New chairs, new specs and wedding doodlings

Hello and happy Friday, I have had one of those days where I seem to have left something behind at every place I've been to. My pride and joy, new Christian Lacroix sunglasses from TK Max got left at my friends work shop, the new car tax disc at the printers and then I lost fifty quid I'd just got out to pay for our amazing new water butt... needless to say I've spent the afternoon retracing my morning steps and feeling rather scatty! Anyhoo, I got home in the end and I managed to photograph a few new chairs so here goes...

Ta da, another little 1940's cocktail in a sludgy purple grey linen and gorgeous ticking on the back and sides. Very nice this one and destined for the fine establishment The Perching Post. It's going to be exclusive to there so pop in as of tomorrow if you want to have a squiz or a sit down.

1940's restored cocktail chair: £400 (available from The Perching Post)

I also just finished a little yellow cocktail which will sit in my bedroom for a few days as some substitute sunshine in this dreary month of June (do I sound too gloomy? but really it's almost July and I was practically blown away on Chamberlayne Road this morning!)

This is another 1940's restored cocktail and you can buy this one directly through myself (good price, no commission charged) or on Notonthehighstreet or from my shop

Biarritz Chair: 1940's restored cocktail £350 through myself, email hickeyanddobson@gmail.com if interested.

On other matters, I have finally finished and addressed and sent out all the invites for the Wimbledon part of our wedding (ie the church ceremony and some drinks afterwards at my parents house) I have doodled and drawn and revised the invitation a million times but this is what we came up with for Wimbledon.

It seems that when big changes are happening in my life I bury myself in some small task and ignore everything else, I think it's a coping strategy when everything feels like it's changing really, really fast. 

So yes, I know they're not that impressive but I'm still teaching myself how to use Photoshop so it's all a bit of trial and error at the moment, I'll probably look back at them in five years time and think, "why the hell did you send out those, they stink!" but hey ho, for now I'm rather pleased with myself! I have found it very therapeutic having something creative to focus on and I really think I'm happiest when I'm creating something.

I'll leave you with some pictures of my lovely new purchases...

It's an old boiler actually but it has lovely little wooden tap at the bottom and will work perfectly as a water butt once we've cut a hole in the metal lid for the pipe to go into. We're going to take down the shed at the back of the garden where I store all my fabric and build a proper garden office so we each have a work space and still have a proper bedroom in the flat, so exciting, we're asking for money towards it for our wedding presents and can't stop bidding for lovely things on ebay.

This is the shed at the mo, I love it but you can't swing a cat in there and in the winter when i'm trying to find fabric in the evening there are semi hilarious/disastrous incidents of me, torch in mouth being buried under shelves and shelves of falling fabric. The new shed will be complete with electricity, v swanky.

And here are my new specs, this is big news in my life, not only did I grace the doors of TK Max for the very first time ever but also I have got my fiance off my back who has a pet hate for cheap sunglasses and makes my life a misery whenever  don my Topshop black plastic numbers!

And lastly, and I promise to stop rambling after this, here are my lettuce seedlings, weirdly I haven't ever grown them before and they are a doddle. I'm going to plant them out tomorrow and then, hopefully, we will be munching garden grown greens for weeks to come.

Have a great weekend every one x


  1. Hi Mary
    Loving the wedding invites and your garden shed full of fabric- looking in the dark with torch in mouth- made me laugh and was so familiar -mine is full to the rafters with yarn (Nick will fill you in !-give him my love) Julie (Ross's mum!)

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