Beach Cottage Bedroom, Flowers from the Front & Vintage Things
Thu 15th, Apr, 2010
G’day, how are you all out there in your various places in the world?
Seeing as I have spent most of these last two weeks of the Easter break holed up in this very spot reading or surfing, this morning I thought I would show you where I have been hiding out and where at precisely nineteen minutes past ten yesterday morning someone coming to do some work on the cottage knocked on the door and I was ahem, how shall we say, naked and had the fright of my life… as an approaching 40 yr old woman spending a frantic minute pulling on jeans and a t-shirt, and scraping one’s hair into a pony so I could at least let them in without scaring them away, is very much not fun…
and today it was much the same, hanging around in this bed reading and getting served cups of tea, and while I didn’t have to scramble about for decency, and neither did I quite get to making the bed, I did make a huge show of tidying up the various bits of bed-festing accroutement’s that had mysteriously started growing all around…
…and I thought I needed to sprinkle a dose of Beach Cottage love over the bedside ;-)
I don’t think I’ve made the bed since the kids broke up from school and for sure that has produced a few raised eyebrows from Mr Beach Cottage (my excuse is that I am about to purchase new bedlinen…I’ve been chatting about that on Facebook and I’ve more or less decided it will be from The White Company where as you can imagine I buy a lot of things..the original and the best)
So Mr BC has lovingly ;-) gone ahead and made the bed himself these past few weeks, on those days where he could stand it no more. And to be honest I have to hold my hands up and say even on none school hols day he does it many many more times than I ever do. And let me tell you the man can make a very neat, straight, tight bed. Should you be reading this and looking for a potential husband, don’t just look for DIY skills, oh no no no, look for bed-making skills too.
So, anyway because I am such a wonderful wife in areas bar bed-making, I was presented with these hand-picked flowers this morning, fresh from the Aussie garden by the lovely Mr and little Mr BC.
How apt that they should have known I was about to drag myself out of the cocoon and do some cr*pola zapping…even more wonderful that they were just* the right hue to set off the new line of linen and pink pillow covers from Tricia whose goodies inspired by the sea, rock my boat…just so Flea Market Coastal (I have her cushions floating all about this tatty old cottage and have just received some more of her Orkney range…heaven, but here on my bed is an exclusive peek at her new range of linen pink ones…)
I have to say the clean-up was well overdue and I actually ended up de-cluttering and packing a big bag for Vinnies…I just don’t know where these things come from??… I mean admittedly half of it was Mr BC’s booring business books that annoy the heck outta me and which I regularly shave the bottom few off..but still (which I have to say he has never noticed, though if you decide to try this a word of warning, observe the movement of the books for a few weeks before you go in for the kill and whatever you do, do not throw out a set of business lecture notes that are extremely expensive and only apparently available to a few in the country…if however you do happen to do this and you get caught out, blame it on the garbage-filling ways of a 3 yr old).
Well, I guess it’s over and out from here, hope you like the flowers, if you happen to know what they are called I would love to know
and, tell me do you squander around in your pit like this in the hols?
I’ll be back soon, I wanna ask you about blogging & blogs (and go see what Gina has to say here, couldn’t have put it better myself)
linen : IKEA, Target, vintage
suitcases : thrifted fishing box : estate sale vintage bottle : garage sale curtains : IKEA
bed : budget repro flowers : Aussie garden :-) cushion cover : Rough Linen