Tuesday, 29 April 2014

Happy Parcels......And Other Stuff!

 

 
 
 
Well, my anniversary pressie finally arrived, a week later than anticipated but as they say, 'it got there in the end'!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
My very own rocking chair, all out 'granny chic' this one, Mr Bea laughed when I mentioned I wanted a rocking chair.....I have however found him rocking away, Little Bea too when she gets a chance! It was in the conservatory but I'm afraid it will melt in the sun!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And Mr Bea, well I got him a Crosley record player! Yes we were bopping away when it arrived, I'm looking forward to acquiring some favourite LPs again. My friend is bringing me her old Grease album, very excited!!!
 
 
 
 
 


But for now the Chart Hits of '81 will do, along with a few others. Think it looks rather good sat on that little table. Eldest Bea just rolls her eyes in despair......she so wishes she lived with a modern, fashionable family, like her friends at school!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I've filled the space on one wall with vintage sheet hoops.....I know it's been done a thousand times before, but well, couldn't resist....just need a few tiny ones now.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I've had a shuffle around and my typewriter is now back where she was, next to....
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
These lovely little flowers from my garden. I've decided to keep these filled with garden flowers all through the summer, so I think you'll be seeing these milk bottles a lot.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
New curtains for our living room, colourful and happy!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Yes it's definitely starting to get more colourful in here!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
And this week we discovered panelling in the hallway, and had new banisters fitted too!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Once this areas been decorated, I'm planning a little homage to Vintage Wallpaper, much to the distress of two members of our family. They'll love it in the end.....I hope!
 
 
 
Well, I might not have had chance to get stitching, or hooking lately but I have been, I suppose been creative in my own little way. Oh and do you remember our old Smeg freezer door?
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Well it's now on the kitchen wall, little wonky, but life's like that, don't you think?!!
 
 
I'm slowly catching up with everyone, you've all been up to all sorts of mischief, as usual! Thank you for reading, and thank you to those who let me know you've stopped by!
 
 
Bye for now,
 
 
 
Ada :) xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

 

39 comments:

  1. I love the anniversary present rocking chair!! Superb! Happy Anniversary to you, hope that you have many more to come. Love the panelling in the hallway and your new living room curtains too. Happy decorating! xx

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  2. The Smeg art is brilliant, perhaps you could start a collection! You look ready for summer now, bring it on. xx

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  3. ~ Way behind on here, Ada..
    Smiled and loved both those presents..
    I could lend you quite a few LP's from those hey day eighties..I have them all still!..
    INXS, Tears for Fears, Big Country, Prince.. Madonna! .Miss Olivia has them on her bed room wall. Retro now you know!! A little like me....hehe!
    I am smiling at the Smeg on the wall.....tis LOVE I believe,..
    PS~ I have been catching up on your earlier posts too., with of course a nice pot of tea..
    With hugs Maria x

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  4. I love the new record player! I had the Grease album, bought it at a yard sale when I was little. I was born the year the movie came out so I didn't have interest right away. :)

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  5. A lovely, cheerful colourful home, I do so love visiting your online home and seeing what you've been up to. :) x

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  6. Oooh is that an Eames rocker? Very nice! Your kitchen/dining area is looking gorgeous!

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  7. firstly love the fridge door feature, made me look twice. I really like your rocking chair its so cool, and fabric in hoops super pleasing to the eye x

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  8. Fridge door feature is definitely different ....I like different!

    Rocking chair is tops ...wish my hubby would think of gifts like that ....perhaps if I put your pic on my notice board the penny will drop! Its my birthday next month :-)

    Amanda x

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  9. I love, Love your new rocker, 'candy pop' has one too....such taste and style in blogland these days!
    d xx

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  10. What a lovely light home and very tidy kitchen!

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  11. Goodness you've been busy! I love your chair. I have a rocking chair - it was my nursing chair all those years ago, but it's been recovered and lives in the lounge now, and is perfect to sit in and crochet. Enjoy your week. x

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  12. I love your wonderful rocking chair, and your home is looking so lovely! Love how you have put your vintage style together!
    Helen xox

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  13. Oh Mrs Bea your house is looking amazing! Love the chair, the curtains and the freezer cupboard, not to mention the record player!!

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  14. I think that the two of you are just adorable. The presents for each other are very retro and a little out of the norm as far as presents go for anniversaries. Go you two! I just love your home and that work space of your is fabulous!

    Birgitta xx

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  15. oh it all looks stunning x

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  16. your home is so cosy!!!!!!!
    xxxxxxx Ale

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  17. Your house is just beautiful. Love the rocking chair and the curtains, well everything really xo

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  18. what a wonderful rocking chair, have not come across one like that before. Your room is looking lovely with all your bits and pieces, I still have some LP`s, got rid of most of them but kept all the Gene Pitney ones and a few others, might just have to play some today. Good to see the fridge door has gone on the wall

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  19. Love the colour and The Smeg makeover.
    Jacqui x

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  20. So glad all is going decoratingly well for you... a good bop and rock will always bring a smile to anyone's face... Enjoy! smiles and hugs Cass x

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  21. I LOVE your rocking chair!
    We have been toying with getting a record player too ... my Mr still has over 200 LPs stashed in the attic, but nothing to play them on.
    M x

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  22. It all looks so cheerful, and the rocker looks like a wonderful place to sit. The Grease album brings back a few memories! I've kept some of my old records, although we don't have a record player anymore, maybe one day. (I'm not surprised you are behind with your veg patch,as you've been quite busy inside!) I've loved revealing old details in our house too.

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  23. all look beautiful love your kitchen area!!

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  24. What a gorgeous room! In fact, all the rooms you've photographed are gorgeous! The rocking chair looks so funky in the room, with the bright colours and the hoop wall, it's just all so scrummy! Such happy colour everywhere...Chrissie x

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  25. Such pretty blues popping up in your home...your hallway looks like mine 1930's? I love the panels you have discovered ..we are hoping to decorate ours soon too
    Thank you for your kind words
    Thea xx

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  26. Love your new chair, love the record player but especially LOVE that you are a Grease fan :) I have the Grease album, well actually it's my cousin's, I somehow never returned it to her, I've had it for about 35 years now lol and she lives in Texas (I am in the UK) so I don't suppose she'll be getting it ack any time soon either LOL
    Jillxxx

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  27. Such fun little corners of your home :) Your kitchen looks most inviting and I can just picture you all having a lovely Sunday dinner at the table with a scratchy record playing ... have you got one that 'skips' yet?! Love the rocking chair! How cool is that!! And it's the perfect colour :) Your paneling looks like it's disguising a cupboard under the stairs! I wish we had a place under our stairs, but they're only half a storey high, so no good. Have a great week Ada B! Wendy x PS I actually grew up with VERY uncool parents, so I understand how your girls feel ;)

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  28. I love your home and everything in it xxx

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  29. I am loving it all especially the chair and the hoops on the wall. So glad I am not the only person who has the eldest child rolling her eyes. I love car boot and charity shops. My eldest daughter made me swear I would only go to areas her friends didn't go to .As I was so embarrassing. Haha . Isn't it great when they disapprove.
    Your home looks so amazing. Have a lovely day

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  30. Lovely post Ada, its all gorgeous!
    Love your new rocking chair, and your embroidery hoops with vintage sheets, everywhere looks so cheerful and creative and quirky, with teh record player and that typewriter......that typewriter, I want one too! Just looking at it make me want to write a book for some reason! Perhaps best not get one then......
    Wonderful post for a gloomy day, thanks for brightening it by sharing your lovely home Ada!
    Gill xx

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  31. Oh it's all looking fabulous Ada! I absolutely love your new chair! And all the other additions - so colourful and cheery - definitely a happy space :)

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  32. HA! I so enjoyed this post, Ada! Well done on the presents, you both done good(as they say). And you know my favourite photos are ALWAYS the blue cupboard doors and the yellow cabinet. Heaven! Lxx

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  33. Love the it all! The fabric sheet hoops look so pretty!

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  34. what a lovely pressie - worth the wait! I am in awe of your fabric collection!x

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  35. Gosh i almost missed the rocking chair, how did that happen! I've never in a chair like that, so I can only imagine :-) I think it all looks great. My son is trying to convince me that we need to put a giant flat screen tv above the fire place, instead of my things! apparently that's what everyone else does!......I like your type writer stamp by the way, enjoy the 80's hits! Heather x

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  36. Lots of loveliness happening in your home Ada ... I love your new chair and in my favourite colour too :) ... Bee xx

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  37. I'm loving everything in this post! From the rocker and record player to the panelling in the hall.

    Hope you're enjoying a relaxing May Bank Holiday weekend :)

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  38. What a post, full of treats! How could any other mum be cooler than you?! Love the sky blue Eames rocker, love the hoops, and the blue cupboard. I can see your usual bright colours are creeping into your living room, Ada...by stealth, little by little... xx

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  39. I love your rocker (I have one too), and as for that Crosley record player - WOW! Your room looks lovely with all the pastel splashes of colour. And happy belated anniversary!

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