Saturday, November 22, 2008

my dream job

you wont believe what i did on Friday night... i became a Lilly cottage gal for just over 3 hours! the lovely Linda had to go into hospital and i was honoured to be asked if i could help out for a few hours. well i just about peed my pants with excitement and did the happy dance all day long. of course the girls were equally jealous but i think that next Friday we will head out to the twilight markets and have a wood fire pizza and visit the cottage. i took some photos but they are not that great and they don't do the shop justice. you really have to see the place to understand just how pretty it all really is. many things make it perfect, the music, the colours, the history of the markets, the list goes on. you start outside, then come into this room, then through to the back where there are more gorgeous things to look at.
every square inch is covered in collectible goodies or handmade delights.
my sisters would understand how much i love this cupboard. we had some of these items and still do to some extent somewhere in boxes. i am waiting to save enough money for a lovely display cabinet.
the last photo is my fav! it is hand painted by Linda with paper doves on the canvas. spectacular!
ok that about does it for me. mister moo wants to have a tea with me and catch up. big noisy kisses mmmwwwaaahhh rosey


Anonymous said...

Oh, pretty! I can only imagine how relaxing it was for you to be in the shop surrounded by such gorgeous items!

Kerryanne English said...

I am soooooo jealous!!
I want to be at Lilly Cottage too. Hope linda is back soon and all sorted out.

Nata_says_so said...

That looks so much like my old favourite shop, Tre Jolie, which closed down at the end of last year because the owner moved back to Scotland. I was so sad when i found out they we closing.
I love these kinds of shops, you find so many unique treasures there, and the ambiance is like a big warm cuddle as you walk in the door. I must go and check it out some time, perhaps with my lovely aunty, yes?

LoveLaurie said...

Where is this fabulous place and why have I never seen it before?! I want to live there lol!!

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

it would'nt much feel like work,Would it!
It all looks so pretty

John said...

Beautiful pictures. Wow...

A nice blog.

Please visit:

Keep blogging.
Good job.

LisaLectura*creations said...

Adorable shop! So many goodies! I think it would be hard for me to work there especially with all those treats around me. I'd want to buy for myself instead.

Also thanks for coming to visit!

Creative Blessings,
Lisa :)

The Vintage Kitten said...

Hi Rosey, Wow its beautiful. I just adore china teacups and saucers. I would want to buy everything. Glad you are feeling better, my cough and cold just wont go. Im off to have another coughing fit LOL! XXXX

Anonymous said...

Really cute place. I would definatley get lost in my own thoughts there.LOL

Miranda said...

Dear Rosey,
where is this gorgeous store "lily cottage".. I can just see that would be your dream job in a store like that.. you are so appreciative of fine precious handmade things.. I'd love to go there sometime and have a look around..
Your Christmas cards are just so lovely too.. nothing beats a handmade xmas card made with love... love to the girls for me ..xx
Mmmmwahhh... Mirr xx

clare said...

I'm so glad that shop is not near me , my family would never eat !
Clare's Craftroom