Friday, 30 March 2012

Friday at No.2



Halfway up our first flight of stairs is a long ledge which is great for piling with pretty stuff.







Behind my tiny red front door I have been busy painting furniture, making cards, and filling in application forms. Come lunchtime I was ready for a good cup of rose garden tea and a hot cross bun, followed by a few minutes to play with the camera. Ashbourne has two weekly markets; one on a Thursday and one on a Saturday - the Thursday market was recently threatened with closure so I've been making sure I visit the stalls on both days each week to show some love. Yesterday the market square was abuzz with shoppers and tourists alike, I wish I'd taken a few shots of some of the stands but before long I'd clapped eyes on a few lovely finds and was totally lost to hunter-gatherer mode. There's a lady who sells scarves each Thursday and her rails are bursting with textures, colours and sheer beauty - I had to share some adoring shots of the polkadot number I picked up for £3 - isn't she a looker? Watching her billowing in the breeze from my open bedroom window I started to wonder if it might be possible to make a pair or curtains out of pretty scarves, we'll see!

Literally waiting for paint to dry at the moment so I can give the little telephone table I'm making over another coat of chalky, white paint. Hopefully this time I'll manage to do so without painting a bug into the mix - poor thing was whitewashed before it knew what had hit it - death by shabby chic? Not a brilliant way to go really.

12 comments:

  1. How i long for hot cross buns! I love your little red door too!

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  2. Ohhh wow these images are so gorgeous and your scarf is amazing I can't believe it was only £3. your little red door is really cute x

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  3. Glorious pictures! Each time I went up the stairs I'd be sneaking those marshmallows and ruining the display!! Haha!
    I love visiting markets, it will be very sad if we lose them. xx

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  4. Firstly the glimpses of your home look so beautiful and of course that scarf is gorgeous, great find. And that’s some seriously sweet marshmallow storage xxx

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  5. Those cups with plates were a great idea; so practical. I used to have a rather pretty one with a kind of petit-point design in china (no idea what it was as I'm not a collector), but I let it go when we did a house move - silly me. Mind you I'm a savoury rather than sweet person, so, pretty though it is on your plate, the hot-cross bun would not be my choice.

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  6. So pretty. How often do you have to replenish your marshmallow supplies? They'd not last the five minutes to be photographed in my house! xx

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  7. Lovely photos and the new blog header is great.
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  8. I'm about as far away from where you live as you can be, yet we have exactly the same front door!!! I love those rustic roof tiles you can see on the roof outside your window and polka dot anything x

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  9. Oh yes! Do work some curtains out! Those would be darling!


    Ciao Bella
    Creative Carmelina

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  10. i love your half way up the stairs shelf, glass bottles are my fave! and are they marshmallows..? oh my god what a perfect treat to have on your journey up/down the stairs

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  11. I'm craving a hot cross bun now!!

    Victoria xx

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  12. oooh a cup of tea and hot cross bun! i love ur teacup and the teaspoon! loving the photos of your polkadot scarves you bought and i thought for a second it looks like a curtain till i read what you wrote! hehe i just love the front door and ouch for the bug hehe.

    xx susan

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