Sunday, 26 August 2012

Holiday Countdown

First of all I must apologise for not blogging for the last few weeks. I have been so busy with visitors and work, and  am now preparing for my holiday.

I did get the two bedside cabinets finished and they have both sold now. Painted one in Old Ochre, and the other in Paris Grey and finished off with ageing wax.

I have been looking for a new dining room table and chairs for myself, and managed to find one that was just the right size last week. It seems MAD me buying shaby chic furniture when I can do it myself, but I fell in love with this set, and had it delivered yesterday morning.

There are 6 chairs and the table extends. I am really happy with i ! My friend Julia moved house last week and had a really nice table she had no space for so she kindly gave it to me. It goes really well with the new dining set :0)

Celebrated my birthday recently too, and went to Ashcroft Park for archery and air rifle shooting. It was brilliant fun, would highly recommend. They are near Uttoxeter. My son Jamie came down for the weekend and we had a fantastic time!

  Now I am counting the days down to my long awaited holiday. Flying out to NY on Thursday for 3 nights, then flying down to Miami where we pick up a rental car and do a mini road trip round Florida. I will post a bolg when we get back and let you know how it all went. I had such fun booking all the hotels. Here are some pics of the ones we wil be staying in

The Solita Soho Hotel, New York
The Atlantic Bay Resort, Tavernier, Florida Keys
Circa 39 Hotel, Miami Beach
La Casa Del Mar, Fort Lauderdale
Naples Courtyard Inn
Bayview Plaza Waterfront Resort, St Pete's Beach
Best Western Lake Buena Vista, Orlando  

I have loads of shabby chic projects to get started with when I get back, still have that shed full of stuff!!
Will need to get it sold to pay for my holiday!