Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Cath Kidston




I always envied other bloggers who blogged about their "Cath Kidston" items.

I loved this designer's fabrics...the flowers, dots and stripes...loaded with colorful roses.

It was a dream of mine to visit one of her stores while in England.

When we arrived in London I googled "Cath Kidston" to see if a store was close to our hotel.  Unfortunately one wasn't convenient to stop by without going out of our way.  I so wanted to visit one in London but hoped I would run across another one on our travels.  

While visiting the town of Chester, England and walking through the streets we walked right by one.  I was so excited I told everyone I had to go in. 

Hubby was a dream and even made some suggestions on items I could buy as souvenirs.  

My only limitation (other then the cost) was space.  Everything I purchased had to fit in my suitcase.  

So what did I buy?


How about something with a cute embroidery on it?


This is an adorable "peg bag"!

In American terms that's a "clothespin bag".

Finally I can replaced my old clothespin bag.


Hubby suggested the pillowcases.

And I loved the buttons and bought one packet of each displayed.


And I slipped in a pair of tea towels in roses and stripes.


Quite a nice selection if I do say so myself!


As I was taking this photo I realized that my Mother's wooden cane chair has a heart design on the back.

How pretty is that...and why didn't it dawn on me before?

I'll be writing more on our England/Wales/Scotland trip.

So stay tuned.

I'm dying to crochet something...anything!

I missed it so much.

I'm thinking of trying a pin cushion.

I'll have to get busy.

Bye, bye....




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7 comments:

  1. What beautiful and colorful items you picked up!

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  2. Who can not resist Cath Kidston a lovely reminder of your over the pond vacation. I also like the Emma Bridgewater collections.

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  3. So glad you enjoyed your trip to the uk. I've enjoyed reading your posts, it's great to read such enthusiasm from your various visits. You've made me realise how much I take our beautiful country and it's history for granted !!
    By the way there's a cath kidston in Covent Garden London, just near Leicester Square. We usually visit that store when we're in London.
    Take care
    Esther - baggaleycottagecrochet.wordpress

    Formally - handmadewithlove-esther

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  4. I love Cath Kidston but can't afford the prices! Have a great time!

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  5. I am altogether jealous of your Cath Kidston adventure! Wonderful purchases--I particularly love the buttons! :)
    Susan @ Felted Button

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  6. What adorable things!!! I love the embroidered clothesline for the pins. Jeff made wonderful suggestions. ;-) xo

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  7. Ah, you're back! I'm pretty sure you will have had a great time.
    We finally have some Internet and I can catch up with all the news. We also have tv in English. It's so nice to be able to understand what they are saying for a change !
    Look forward to hearing all about your trip.

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