Monday, 9 February 2009

TA DAH..........

Whilst I was out taking mum shopping today, my Cath Kidston bag arrived. Whoopee, I'm so chuffed, Can't decide whether to take it to work today. Its bucketing down and I wouldn't want to ruin it. I've never had a Cath K bag before, so its a new treasured possession. Even the packaging it arrived in is pretty. But the samples I ordered at the same time weren't in the parcel, so if they don't arrive shortly I will have to phone and get them to re-send.
I went on a magical mystery tour to the New Forest yesterday with my friend. We stopped in Lyndhurst to start with and found there to be a flea market on in the hall in the car park. Had to take a look, it would be rude not to. I came across a lovely stall with a couple selling vintage brooches and clip earrings and they had loads. I've never seen so many pretty brooches in one place, and really cheap too, much better than the prices of them on eBay. So with ideas of making bags and accessorising outfits I spent ages umming and arrring and finally decided on these four, mind you one I bought for someone else.

This is my first favorite, I think its so unusual and stunning, and as you can see its already pinned to my duffel coat.

This is my second favourite and the first brooch to catch my eye. The photo doesn't do it justice its sooooooooooooo sparkly and pretty.

and then this one, which I think is simple yet elegant!

and finally this one. not sure if its a feather or leaf, but this ones for a friend even though I love it too.

Then we found a gorgeous antique shop with the most pretty china and glasses in, but I've already spent far too much money of late so I was good and only bought these two soup spoons and cake slice and a knife that we'll use as a butter knife, all 50p each.

My last buy, which was also from the flea market is the lovely organic comfrey and marigold hand cream which is made locally and is just lovely. My hands get really dry and cracked, and I've been on the lookout for some comfrey hand cream.
So after Lyndhurst we set off to Burley, where we had lunch in the pub and a scout around the shops. It was getting cold by then and the bad weather had set in so then off home.
Hubby has found some old shelves in his dads shed that he's going to use to make my peg rail :o). And forgot to say yesterday that the eiderdown has arrived its lovely, but doesn't appear to be old, but its in perfect condition. Will post some pics when its on the bed and I've hoovered and dusted our bedroom. xxxxx


bekimarie said...

Great bag, lucky you!
Love the sparkly brooches, i've been looking round the charity shops for some but not had much luck yet. That's half the fun though, looking.
Beki xxx

MelMel said...

Its a special moment when a new bag arrives.....and that is such a pretty one....its adorable!

Happy day!xxxx

MelMel said...

I wanted fisher to open a clock shop and marry Laura....I've bought Olly the Larkrise books....for Val's day....He loves it too...its his one weakness!LOL...Love it!
Still loving the bag!xxx

claire said...

Ooh lovely bag and fab samples came writing on them but asked for 5 got 2...mean beggars :)
May start stalking them to see when my bag is coming into stock!!

Rosesposes said...

Hi love the bag, i wouldnt take mine in the rain to start. I was afraid I would spoil it, its great in the rain too!, I am pleased to report!
x Dom

LittleGem said...

Love the bag, and the sparkly brooches, I love them! X

Shabby Chick said...

Mmm I want your bag!!! You had some great finds too.

Mel xxx

laoi gaul~williams said...

i bought a ck book bag a few years ago and i always take it camping with me~to hold things when trudging to the showers :)

did you drive through my village on your travels?!

Sarahs Home said...

The bag is lovely. Sounds like a good day out.

Sarah x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Love that bag!!! It's gorgeous!!!!
You got some lovely buys in Lyndhurst! I remember visiting there years ago, while on hols. It's a lovely little town, and a lovely area.
My favourite is the leaf brooch : )

Have a great week

Sharon xx

Rubys mamma x said...

Ohhh im soooo excited to meet a local blogger!!! And i LOVE your blog! Ive just started blogging and live in Romsey on a farm...check out my blog and let me know what you think! Lots of love Kirsty xxx

thriftymrs said...

Lurve that bag.
Nice to see you over on the shabby chic forum BTW.

Josie-Mary said...

Lovely bag... I'm the same about new things but you've got to use them some time!!
The hand cream looks good... I have problems with dry skin on my hands... think it's 'cos it's so cold at work! I've tried most things but have yet to find something good, I'll keep an eye open for Comfry. I've got loads in the garden, maybe I'll make my own!! x

Hen said...

Very nice bag, lucky you! I would have gone mad for those brooches! Hope to see the eiderdown featured, mine is keeping me very snuggly at the mo'.
Hen x

bex said...

bargains! bargains! bargains!
the brooches are great!! i like the round one full of diamantes!! and your bag is ace too!

lou said...

I would love to know how near you are too me, I might be able to sneak in and get your bag and brooches. :0)
Love Lou xxx

lou said...

Your ok I have set routes with how far I will drive your bits are safe!
I’m in Southampton…Lou xxx

Tillybud said...

oooh lovely treasures. Sounds like you've been having fun :)

MelMel said...

I have bag envy....has it been out yet?

Thank you for the lovely comment hun....
I've been so spoiled lately....tis

Slice of life said...

I love love love the feather brooch

nita x said...

love the broaches and the bag ive left an award for you on my blog :o)

Vintage Tea said...

Lovely new CK bag and great finds out thrifting!

Victoria xx