Sunday, 19 September 2010

This weekends car booty has unearthed an abundance of 'seventies' goodies. Usually I am not so drawn to buying from this era but have not been able to resist a bit of 'in your face' colour and design!
Curtains-a flannelette type fabric.

More flannelette type fabric.

A really sweet Holly Hobbie wash bag.
Love these cheery coloured knitting needles.

These were my absolute favourite find, though nobody else seemed to share my enthusiasm at home as I excitedly unpacked them ! Two really sweet pram quilts.

And just to finish off the seventies theme....

It's all made me feel quite nostalgic...
Have a good week whatever you're up to Linda xx

Wednesday, 15 September 2010

On our way back from our holiday we decided to drive through the Peak District to the pretty village of Bakewell, home to the famous pudding.

It is very picturesque with it's fudge coloured buildings and absolutely heaving with tourists.

Gazing longingly into of one the many many bakeries there!

Our next stop was to Chatsworth House, I've been wanting to visit for a long time and was not disappointed.

The house and contents are beautiful, there are so many treasures you could really do with two trips round to absorb everything.

It underwent renovations a few years ago , so with the help of the teasels the furnishings are immaculate.

The extensive grounds are full of old and contemporary sculpture.

How I would love to spend just one night in this house surrounded by splendour, waking up to incredible views.........

Wednesday, 8 September 2010

It seems ages ago that we had a family holiday to Southport which is about 20 miles from Liverpool, which is one of my favourite cities. Southport is a traditional Victorian seaside town but there are some examples of architecture from other eras.

There are lots of victorian arcades with ornate metalwork, some of the decorative metal was looking the worse for wear, it would be such a shame to lose features like that.
 Not too far away from Southport is Crosby Beach home to 'Another Place' by Anthoney Gormley.There are 100 sculptures spread out over two miles of beach.

It's my second time of seeing the sculptures and still think they look eerie disappearing or emerging as the tide comes in or out. More on next blog....