charity shop find along with the violets hat pin holder and are about to go in to my Etsy shop.

After they had all gone home Mr C took me to check out the new Recycle shop in town. This is where things that usually get taken the tip are being sold. Sadly gone are the days of rummaging on the trestle tables at the tip but the new shop is a much more civilised affair. Just as I arrived a lady was paying for the most amazing set up Cath Kidston style wooden kitchen chairs , I was very jealous ! However I found some nice old children's books so didn't come away empty handed.

This also arrived this week, a pretty vintage fabric, shoe holder. I am not sure what I will use it for yet but I don't think it will be for shoes.

Finally, please humour me while I show you pictures of my loo and bathroom ! I have waited so long for this ! Mr C has finally tiled the loo floor with blue/grey tiles from Fired Earth.These have been stacked up in the bedroom for ages and I have lost count of the times I have stubbed my toe. He has also painted the bathroom in a great shade by Farrow and Ball called Green Blue. The flooring still needs to be laid in the bathroom but it's a start. It also gave me an excuse to re-arrange my little shelf . The bathroom isn't pretty as such but I love it. The house is 1920s and the bathroom has the original tiles on the walls and we re-fitted the original deco chrome heated towel rail. The new wall colour seems very keeping with the period and I love the way it changes colour in different types of light.

Enjoy the rest of the week, I am off out now for coffee and cake with Mr C.


A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann,

I bet if we had the same offer to look after the kids for a few nights we would out the door faster then you could blink too..ha ha

I love the little bird teacups they are sooo cute. I love bird things.

The wall paper in the loo is fab-u-lous! The walls in your bathroom are lovely, it is a similar colour to the outside of our house, Blue green (by Dulux).

I am finding that our tip shop is becoming way to organised as well, I prefer a good rummage also :)

Enjoy your coffee and cake! Bye, Tamara x

miz-bag said...

fab wallpaper in the loo!!!!!!!

shari @ little blue deer said...

Those tiles are lovely! I'm so happy you have had a nice break, sounds like so much fun! Sweet, sweet little blog here, so happy to find you and happy to be your newest follower! Cheers!

vintage mum said...

I have also been waiting for tiles to be laid and I'm still waiting :)
Lovely books must have a look for peggy and the baking

All of the charity shops, well the ones I call chain store ones are much too tidy.

Cate x

A Blessed Life said...

I love the look of your bathroom and little shelves,also the loo paper seems to be a hit.I smiled at the book on the loo top as we have a magazine rack in ours lol.Lovely books a good find shame about the chairs maybe next time.xx

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Sounds like the whip has been cracked over at the corner house, nice job on the bathroom and loo Mr C.
Great books must get over to that one. See you tomorrow lets hope our day out proves fruitful.

Hesta Nesta said...

Those bath melts do look good enough to eat. Your bathroom and loo are lovely - I love Farrow and Ball colours.
Jo xx

Lisa said...

What lovely treats your sister bought you as a thank you.Lovely for them to get away and lovely for you to sped time with the children.
Love the wallpaper in the loo.
Lisa x

Thecraftytrundler said...

You are a great sister!! Bet your sister loved her little break! Her treats were gorgeous!
Lovely finds, and like the decorating a lot!!

Sharon xx

bellaboo said...

I love the colour of your bathroom.As we have the same border tiles I think I will be a copycat and paint ours the same with that pretty blue Farrow and ball.
Love the little shelf unit with all the treasures on too! Glad you had a lovely time with your sister,and the chidren. Enjoy the weekend!

Bellaboo :o)

Country Cottage Chic said...

How funny that our bathrooms are so similar! I am coveting your wall shelf - I still need to find one (I even have a Polish doll dressed as a sailor girl!)



Ho I love your bath room , the wall paper, your shelf with all the seaside themed things is so me ,i want them all, you have good taste girl!!! Glad you had a lovely time with your family.. now my boys are 16 and 20 , miss all the kiddy stuff. have a lovely week, Linda x

Ticking stripes said...

Lovely post especially the bathroom shelf - and you have one of my favourite Vernon Ward's sitting on the top! It's called Safe Anchorage, Mousehole (which is one of my fave places in Cornwall) if you don't have the name on the back! (And somebody thinks they are selling the original on Ebay right now (but I'm not convinced!)PS - Particularly loved the last post too - haven't discovered that part of London yet - but its on the "to do list"!

a mermaids purse said...

loving the wall paper!! wowza! ;0)
you have soooo many beautiful treats and treasures its like waking up in heaven everytime i visit your delightful bloggy x