Beach Cottage home, flowers and Anthropologie
Thu 9th, Aug, 2012
Yo, what’s cooking Beach Cottage ladies, all good here, I am SO pleased to be home, I love coming home to Australia..
When we lived in England we did not have that feeling at all, in fact our last holiday from England, which was from the States at Christmas time, we were on the plane coming back into Heathrow which was grey and freezing and not looking forward to it at all…here, for me, there is still the end-of-holiday-oh-my-god-get-back-to-reality feeling but it’s combined with being so happy to be home to our tatty old cottage and the beach…and Sydney sure did put on a blinder of a day for me yesterday..sunshine and blue skies…
When I got home, the first thing I did was check on my plants, some of them were dead because it is too much for my lovely husband to look after the kiddos, get dinner together, do the laundry, do a job and water the garden. I can cope with that. Just.
Anyway the next thing I did after checking those babies (I have sunflowers doing very well, alongside daffodils, snowdrops & strawberries (!) …go figure) was pop a few around the house – errrm it was pretty clean and tidy here (apparently the Beach Cottage Crew had been severely warned not to leave the place in a mess while Mr BC collected me from the airport) but there was a serious lack of flowers…plus I always seem to miss flowers when I am away, especially in a rather grim hotel room like the one I stayed in…do you get that too or am I just weird? Actually, perhaps don’t answer that.
So this is one of the things I brought back from Anthropologie, I see I am not the only one to have brought this mug to Australian shores…
Thought it might be nice though with a few little pretties from the garden this morning rather than my coffee…I am very much doing espresso right now and this ain’t an espresso size as you can see
Errrm you know those t-shirts that used to be around that said ‘my XXX went to Spain/Italy/wherever and all I got was this lousy t-shirt’?
Well I can’t say I went to New York City and all I got was this mug, because, ahem, I might just have a few things, now suitably stashed and hiding to show you…and boy is there ever some colour going on in this place soon…the trouble with that though is that it’s a teeny tiny bit trickier to blend things in when there are pops of colour appearing in what is essentially a white house. Did anyone say deep blue ruffly quilt? I thought so.
I may have to do favours Beach Cottage girls, if there is one thing we do not need in this house it’s quilts hahahaha, roflao…there are worse addictions in life, right
I will see you soon, oh and Barley is blogging again after his little holiday…see what he has been up to here…
I hope you liked the flowers and their new little vase – what do you like to bring back from a trip away?
p.s. thanks for all the comments on NYC, I didn’t get back to everyone b/c I was travelling but you girls are too kind xo