Saturday, 21 January 2012

guess were ive been...

last year for our anniversary the hubby got me some vouchers for Cath Kidston...

although its quite hard to believe Ive only just spent them .. Ive had them since August!!!..
i was waiting for the right time haha..and since there is never a spare moment when you have little rascals for children i thought the Saturday just gone was the day!..
we went to Liverpool and took the boys round the museums and for a burger king.. (mummy had to have a bk as well as it would have been very rude not to!!).. anyways the first place we went to was to Caths but that was just to peruse what things i wanted to get, didn't fancy walking round the dinosaur exhibition with a bag of loveliness the t-rex might have wanted it for himself!!..

so after we'd been round the museums, had lunch it was up to that beautiful shop for bit of mummy time!!..
it was hideous... the boys were running wild.wanting to get into the bed that was in the middle of the shop ( well you cant blame them..i wanted to looks that cosy!) playing with all the toys that were on sale, being very loud, then wanting to be taken the toilet and then our debit card got declined how shameful was that so the hubby then had to go and find a cash machine and actually draw the money out..not sure what happened there maybe my card was just excited because it knew it was buying gorgeousness!!.
..not the cath kidston shopping experience i had promised myself when the hubby first presented me with my vouchers!!..
but it doesn't matter really because i still came away with two big carrier bags slung over my arm so alls well that ends well !!

want to see what i bought.. ..of course you do !

it made me laugh when i was taking everything out.. it all matched..

i hadn't intentionally done this but it all was from the same pattern..

i bought this lovely table cloth that had been reduced from£40 down to £20, its quite a good size and as our table is rather large it does cover the majority of it which is good..

i thought it would bring the blue dresser into the colour scheme as most things in the dining room are green and red so thought the blue would tie it all in as theres green and red and blue in the lovely pattern..

some cake tins..

because i just love cake and i love cake tins..and i found that they finish off my pink shelves in the kitchen perfectly.

i have put the little pink tin from the trio on my microwave

..i love this little corner its so bright and cheery and a bit pretty i think..

then i picked up this darling little set.. and for £12 i just couldn't have said no could i..

I'm kicking myself now that i didn't buy two sets but never mind.. i knew it would have to go on my yellow shelf in the kitchen..and i think it just looks perfect there ..

there isn't actually room for one of the saucers on here so that's just sat on my bigger dresser at the minute .. I'm sure that will find a little home somewhere soon though!

and then because id spent over £50 i got a free laundry bag ..and look at the pattern

must have been a Provence rose day for me hey!!

also picked up some rolls of wallpaper for the boys room which I'm decorating this week here's a little glimpse for you ..

ooo excited about that little project i can tell you!!

so the only trouble is now Ive seen all the other lovely items for sale I'm wanting to go back and spend a small fortune.. i saw a beautiful dress and cant stop thinking about it.. it was so pretty and I'm sure i would be happy every time i wore it..but i don't think i could justify£85 so I'll keep an eye out for a primark wish it was version or look in the chazza shops for anything remotely similar!!

Saturday, 7 January 2012

breaking through the fog

hellooo there anyone out there!!

well deary me that was a long blogging break..i cant believe that its been since September since Ive last sat down and wrote a blog i might have mentioned before that i do get obsessed with things and i started slimming world at the beginning of September..and i have been completely wrapped up in writing down my meal plans for the week and how many syns id had that day although as a friend pointed out eating a crunchie isn't what they would class as a sin!!..
so i was really good and lost nearly a stone and half which was what i needed to lose..yay.. - until we finished for the holidays and then me and the hubby ate after eights and all sorts of treats nearly every night and i have put on a good few pounds over the last couple of weeks..not a good look again..but hey ho these things happen and I'm sure it will come off again once i get my mind into gear again!!.

anyway how have you been!!??...
theres been a few interior changes in the pretty vintage household (whats new i hear you ask!!) so instead of me waffling on about it and boring you to death.. I'll just show you the pics and put a little sentence underneath about it!..

well first of all..we changed our middle room from sitting room into a dining room again..which meant moving things from the dining room back into this room .. such as this mirror and can you see a bit of the welsh dresser.. i wasn't sure about the dresser being in this room as the ceiling heights and proportions are a lot bigger and higher and i thought as a piece it might get lost but its grown on me and sheer laziness has prevented me from moving it now!!

we have moved the tv into the room by the kitchen now and that has become our snug (will do a whole post to that room soon !) so the bookshelf which has been in almost every corner in this house was moved again and I actually like it the most were it is now.. i have a proper reading corner and there is no distraction of computer or tv in this room now !!

candle holders and homes for all here!!

picked up this lightbox in ikea in their bargain corner for £3 last week.. i wasn't sure were to put it but i found a space above the bathroom door. it keeps making me laugh when its on as its right at the top of the stairs .. it kinda gives the impression that the mother ship is guiding you up the stairs into the spaceship a bit sci fi i think!!

heres some pics of my new dining room and the beautiful table that my lovely hubby built...yes actually designed and built himself..not from a flat pack instruction manual but actually from his own hands... so proud of him for making this.. we really missed our old long dining table and wanted to get one again but they were so expensive so he just thought he would get the wood himself and make know like you do!!.. its got a solid oak top and pine legs and its so huge that its not going anywhere for a good few years * don't think we can get it out of the french doors actually!!* think this is going to become a family heirloom to be honest.. and Ive been told that i cannot paint the legs of it!!

here's our stair well..its pretty much been empty as its such a big space that i couldn't really fill it without it looking a bit "bitty" but i think the bunting helps fill the space along with the huge ikea print of Amsterdam..the hubby pre children and pre marriage responsibility actually stayed in one of the hotels in this picture so its a little bit of him in a house of floralness.. im good to him aint i.. i let him have the stairs!!
my mum passed me on this lovely mirror and i was going to put it on the wall..but then i had a flashback of a time when i visited Laura Ashley and in one of their sets they had a lovely Venetian glass tray on a side table and i thought i would recreate that a little bit here with the mirror and some candlesticks ..

ive brought my dressing table down and put it in my front sitting room.. i was going to have the computer in here but something went wrong with the Internet when we did that so we had to keep the computer were it was so now its just another space for me to plonk things on and have a play!!

here's my front room now.. i love it .. it feels so cosy and lovely especially as its just for grown ups (well me really!!) my sister gave me a rug which id actually been after for ages as i loved the design and it really makes a difference to the warmth and brings out the colours of the sofas as there are reds and yellows in there

loving my little pompom polka dot lampshade fairy lights..i think they go perfect in this room!!

my mum bought me these gorgeous cushions from B&M's they are such amazing quality and were only something ridiculous like a fiver each..

..these are such good quality ..all stitched not painted on and they have withstood pillow fights from my two boys !!

so there you have it .. a mini tour around..i will be back soon..probably with another picture heavy post..but you dont mind that do you..are you as nosy as i am and love pictures of peoples homes i do.!!!