Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Jeff Teasdale and a very exciting day out...



Here's a bit more info for everyone who asked about the picture behind our bed. I don't think I've had so many enquiries before about one thing! So, never one to hold back, here's the lowdown.

Lowdown is a cool word, don't you think? Yes, I feel pretty darn cool when I say lowdown.

I bought the picture from Wesley Barrell who mainly sell sofas but also some rather lovely home accessories.


The Master bedroom was looking rather bare and I thought this wall above the bed would be the perfect place to put some kind of picture. I got busy looking and as soon as I saw this beautifully restful photo, I knew it was the one.

The image was taken by Jeff Teasdale and it's called Westwater #1. Not quite black and white....


.....yet not quite colour.


If you're interested, here's a link I've found where you can see his other work.

I'll tell you a little secret. I had to delete quite a lot of the photos I took because you could see my reflection in the picture.


And I was still in my jim-jams.....

No make-up.

Just-got-out-of-bed hair...

and not in a good way.


Don't think I can't hear you breathing a sigh of relief....

Now onto happier matters, guess where I'm going tomorrow?

Here's your first clue...

Image By Mrs Pao
Have you guessed? No?

Okay, then here's your second clue....


That was more than a clue, really, wasn't it? I got bored with giving out clues willy-nilly.... I thought I'd just get on with the telling part....

I go into London each year for a brilliant day out with my Mum. We have such a great time. It's one of the things that marks the beginning of my Christmas. Do you have those too?

Oh, hang on, why are you crying?

Because you can't be there? You poor lovely. Well, wipe your eyes. I've got a plan.

I'll tell you what, I'll take lots of pictures of the best bits and it'll be just like you *were* there....only you don't have to get sore feet from tramping around all day.

Note to self: don't wear heels again...

How does that sound?

Feeling better already? I'm so pleased. I hate it when you're sad.

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37 comments :

Jenny said...

I want to come, it looks like so much fun.. Take lots of pictures please. Enjoy! ;-)

KATHY said...

I am so jealous!!I want to come to london. That would be a dream!! I hope you enjoy, and take a lot of pictures!!

Kathy

Stephanie said...

I would love to be there...My dream vacation is to spend a month in England/Ireland...So take lots of pictures and I'll live vicariously though you

Courtenay@Signal Hill Interiors said...

Yes! Lots of pictures! I love to see all the displays in the booths. We have a big fair like that here that I've told my husband I want to go to this year. Can't wait to see how it goes for you!

Erin@likegrandmas said...

Beautiful pic Sarah, and yes please take photos!!!

michelle said...

I love that picture! It is so peaceful and calm and goes great in your room!

Have a great time.....jealous.....at the Christmas Fair....jealous.....what a great day to spend with your mom!!

Janell @ Isabella and Max said...

You are going to have one fun day tomorrow! Enjoy! Janell

Claire said...

Hang on a minute! I think you already had a big day out with your mum this year!!! So that's actually twice a year then!

Have a great day. Spend LOADS of money. You have my permission.

And remember to email me - Mrs. Non-responsive to suggestions!!! xxx

Richard Brand said...

Enjoy - Laura is spending Saturday there!

High Street Cottage said...

You're too funny! Love the picture, it's more of a sienna tone me thinks. hugs tami

Blondie's Journal said...

I love the picture above your bed...peaceful and simple, just perfect.

How I wish I were going to the fair. What a wonderful way to kick off the holiday season! I'm looking forward to your pictures!!

XO,
Jane

Edith Hope said...

Dear Sarah, It is always difficult finding the right picture for the right place, but it is so satisfying when one comes across the perfect image. Pictures on the wall really do complete the decoration of a room, I feel , although in my case there is usually hardly any wall to be seen. More is good and even more is better still where pictures are concerned in my view.

Jacqueline said...

I not only like the picture above the bed, I am thinking that the comforter on the bed is fabulous too! It looks so incredibly warm and cozy.

What a fun holiday fair. Wish I could hop on over to London to experience it.

How fun that part of Harry Potter was shot right by your home. We are going to be in Mexico when it opens, so I am hoping they have it in English and someone in our group wants to go see it! I don't think I can wait until I return.

* French Farmhouse 425 * said...

~*~Love the pic!! Also sooo wish I could go with you tomorrow!!!! Hugs~ Rachel ;)~*~*

LindyLouMac said...

Oh I remember going to a Country Living Exhibition when we lived in the UK it was brilliant, so really looking forward to hearing all about it. I can enjoy without being tempted into spending any money :)
Is the place in your picture Wastwater in the Lake District or somewhere else?
Thanks for your comment about 'December' I have replied, love to know more about your discussions if you have time.

Michelle @Shellsshabbyshack said...

I'm a nature lover... hello, I live in CO :) What a serene capture... beautiful!

Can't wait to see pictures from the "Country Living Christmas Fair". How fun is that?! Have a spectacular time with your mom.

~Michelle

Olive Cooper said...

Love your framed photo. Have fun at the fair in London. Please take many pics. You can download Picasa for free to edit photos and Picnik is now on that site and lets you edit five photos at a time for free or you can buy the program for 24 dollars a year. It is loads of fun. The neat thing is you can mark your images with your name or blog name. I have just started learning all this myself. Picasa is very easy to use. You can e-mail me anytime. ♥O

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My husband gets me the UK version of Country Living magazine for Christmas every year. I love the magazine, but it's really expensive here. I am so jealous of you going to the fair! Did I say jealous? Oops, I meant happy. I am so happy for you! :)
I look forward to lots of photos.

Nicola of Life on Orchard Road said...

Wooh, I am so very jealous, I guess I could go, but I suppose trying to sort out my messy new house is more important!
The carrying over the threshold was very funny in the rain!, but one of those moments we will remember forever!
Have a great time tommorow, I can't wait for the pics!
:)

Vanessa said...

Oh Sarah! That sounds like such a fun day with your mom/mum! I did wipe my eyes a bit but more to do with missing my mom (she lives in another state) than missing out on the Christmas Fair.
:-) I'm glad you gave us the "lowdown" on that gorgeous print too!
Vanessa

Lolo said...

Hi Sarah :)
You boudoir looks so relaxing and calm....no wonder you were still in your "jim-jams" (we call ours jammies!).

I am sure that you and your mum will have a grand time at the CL Christmas Fair....so jealous! Cant wait to see all your fun photos of the event.

XOX
Lolo

ps - Seems we got brothers in common! Oh, and just had to tell you my hubby was my older brothers best friend too! First time I EVER dated any of my brothers friends :)

Melissa K said...

The photo is lovely, I'll have to follow the link and have a look at some more.
I am so, so jealous about the fair - have a fantastic time and don't forget to tell us all about it so we can be a little more green with envy xx

Miranda said...

Oh my goodness, I am TOTALLY jealous! What an awesome event to attend to kick off the holiday season!! Have a great time, and I can't wait to see pics. :)

Tricia - A Rosy Note said...

Oh Sarah...you are so funny! I so wish that I could be there with you tomorrow. Can't wait for you to give us the lowdown on your lovely day :)

Lizzie said...

I hope you're having a lovely time at the fair, I am very very jealous! Can't wait to see the photos though! Lizzie x

Luciane From HomeBunch.com said...

WOW! What a beautiful post, what a beautiful blog!

This is my first time here, but I will be back...

If you can, please go visit my new blog and tell me what you think. It will be great to have you there. :-)

Have a great one,

Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.com


Luciane at HOMEBUNCH.COM

Anonymous said...

Hallo Everyone - YES - Sarah and I had a fabulous time at the Christmas Country Living Fair today. She is my only daughter, and I really love spending a whole day with just her.... she is such fun, and such a joy to be with! - Sarah's MUM XX PS Isn't her blog great?!

Lindy said...

I am with every other jealous person who commented before me. Wait! I'm getting my ticket!

Gwen @ Gwenny Penny said...

I am so jealous! Can't wait to hear how the Christmas Fair was!

Green Willow Pond said...

That picture is so perfect in you room! What a peaceful scene. Lucky you going to the Christmas Fair. Can't wait to see your pictures!

Erin said...

Enjoy yourself to the hilt at the fair! A friend of mine was recently in London for business and she was kind enough to bring me back a copy of Country Living. Gawd, how I love that magazine! I can only imagine what a fair put on by them is like! Can't wait to see the pics!

Sheri said...

oh my. What a great outing - seriously am jealous right now. Please please share your awesome pics when you return. Visiting from Southern in My Heart :)

LindyLouMac said...

Hi Sarah's Mum, yes your daughter has a great blog. I only discovered it recently but am already enjoying it considerably. I am looking forward to reading all about the day you had together at the CL Show.

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

Just stopping by from Fabulous Friday Party!! How cool and I love that picture!

Vanessa said...

Hey! Just had to come back over and say thanks for linking this up to the party today! Your mum's comment on here was so cute! :-)
I gotta go and read your newest post now!
Vanessa

swedishouse said...

Hej Sarah

I have absolutely no connection with the USA other than lots of lovely blogging friends ;-D and some cousins who live there. Do I sound American when I write? Lots of people in Sweden have big connections with America as many families migrated to the states about 150 years ago. I live in London and we have holiday homes in Sweden... Of which my husband is trying to renovate, when he is not working in London lol!
I hope this explains lol!
LOVE PEACE enJOY
Julie
x

Heaven's Walk - said...

That photo is sooooo calming to look at, Sarah. Thanks for sharing the inside scoop on it!

xoxo laurie

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