Tuesday, 5 August 2008

Co-ordinated cake and an invasion!

The summer busy-ness continues! We have been to city parks..
and our favourite farm....
we have taken friends out for tea and cake (I just love that their favourites are chocolate and vanilla!)...
and the beautiful boy continues to cope with my inability to pass a charity shop; anywhere, anytime. I found Pyrex goodies but the beautiful Pink Daisies dish was a very kind and clever gift from Lottie to match the one I have from my grandma.A pretty cloth for 25p and more knitting needles for my collection.
When does a collection become an obsession?
Amidst all the activity I have found time to stage a one-woman invasion in my own home! The beautiful boy considers the bathroom to be his very own. We use the shower room and any bathing is usually only done in his absence to avoid the inevitable plastic missiles being thrown in to destroy any relaxation. Given his proprietorial attitude, the decor consists mainly of flags and ships ...
... with the odd polka dot.
Lovely though this is, I felt it was time to reclaim some territory! I finally made up curtains from two pieces of beautiful vintage posy fabric found for just £1.50 a few years ago!! One piece is faded, but as the window is south facing I expect this will soon even out!
The beautiful boy is utterly unimpressed! Hubby is just pleased to have some usefulness from my fabric stash!
The lining is jolly red gingham. If the mutiny continues I may have to hang them back to front so at least the neighbours can enjoy the pretty flowers!
Meanwhile, to obsessions. If I tell you I haven't knitted a stitch in over 10 years I think you'll agree that I have long since passed the point of obsession and I am well on the way to having a clinically treatable condition....
... ooh but they look sooooo pretty! I especially love the translucent ones; just perfectly the colour of party jellies!
I hope you're all having a good week. t.x


Lark said...

My word, everything is looking lovely! We also have a vintage British seaside theme in our main bathroom, which my boys have claimed as their own. I might have to put up some pretty curtains too!

I love the Midwinter teacup with the Empire sign in!!

Allison x

Cowboys and Custard said...

You would never get me out of the bath if our bathroom looked as pretty as that...

Love those knitting needles.. who needs vases for flowers!

Michele x

Kitschen Pink said...

Hello ladies! lovely to hear from two of my fave bloggers. The Empire sign is an old butchers marker. Hubby makes silly comments about the 'flower' needles - "oh my they've dropped all their leaves'. I think he's just perplexed by them! Of course they're not a very child friendly display. I have to move them if little people visit! Believe me, if you were being bombed by plastic, followed by a splashy 6 year old in your bath, you'd jump ship!! xxx

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Wow, so much prettinness in just one post!
Love E.V.E.R.Y.T.H.I.N.G!
So bright and cheerfull!
You made my day, for sure!
Kisses Kisses

P.S- Thanks for sharing! And please continue to do it so!

Fancy Elastic said...

what a lot of lovelyness. honestly, I think you do have an obsession, but I also think that it is perfectly healthy to have an obsession with such lovely things! if I had a collection like that I might start knitting!

patsy said...

I came by to visit by way of my allotment lady. She calls you her garden angel. Are you the lady who helped her with her plants when she had the hand problems? if so thank you for helping my friend.
I like the photo of the little feet.

Potty Mummy said...

Gosh KP, you put the rest of us to shame... Love the knitting needles - though in our house, Boy #2 would certainly use them as weapons, so perhaps not quite yet for us.

Kitschen Pink said...

Lovely D.E.T. Happy to have made you happy!

Hello Fancy! Do you think I should start knitting again? Actually they're not that practical - they're bendy, the ends fall off and the bakelite ones don't smell nice when they get warm - so maybe I'll wait another 10 years..... x

welcome Patsy, yes I am Lotties G.A. Although anyone who knows me will immediately see that title as a reflection on Lotties loveliness rather than my gardening abilities! We've been over to visit today and lottie and the beautiful boy had a wonderful creative time in the studio! Such a treat.

Hello PM Glad you could stop by! Hopefully this means you're having a play in blog-land rather than doing chores! You're right about the needles. I am slightly nervous about them - after all, if children used them as weapons one might get snapped.....x

Kali said...

Take 3. I just left a comment twice, and blogger decided to throw a wobbly on me. I am determined to leave a message :)

It's a good thing I'm sitting down whilst reading this post.
Your bathroom is making me dizzy with delight. Your colour choices are delicious...curtains, polka dots, gingham and smashing union jack pieces are all perfect.
Your knitting needle obsession is totally understandable, they look so delicious.
Love your pics.
xo Kali

Kristy said...

I love your bathroom.I need to re-do my shower room and am very tempted to copy some of your ideas.Hope you don't mind? We had a beach hut theme in our old house and I went a bit more grown up here.I miss the cheery feel though.I have more than enough treasure to fill it!
Love those curtains too so if you get fed up of them....
Great blog too I'll be back.

claire Maraldo said...

ooo -I'm so glad to have discovered you after you visited me. I love your bathroom, the curtains are gorgeous.

Our bathroom is nearly finished (could still take some time tho!) and strangely my little boy also thinks it's his as it's off his bedroom. And we've chosen a similar colour scheme to you . . more strangeness!

I was outvoted in having flowery curtains (sob) so we've gone for CK boats instead.

Love the knitting needles too. . .useful for poking people if you've given up knitting! hee, hee!

Kitschen Pink said...

Kali - thank-you for stopping by - so sorry blogger was being inhospitable! Was it those pesky security words?! Thank-you for your support on my needle issue! xx

Kristy -copy away - I'm sure I'm not the first to use this scheme!! I'm determined to keep the curtains -At least until they fade away - so you'll have to approach the beautiful boy! He'd pack them up and send them to you tomorrow!! xx

Hello Claire - your profile doesn't link through to your blog so no-one can find you which is a shame! CK boats sound a dream! Great idea for the needles - one prod for every complaint from the menfolk about my pretty curtains!! xx

Libbys Blog said...

I had no idea you knew Lottie! Small world! I can't remember how I found you but I did and I lurve you bathroom and only wish mine looked like that!
I think you collection of needles is very colourful!

Ragged Roses said...

Hello and thanks for visiting my blog! I don't knit but I can understand the attraction of those needles, so pretty! Love your bathroom, stick to your guns (or needles) and enjoy those flowery curtains

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

You have a stunning bathroom T - love the make-over and I think beautiful boy has great taste too!

Keep up the collecting, there's nothing wrong with a little obsessive behavior!!

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Niki x

Teal Chic said...

It's not an obsession, but a way of life! :) They look great!!!!

Kitschen Pink said...

Thank-you Libby! I'm glad you popped in. Lottie mentioned a banana chutney - I guess that came from you! x

Hello Kim, seems we ladies see the persuasive powers of needles as weapons even better than children! The curtains are staying!

Welcome home Niki! Glad you're back, I missed your blog! Glad you like the new curtains - hardly a makeover but apparently they do "make the whole bathroom flowery!" and that's not meant in a good way! Poor boy! He'll adjust! xxx

Hello TC, thanks for stopping by - you're obviously a lady of great intelligence and discernment! Come again! t.x

Emily said...

Your boy and my boy share the same misery. I can't pass a charity shop either! Great Pyrex! That cake makes me smile! Yumm.

Kitschen Pink said...

Hey there Emily! I wonder if your boy, like my boy, makes up for the boredom and misery by giving a loving home to preposterous amounts of broken plastic objects! :-) xxx

Adventure Togs said...

I used to do a lot of knitting in my teens. I'll have to dig out my old needles and make an arrangement. Your blog is so colouful I feel quite pale in comparison - keep up the good work!

Kitschen Pink said...

Hello Adventure togs - thank-you for stopping by! I'm sure if you have your own secret stash of needles you can't be pale at all!! t.x

Priscilla said...

Hi, I have just found your lovely blog! I really like your bathroom curtains, I am looking for something similar for my bedroom. cute polka dots too!

See you again soon
Priscilla x

Kitschen Pink said...

Thank-you for stopping by Priscilla! Glad you like the curtains! You see we girls have such good taste!! t.x

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MelMel said...

I adore your bathroom!! it is a delight!! you must have a smile on your face everyday using it!!

Great fun!! ilove your blog!

Beata said...

So many pretty colors -- How inspiring!