Friday, 30 August 2013

Cabinet Of Sort Of Curiosities

 
 
 
oops, I was M.I.A. for a bit, but I'm back now, feeling a bit more enthusiastic. The last couple of weeks have whizzed by, here's what I've been up to...
 

 
The 18th was my birthday and we had a trip to London, for a hair cut, posh lunch, even posher sweets from Fortnum and Mason... and the cinema. We didn't do a lot, we were pretty tired from completely rearranging my bedroom and putting in my new white metal bed frame.
 
 
nice isn't it?
 
Sadly not my bedroom, here's mine
 
 
Mike bought me the most amazing books, one "Cabinet of Natural Curiosities" had also been used by genius artist Gayle to decorate her mudroom, so you can get an idea of the strange wonders therein.
 
Lucy of Small Talk sent me so many wonderful things, she made this fantastic shadow box/collage and sent me this tac-a-rama poodle too
 
Vix sent me loads of lovely clothes, which I shall photograph soon and this hilarious doll, a sister to her skiing one.
 
She's wonderful and she reminds me of Patsy Cline and her role in this book
 
The Wycombe charity shops have been piss poor recently, but could not walk away from this beauty in Oxfam, it cost me £11, shocking

 
I always try to pick up these beautiful 60s Italian ceramics (Ceramica Di Milano), this was a quid so I couldn't turn it down
 
oh and I got some fake DMs and fake converse - but they have tigers on.... observe:
 

 
Better curb the spending this month, got some meet ups and a gardening course to pay for.
 
 
ooh and I passed my theory test, so now only the practical driving to go, hmm that might take longer
 
On Monday I visited Towersey Folk Festival, it's a small hippy/folk festival, we just go round the show ground, this year I was most impressed by The Sheffield City Giants and these Morris Men with their stick catching and amusingly placed rosettes
 
video
 
BYEEEE


49 comments:

Vix said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

About bloody time and all!
Your bedroom is looking fabulous especially with added pom-pom tastic poodle and the Welsh genius's shadow box of wonder. Shame I ad to lower the tone with a plastic doll in a cardi!
The ceramic lady looks like my towel holder, I wonder if they're related?
The tray is gorgeous, well worth to exorbitant price tag, hahaha!
Your birthday sounded perfect to me.
Now stop spending and save some spondolicks! xxxxx

Vintage Coconut said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Good to hear you had a lovely Birthday. Your bedroom looks great with all it's treasure. Loving whatever that thing is with the roosters on it (In the doll picture)
OoOoh that poodle is fabulous.
And that butterfly tray is so unique and pretty.

Sandra said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do like a nosy! I could spend all day in your bedroom having a lovely time (ahem), you have so many things I want to look at (what's wrong with me!, I just sound smutty now?)the tray really is fabulous, and bunting is always good, I have none and need to remedy this - I'm glad you had a lovely birthday! it sounded perfect xx

Gayle said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your room is soooooo much more interesting....lots of fun treasure to poke around and look at. Glad you got that book....
and that tray.....perfect!!
Gardening class??? I want to take that with you!

Kezzie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Sounds such fun! Your hair looks amazing! I adore that butterfly 'thing'- is it a display or a tray?

Happy birthday to yoU!x

Lucy Nation said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

You know I love your room Clare. Every time I see pictures of it I want to come in and mooch around for treasures. Love the pink DM fakes. A gardening course sounds actually really fun. You'd fit in perfectly with your middle England surroundings. Just need to join the WI and make some bitchin crochet shawls to wear with your pink DMs:) xxx

Penny-Rose said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your birthday sounds wonderful - and your new bed frame is lovely. I think the doll is cute and yes, she does look a wee bit like Patsy. Fake tiger converse and pink fake docs are awesome. The gardening course sounds good - looking forward to reading all about it.

thorne garnet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Well, Happy Birthday to you!

Your new do looks lovely.

Helga! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I do love a poke about in peoples rooms!
Is that a tray, with the butterflies?! It's heavenly! I am always hoping to find something splendid like that, or a hideous taxidermied thing, but never any luck.
I do hope you quaffed some lovely cocktails for your b'day, and bless Mike for such a fabularse book!
XXX

Indigo Violet said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Your Ceramica Di Milano thingamajig looks very similar to a little yellow dish I have - and I love it!

A Treasured Past said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A big happy birthday! And congrats for passing your test, soon there will be no stopping you :) x

P.s I much prefer your bedroom shot with the lovely bunting!

edie pop said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday and lots of congrats for the theory test!! I'm glad to know you are doing well and that you find the most awesome butterflies tray in the world and the best fake converse!! I really love the doll Vix's sent to you, Lucy's shadow box and the book is breathtaking!!!
lots of love xxxxxx

Miss Magpie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Why is rearranging a bedroom so damn exhausting?? I'm glad to hear you had such a great birthday. I love the tray and the ceramic, so pretty.
Ain't it always the way when you are not meant to be spending pennies is when you see all the treasures.....

Ulla-Marie Nilsson said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

So cool, urbane and slightly blase ... in a good way.

Trudie said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I noticed your haircut straight away. Very lovely. Happy birthday for the 18th, mine was on the 14th. I do love the look of the bed with yellow canopy....glorious.

Jane George said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

happy birthday my lovely! love the hair and your room! That poodle!!!! x

Pull Your Socks Up! said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I'll bet you were asked for ID at the pub in Lon'on. Right? Your hair cut is superb and you look a fresh-faced wench ripe 'n ready for a bit o' "how's ya father". ooh errr!! I like your bedroom better than the schmancy room, it comes with a Ruby digging her head under the covers ... what's not to love? I could spend ages in your room checking out all the gorgeous stuff on the walls and I see one of Ila's beautiful prints above your bed:). The butterfly tray was worth every penny and your new shoes, especially the pink Docs, oh gawd they're divooooon!! I love Lucy's shadow box and Vix's doll, both will be fabulous in your room! xoxooxoxoxoxox

CityScape Skybaby said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday Clare, it sounds like it was a great one, I'm envious of your trip to London and also your new hairdo. I feel a need in my life for both of those things! The yellow bedroom is lovely but I like yours better, loads of interesting bits to look at and rummage through, Lucy's shadow box and Vix's doll look like they'll fit right in. And you found loads of goodies yourself, that butterfly tray was a great find. Well done passing your theory, I have a bit of an urge to take lessons again, but I am really terrible at driving. xx

two squirrels said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh Happy happy birthday.........sounds like you had a wonderful one.
The butterfly tray is just amazing.
Love V

Krista Gassib said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy belated birthday darling! Bend over for your spankings please:). I promise they will hurt but I'll make it up you after as we load up on all manner of sweets:). I like your bed and bedroom way better. What cool presents you got too, I'm a bit jealous that Lucy has made you a few things and dolls well I do love a weird one. The butterfly try is my fav and worth every cent.
Happy happy days and congrats and passing the written part of the driving exam!
Xxxxooooo

La Dama said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Amor,
Sounds like you had a lovely birthday.
Your bed looks good with all your tactastic junk. loving the poodle and dolly.congrats on passing your exam.

besos

freckleface said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Oh, there you are! Way I see it, you've been having too much fun to blog. Nothing wrong with that! I love you in that soft swiss cotton dress, you look positively angelic in a sort of soft focus Sarah Moon kind of a way.

When I saw that shot of the bedroom I thought, oh, she's modelled hers on that one at Hughenden! But actually I like yours better, it has so much character, like you. :) xxx

Tamera Wolfe said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy birthday!!! Looks like you had a wonderful one!!
Love your bedroom--so you!!

PATSY CLINE!!! I adore her!! She was born and raised not far from where I live!!

Mim said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy birthday!

pastcaring said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy birthday, and congratulations on passing your theory test. It's all go round your way, new bed frames, London, festivals, hurrah!
I would have been tempted to shell out for that tray too, look at all that lovely inlay as well as the butterflies. And new shoes, got to be done, hasn't it? Your bedroom is its own version of a cabinet of curiosities, look at all the quirky loveliness you have on display. The posh room is all very well, but where's the character, the personality?
Speaking of quirky lovelies, Vix and Luce have done you proud, and I feel thoroughly ashamed...
You look gorgeous in the London pics.
Now, don't leave it so long next time, madam! xxxxxx

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday, my dear Clare. Looking lovely
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Hollie "Jet" Black-Ramsey said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A very late happy birthday to one of my favorite bloggers on the planet!!

BellaBean Vintage said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Birthday! The new hair cut is lovely and your room is so interesting. The butterfly tray is gorgeous - some things are a must have...

Lisa Goodman said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Missed your blog updates!! Sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and I love your new bedframe.

xx

deborah said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

hello miss simmonds! i found your name/blog on vix's...and i had to check you out. what a wonderful girl and blog! i am following you immediately, and putting you on my fave blog list on my own blog.
mylifeinviolet.blogger.com
nice to meet yoU!!
deb

Flow Disruption said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Haha, you totally got me with the bedroom pic. Your bed looks really nice, too, though. ;) Happy birthday! I hope it was all kinds of awesome. Your dress (or is it a shirt?) looks really pretty in the first few pics.

Vintage Jane said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

A very belated Happy Birthday ... whoops! Love your new haircut ... love the tray ... love the pink DMs! M x

Forest City Fashionista said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

Happy Belated Birthday, and congrats on passing the in-class theory test. Good luck with the in-car lessons - they were not my finest hour, as I had to pay for extra lessons and still couldn't get comfortable enough to go for my driving test.

Looks like you got some lovely prezzies, and I love the butterfly tray and Italian ceramic (I used to have a few pieces of that too).
BTW, your comment on my last blog post was so nice, thank you! >HUG<

Sacramento Amate said... Best Blogger Tips[Reply to comment]Best Blogger Templates

I am so glad to see your comments, dear Clare.
I was missing you a lot.
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