Saturday, 19 April 2014

Sunday Snapshots

Hello everyone!

I hope you are having a wonderful Easter weekend!

Here are some of my favourite snapshots from the last week, from the top - 

1) Beautiful huge, fluffy pom poms of blossom on a tree down Magdalen Street in Norwich
2) Still life of pastels
3) Aldi chocolate mini eggs in gorgeous foil wrappers
4 and 5) The most amazing old box of cotton reels I spotted in a vintage emporium, it had three pull out drawers with every colour you could possibly need! 

Have a lovely Easter Sunday!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Happy Easter!

Hello everyone!
Wishing you all a very Happy Easter!

After a long drive down to my parents, we spent a lovely first day down here in East Sussex!  We went to Camber Sands yesterday, and although the sky was blue and the sun was shining, my camera barely made it out of it's case, as the wind was whipping up a sandstorm.  Every childhood should include sandy sandwiches though, and the children had a lovely time running about the dunes, collecting shells and digging holes.

Thank you so much for all the lovely comments recently, I do read them all and really appreciate receiving them - I will sit down this weekend and reply to the questions that some of you have asked me too.

Tamsyn x

Tuesday, 15 April 2014

Beautiful Carousel

 Hello everyone!

As promised, here are some snaps of the gorgeous old carousel the children had a ride on at the end of the pier the other week.  I love everything about it, the nostalgic pastel colours, the pretty lights and the scrolled and carved embellishments...it sums up everything I am inspired by at the moment.  

The children and I go down to my parents tomorrow after I finish work, which I am so looking forward to.  The last few months have been so crazy that I'm looking forward to taking a few days out.  I had a wonderful afternoon on Sunday taking photographs, so I have quite a few posts lined up to share with you - having been quieter than usual on the blogging front, you can now expect a cascade of posts from me over the next week!

Tamsyn x

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Roses In Teacups

 
Hello everyone, Happy Friday!

These were some of my lovely £2 vintage pink Aldi roses, which last a ridiculously long time.  Then, when they start to fade, I chop them and put them in a smaller vase or container, which seems to prolong their prettiness for another few days.  Usually I like to put them in little vintage green bottles (see my post here), but this time I decided to put them in teacups, which made for a very pleasing little display, clustered on my mantelpiece!

Progress on the house is coming on in leaps and bounds this month - I currently have my new bathroom suite sitting in my bedroom!  My dad and a good friend of mine along with a plumber are putting the new suite in, as well as a new boiler, which is all very exciting.  I'm also having decking put in the garden, and a summerhouse is on order.  I loved my garden at the old house, so I really can't wait to have a garden we can use again, and to plant some of my beloved hydrangeas and box balls.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Tamsyn x

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Pastel Beach Hut

 Hello everyone!  

I thought I'd share some pastel prettiness with you this Monday morning!  My lovely mum has been up to stay for the last few days, and on Saturday morning we decided to make the most of the sunshine, and head to the coast.  This is what we got up to - 

Sat on the sand whilst the children built sandcastles
Said hello to a seal that popped it's head up to say hello
 Strolled down the beach with the sun on our faces
Took the children for a ride on the beautiful old carousel on the end of the pier
Had a delicious ice cream before heading home.

I love this beach hut, and every time I see it I have to photograph it.  I'll share some pictures that I took of the beautiful old carousel later in the week!

Tamsyn x

Wednesday, 2 April 2014

Craft Room Reveal - Part One


Hello everyone!

So, I'm very excited to reveal part one of our new craft room, taa-daa!  In true Tamsyn style, I've still got painting to do but hey, it will all get done eventually!  When I first looked round this house, this room was musty with stuff absolutely everywhere.  When I got the keys, I was horrified to see black mould creeping up the wall (you can see the 'before' picture at the bottom).  I thought about shutting the door, and forgetting about it until later in the year.  It turns out that black mould isn't so terrifying, it's caused by lack of air circulation, especially when too much stuff is stacked in front of a wall and never moved and cleaned.  It washes off easily enough and paint goes over it beautifully.  I did have to spend money on my floor sanding man, but it was worth every penny, because the room is absolutely transformed, and I love it.
The table was a Salvation Army purchase a few years ago, and it extends, which is perfect for when the children want to get all their glue, paint and glitter out.  I'm very aware that it won't stay this pristine but I don't care, I would far rather see them making a mess and having fun!

Tamsyn x

Saturday, 29 March 2014

Sunday Snapshots

 Hello everyone!

A selection of my favourite snapshots from the week, have a wonderful day - Happy Mother's Day to all you mums out there!

Tamsyn x