Ashley, how I love thee

Ashley Thomas tea coffee sugar biscuit setBack to my Ashley Thomas addiction now.  I’ve been mostly hanging fire on buying anything for the house (like these flowers), but I’ve had my eye on these storage tins for months, and I decided not to wait any more.  If they don’t suit the next kitchen, I’ll put them in a cupboard and look at them covertly.

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Purple haze

There’s this wall that has been the bane of my home and my blog and my mind, I’ve brought it up for at least three years, and at last it’s done.

After painting the tester of Twilight Mist (again, whaaaaat?) on the wall in our bedroom and disregarding the opinion of my husband (spoiler, it turns out alright), I decided to go and buy a full tin and a cheap roller set from Wickes and just do it.  When I say just do it, I meant for Barry to just do it, but that didn’t happen, and it didn’t paint itself, so I did it as it turns out.

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Testing, testing

This is the wall that just refuses to paint itself.

Paint colour booklets from various DIY shopsFollowing the slathering of a hot pink tester on our bedroom wall, in, ahem, March 2012, we’ve had to look at the crime scene every time we walked in our bedroom door.  It had got to the point where we didn’t see it any more.  And when I did see it one day, I painted over it in white to make it easier to cover when the whole wall was painted.  There was probably a year between these two events.

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Ready to move in

Our magnolia and white bedroom wallWe had another viewing this week (about time too, it’s been weeks), and this wall really jarred as soon as I showed the visitors through the door – it’s right opposite the doorway in our bedroom.   Continue reading

Fresh bedding

Ashley Thomas bedding Lorna 2There’s nothing quite like new bedding.  I love it.  I’m also more than slightly addicted to the At Home with Ashley Thomas range at Debenhams at the moment.  Santa brought us some eye-catching Heirloom Ashley Thomas cups (which are also the optimum size for my cup of tea) and this beautiful Lorna bedding, which I had my eye on since painting our bed blue.  Santa was especially generous because he also upgraded us to Superking sized bedding, quilt included.  It’s huge! Continue reading