Saturday, 21 November 2009

My Saturday

You know those days, when it's rainy and windy outside. All I want to do is stay inside and be cosy in my own home.

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I did venture out first thing however, to a garden centre. I am certainly no gardener but when I revert to winter nesting mode, I do enjoy a browse around pretty garden centres. There are some really good gift ideas too, they are not all about gardening. The Lady Muck mug really made me giggle as my dad specifically pointed it out to me. Hmm... wonder why?

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I seem to be obsessed with buying little decorative birds at the moment.

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I've decided that my bedroom needs a little makeover, so I went to Laura Ashley and chose this bedding, wallpaper and this cushion. They are all the exact shade of duck egg blue, even though they look slightly different in my photos. After procrastinating for far too long, I will need to return again tomorrow to actually purchase them (they have a 25% discount on homeware this weekend).

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And what better, on my return home, than to make some mulled wine. This is the perfect winter drink.

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My afternoon finished by reading a pile of magazines I never seem to get around to reading... while sipping my mulled wine.

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How are you spending your time this weekend?

18 comments:

claire eloise said...

oh that sounds like the most perfect weekend! i love laura ashley! my room back home is completely decorated in laura ashley! x

Rebecca, The Clothes Horse said...

That bedding looks opulent! Is it wrong that I have the same bedspread now as when I was 12? :)

kat said...

Maybe you could do a before and after of your bedroom makeover P, the garden centre is somewhere I miss, which one was it? Luv kx

dapper kid said...

Oh my, so many pretty pictures. I really do love those pink birds! And yay for Laura Ashley. Hope you're having a beautiful weekend :)

Hannah @ LONDON--ROSE ♥ said...

such lovely photos, thanks for sharing :)
it looks like you had such a wonderful weekend! & this post has got me feeling all christmassy!

♥ Hannah

((LONDON--ROSE.BLOGSPOT.COM))

xx

K.Line said...

What a fun day! Lovely photos.

Pink Links said...

Your life is so interesting and beautiful.

Lovely photos!

The Lady Muck is my favorite:)

Rosie Unknown said...

Wow, I love the wall paper!

So far, my weekend has been a disaster, but it's getting better.

PinkBow said...

rebecca - i think it's lovely you have the cover from childhood, must be very comforting

kat - i am a little ahead of myself, it probably won't get decorated until early spring but i had to catch the laura ashley sale. good idea to do a before & after, although i'm not changing that much. the garden centre was peter barratt at gosforth

rosie - a disaster, no! hope it got better for you!

Carrie said...

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Great post! I can relate. All I want to do on a rainy and windy day is stay indoors where it's warm and cozy.

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Sher said...

Sounds like the perfect Saturday! my weekend is filled with wedding and birthday celebrations hehe:)

Lets_go_find_a_Rain_beau! said...

Sounds like a lovely Saturday! I spent mine at a little, but great, concert, which ended in a big argument with my best male friend! :(

Ah well, today is all about relaxing & chocolate!
:)

I love those little birds, very cute!

Laura Ashley has some great things, I really like the items you picked!

S*

Anna said...

I totally know what you mean, the weather is savage at the moment! I love laura ashley home stuff... takes me back to my childhood memories of running riot round the shop floor and choosing bright pink bedspreads and wallpaper!
Those decorative birds are absolutely gorgeous by the way.

-Love,
Anna Jane xxx
{PixelatedBlonde.com)

yiqin; said...

Ah looks great :)

Becky said...

The mulled wine looks lovely, as does the Laura Ashley stuff. Did the name of the wallpaper help sway your decision in any way?!

PinkBow said...

rain_beau - oh no, was this THE male best friend?

becky - IT DID! i'm so predictable!

Siouxsie said...

ohhh i love laura ashley! my work carries her fabric.

The Haute-Shopper said...

Hmm, maybe I need to start visiting garden centers... love the Lady Muck mug! As a child, I always used to think Laura Ashley was very uncool, mainly because I had a very uncool neighbor who wore her dresses. Thankfully I got over it and have come to love the romantic style!