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Monday, 31 August 2009

Wish List

I know there has been much discussion of CK's popularity lately...is it waning?? I personally don't think so...... Overpriced?....hmm...yes sometimes.....but whilst ever she continues to churn out the vintage replica pretty stuff, I will probably be saving my pennies and buying them....I like what I like not because it has a certain label but because it makes me happy, be it clothes for me, fabrics and trimmings or pretties for my home. I get immense pleasure from finding a true vintage item in the charity shop or car boot, and I wish I could find more vintage fabric, but the truth is with one thing and another I don't have, or I don't make, the time to trawl and search for 'original' items.
I know there are other pretty things out there that aren't Cath...and if I see them then I don't not buy them because it isn't CK, but I have 4 boys, 2 preschool and 1 a total bleeding nightmare to take in shops so it suits me to have my catalogue plop on my mat and to let the drooling and wanting commence :)
(who am I kidding I would still 'want' from the eye candy catalogue even if I did get out to the shops all the time lol!!)
And the latest catalogue had me doing just that - lots of 'I wants' this time......
Already on my wish list, infact I have the pennies saved for this already...
the textured rose messenger bag I bought in the Spring has been used almost daily since and is the best bag for daily use I have ever had...a bit more than I would usually have spent on a bag but definately good value.
But I'm going to need to save some more pennies......
Love this new Cowboy meal tray...even if it is a bit like what prisoners meals are served up on in jail lol!! So cute and we have the cup already so its up at the top of the list!!
And while I'm shopping for small boys aaaggh!! how adorable are these proper 1970's stylee Y fronts......C will be wearing them and the two big boys ought to think themselves lucky they only go up to age 6 lol!! I love these so much and yes I can get a pack of 6 in Asda etc for the same money but I love them very much and if it makes me happy it can't be a bad thing!!
This is the last thing on the need it now section of the wish list...flour dredger to match my china, it makes me happy like the butter dish did when it first came out...I'm easily pleased it used to only be shoes that could get my heart racing - now its a flour dredger too!!!
This little boys bedding is cute but it doesn't rock my world that much however lovely husband spotted the stickers on the wall and noted that our little boys room was the same colour blue and therefore the aeroplane stick ons would look great...good value I thought at £30 a pack and apparantly the picture shows just one pack.........
Moving down the wish list......
Theres something about this crayon tin...
I love the rubber duck bathroom design and think the bath towel would make a great new baby present...

New shape pin tin...do I need 2 pin tins???I'm wondering how long this suit cover is, will have to check online, its too nice to hide inside my wardrobe though...These frogs were oohed over in a I could make them kind of way......in fact I may well have a go....And I have fallen in love with the chairs in the catalogue.....similar/same as the chairs you would find in store - just lovely....I love the patchwork.

I like the extra magaziney bits in the new style catalogue. Now does anyone clever know is this recipe a make and keep in the fridge eat soon kind of thing or would it keep like jam?? Looks and sounds delicious.....

15 comments:

Devon Dumpling said...

I am loving the messenger bag at the moment too! I don't have one but a trip to Bicester village may soon change all that!
I am vertainly not going off CK just because she is popular and not always the cheapest. Vintage items are getting harder to come by so replicas and vintage inspired items are super!
Regarding the compote, I do not believe that it would keep for more than say a month in the fridge as I don't think that it has enough sugar in it to preserve it (30g?) but someone else may correct me here! x

Mandy said...

I have the messenger bag but not in red! I really want the red one!
But can I justify having another one! Oh I don't know ? . Have not got the new catalogue through the door yet but since we have a lovely ck shop in Winchester now its not so bad but I do love looking through the catalogue x

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello
I too like Cath Kidston. I love mixing vintage & new in my house. I don't like the modern look and this is where CK has the right balance. I like the cheerful feeling of what she makes, the colours and the patterns. I used to be a total Laura Ashley fan in the 80's but they started to change. There was a gap where I didn't really like anyones style much apart from Liberty which I still like. When CK came on the scene, I loved that it was influenced by vintage things. I do like Vanessa Arbuthnott too.
I think some may buy just because of the label, I buy because I like.
I have some CK vouchers to spend, look forward to going to Bath soon to spend them....
Isabelle x

Lalabi-baby said...

My nephew was in Bicester on Sunday and bless him he rang to ask if there was anything I wanted. Feeling somewhat extravagant I asked him to get me some fabric .... it was £12 a metre as opposed to £18 online ... they have moved to a bigger unit there. You are completely entitled to treat yourself Dolly .... but don't wack the plastic too hard!

bekimarie said...

You have excellent taste, you've picked all the same things as me 'hehe'. Those pants are a must for the little ones aren't they and the flour shaker is top of my wish list.
I'm hoping for some CK vouchers for my birthday (not untill Nov) and then spending spree here I come.
Take care
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Sewing Notes said...
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Lesley (Notesfrommydays) said...

*(sorry logged in with wrong acct)
oooo some lovely new things there - i always seem to want the kiddie stuff more though - the meal tray and y fronts will be on my list! i got the new pin tin for my birthday. With regard to CK etc If I like it I like it and if I want to splurge on something yummy from Cath and can afford to then there is no stopping me :-D
Lx

Floss said...

OOh, it does look good. I'm saving myself up for a visit to my French charity shop at the moment, and will try to restist CK as long as I can (this time...) Thanks for sharing, though!

Emily Pickle said...

I love the kids range - how cute are those Y fronts?! Kate x

Itch2stitch.com said...

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Mary Poppins said...

Mmmm reckon we share the same wish list there Claire :) I am yet to get mine through the post so thanks for sharing some new pretties with me.

Well the flour shaker has been on my wish list for a little while, must work harder to get it, the little y fronts are coming home, I love them, the cowboy tray, yes I shall have one of those too and the bag, well consider it on my list ;)

Right where is the DH, need his wallet ;)

X

MelMel said...

Mine booklet came today.....I've been thru it 4 times and made 3 diff lists...clothes...kithchen...sewing stuff.....
I'm sat here blogging as my working day is over...I'm wearing my newly made pinny which I will blog about later......tis made of CK fabric and is sublime....I adore CK.....tis fun and pretty...nowt wrong with that!
It cheers my day up no end.....:>)))
xxx

Pixiedust said...

Great post, I too get very excited when the CK catalogue drops trough the door, and I sit and drool over all the pretties. I'm lucky enough to have treated myself to the red folk flowers messenger, and i love it, its the best bag I've ever bought and you can get everything bar the kitchen sink in it. We had a CK shop open up near us last month and its a very dangerous place to visit.
(((((hugs))))

Pixie

bekimarie said...

Claire, it was hilarious, you really must watch it.
Shame we don't live closer, we could get our devil boys together, would be fun to see what they got up to lol.
Of course, it would make it a lot easier to sort out this arranged marriage to 'hehe'!
((hugs))
Beki xxx

Florence and Mary said...

I completely agree with your comments on CK... I buy things I like I just happen to like a lot of CK's range. I have the flour dredger, it's so cute :o)

Victoria xx