Tuesday, February 8, 2011

The Daughter Meeting, Shabby Chic-ing, Antique Seeking Weekend Part1

Hello friends, I hope you are well. Are you all waiting expectantly for spring? I know I am. It feels like it's just around the corner and I, for one, cannot wait! We catch glimpses here and there of the joys to come; buds on the trees and pretty snowdrops in the flower beds. As always spring is a terrible tease! I come with pictures of my recent trip to Bath. I went to Bath originally for 2 reasons.

1. I found a great opportunity to do a one day course on how to 'Shabby Chic' your furniture.
2. Bath is a short drive from where my daughter is at uni.

Perfect. I was all set to go. Then I realised that the weekend of  my course was also the weekend for the Shepton Mallet Antiques fair. That was settled. I was bound for a 'Daughter Meeting, Shabby Chic-ing, Antique Seeking weekend'!

The course was on the Saturday morning at a place called THE MAKERY in Bath. It was a great course and the tutor, Jane was incredibly informative and helpful.
(They didn't pay me to say any of that by the way!)

 That's my chair on the table, it was a charity shop find and cost just 20 pounds - I don't have a before I'm afraid. They also do an upholstery course which I'd like to do next so that I can cover my chair with linen.

 This is Jane our tutor working her magic!

 The pupils were all really friendly ladies. We all got on straight away and helped each other out. We had a chance to chat over many cups of tea and some gorgeous sandwiches.

My finished chair - I just need to varnish it now!

As I've never been to Bath, once the course was finished I decided to take a walk around the town...

 It's so beautiful, and such a relaxed place...
 Love the use of space here.

They have built gorgeous structures over the River Avon.

After my full day, I headed back to the hotel to freshen up and Jess and I headed to a noodle bar for dinner - perfect!

Well, I'm off to get the kids from school after that photo overload. But I'll be back soon with part 2; Shepton Mallet Fair.

Have a great week won't you?

Hugs, B xxxxx 


Jacqueline said...

Oh, I LOVE Bath. My cousin used to live there and now lives in another wonderful place.... Bradford-on Avon. Our son sang in Bath Catherdral when he was about 9....he is now 31 !!!!
I also LOVE shabby chic-ing and have attacked a lot of our furniture with paint and sandpaper !! Your chair looks brilliant.
.....and, many, many thanks for your lovely comment and birthday wishes. They have made my birthday even more special.....and, I'm still celebrating !!
Have a great week. XXXX

koralee said...

Oh you lucky girl...what a lovely day. I think that would be so much fun...and that little place called Bath is so wonderfully amazing...sigh!

Thanks for sharing...hugs and love to you. xoxoxo

Kitty M said...

Hiya B - hope you are well and lovely to see you over at DollieD! What a perfect weekend - I still love my shabby chic ... or as my husband calls it 'old things painted cream' lol! Am hoping to find lots of bric a brac and antiques fairs over in France. I'll have to look into organising a French shabby chic weekend! Kisses Kitty xxx

animal print gal said...

Sounds so much fun and oh! what a beautiful place!

Elyse said...

how lovely!


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