Saturday, 31 December 2011
1. Such beautiful and unexpected homemade Fair Isle scarfs for the kiddos- the skill in these wee scarfs almost makes me weep- How Amazing.
2. Classic Espresso pot- works real good and the classic shape is so pleasing to look at.
3. Donna Wilson Mog egg cup, egg cosy and lovely wee plate.
Such lovely gifts. Jo xxxx
PS NEW YEAR here getting near!!
Wednesday, 28 December 2011
Anyway a Charity shop was on my radar and be still my beating heart, like literally it was pumping hard- there in the window was an orange enamel Catherin Holm bowl- pristine and £2 (pictured above in Mum's kitchen). This to me is just about the Holy Grail of charity shop buys. I mean sure I could buy one off eBay or etsy for £40 but well I don't really need it. I know they are a bit of a hackneyed modernist cliche these days but man there is a reason why they are popular. The Lotus pattern is just so pleasing to the eye. I will NEVER sell this, I LOVE it. I know enough of the shouting text, get real Jo, oh and the mug (s) - yes there were two and well they just jumped in my bag. Like I need more mugs- like a hole in the head I do.....
So some more pics of lovely things loved ones gave us in due course. The kids are asleep cup of tea and bed for me. xxxxx
Tuesday, 27 December 2011
Saturday, 24 December 2011
Sunday, 18 December 2011
One Claire Day- Claire lives in North Queensland- somewhere I have actually been and I love her blog about her life, her family and she has awesome style. Looking back through her posts yesterday I saw this fab blanket that she scored at the thrift shop- I love it so much, through I think we need it a bit more here at the moment.....brrrrrr. xx
Friday, 16 December 2011
James managed it with three kiddos I don't know. Hope you are all having a great Christmas prep time too. xxxx
Thursday, 15 December 2011
Thursday, 8 December 2011
So on Tuesday this week we kept warm, played in the snow a tiny bit. This was Nevie's first time walking in snow, she loved it! We started some Christmas decorating with beautiful twisted beech cut offs from my friend. The Oh Joy pipe cleaner words are to be covered in yarn and added to a garland inspired by James from Bleubird Vintage. Thank you James!
Very, VERY stormy here in Glasgow today, so battening down the hatches and gin and tonic in hand! xx
Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Small details from some gifts I have bought- well the ring was a present to me.........
I am trying as much as possible to avoid the mad dash Christmas shopping and keep things as thoughtful as we can.
Lots of good things for this weeks Tuesday to be posted soon. xx
Monday, 5 December 2011
Popped round to a friends house for some lovely branches to use for decorations- curled birch and they are beautiful. I will post some pictures in a bit.
Off today for some Christmas prep and a dentist visit- Yay and not yay all in the one day! x
Thursday, 1 December 2011
The wee one LOVES bears and nearly was off with this one- an early morning trip to our local garden centre for some craft supplies (yes they sell Everything!).
I know, I know more things- but how could I resist the lovely Nicky's shop Raggle Taggle Hawker and her Black Friday sale. I admired these egg cups for a while and I also got the sweet butterfly mug to add to my collection. Its nice to find Nicky's shop as it is so my thing. Please check it out again if you haven't before. x
Well we had a great Ikea trip in the afternoon- great because N can walk now and toddling about in the kids play area in the cafe meant I could enjoy a cuppa sitting down for a second!
A good friend of mine hosted a fab dinner a few weeks ago- her sweet friend cooked an AMAZING meal and the table was set with the lovely table runner pictured. I really wanted it for our Christmas table- so a red theme abounds. xx
1. Now you see her.
2. And offski!
3. New Egg Cups.
4. Lovely new Mug.
5. Christmas Table Stuff.
Monday, 28 November 2011
Wednesday, 23 November 2011
Wow I really am almost getting a little regular posting thing going here with these Tuesdays- and thank you Aimee for my title that just jumped out my head and onto the keyboard..... Its nice when things just happen without premeditation. I spend a lot of my life praying for things, wishing for things, worrying about things- somehow this blog has just become, and that makes me happy.
Quiet morning, while Neve had her nap I tidied, drank tea and then lay down for half an hour (we had been awake since 5am....) just relishing the quiet, the calm and a wee bit of sunshine coming in the window.
Afternoon was a Library trip, with eye watering fines for me (I kept that Lisa Stickley sewing book toooo long), quick charity shop trip- two nice bowls- my green and blue! An afternoon of painting, cooking and general larking about. That baby loves Gaga- leaping about as only a toddling toddler can do!
Till the next one, bye bye xx
Sunday, 20 November 2011
They stayed at Cameron House and we spent the day with them and my brother and sister in law. It was a lovely day, very chilled. Though my dad did make a wee speech. The top picture was snapped by Finn and I LOVE it as its just captured my Dad perfectly. I think he was talking about falling in love with my Mum's big brown eyes here- we were all welling up!
There was cake, wine, play and a nice November walk. I am lucky with my family, very lucky.
We ended the weekend on Sunday, just the four of us, a quiet day today to recharge, we made cake and veggie stew (Finn on the mushroom chopping- a failsafe for kids to help, blunt knife, nothing can go wrong!). Bring on the week, we are ready for it. Jxxxx
Friday, 18 November 2011
Wednesday, 16 November 2011
Tuesday, 15 November 2011
Sunday, 13 November 2011
Well thanks to my friend Nic anyway. She organised a house gig with Andrew Howie aka Calamateur. It was amazing and my pictures in no way do the event justice. Nic's house is beautiful and I tried to capture that with a few pictures. What I couldn't manage to capture though was the warm, red, fairy light and firelight lit room that the gig was held in. It was so so special and if you could bottle that atmosphere you would have the reason why house gigs are so 'now' and so popular. For me its the unique feeling of being in someones home, comfortable and warm, coupled with the excitement of live music, and how 'close' you get to the musician. And aren't we always told staying in is the new going out!
Andrew's music was 'gorgeous' to quote Nic- my personal favourite his cover of 'Jesus is for Losers' (think about it). You can check out Andrew here and if you are lucky enough to get the chance to go to a house gig jump at it. Funny enough though telling my Dad about it tonight (he is a bit of a musician) he said 'what's new about that we were doing that in the 60's folk scene'- So Nic if you are looking for more musicians he is available- and you may get some more Johnny Cash covers to boot! xx