Tuesday, 22 February 2011

Found it!

I eventually found the photograph of the beautiful armoire filled with storage jars. Thought you might want to see what I was talking about!

The sun is shining today for the first time in what feels like a month. Away to walk the dog with a spring in my step!

Monday, 21 February 2011

Bottles and Jars

I have a thing about storage! I like everything to have it's own home, whether that's a tin, box, jar or bottle! I spend hours putting the kids toys back into the right box or tin, it drives me crazy when the mix up their toys!

I have longed for a larder cupboard for years, and would love one day to have all my jars lined up in a neat row! I recently saw a photo in a magazine of an armoir filled with Jamie Oliver glass storage jars but for the life of me I can't find it to share it with you. I'm sure you home magazine addicts out there will probably know the image I am talking about!

This is what I have 'in real life'!

Not too bad, and my jar collection is getting bigger!

Here is my inspiration for this month - the utility room, from Ideal Home magazine.

However in reality my utility is used as a dumping ground for the recycle, dirty washing, tools to be put away and piles of ironing. Don't think I'll ever achieve that kind of organisation.
However I did today buy two glass bottles to be filled with detergents, I'm getting there!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Pass it on!

It was pointed out to me that you are supposed to pass on a blog award! (You can tell I don't get them very often!) I have decided to pick a few of my favourite blogs, however I found this very difficult as there are so many of you out there that I admire - so for now I pick

Kirsti- a storm in a vintage tea cup! Love all her craftiness and is my port of call when I'm stuck!!

Pretty Vintage - Love the post 'Friday's Frocks'! and she has the most beautiful wallpaper in her home!

Dots and Spots - Love hearing all the business updates and of course beautiful designs.

Modern Country Style - I think we could move in together we have such similar tastes!

Lemonade Kitty - A fellow Cath fan x

Pretty at Heart - a new blogger and love hearing all about her house and new buys.

So there we are, however not sure if they all read my blog so if you know them pass on the award for me! Keep up the good work ladies x

Friday, 11 February 2011

Blog Award

I was so happy this morning to recieve this blog award from Tracy at Romi and Bob. I have been trying hard to keep up with my blog this year as I so enjoy reading the other blogs out there. It seems that many of us in this corner of blogland all have very similar tastes!

I pass on this award to:

Thursday, 10 February 2011

dots and spots!

Today I have arrived home fom work to find this!

I came across dots and spots while doing a bit of blog hopping and have been following along for a while now. Becky designs and produces some gorgeous products including decorative tapes. I thought they would make a nice change for present wrapping along with some plain paper. I'll trial it this weekend as the girls have yet another birthday party! (better social life than me!)

Here is the card I ordered for my husband on valentines day. I'm still holding out hopes for the Love mug from Emma Bridgewater!

Go over and check out her blog - beautiful!

Wednesday, 9 February 2011

Wednesday again

Where are the days going? I kind of feel it's a little like groundhog day however at least the days are rolling past. Only six weeks until we go to Australia to visit my brother and his family, and meet my new niece. (only six weeks to loose a couple of stone!)
My mum is leaving on Friday for three weeks so i had a made dash into town this morning to pick up some presents to take. After buying some lovely clothes in Mothercare and Next I headed to TK Maxx!!
I managed to find another couple of CK baby toiletries to put in the parcel, some cream and lotion. I also found two little purses with the old ladybird book cover design. I have noticed that there are a few bloggers out there who collect vintage ladybird books so I'm sure these will appeal to them! Also managed to pick up a french sign which will look nice in my bathroom! I'll let you see when I get it on the wall.

Over in Modern Country Syle Sarah is having a 'garden party' and i'm sure she would like you to join her! Click on the button on my sidebar to join in and read her fab blog


Friday, 4 February 2011

Dreary days

What a dark, dreary, wintry day. I don't think my feet and hands have heated up at all today.
A couple of things to brighten the day -

I finally worked out how to put a photo on my header! I'm very pleased with myself!!

A hyacinth plant reduced in M&S , blue is my favourite! The smell always reminds me of my Gran who always grew them for the spring. Her house was full of them and smelt lovely. Mine needs a pot though!

And here are my little bargain lanterns from my shopping trip last week. Looking cosy all lit.

Going to a neighbour for dinner tonight, love it when i don't have to cook!

Have a good weekend Sx

Tuesday, 1 February 2011

car boot

On Sunday I went to our local car boot sale. Never have gone looking before although I have tried to sell once without much luck (think I made the grand total of a tenner!). I think 'car booting' must take skill as I was finding it difficult to find anything, however at the last moment I spotted a very dirty cake stand with a ticket saying £4! What a bargain and it's really very pretty now it's all cleaned up! Feel encouraged to go back as so many of the blogs I read find some lovely treasures. Think I might have to go further afield to find the vintage eiderdowns!