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Cath Kidston does Cozy.

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.

bramley sprig pjs 50
Bramley sprig pjs £50.
robots 28
Robots Hot water Bottle £28.
ric rac lg cup and saucer 16
Wavy Teacup and Saucer £16.
woodland rose sheepskin mules 42
Woodland Rose sheepskin mules £42.
sausade dog draught excluder 40.
Sausage Dog Draught Excluder £40.
ckbillie fluffy knitted £75
Billie fluffy knitted jumper £75.
penguin bed socks 8
Penguin Bed Socks £8.
ck billie gloves 25
Billie Gloves £28.
clouds bed linen 56
Cloudy bed linen ~ Check it out in the Autumn Sale.
stripe knitted throw 75
Knitted stripe throw £75.
woodland pattened wellie socks 15
Woodland Wellie Socks £15.

Roll on Payday I say. 🙂

Picnic Ware Pinspiration. :)

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.
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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…

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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.

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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.

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You can’t really go wrong with Cath Kidston. Loving their new cloud covered picnic wares.

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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.:)

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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!

Cath Kidston does Christmas. :)

If Cath Kidston was Santa , this is what I would put on my Christmas List. :0) Especially loving Billie the dog ! X

Billie Long Pjs. £50. Very Bridget Jonesie.
Billie Long Pjs. £50. Very Bridget Jonesie.
Stripy Scarf £24.
Stripy Scarf £24.
Star Pudding Bowl £14.
Star Pudding Bowl £14.
Bah Humbug!  jumper £70.
Bah Humbug! jumper £70.
Christmas Decorations Book £15.
Christmas Decorations Book £15.
Billie Hot Water Bottle. £28.
Billie Hot Water Bottle. £28.
London Christmas Carry Bag. £28.
London Christmas Carry Bag. £28.
Stripy Crochet Scarf £35.
Stripy Crochet Scarf £35.
Billie Bed Socks £8.
Billie Bed Socks £8.
Striped Gloves. £20.
Striped Gloves. £20.

Cath Kidston goes on a city break. :)

Aubrey Rose hard shelled suit case on wheels £135.
Aubrey Rose hard shelled suit case on wheels £135.

Ooooh I fancy a city break. Especially when I see all the lovely travel ranges Cath Kidston has in store. Here are a few of my favourites….for a vacation in Venice or a few days in London. 🙂

Navy button spot sleeveless dress £55 ~ for a stroll down the champs Elysees.
Navy button spot sleeveless dress £55 ~ for a stroll down the champs Elysees.

Keep comfy on the plane with a Stanley travel pillow set. £18. :)
Keep comfy on the plane with a Stanley travel pillow set. £18. 🙂

Pink polka dot cross body bag £75.
Pink polka dot cross body bag £75.
Mini London buses earphones and pouch £25.
Mini London buses earphones and pouch £25.
Blue polka dot leather passport holder and luggage tag set £30.
Blue polka dot leather passport holder and luggage tag set £30.
Rose travel kit £10.
Rose travel kit £10.
Budgie vest and shorts set £32.
Budgie vest and shorts set £32.
Stanley foldaway travel bag £40. Stanley is the cute doggy on the bag.
Stanley foldaway travel bag £40. Stanley is the cute doggy on the bag.
Brighten up postcards frame handbag £55.
Brighten up postcards frame handbag £55.

Bon Voyage. X

Time For Tea With Cath Kidston

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!

Teapot jacquard Cardi £65, perfect to wear for pouring the tea.
Teapot jacquard Cardi £65, perfect to wear for pouring the tea.
Slate blue teatime skirt £40. Love this. :)
Slate blue teatime skirt £40. Love this. 🙂
Hang your keys on a teacup. £6 ( might be able to afford this one.lol)
Hang your keys on a teacup. £6 ( might be able to afford this one.lol)
Painterly rose ceramic cake stand £22
Painterly rose ceramic cake stand £22
provence set of four teacups £30.
provence set of four teacups £30.
Teacups jersey dress £55
Teacups jersey dress £55
Make sure you give me a piece! Bird cake slice server £12.
Make sure you give me a piece! Bird cake slice server £12.
Provence rose cake stand  £30.
Provence rose cake stand £30.
Bird Tea Tin £8
Bird Tea Tin £8
Have your picnic tea spread out over this crochet blanket £75....or get crafty and make your own!
Have your picnic tea spread out over this crochet blanket £75….or get crafty and make your own!
" Daisy tea mugs for that lovely cuppa  £5 ( reduced from £10~ hurrah!)
” Daisy tea mugs for that lovely cuppa £5 ( reduced from £10~ hurrah!)

Cozy This Christmas. :)

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 in her festive pj bottoms and  Christmas Puds jumper from Primark.
Amy in her festive pj bottoms and Christmas Puds jumper from Primark.
The Primark bedding is covered in prancing blue stags.
The Primark bedding is covered in prancing blue stags.
The Pjs are covered in santas and snowflakes. :)
The Pjs are covered in santas and snowflakes. 🙂
Amy's bed is full of cushions that her Mum made. Loving the saucy santa !
Amy’s bed is full of cushions that her Mum made. Loving the saucy santa !

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. 🙂

Totes-Toasties-Bow detail bootie slippers. Florence and Fred £22.
Totes-Toasties-Bow detail bootie slippers.
Florence and Fred £22.
John Lewis Fair isle Cushion £20
John Lewis Fair isle Cushion £20
Embroidered snowflake pants  Fat Face.
Embroidered snowflake pants Fat Face.
Reindeer Pj set -Next £25
Reindeer Pj set -Next £25
Penguins Cardigown £85 CathnKidston.
Penguins Cardigown £85
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Christmas Pudding Throw Dunhelm Mill £6
Christmas Pudding Throw Dunhelm Mill £6
Fawn Hot Water Bottle £8-95 Dot.com.giftshop
Fawn Hot Water Bottle £8-95 Dot.com.giftshop
Annbritt throw £20 Ikea.
Annbritt throw £20 Ikea.

How will you be keeping cozy this Christmas? X

Cath Kidston does Bird Print.

Being a bit of a Bird Nerd I was feeling chirpy cheerful 🙂 when I came across all the lovely birdy print on the Cath Kidston website. Here are some of my favorite feathered finds.

Garden Birds Dress £65
Garden Birds Dress £65
Garden Birds Large Paris Tote £65
Garden Birds Large Paris Tote £65
Little Birds Minilite Umbrella £22
Little Birds Minilite Umbrella £22
Garden Birds Wallet £28
Garden Birds Wallet £28
Little Birds Tablet Case in a gift box  £35
Little Birds Tablet Case in a gift box £35
Little Bird Bangle.
Little Bird Bangle.
Bird 3 tier cake stand £30.
Bird 3 tier cake stand £30.
Loving this ~~ Blue tit Jumper £65.
Loving this ~~ Blue tit Jumper £65.
Bird Tea for One set £25
Bird Tea for One set £25
Garden Birds leather strap messenger bag £45.
Garden Birds leather strap messenger bag £45.
Garden Birds Cushion £24.
Garden Birds Cushion £24.

Which are your favorites?

Dream Jobs.

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. 🙂

Callooh !  Callay ! in my hometown.
Callooh ! Callay ! in my hometown.

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!

Cath Kidston store front.
Cath Kidston store front.

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!

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Naughty dog clients Sam and Max.Sweeties!

What would be your dream job? xx

Cath Kidston go’s camping.

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.:)

Luggage tags Dome tent £85
Luggage tags Dome tent £85
Spot Wellies for them muddy fields £38.
Spot Wellies for them muddy fields £38.
Red spot extra large carry all bag £35.
Red spot extra large carry all bag £35.
Luggage tags sleeping Bag to snuggle down in.
Luggage tags sleeping Bag to snuggle down in.
Strawberry shorts & Camisole set £32.
Strawberry shorts & Camisole set £32.
Draw string wash bag £8.
Draw string wash bag £8.
Set of 3 wild flower shower gels £6.
Set of 3 wild flower shower gels £6.
Luggage tags cool bag to keep the beer chilled. :)
Luggage tags cool bag to keep the beer chilled. 🙂
Set of 3 daisy rose check melamine food containers £16.
Set of 3 daisy rose check melamine food containers £16.
Flowers Melamine Bowl £3.Perfect for breakfast.
Flowers Melamine Bowl £3.Perfect for breakfast.
English stripe picnic blanket £20.
English stripe picnic blanket £20.
English stripe parasol £30
English stripe parasol £30
I might treat us to these lovely wine glasses £4 each. :)
I might treat us to these lovely wine glasses £4 each. 🙂
strawberry drinks bottle £12
strawberry drinks bottle £12

There are lots more adorable accessories for camping and all other occasions on the Cath Kidston website Cathkidston.co.uk/

I Love Cath Kidston….

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!

Here are a few items on my wish list.

Bloomsbury biker bag £65
Bloomsbury biker bag £65

Antique Rose Kingsize duver £85
Antique Rose Kingsize duver £85

Scrap book £12
Scrap book £12

london iphone 4 case £24
london iphone 4 case £24

Pinny flowers cross bag £45. Now £35
Pinny flowers cross bag £45. Now £35

Bath Melts £12
Bath Melts £12

Spot large wash bag £18
Spot large wash bag £18

Tea rose stripe gift set £18
Tea rose stripe gift set £18

All items can be found on the website http://www.cathkidston.co.uk. Happy Shopping!