Sunday, 31 March 2013

Happy Easter y'all ...

Easter greetings.
I hope the Easter weekend finds you well, happy and that the bunny has been generous to you and yours and showered y'all with Easter delights.
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Sadly this weeks usual pre-Easter fun and frolics have been 'muted' in our household. We have all, one by one succumb to a very annoying virus and have taken to our beds in disgust!
"Grrrr" is all I have to say on this very dull and frankly inconvenient state of affairs.
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I would just like to use this lil space to say a heartfelt thank you to my lovely bestie Suzanne.
When life can start to swallow you up ...
 x x x
I have been filling my ears this week with an album that I played and played when I first bought it until I became saturated by it and it's remained untouched until this week. I have once again fallen in love all over again, here's a sample of the most fabulous
Bat for Lashes.....
taken from the album Fur and Gold.

Not everyones cuppa but thought I'd put it out there anyways.
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A friend asked if I wanted to join her on a bargain hunting mission this week, erm does a bear poo in the woods??? I had my coat and shoes on before you could say "tat". We went to a good old fashioned scrap yard that also has out buildings full of house clearance bits and bobs.

Our mission: to roll up our sleeves and get stuck in to these rows and rows of 'stuff' to seek out hidden treasures.

Needless to say we both got stuck in.

(I can just imagine some of you thinking "really? you actually drive to places specifically to rummage through a pile of crap like that? Totally bonkers") Yes my friends, that is exactually what we do!

We pulled out all kinds of things and created a lil stash that we later went through again and whittled it down to what we really wanted to buy.

My "I really want these" items were ...

This 1960's flask in perfect condition. Now, I can't seam to take a photo that does it justice but, take my word for it, it is classic retro heaven and I can not wait to pour our first cuppa out of it ~ especially if we're sat in Hermie our caravan at the time.
Utter Joy :D

Next was ...
These stackable 1970's Tupperware shakers. The colours just scream 1970s and, no matter how clever a clever person was, I really don't think anyone could re-create the colour of these. True 1970s glam. These are also heading straight for our Hermie'van.
Then on my "yep, I've thought about it and I still really do want" pile was this ...
A tacky plastic pretend Wedgwood fruit bowl.
My husband has drilled three hole in the bottom and it is now destined for the garden. When planted with herbs or pretty flowers and put in amongst other pots I'm confident it'll look 'far out man' once again.
And lastly ...
My second fav buy after the flask.
Just look at this colour, such a pretty pink.
 This is an original wind up alarm clock from the 70's and I am in lurve with it. The ticking reminds me of the alarm clock my Mum and Dad had beside their bed which my Dad set to wake us every morning and start our day. The alarm works too and once again, the ring is such an authentic sound ~ no matter what replicas are out there on the market they can never compare to this, the real deal x
My friend was really looking for furniture and in an adjacent barn were rows and rows of second hand loveliness.
This is the top of an old chest of draws. It's authentic, original, honest shabby chic. People would spend a large amount of time and money trying to emulate this effect and here it is in its full glory. Years of layered paint of all different kinds have aged and worn over time.
I couldn't go to a scrap yard without clambering through scrap (a past time me and my Dad did when I was young).  We were seeking out caravans among this lot in the hope of finding a shelf for our fridge.  Sadly no such luck but we fun looking.
All in all we had a great afternoon and I arrived home all smiley. Partly because of the great things we both found but also because of the enjoyable time spent with my homie from back in the day. Thanks Em xx xx
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Do you remember my previous post about this year being a significant Wedding anniversary in our house (15 years/crystal) and how I have been dropping hints for a vintage crystal chandelier (here). Well, I knew this would never really happen, mainly because we live in a 60's bungalow and it would look totally bonkers. But anyways ... this dropped through our door this week.
I rang my husband and asked if he was expecting something from New York?
He replied "ah, yes that's your anniversary present. DON'T open it"
I have no clue what it could be and am gonna resist fishing around (i.e. Google the address) and spoil his thoughtful surprise. So, instead I will continue to obsess over what could be in the box, try not to explode with excitement and count down the days until its our anniversary and I can finally get my hands on the contents inside ~ eeeeek, and breath!
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Talking of New York, this beaut arrived in the post this week.
The postcard and not the sweet lil chick!!! ;)
It's a vintage American postcard of the New York skyline that I ordered from Etsy. I adore New York and if I was ever fortunate enough to win some money the very first thing I would do is book to go back there with my family asap. In the meantime I will frame this lovely lil card and stare dreamily at it admiring everything I love about the Big Apple
♥ ♥ ♥
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 My fav photo of this week is of one of my fav flower, tulips.
 This one is starting to wilt and decay.
The colours that change and appear when flowers start to dry up can be just as attractive as fresh to me. See what you think?
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Since we bought a new chair in January (chair can be seen here) it has given me a reason to change our cushions and lampshades in the living room. They are currently burgundy and most were brought with us from our last home and are at least 9 years old. We have had them for so long I no longer notice the frayed edges around the cushion covers and the discoloured, sun bleached lampshades. The thing is, if I find something I really, really like I don't tend to tire of it. That's the case with our burgundy cushions.
I bought them from Laura Ashley around 6 years ago and I still love everything about them. The older they get the more homelier they look. Sadly though they don't really go with our new chair.
 I have spent far too long thinking about what colour to choose next and have gone from:
 definitely wanting muted greys ...
 falling head over heals in love with pastels ...
 swooning over bright pinks and yellows to really bring in some pzazz.
Needless to say, I have completely confused myself and have no clue what I want anymore!
My plan? I'm just going to wait for the most gorgeous cushions to appear, be it all togther or one by one. It may take weeks months or even years but one thing I have learnt along the way is, if you really love something it will remain loved and enjoyed every single day.
What was it the great man William Morris said ...
hear, hear Billy ;)
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 Well, thats it for another week folks. Wishing you a really enjoyable Easter break and untill next Sunday, bye y'all xx



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