Thursday, 4 September 2008

Autumn Break

I have been seriously neglecting my blog and have such a lot of catching up on reading my favourite blogs too. Life is just so busy lately, I've decided to take a little break (apart from the one I seem to have just taken!) and will return later in the autumn.

I haven't really had time to do much to the house lately either. The website is very busy and I am selling a lot of linens so there is plenty of washing and ironing going on in this house recently. We are in the midst of getting quotes for building work - we want to knock three rooms into one to make a huge living kitchen and open all the back up to glass doors. It will be lovely when it's done but before that is all the upheaval and dust etc. etc.
We celebrated our pearl wedding anniversary last month and I had this lovely American 19th century framed baby's cap instead of pearls.

I just love it, the detail in the stitching is just amazing. We bought it at Goodwood Antiques Fair and it turned out that the lady from whom we bought it is the same person we bought these shoes from a couple of years ago, such a coincidence. She has a lovely antique shop in Petworth.

See you again later in the year. xx


  1. That little bonnet is stunning, I love it! Great idea :)

  2. Thanks Ruth! I love what you've done with your house by the way, it's beautiful.

  3. Aahh have a lovely break.
    I have been terrbily busy too with my website and feel that I have neglected many a blog but one can't complain about having lots of business can one, tee hee! Glad to hear you have been busy too.
    Congratulations on your wedding anniversary, sending lots of love
    Alison x

  4. Enjoy your break, Ruth. The alterations to the house sound exciting! Keep up the good work with all that washing and ironing!!


  5. I wish there were more hours in the day to keep up with the blog. It would be lovely to be paid for doing it! I look forward to seeing you back Ruth, but in the meantime wishing you continued success with your website. Find some time to enjoy your break too. x

  6. The bonnet and boots are so dreamy!

  7. Cute little boots! Have a great break.

  8. Hi Ruth,
    Good luck with your house alterations - I'm sure all the dust will be worth the end result...
    And congratulations on your pearl wedding anv. last month.

    Enjoy your break....

  9. Just wanted to say thank you so much for taking the time to reply to my post on my blog, it meant a lot to me really. Things have been a LOT better the last few days and I'm trying to take a fresh approach with the kids which (hopefully?!) may help. It is really reassuring to hear from someone who has been through similar and survived. All the best, Mel x

  10. Hi Ruth

    Thanks for your lovely comment. I wondered if you might make it to the fair. It was a good day and sales were good!

    Will you be blogging again soon?


  11. Hi Ruth, thanks so much for thinking of me and leaving a comment. Life seems to be a bit easier at the moment - despite the lack of funds that everyone is suffering from nowadays! I am going to re-start my blog again. I hope to read an update from you soon too. Mel xxx

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