Thursday 1 November 2007

Remember, remember...

...the 9th of November - because we'll finally be moving house!
Ok, not quite Bonfire Night but I feel like celebrating. Yippee!! Finally, after tons of pushing we have a date. Failing natural disasters we exchange contracts tomorrow and the move is on for next Friday. Only a week left on the far side of the hills and then we'll be back in the Moorlands, just down the road from mum and dad and m-in-l. Hurrah! So from next weekend we'll be -
  • looking out onto rolling fields and hills
  • have a garden
  • 3 bedrooms instead of 2 and a bit and a conservatory (blimey!)
  • living in a lovely village with a 12thC church, community spirit and plenty to do and see.
  • only a short walk rather than a long drive from school and be
  • just two miles from Leek and its great farmer's market and weekly market, sweet little shops and the wonderful charity shops that I practically live in thesedays.

When I heard yesterday I was hysterical - I was so happy I think Archie thought I'd lost the plot, daft mummy jumping around the kitchen shrieking. All my precious, pretty trinkets are stashed away ready to be unpacked at the other end to make the place feel like home. Its been grim living in boxes and half empty rooms for ages, finally we're on the move!

These are my latest finds and I can't really believe I got them for just £2 each. I won them on ebay and they're the most beautiful vintage embroideries which, from the writing on the back were destined to become tea cosies. They're mounted on firm card and I think look perfect just as they are. Can you believe no-one else bid for them? Not sure where they'll go yet, that's my favourite part about moving, choosing how to put the new place together. They're already packed so these are ebay pics and I've removed the tatty packing tape and they're just lovely. I also picked up a lovely cushion cover in a charity shop last week with beautiful pink and lilac foxgloves and other spring flowers. Not had chance

to take a picture yet but its beautiful and like these the work involved is amazing. I do feel as if I'm cheating someone getting them for so little but I will love them forever.

Not content with wanting to decorate my entire house in Cath Kidston ware, I'd love to dress in her clothes too! I got this beautiful top on ebay from Kelly over at Vintage Lifestyle by coincidence. Its brand new and I'm saving it to wear on Christmas Day. That's one of my little traditions, I always treat myself to a new top or outfit. Nothing too smart as I spend most of it sitting on the carpet playing with the boys or sweltering in the kitchen so it needs to be practical really. Me and my sister Rachel always look for new Christmas clothes, the priority being cosy, comfy and a bit special. I think my new CK top has that written all over it.


Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Congratulations on getting your moving date, I'm sure your going to have a fantastic time decorating and dressing your new home :) I love the idea of a new top for Christmas day... I think I will have to do that too, the one you have just got is gorgeous, it was one of the things I loved when I got her new catalogue through (loved the scarf in that print too.) Looking forward to all those fab pictures of your new home. Take care.

No one is you ...& that's your power said...

Yes congratulations too, I thought i could hear your delight from here !!. You must be so excited and it sounds great where you are moving too. Love the top as well
X Dominique

Anonymous said...

Super news! You'll be able to unpack all your treasures and find them lovely new homes.
Hope the move goes smoothly!

pinkgreen said...

Hooray! Glad you've finally got a date. The pictures are lovely - I can't believe no one else bidded on them! I also love the top. I have got some vintage fabric that is very similar to the print - very Christmassy too.
Cathy X

jessica daisy said...

Congratulations, I'm so pleased for you! The embroideries are lovely and what a pretty top from our favorite designer.

Anonymous said...

Good luck with the move

alice c said...

Happy Landings in your new home and I hope that the bit in between is not too stressful. Make sure that you have a box with the kettle, teabags and a packet of biscuits for that first cuppa!

Ragged Roses said...

Congratulations, yay you finally have a date!! You must be feeling so happy! Good luck with it all. Love the ebay finds, they're so pretty. Your new CK top is gorgeous and will look great on Christmas day. Enjoy it all and wishing you a smooth move.
Kim x

Carol said... is such a BiG relief when selling and buying all finally comes togehter. Sometines you think it will never happen !
What a gorgeous top, I adore CK.
Well, the bit I am really looking forward to is the before and after photos of the new house, please post some.

mollycupcakes said...

Congratulations on geting a moving date, I wish you and your lovely family all the happiness in the world.
Love the cardgain, will pop over and have a look for myself, I know naughty but well we all need a little treat every now and then lol
Good luck sweetie.
Catherine x

Vintage to Victorian said...

I meant to leave a comment before now - I realise that you'll probably be packed up and ready to go by now as it's the 9th tomorrow. I hope all has gone according to plan and that you get to be in your lovely new home tomorrow.

Looking forward to hearing all about it, and sending you lots of good wishes. Shall be thinking of you!

Sue x

Alchamillamolly said...

Know you will be busy unpacking now (its Sat am 10th) lots and lots of enjoyment wished for you all - the boys will be running around in the extra space and it will be mayhem today. Catherine

Perfectly Lovely said...

Hope the move is going well, you should be busy unpacking boxes and getting settled into your new home. I cant wait to hear all about it!
Jen xx

jessica daisy said...

Hope everything went ok on friday and your starting to settle in.
Look forward to hearing about it all soon,