Pretty Things


I’ve written about Stowe  before on my blog. This time was the first time that we had taken TTB and it felt like a significant visit for that reason. While we were there we popped into the Hayrack Gallery as per usual and I didn’t even make it past the entrance way before deciding that the above print was coming home with me. It’s by an artist from Stratford upon Avon, Claire Henley, and it’s of Padstow. After I’d bought it, my mum told me that my (late) Auntie and Uncle had once stayed in one of these cream coloured buildings (can’t remember which one) and so I was doubly pleased that I’d chosen it. And, Rachel kindly bought the other one I was looking at for my birthday! I am supposed to have forgotten about that though. I would also like to go back and get this one so that I have a set of three. I want them in our bedroom once we get around to redecorating. I’m so pleased with them, I think it’s the first time I’ve liked a painting enough to pay for the print rather than just trying to find it in greeting card form ;-)

Now, the title of my blog is plural and my other pretty thing is my little cute notebook, again this was a gift from Rachel after I admired it in her shop (a well known book retailer where she is doing super duperly well!). It’s just pretty and I like that there are houses on the pages too. Nothing more to say, I was just using it earlier and though, aw that’s cute, I will share it on my blog. Just because!

What pretty things have you bought/received lately?

11 thoughts on “Pretty Things

  1. Wendy says:

    Heather, you would love Padstow! It’s about 45 mins by car from me. We tend not to go in peak season though as it gets really busy with tourists and coach trips etc. Love the pics. X

  2. Love love love the houses picture, so funky and bright! I love the Padstow picture as well. We went on holiday not too long ago and we just sat on a bench in Padstow in the sun and gazed at how beautiful it was! Today is the day for pretty things in our house too. It’s me and my partner’s 6th anniversary today and now the house is full of beautiful flowers and a very cute set of brand new birdy egg cups. x

  3. that painting is lovely! buy the third one heather, they will look lovely as a set :O)
    I bought fibre today… 500gms of gorgeous merino silk hand dyed fibre… *swoon*
    meant to be on a yarn diet but yeah nah… not happening!

  4. Hi Heather,
    just saw your latest blog and the mention of Mum and Dad’s holidays at Padstow,
    well, I can tell u that we stayed in a flat above an Estate agents which was on the other side
    of the harbour as shown in the painting. If your Mum still has them, there are bound to be
    some photos in the bundle she took home last year.
    You’ll be pleased to know that I have recently taken up knitting and crochet again and am really enjoying it. I get Knit and stitch every week and along with your blog, have been an
    insparation. please excuse spelling, don’t know where spell check is on this lap top yet!! see you in April along with TTB, love Gilly xxxx

  5. Hi Heather,
    just saw your latest blog and the mention of Mum and Dad\’s holidays at Padstow,
    well, I can tell u that we stayed in a flat above an Estate agents which was on the other side
    of the harbour as shown in the painting. If your Mum still has them, there are bound to be
    some photos in the bundle she took home last year.
    You\’ll be pleased to know that I have recently taken up knitting and crochet again and am really enjoying it. I get Knit and stitch every week and along with your blog, have been an
    insparation. please excuse spelling, don\’t know where spell check is on this lap top yet!! see you in April along with TTB, love Gilly xxxx

  6. Super print – very jolly. I’ve treated myself to some fabric (bought it online, so the suspense will last another day or so), and it’s so like your notebook cover – lots of little houses! Can’t wait for it to arrive – it may be in a quilt by the weekend!

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