Thursday, 22 November 2012

All things bright and beautiful

I have not been seen in the blogging world for quite some time now purely down to planning a house move.
I did mention that I would hold back on the shopping trips, however I have been purchasing a few things for the new house. All of these purchases are to be added to a new conservatory but at the moment we are all falling, tripping and complaining that they are all in the way. 

These mini green houses are huge and very heavy, I have been looking all over for these for some time now. As always I could not leave one without the other. The large one had a smidgen of green paint on the top I received 20% off, I feel rather cheeky saying this but if at any time you find a fault always ask them if they can discount. In fact 99% of the purchases I make end up with discount only on house hold items as usually they are dented, chipped, distressed and miss match, but isn't that what "Shabby Chic" is famous for?.    

I bought these distressed keys they are rather large and heavy I cant wait to find them a new home.

The heart shaped key is my favourite of the bunch.

Ok ok ok...... I was so unsure about buying this cherub sometimes they can look tasteful and at other times can look quite frightening. I knew I wanted to paint him so I opted for Annie sloan in Paris Grey and Old White a hint of dark wax and a good buff. I love how all of the colours blended beautifully and the effects were amazing. Now how strange is it that in the first picture he looks sad, but in the second he looks happy! he must love Annie Sloan as much as me. At the moment he is sitting pretty in the dresser but will be placed somewhere much more appropriate. Anson on the other hand is not happy with him :(. 

I am not afraid to say I feel comfort from cherubs and find them very pretty to look at I guess you have to be a cherub kind of person to actually have one in your front room "Rolls around on the floor laughing" I will use Christmas as an excuse to keep him here.

I will return soon until then god bless

Friday, 9 November 2012

Blog Giveaway!

So as promised I did mention a while back that once I hit 60 followers I would hold a blog giveaway. What once started as a personal journal of make do and mends I did not know how much interest I would get and did not really intend on people finding me. To be honest I didn't realise that there was a network of people out there who was on the same wave length as me that shared the same interests. Well I was wrong and not only have I learnt so much from other bloggers and my followers I have enjoyed reading all of your personal posts too. So I guess in a way this is a little something personalised to say thank you for all of your kind comments and interest over the past two years. A friend of mine has started making these lovely personalised plaques and sells them in Whitby and Scarborough. I asked her if she could make one personalised to the winner and have decided to pick two lovely followers. She has heart shaped and rectangle plaques all customised with coloured gingham ribbon. This would be such a lovely gift for Christmas if you chose to pass it on, either way good luck.

The Wood Mouse Plaques

All I ask of you is that you are a follower on my blog and you leave a comment on this post stating you would like to participate in this give away. *ALSO PLEASE ADD YOUR PERSONAL QUOTE OR MESSAGE IN WHICH WILL BE ADDED TO THE PLAQUE, THIS CAN INCLUDE NAMES*

Give away ends on the 9th December 2012.

If you are not a follower on my blog you can join by clicking the follow button. I would also be over the moon if you shared a link on your blog. Thanks again for all of your support and good luck!


P.S I am now dragging myself back to the kitchen to work on painting a child's stool "the paint brush is back out"