I love getting cozy , now the weather is getting that little bit colder. I also love the sparky bright colours that our lovely Cath Kidston is famous for. I’ve had a quick browse through the website and here are a few of my winter warming faves.
So Picnic Weather is just round the corner again ! I’m assured that after the weekend the sun will be shining, the ground will be dry and many a picnic rug will be hosting a scrumptious spread. 🙂 I could not help but look to Pinterest for some Picnic ware Pinspiration.
I have a hankering to purchase a retro picnic set like one of these.I love the brightly coloured & kitsch patterned melamine ware.There are lots and lots for sale on ebay but I might have a look in my local charity and vintage shops first…
Did you know that the UK has a ‘National Picnic Week’ ( just one day would be tempting fate with our weather!) from Saturday 13th June until Sunday 21st of June. Find out more on Twitter at #picnicweek.
I love these jars with straws ~ ideal for smoothies and milkshakes.In fact I recently bought two quite simular ones from Winfields Outdoors Store in Haslingdon. And the nautical inspired Picnic plates are by Modcloth though i’m not sure they are still for sale on their website. How perfect for picnics at the beach though.
You can’t really go wrong with Cath Kidston. Loving their new cloud covered picnic wares.
This picture is from the ‘Happy Holiday’ Ladybird book from 1964.The first Ladybird book featuring a picnic was ‘Bunnikins Picnic Party’ published in 1940. Popular Picnic reads.:)
So for my perfect picnic I need yummy food, cushions and blankets, a vintage picnic set, reading material, a countryside or beach setting and maybe even an old fashioned record player to play some tunes.Oh and sunshine. Wish me luck!
Ooooh I am an avid fan of afternoon tea. Yummmy Yummy! So when I discovered Cath Kidston has designed a few items of clothing adorned with teacups and teapots I couldn’t help but gaze at them with lustful longing. I now just need to win the lottery and buy up the whole catalogue. Sigh…….
So here is a post dedicated to some pretty tea party inspired loveliness from Cath Kidston. Enjoy!
My work mate Amy and I were discussing ‘Christmas jumpers’ over the weekend. I really want one this year! And festive pjs! And Christmas bedding ! So i’m super jealous of Amy’s Yuletide Primark haul. Loving the fair Isle style duvet set. She very kindly sent me some pics so here they are. 🙂
Amy’s Festive finds will keep her all cozy this Christmas and they have inspired me to look out for other seasonal snuggling and slumber wear. Here are a few of my faves. 🙂
The Topic on the Rosalilium #BEDM challenge today is ‘Your Dream Job’.
Well If I had been asked this at school I would have said either a journalist or a librarian.I loved English and my head was constantly in a book.In fact I clearly remember saying to my pals that I didn’t want to be stuck working in a supermarket all my life. Hmmm What Happened?
Actually my job does suit me really well.Its secure (as jobs go these days) and pretty stress free. I work with a decent bunch of people and I don’t need to think about it at all once my shift is over. But of course it definitely isn’t my dream job. Neither are my original dream jobs. Being a journalist would not fit my writing skills ( I have the pace of a snail, I wouldn’t meet any deadlines….) and though I love libraries I seem to have fallen out of love with reading lately….apart from reading blogs that is! So here are a few jobs I can dream about.
Work in a quirky tearooms rather like the one below. I could happily wait on in a pretty cafe, serving tea and cakes in vintage crockery all day. 🙂
Work in a Vintage shop by the sea, yeah it has to be by the sea of course! I could collect even more tea cups and pretty things and take a stroll along the promenade everyday on my lunch break.
Be employed in a cath Kidston shop. I would spend all day deciding what lovely cath kidston accessories I would buy at the end of my shift.There would not be much of a wage left!
Work with animals. I have helped out my sister when she had a boarding kennels and cattery. It is a very lovely job but quite hard work too with all the cleaning and walking of hounds. It certainly keeps you fit and healthy!
It will soon be Camping season! Honest! I am already planning our first camping trip. The other half says we can’t go away until June which is when we both have a week off.I am hoping we can actually get away for a sneaky weekend before then~depending on our Great British weather. Maybe we should head to Silverdale on the Lancashire coast and Gibralter Farm with its panoramic views of Morcambe bay.Or perhaps we should travel to the Lake District and discover a few more of its stunning lakes and tarns.Maybe we are destined for the beautiful south which is usually about ten degree’s warmer than up here in North West England.Wherever ,I think I might have to treat myself to something gorgeous from the Cath Kidston Camping range.Turn our camping into glamping.:)
There are lots more adorable accessories for camping and all other occasions on the Cath Kidston website Cathkidston.co.uk/
About five years ago I stumbled into a Cath Kidston shop on a cold November day in Edinburgh.It was a discovery of starbursts of colour, beautiful floral fabrics and a nostalgic nod to vintage.I was in love 🙂
Cath Kidston herself started out with one little store selling home furnishings in Notting Hill and has gone from strength to strength ever since with shops all over the United Kingdom,Ireland and even far flung Japan. If I had my way I would do out my whole house Cath Kidston style but the other half isn’t so keen.:( But I do sneak in the odd tea towel and cushion here and there!
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