Thursday 17 February 2011


Poor Merrylegs (yes my favourite book is Black Beauty!) has been waiting and waiting. It has been so long since he has heard the laughter of a little child as they gallop off together into the sunset!! Yes, I often give him a little push so that he doesn't seize up completely but it's not the same as the real thing!
Don't worry, old friend, your rocking days will soon be back, she is nearly ready, still a little unsure but take my word for it that by this time next year you will be longing for a rest!!

Now you might wonder why I would have a pair of wellie boots on my dresser (my husband and sons ask me all the time, wise guys!). These adorable little boots were Sorayas, only fitted her for five minutes and I always admired them. I asked my daughter if I could have them when she finally outgrew them. I love their shabby chicness(?), very Cath Kidston. They make me smile every time I pass them which has to be a good thing! When the weather is better I might plant them up with some lovely blue pansies and put them on the garden table or they might just stay where they are, a reminder of my little puddle splashing girl!
This July my daughter and son-in-law are hosting a reception in honour of their marriage, they have been married a while now but didnt have a 'proper' reception at the time. It is to be held in a marquee in the grounds of the house our eldest son lives in, a beautiful Georgian house that has been made into apartments. It is situated in the grounds of Peterborough Cathedral, a truly magical setting. My daughter loves vintage china and we are busy collecting cups and saucers, some of the cups will be made into candles and others will hold flowers, these will be table centrepieces and will also be gifts for the guests. It is such good fun locating and sourcing these from antique fairs, charity shops, eBay and auctions. The only problem is that we are reluctant to give them away!
Don't you think they are lovely? Only about 30 more sets to collect! Such a hard job but hey someone has to do it!
 The venue for the Reception, only my daughter could make playing badminton look so elegant and glamorous!

On a final note I must say that I felt a little bit of Spring calling today, the sun shone for a while and the birds were singing their little beaks off, a little bit of hope to keep us going.


Carly  – (17 February 2011 at 14:31)  

oh the teacups look gorgeous don't they, exciting! I need a basket for mine too now :-) x

Melinda  – (18 February 2011 at 03:13)  

I love teacups! What a fun idea.
The badmitton picture made me laugh.

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Anonymous –   – (18 February 2011 at 17:22)  

what a sweet post - the reception will be wonderful!

Anonymous –   – (18 February 2011 at 17:49)  

Such a fun post. :)

I love the china that you are collecting, and I'm sure it will make a very special gift!

From Beyond My Kitchen Window  – (21 February 2011 at 12:57)  

What fun it must be collecting all those wonderful vintage pieces of china. Will look forward to photos of the beautiful reception.

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents  – (22 February 2011 at 06:46)  

Such a glorious place for a party! Love the china you are amassing. How fun to plan such a festive event.

I adore your rocking horse ~ I have a small wooden one that was our daughters and now we have two little grandsons who will be using it!

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Sharon  – (24 February 2011 at 21:46)  

I absolutely love your blog. The flickering candle is so lovely. The little boots are adorable!

Looking forward to seeing all your teacups. Just today I found a beautiful teacup and saucer that was made in France at a thrift shop for fifty cents.

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