Friday, 18 September 2009

A few pretties

I've been doing a spot of cleaning this morning. Just some light dusting and a bit of tidying. Nothing too tough. And while I was flicking my duster around I spotted a few things that I realise I've never shown you before.

The two little lovelies above are two of my favourite things. They were a Wedding gift from the very lovely Jane and came to us with a gorgeous pair of pillowcases which I will show you another time. I was so touched when her parcel arrived a week or so before the Wedding. So unexpected and so very kind.

This cute little boat is also a Wedding gift but one that I, sorry, we, chose ourselves. My Sis and Brother-in-law gave us vouchers from cape henley so we were able to go on a bit of a spending spree. Cape Henley have a great website, but we're lucky enough to have a wonderful shop close to us which is a treasure trove of loveliness. This little boat sits in our bathroom and I just love it.

This little pot I have had for years but it had got lost in a box that had been stored at Mum and Dads for a few years. As they have been preparing for their move, every time we have been over there lately we have been sent home with more and more of my old belongings. Seemed they had a lot of mine and my Sis's things in their loft. Hmm, don't know how happened! Apparently now we have our own homes they don't want to be a free storage facility anymore? How unreasonable. Anyway, looking through some of these boxes, I have come accross a few treasures. As well as a few things heading straight for the recycling bin! This pretty little rose covered pot was one of the keepers and I'm so glad to have found it again.

Finally, two lovely CK goodies. I just love and adore this tea pot and milk jug in one of my favourite designs. They were bought for me by a a few of my friends on my hen do. This was something so unexpected. My hen do was really quite low key and I never expected pressies. So being passed one of those exciting pale blue bags with the red writing as I finished yet another scone, was quite a delight. Even more so when I untied the red ribbon and peeled back the tissue paper to reveal these.

Well I must dash. I'm expecting my Mother, Father and Sister-in-law shortly as well as my youngest nephew. They've been lovely this week popping in a couple of times because they know I'm missing my Mum and Dad and Sis and family who are all away on holiday together in Devon this week. So they'll be here soon and we're going off on a lovely walk down a disused railway line to do a bit of berry hunting. I'm not sure that we're not a bit too late for blackberries and too early for picking the sloes. But as the sun is shining it will be a lovely day anyway. Hopefully I'll find enough berries to make Simon just a little crumble as he's at work and missing out on the walk.

See you all again on Monday. Have a lovely weekend. x


Isobel said...

Hi dear Fiona,
If you are heading to Devon, I really recommend a visit to Beer. I hope you have a great time and that your berry picking with your in laws is successful. Oh, and your pretties are really cite! :)
Lots of love,
xx said...

I adore that pretty boat with the mini bunting! Gorgeous. Suzie. x

Tracy said...

LOVE that boat...sooo sweet! And such lovely floral patterned pieces here...gorgeous treasures, Fiona. Enjoy your time with your family. :o) Happy Weekend ((HUGS))

Lululiz said...

Yep, the boat does it for me as well, its very lovely.

dottydaisies said...

Another vote for the boat!!!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Fiona, I LOVE your little boat! I would have chosen that as well.


Margie said...

I hope the walk and the weekend went well. I am so ooohing and aaahing over the lovely photos, I especially love the boat and the CK gifts your received at your hen. hugs, Margie.


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