Sunday, 1 May 2011

A Jolly British Affair


Gotta ♥ bank holiday weekends!
How did you spend yours? Watching the wedding naturally, and I won't go on for too long about How Gorgeous that Sarah Burton dress was.. simply stunning. Not a huge fan of veils in general so we could have done without that, but that aside, beautiful. And who else saw William tell his missus she looked beautiful at the altar? Altogether now, "aaaaaawh". Whether your a royalist or not (and I'm not, especially) you have to agree that the whole show was jolly marvelous.

I spent Saturday perusing a local antiques shop in town. I am home, AT LAST, and I am making the most of every minute enjoying simple village pleasures. We've popped into town, had a few evenings down our local pub, eaten in my favourite home town cafe, and tomorrow morning I'm going carbooting with a family friend, hurrah! It's pretty wonderful really. It's strange how village life is labelled as 'dull' by so many people in the search for the exciting and dynamic city living... but really? This morning me and my parents woke up at the crack of dawn and went on an RSPB organised walk around parklands in search of wild flowers and birds. Though I'm pretty clueless when it comes to naming wildlife ("Look! A swan!" is about as advanced as I get), it was absolutely beautiful, a welcome retreat from my life at university.

I hope you make the most of home life too. In the immortal words of Gary Barlow and co, "neeeever forget where you're coming from," etc etc etc.


This unassuming shop in the market square is filled with treasures which span across three floors. I bought a floral lampshade which isn't pictured above but will be featured in a future post when I get around to redecorating my digs. It's definite Spring Clean season! xox

19 comments:

  1. I want some more of that blue Spode china - we have loads of it at home!

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  2. That jewellery is AMAZING! I am so jealous of you being at home, I have been back at uni for a week already :(

    Maria xxx

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  3. Wow, love the photos! That place looks like a treasure chest of goodies. I'm totally with you on the village/countryside thang. I feel out of place in cities :/

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  4. are you finished for the year then? i know that liverpool john moores are, but my friend's staying there till i come up for my last term (i'm not done till 1st june!). oh wow, i love the look of all that jewellery, it's like a treasure cave (: xo

    http://itscohen.blogspot.com

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  5. nice to get back to basics! though i still live at home and there isn't really much to do on a regular basis. i was at home doing uni work and watching it

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  6. I love that beaded top so pretty x

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  7. Ooo Yess the wedding was pretty awesome! :) Lovely pictures looks like the shop is filled with treasures. Glad you're having a good time at home :) I've already started my spring cleaning! I have a bag for charity and a bag for ebay! I always feel so much better after a clear out!!

    L x

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  8. oooh, this place looks great! I love antique shops like this one :) x

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  9. I am such a sucker for blue and white china!

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  10. hehe, i wanted to hold my arms up take-that style in true dedication to that beaut of a song! To me your village life sounds absolutely divine- i'd love nothing more right now than good pub grub and walks around the country...alas i'm stuck infront of a computer in not-so-sunny coventry....bah! x

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  11. love that shop, I want a wall with loads of pictures on just like that. It's so nice to have a break over Easter x

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  12. I love being home from uni and being a tourist in my own town... The first thing I do when I get back home is head into the old town to peruse the antique and junk shops! I love your photos :)

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  13. that shop looks amazing, the pearled vest is so pretty! can't wait to see your lampshade, i love homeware more than clothes, haha x

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  14. The wedding was such a joy to watch and yes the dress was beautiful. it's protocol to wear a veil though but I agree I'm not a big fan either even though that one was lovely. i love the blue china and jewellery pictures, so pretty =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  15. i didnt think id be so into the wedding but when i got watching it i was so emotional and involved. the dress was amazing, she's so tiny.

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  16. Oh I'd love to live in a village! City life has its appeal sometimes and I do like the handiness of living in the suburbs but my heart secretly longs for country life.

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  17. Oh I love those pictures! I live in a town and I do love it, however I also love escaping to the countryside and all the little hidden villages, Im lucky in that, the middle of no-where is a ten minute car ride!

    xx

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  18. Love this post. Though I have to say that I am a city girl through and through, as city as you could get, I am sometimes quite jealous of those who grew up in villages. Everything seems so quaint. I do worry though that because of the way I'm programmed I couldn't survive long there without some smog filled air and the sound of chavs swearing at each other in the street, but it looks absolutely lovely! Xx

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