Saturday, October 17, 2009

New discoveries

Before we lived in Canada, we lived in Hertfordshire. Practically where we are living right now; only 4 miles up the road. At that time I had one at school and 2 babies at home and life was hectic.

While strolling along the high street, on the way to our weekly Mother and baby group, I regularly passed a shop that I liked the look of, but wouldn't dream of entering. At that time our furniture was practical, wipe clean and usually from Ikea. And that's how we liked it. But even then I had a hankering for all things vintage, aged and loved.

However, those were the days of roaming hands and impromptu tantrums and I figured it was best to keep walking for fear of the damage the munchkins might cause if we were to venture inside.

Now the kids are older, and I have discovered a whole new world of beautiful (and sometime even practical) things. So, my new favourite place is called Home and Colonial. It's always been there; it just seemed so out of place with my life back then but now...oooh, the possibilities!


While we're on the subject of new discoveries (kinda!) I am the proud recipient of a new award. This was given to me by the adorable Lacey from 'Inspired Lately?' Thank you Lacey, you made my week! Go check her out and tell her 'B' sent you!

Here are the rules of the "one lovely blog award"

1. Accept the award, post it on your blog together with the name of the person who has granted the award, and his or her blog link.

2. Pass the award to 15 other blogs that you’ve newly discovered.

3. Remember to contact the bloggers to let them know they have been chosen for this award.

So, 15 new discoveries who delight and inspire me......

Lulu Letty

Kitschy Coo

Transparent Mama

Twinspirational Runner

I'm living proof that God has a sense of humour!

Hesitant Housewife

Endless Inspiration

Belle and Boo


Brown Button

Creative Vignettes

Dust Jacket Attic

Flower Patch Farmgirl

Fresh Mommy

Kay Loves Vintage

Finally, the house is looking better every day, the flooring is down and the internet is back up!

Hoping to post some pictures soon.

B x


Dustjacket Attic said...

Hi there,

congratulations on your award, and thank you SO much for including DJA in your list of awardees.

so lovely of you,

Kasey said...

i love that die for!
how much??

Mich 'ELLE. said...

Cool blog you got!
and my congratulations for the award!


Abby Lanes said...

Thanks so much for the mention. I love your blog. Do you have a follow button?

Kimberlee said...

Hi B - thank you so much for the award, and what a gorgeous blog you have. Best of luck with your renos - I'm attempting a new kitchen in the new year..... yikes! x

Maria Confer said...

Congratulations on the award and thank you so much for passing it along.

That shop looks amazing. I love classic colonial styles.

koralee said...

Oh I so so love that shop..the settee is amazing. Hope you bring home lots of goodies from that shop to go in that new reno...congratulations on your lovely award!!!!!! xoxoxox

Helene said...

I love that kitchen hutch (is that what it's called?) I wish we had room for something like that in our kitchen!

Congrats on your award! Thank you for thinking of me!

Tonya said...

Visiting from SITS. Have a nice day.

The Elegant Thrifter said...

Such a pretty shop. Thank you for your follow and for such a lovely blog!


The Blonde Duck said...

I love that pillow!

The Flying Bee said...


Love those pics from that shop! It looks like my kind of place! Congrats on your award!


Kristin said...

What a lovely spot that looks like! Congrats on the award. : )

Transparent Mama said...

B- Thank you so much for the award. You are so kind.

Sharon said...

Oooo! Love the snaps of the shop. I would be tempted to move right in!

Polymer Clay Snails said...

First, let me give you a late congrats on your award! Yay!

Second, another congrats on finally being able to indulge the furniture you love ...

Thirdly! Congrats on your return to England! I've always toyed with the idea of moving to England or somewhere fantastical ... like Paris ... but then I'd wake up and find that negative balance in my bank account ... *sigh*

Vanya @ Endless Inspiration said...

Dear B

Thanks so much for nominating me, really kind of you, I'm very touched!

Best wishes


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