As a result I am not visiting any cherry tree shops today because it was my turn for a lie-in and I had a luxurious stretch at 10.30am and got up to a house as quiet as a church mouse as the husband had taken the children to football (the princess plays in a team).
And we have two parties to go to later. Ooh, get me!
One is a garden party (sheesh, in this rain?!) for my friend's husband's 40th birthday this afternoon and then we are going to one this evening in the village hall as another friend's hubby is 40 and they are having a live band and we ALL have to dress up as 1991 indie kids. Jeans, band t-shirts and Doc Martens.
As the husband is an eternal student, we're both sorted for indie t-shirts and I have my stash of Docs too! Should be fun. My fab friend is babysitting and I am forever grateful.
So today, as the weather is pants, I have decided to list my favourite things in the kitchen to add some cheeriness. This is inspired by a simple yet very pretty cup and saucer set bought from a cherry tree shop a while back.
But I can't take credit for it, Cuckoo (http://www.talesfromcuckooland.blogspot.com/) bought it for me as a housewarming gift and even melted down a candle inside it.
It goes beautifully with my place mats and coasters and I absolutely love it.
This then led to me looking around the kitchen at other cute things I love. Why? Because the children were quiet (sometimes they actually forget I exist, and were upstairs in their own little Star Wars world) so I had time to mooch while cooking dinner.
Readers of my previous posts will know I am obsessed with Ladybird books, so imagine my excitement when I had this in my stocking on Christmas Day! I often get bored of makeup bags and replace it after a few months, but this is to stay forever.
|And yes, I keep my makeup bag in the kitchen. |
Why? Because I am weird.
|This sign adds a certain bit of sauce to the kitchen. |
And we all like a bit of sauce don't we?
|This is my favourite teapot. It usually acts as a vase these days though!|
|There is my favourite jug, my cup and saucer from Cuckoo|
and a cute carafe from my sister.
|I took this photo about four years ago when family came round for afternoon tea.|
|A work colleague took this photo. I can almost smell it.|
|One of my fave websites (and not just because she is a client of mine!)|
|When there were just three.|