Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Awards, Surprises in the post & Easter washout!

Hi Everyone, Hope you all had a great Easter break. Ours was a bit disappointing to be honest, Tim's Dad and Step mum arrived on Good Friday, but his Dad was ill throughout the visit and never really came out of the bedroom - that, coupled with the extreme temperatures, snow and hail meant we didn't really get to go out anywhere - Sunday morning saw Tim and I wrap up and head off to the first car boot sale of the season, only to find it had been cancelled which surprised me as the sun briefly shone on Sunday morning! - Anyway, enough of that, and on to more exciting things. Firstly, I received a lovely parcel in the post on Saturday from Sophie I was the lucky recipient of her giveaway, and thought I had just won an egg cosy, but Sophie had also sent this lovely bunny and a handmade card too - so thank you Sophie, it was a lovely surprise and made my day! 
Secondly, I was also lucky enough to receive 2 awards in one week - The 'You make my Day' award from twiggypeasticks and the 'One in a million friend award' from Claire So thank you to both of you - as you know I have only been blogging for a short while so it really makes my day to know that people out there are interested in my life!
Here also is a sneaky peek of Georgia's room - just look at those gorgeous deep skirting boards which Tim has made from 3 different pieces of architrave so that they match the original ones in the rest of the house. We are hopefully off to choose a carpet this week and once that's laid, all the furniture can be moved back in and the fun details added.
Here also, is a picture of some pretty green shelves I picked up on Ebay, they are in my hallway and just waiting to be filled with lots of pretty things - You can't see from this picture, but I also have a raincoat in exactly the same colour green which is hanging down the hallway and which I don't want to take down to wear, because it looks so good hanging there! 
Anyway, I think that's about it for now - my 8 year old has been sick all day which has prevented us from a trip to the dentist (mmm I know what you're thinking, but he wasn't faking it!) but make sure you keep checking my posts, as today I have been the lucky winner of some pay it forward blog candy which I have to pass on to three other people, details to follow ......... Natalie x


Suzie Sews said...

Oh poor you what an Easter, but that bunny must make up for it and congratualtions on the awards, awards are always so special. Here's to better weather...


I do hope you can get those shelves filled soon, what a great place to display all treasured knick-knacks, those you don't want to sell in the shop? Congratulations on the awards and on the giveaway, what a great one that was. I noticed that our local boot sale, which was to be held on Saturday was cancelled, but not surprised as that day we did have artic weather conditions! I hope your son soon feels better and you get that appointment re-booked! x

Vintage Amethyst said...

Ooohh snow at Easter, wasn't it just the craziest! We were disappointed that we couldn't get out much either!
Congratulations on your award and the giveaway, what a lovely gift, you lucky thing.
Love Alison x

pink-petal-designs said...

Hia, whoooo i love your green shelves, great find. Lovely gifts to recieve too, cute bunny. Sorry to hear your easter wasn't up to much.
Sarah x

Max said...

Sounds like you had a mixed bag for Easter ... but hat was balanced out by your awards and lovely prizes. Hope your 8 year old feels better soon.


Joanne said...


The room is coming on a treat and that wallpaper is fantastic! what is it if I can ask??

The best bit will be adding all the girly touches when all the furniture is back in and I am sure she will love it :)

Jo xx

Miss sew n sew said...

Your shelfs are lovely my house is filled with ebay finds. That wallpaper is gorgeous I've seen it somewhere before probably in one of my many house magazines! Well done on your awards and hurray weve both won a giveaway in the short time weve been blogging. Lucky us!Hope you have a better weekend!
Love Sarahx

twiggypeasticks said...

The weather was pretty strange wasn't it? Twiglet was v.excited as we had quite a lot of snow up here and were able to make a snow bunny !! hope you're daughter is soon better.
Keep warm
Twiggy x

driftwood said...

congrats on the awards, and that egg cosy and bunny are adorable.
love the wallpaper too!

debbie said...

sorry your easter wasnt better natalie :( What gorgeous photos though, i just love that bunny and your daughters room looks as though its going to be beautiful!! Love that paper!


periwninkle said...

congrats on the awards. Your hubby should come to my house to help with our boards- we have a 4ft bit of skirting missing due to dry rot!!! Hope the wee one gets better soon
Lisa x

serendipitylovesnewyork said...

Your very welcome for the award, very much
Sorry your easter wasn't great!! I love the it Laura Ashley, it will look great in years to come too!! Your little one will love it!
Hope your 8year old is feeling better...bless him, school hols as well!!

Sophie said...

Hi Natalie!
Who would have thought we would be so colour-coordinated!
So glad your prizes arrived safely and they do look very at home on those lovely shelves!
Sophie : )

Curlew Country said...

Beautifal wallpaper - its a bit more racing cars and boats at my house, so nice to see something pretty! Georgia's room is going to look a treat, what a lucky little girl. Have a smashing weekend
Stephx - lovely Scarborough pictures btw, great to see some sunshine.

Faye 'Country Chic' said...

Hi, It sounds like I wasn't the only one to miss out on the car boots, hopefully the sun will be shinning soon... roll on summer :)
Congratulations on your awards too!

Wild Rose said...

Hi Natalie

Congratulations on your awards. Enjoy your weekend.

Marie x

Josie said...

Hi I'm Josie and I've been reading your blog and I think its great, so I've tagged you! see my blog Josie x

Katherines Dream said...

Hi Natalie,
Just catching up with my blog !
and found you there. It is lovely to meet you.
What a great Ebay find...I love shelves...and filling them up! Very pretty wallpapr too. Your house sound gorgeous and I am hoping that you will treat us all to a little tour...
Carol x

Sarahs Home said...

Thank you for visiting my blog. We are just about to start our two weeks holidays from school, I can hardly wait. I have just received another ebay bargain today so will have to get a picture posted on my blog. I adore that wallpaper, where did you get it from? My daughter would love to have that in her room as we are planning to decorate it soon. Hope the little one is feeling better soon.

Sarah x