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Hello Everyone :)

I have been busy these past few weeks, , doing things in our home, visiting the dreaded dentist!!! But now, thankfully, I can sit down and do my blog :)

I have been crocheting…

Cath Kidston inspired tea cosies….

(I am currently crocheting a Bumble Bee tea cosy :)

my Floral Cushion Cover

I have made this cushion cover in colours to match our new decor, :)

Ok, so thats the crochet part out of the way, now onto news about our decorating :) It has been going slowly, as poor Johns hand is just starting to heal, but yesterday, John sanded down our fireplace and gave it one coat with the 1829 paint we bought, it needs another few coats before it is done, but it is looking fab already!!!!

The wallpaper for our firplace wall arrived, yay!!!!

There is a story behind this wallpaper. As you know, I ordered 3 rolls of it (the amount we need for our firplace wall) from A week after I had ordered it, it had still not arrived, so I phoned them, asking when will it be delivered, and they told me it had been discontinued and so they will have to refund me!!! I could not believe it, they had accepted my order and payment, yet had not been in touch to say it had been discontinued, that the manufacturer of this paper has stopped making it!!! I felt annoyed and sad, as I had set my heart on this wallpaper. Anyway, that same day, John and I went to all the wallpaper shops within a few miles of us, and we saw no wallpaper we liked, I was feeling very disheartened. So when we came home, I decided to look on ebay, and there for auction, was 5 rolls of the exact same Millie wallpaper that I had ordered, then been refunded for, running out the next day!!! I could not believe it, so the next day, I went on Ebay, put my bid in, never thinking I would win, as there was another 20 bids on, but I did!!! Yay!!!!! So I have got an extra two rolls, which may do for our bedroom, now that I can not get the Millie Blue wallpaper, plus we have the wallpaper we really wanted for our firplace wall, yay!!!!!!!!

The other day, my dad and his Partner Pam (who is like a mother to me) came here for a cuppa. Pam knows how much I love anything floral, and she had bought a present for me, something floral, something I adore :) …..

Floral teacups and saucers!!!! I love these!!!!

Ar’nt they gorgeous!!! I thought I would put them with my other floral cups and take a piccie of them all together :)

Can you tell which cup I was using, lol :)

I love florals!!!!!

I am going to get going now, to watch cosy dvds, and crochet :)

I hope your all having a wonderful weekend.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and leave your lovely comments :)

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)


23 Responses

  1. #1
    Pom Pom 

    Hi Melanie! I’ve missed you! I see that you have been ultra-busy. Hooray! I love the tea cozies and your wallpaper choices are delightful. Oh, you keep going and going, crocheting up all that “pretty” and I wish you HUGE success.
    LOVE the flowery dishes! Perfect! :)

  2. #2

    Hiya Pom Pom :) Thank you so much for your lovely compliments :) I love the flowery dishes too, anything with flowers on, I love, lol :) xxx

  3. What a stroke of luck with the wallpaper Melanie!!!
    Love the crochet tea cosies and your new floral cups are so pretty. :)
    Vivienne x

  4. #4

    Tell me about it Vivienne, I am so pleased I looked on Ebay :) xxx

  5. #5
    Sarah S 

    this is my first visit and just wanted to stop by and say Hi there everyone

  6. #6

    Hi Sarah :)

  7. I love tea cosies. That one with the chick on top is so cute.

  8. #8

    Thanks Ali :) xxx

  9. #9

    Hi melanie, fell in love with the cushion and the cups, and your floral paper is yum x

  10. #10

    Thanks June :) xxx

  11. #11

    What a palarva with the wallpaper! You were obviously meant to have it though to find it on eBay!

    Victoria xx

  12. #12

    Tell me about it Victoria!!! Obviously I was meant to have it, lol :) xxx

  13. #13

    Hi Melanie, glad you got the wallpaper, eventually !
    S x

  14. #14

    Hi sarah :) I know, got it eventually!! What a carry on!!! :) xxx

  15. #15

    well least you got the wallpaper in the end!! it will be worth it when its all up and looking lovely on the wall!!!

    love the little teacups .. so sweet.. im another fan of all things floral..our house is full of flowery things..the poor hubby!!

    thanks for sending me the link of the pic.. its so pretty .. a lovely idea!!

  16. #16

    Hi Charl :) Pleased you liked the link, I like that idea too :) I feel sorry for my hubby too, living in a home full of flowers, lol, bless him :) xxx

  17. #17
    Looxx from Jumbles and Pompoms 

    Wow, Melanie, I’m excited to read about your shop in the last two posts. I’m off to have a nosy in a minute. Love the tea cosy with the chick. Love the wallpaper too. How lucky were you that you found it on ebay!

  18. #18

    Oh Melanie- the cosies are lovely as is the cushion, also love the paper and looking forward to seeing it – the cups are adorable and I LOVE YOUR SHOP xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

  19. #19

    Hiya Loo :) I know, I was sooooo lucky to find the wallpaper on ebay!!! I am so pleased I thought to look on there!!! :) xxx

    Hiya Neen :) Thanks you for your lovely comment, so pleased you like everything :) xxx

  20. #20

    Hi Melanie,
    So happy for you that you got the wallpaper you wanted in the end.It was obviously meant to be. You have been so busy making things for your shop.Just going over there to have a peek! Love your floral cups..tea tastes so much nicer in a pretty china cup doesn’t it? ;0)

  21. #21

    Hiya Bellaboo :) Yip, the wallpaper was meant to be, lol :) I agree, tea does taste nicer in pretty cups :) xxx

  22. #22

    Hi Melanie, love your crochet cushions and tea cosies, can’t wait to see the bumble bee one. The Millie wallpaper is gorgeous, I bought a roll of the blue a long time ago and have used it for various projects like backing shelves and lining a vintage suitcase. I am so pleased you managed to find some when you had set your heart on it. Good luck with your new shop.
    Ann x

  23. #23

    Hiya Ann :) Thank you for your lovely compliments :) I too love the Millie Blue paper, we have quite a bit of the one we bought, the cream one, left, so I am going to use that for different projects aswell :) xxx

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