Flowery Bunting.

By alison March 25, 2006 20 Comments 2 Min Read

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So we set off  far too early for the best car boot sale  in the world only to find  tumbleweed where there  should have been treasure.  Nothing.  Not a car in sight. Not a single fellow treasure seeker to be seen…

Someone cancelled it and forgot to tell  me.

So what’s a girl with money burning a hole in her pocket to do, but head to her favorite little place in the world and drown her disappointment in some good Java, before spending ten minutes in the cutest little shop in the world? Spending is a deep rooted disease.

 

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Etcetera Home opened at Cedar Farm Galleries last year and brought to my doorstep the kind of whimsical little domestic treasures I’d previously only been dreaming about. From  pink screwdrivers to  snuggly blankets,  floral spaghetti strainers and leopardskin brooms, it is for me, a tiny bit of pastel coloured heaven. Perfect for the Vintage HouseKeeper with an ongoing urge to  treat herself to  something scrumptious…

So what did I buy? The deliciously silly floral bunting and  spaghetti strainer you see above. You know, essential things

Then it was over to the gorgeous little food shop to buy homemade hummous,  and walnut bread still warm from the oven, a packet of vanilla chocolate thins and some pretty little easter eggs because the likelihood of me getting around to blowing eggs this year is kind of slim and I do so like to swing an egg or two from a branch of forsythia or a bundle or twisted willow at this time of year…

Should you ever get the chance to go to Cedar Farm, jump at it: it’s scrumptious!

Kristy,  fancy meeting for coffee and the best quiche in the world?

20 Comments

  1. Danielle says:

    Oh I wish I lived up North. I'd love to go to Cedar Farm! It looks scrummy. Alas, Kent is just a bit too far…

  2. Lorelei says:

    I also love pastels! Pssst Alison…what is a floral bunting?
    Happy Belated Birthday!

  3. Savannah says:

    Whew! What a cute cute shop, and your "picks" look so cute! I am a bit ready to swing SOMETHING from a forsythia branch… some days, myself! haha.. I'll watch for an update on that. Take care. Have you guys got your books yet? G. is "moving on." See you soon.

  4. Kerry says:

    Love your purchases Alison. Personally, I think I could do with a pink screwdriver and a leopardskin (faux though) broom. Yes yes yes. That's for me.
    Always lovely to hear about your day … saves this lazy little friend from having to write to you … huh?

  5. Joanne says:

    Lovely Spring Colours!
    Lovely Shopping!
    Yes, 'Spending is a deep rooted disease' for all of us who love the words scrumptious, vintage, treasures!

  6. *jenny says:

    Thank you! Such beautiful things and such lovely Spring colors. What a fabulous shop!

  7. Kristy says:

    Best quiche in the world and that gorgeous shop now that's tempting!

  8. Kristy says:

    Best quiche in the world and that gorgeous shop now that's tempting!

  9. Kristy says:

    How rude forgot to say coffe with you would be nice too(well actually I'm a tea girl!)

  10. Janey says:

    Ive heard of this gallery is it around ormskirk skelm way. Please could I have address please cos I cant locate it on google!

  11. Janey says:

    Ive heard of this gallery is it around ormskirk skelm way. Please could I have address please cos I cant locate it on google!

  12. Janey says:

    Ive found it on your link DOH!!! Its the same one I went years ago then forgot about it. Hey i know where i am going on Sunday next .

  13. Janey says:

    Ive found it on your link DOH!!! Its the same one I went years ago then forgot about it. Hey i know where i am going on Sunday next .

  14. kirsten kinsella says:

    Could please advise me where I can purchase the floral bunting?
    Many thanks
    Kirsten

  15. kirsten kinsella says:

    Could please advise me where I can purchase the floral bunting?
    Many thanks
    Kirsten

  16. Alison Fletcher says:

    Where do you get the floral bunting from please ?

  17. DEIRDRE says:

    Hi
    i am looking for aprons with a certain flare. I would like to find something with a halter top and cute shirt,bold flowers,prints,and stripes. My kitchen is opening soon -any help I would greatly apprreciated. Thank you, Deirdre @ DinenrDelites.com

  18. DEIRDRE says:

    Hi
    i am looking for aprons with a certain flare. I would like to find something with a halter top and cute shirt,bold flowers,prints,and stripes. My kitchen is opening soon -any help I would greatly apprreciated. Thank you, Deirdre @ DinenrDelites.com

  19. kirsten kinsella says:

    hey. we have the same name…cool huh?!? okay. you have nice eggs. that's all. buh-bye.

  20. kirsten kinsella says:

    hey. we have the same name…cool huh?!? okay. you have nice eggs. that's all. buh-bye.

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