25 June 2013

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Just thought I’d share a spontaneous purchase with you from this Saturday.  It happened when I did a quick ‘stop and run’ to collect my copy of Mid Century Magazine issue 5 from Moleta Munro on Jeffrey Street .  Whilst in the shop,  my eye drifted round the shop past the gorgeous wishbone chairs and landed on this super little table that fits into the space between my bed and the wall perfectly.  I am so pleased with it – it is the first thing I’ve bought for up there.  Still no wardrobes!

Rushing again, out again for dinner, this time it’s Peter’s Yard in Stockbridge, Peter’s Yard.  Report coming soon, x

Day Seventy-Eight

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front to back on mon 17 june

We have carpet in all the bedrooms now.  At last, it took lots of phoning and checking but it is here.  Everything is getting closer to completetion upstairs but the mess downstairs has become quite overwhelming.  That’s another story.

At least my new bedroom is clean, clear and tidy!

where the bed ended up for now.

It took a lot of effort to get our trusty bed up there, the quilt cover is brand new and I absolutely love it. Any guesses who it is by?  The furniture conundrum continues but I am now content to use what we have and scour gumbay for what we need, not that I know what that is yet. There are a couple of recent purchases I must show you once I’ve got them in situ, another another story.

Other Stuff

Rice do great colourful, practical and unusual items and are based in Denmark.  These bowls and plates were bought in the Ness sale in darkest winter and I found them under my bed (with 1000 other things including lots of dust). Have a look at their delightful website here.  The coloured glasses are another favourite of mine, I have large and small in lots of colours and recommmend them wholeheartedly.  cups in previous post

Rice bowls and plates
Rice bowls and plates

I am trying out a different theme for the blog tonight, I’m not sure if it will stay or go, what do you think?



Orla Kiely of course
Orla Kiely of course


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Joining in with Lou at Little Green Shed Nature in the Home week 15.  Happy 1000th post to Lou and her fabulous blog, I look forward to reading the next 1000 posts.

We were asked to give you our favourite plant.  The colour and textures of Peony Roses, as I know them, are amazingly beautiful from that tight little ball when they are first noticeable on the plant until they puff and finally dissolve.  This one is from the garden just now and is really on its way out.  This is my favourite flower from the garden at the moment, there are others up there on my list at different times of the year.

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The works – remember them?  Well, the bedroom carpets are due tomorrow and the painter is lined up to do the last few bits soon.  I may even have some properly habitable rooms very soon.  Then comes putting the place back together.  as my Mum used to say,  ‘There’s always something.’