Tuesday, 27 September 2011

Zephyr & Sunbeam

 Now I don't know much about cars but I do know this...they sure don't make them like they used to! Driving through Dungiven today, I had to stop and take some pics of these vintage cars....LOVE, LOVE, LOVE!! I can imagine me and the big lad cruising around Belfast in one of these listening to the 13th Floor Elevators...well a girl can dream.

Monday, 26 September 2011

Mary-the deluxe version

HELP!!! We need a home! Three adorable kittens! One of them was too shy to have it's photo taken. I only called into the vets today to buy Mary her special food but ended up staying half an hour playing with them! The mainly white kitten was so friendly, it's a mini Mary lookalike...of course I really wanted to take it home but I'm not sure if the princess would approve...SO if you or anyone you know would be able to give a loving home to any of these cuties contact City Vets ASAP http://www.belfastcityvets.co.uk/

Saturday, 24 September 2011

Autumn Equinox

It's official Autumn started yesterday.......
 Tights and boots weather : )

Tuesday, 20 September 2011

Tomato Watch update

Green, yellow, red....YEAH!! the first of my tomatoes are ripening! can't wait to eat them! I'm blaming the weather and lack of a greenhouse for their size, they're SO small!  After one salad they'll all be eaten. I'm putting a greenhouse on the garden wish list.

Sunday, 18 September 2011

Feline fine

To quote Britney Spears "Oops I did it again" I've rehomed this elegant kitty, bought from the Re-store charity shop in Connswater for £2. That's two cat ornaments now! my collection is growing, much to Gavin's horror, his reaction to this lastest addition "NO MORE TAT !" Sorry...... It's an addiction : (

Friday, 16 September 2011

The Wall

Decided to be daring and cover a wall in our living room with images from 50's and 60's film posters. I've had these images since our last house where they were bluetacked onto the fireplace wall but i wanted to do something different with them, this time it's a bit more permanent (stuck on with pva glue) so hopefully we won't get bored of this look too soon.The finished wall makes the room feel much cosier and adds lots of colour so i'm happy with that : )
The naked wall, too white, too bare......

The feature wall. Film posters from the 50's and 60's. Rip it up goes large!
Next thing on the list is to actually watch some of these films, Attack of the 50ft Woman sounds like a good one to start with.

The Retro Rooms Show

The Retro Rooms Show returns to the Holiday Inn on Ormeau Avenue this October 2nd. The vintage fair is exclusively for sellers of vintage furniture, homewares, interiors & design and there'll be something there for everyone, furniture, textiles, ceramics, glassware, plastics, lighting, kitchenalia, mirrors, radios, clocks, magazines and books, objet d'art, china, and storage as well as a multitude of pieces created from found objects and vintage textiles. Can't wait!!The Retro Rooms Show

Thursday, 15 September 2011

Life got better

Two years ago, our lives changed. On the 15th of September 2009 we brought home Mary! Our beautiful furry daughter. Life would never be the same! Mary was a rescue cat from Assisi in Bangor, maybe there's a cat out there waiting for you!http://www.assisi-ni.org/

Mary, on her first day with us.
Learning how to play

Wednesday, 14 September 2011

The Vintage Stop

Portrush has a great vintage shop! On a recent jaunt up to the port with my friend Kitty, went for a mooch in this gem of a shop, great for a hoke and poke!

Precious things

Monday, 12 September 2011

Along came a Rooster

Here's a link to my lovely friend Kathryn Mervyn's great new photography blog, Little Red Rooster. Thanks Kat for posting about the Rip it Up chairs, the photos are great : ) Little Red Rooster

Sunday, 11 September 2011

Thankyou Mother Nature

Blackberry picking today at Helen's Bay. Free fruit what more could you ask for?

Late August, given heavy rain and sun
For a full week, the blackberries would ripen.
At first, just one, a glossy purple clot
Among others, red, green, hard as a knot.
You ate that first one and its flesh was sweet
Like thickened wine: summer's blood was in it
Leaving stains upon the tongue and lust for
Picking. Then red ones inked up and that hunger
Sent us out with milk cans, pea tins, jam-pots
Where briars scratched and wet grass bleached our boots.
Round hayfields, cornfields and potato-drills
We trekked and picked until the cans were full,
Until the tinkling bottom had been covered
With green ones, and on top big dark blobs burned
Like a plate of eyes. Our hands were peppered
With thorn pricks, our palms sticky as Bluebeard's.

We hoarded the fresh berries in the byre.
But when the bath was filled we found a fur,
A rat-grey fungus, glutting on our cache.
The juice was stinking too. Once off the bush
The fruit fermented, the sweet flesh would turn sour.
I always felt like crying. It wasn't fair
That all the lovely canfuls smelt of rot.
Each year I hoped they'd keep, knew they would not.
- Seamus Heaney 

Going through the change

No Spring nor Summer Beauty hath such grace
As I have seen in one Autumnal face.
John Donne
I love when the leaves start to change.
Ormeau Park on a sunny saturday afternoon

Tuesday, 6 September 2011

Sofa Bed

Spare bedroom, using a folded up duvet to make a back rest, cover the lot with a throw and add some cushions. Bed to sofa.
Same bed, different day. The throw is from John Lewis and the crochet blanket was made by mum. Wee Ted can be found snuggled up in the cushions.
Wee Ted

Sunday, 4 September 2011

Hello Kitty

I'm turning into one of those cat people! Bought this playful kitty from a charity shop in Ballymena for £1. Mary seemed to think it was real. I can see a collection starting here!
Photo of the furry daughter. I LOVE CATS!

Saturday, 3 September 2011


Inside the fireplace with mosaic mirror tiles.
I like the way the mirrors bounce the light around. .