What better way to start the New Year that with being awarded. I would like to say Thank You to Victoria of Vintage Tea for awarding me the "I-less-than-3-Your-Blog" award (I heart your blog).
I am very honoured Victoria. If you haven't seen Victoria's blog, do take a look, she was lucky enought to go to Rachel Ashwell's Shabby Chic store in New York not long ago and there are some fantastic pictures of it here. (It would seem the recipient chooses three more blogs to award - now that's caused me a dilema, how to choose just 3 from all the blogs I love. Not that I'm putting it off or anything, but I'll do it in my next post!).
Now I can't do a post without some pics, it just wouldn't seem right. I've cleared away the Christmas decorations in the kitchen, and my shelves look much lighter and fresher for it. (Oops, just noticed, the bunting isn't quite cleared away!)
Can you see my Country Living Tea and Biscuits tins have found a home. I've put all my tiniest Christmas trinkets in them, bet I won't be able to remember they are in there next year! I can't show the rest of the kitchen as there are loads of Christmas decorations all over the place, waiting to be packed away. A few more of my bunnies here, actually that's probably most of them you've seen now. (Oh dear, shelf edgings are a bit wonky!)
You see that clock in the picture, nothing special but one of my favourite things. Thrifted for just £1, I loved it because it was a wind-up clock with a lovely soothing tick. It used to hang in the hallway by the stairs and the ticking was the last sound I heard when I left the house and the first one I heard when I came in ... until one day I asked Mr. Bloom to move a piece of furniture downstairs for me. Unfortunately he moved the clock too - onto the floor. The glass broke and so did the clock movement - you can even see what time it happened. So now it's just for display - we don't seem to have much luck with clocks in this household!
Not forgetting it's time for New Year's resolutions. Did I ever tell you that Mr. Blooms favourtie movie star of all time is Sophia Loren?
(photo from Sophia's official website http://www.sophialoren.com/)
New Year's Resolutions:
1. Grow 6" taller.
2. Lose 2 stone in weight (actually just growing 6" taller might resolve that one!)
3. Book up for lip-filler injections.
4. Change shape and colour of eyes.
5. Throw out entire wardrobe.
6. Practice sultry Italian accent.
...oh blow it - perhaps I'll just eat more chocolate instead - hee-hee!