Progress with the new home... painting has commenced...

Here are a few update photographs on progres with our new home. I took the photographs looking towards the radiators which will be located to the side of the beds. I have to buy flooring and more paint this weekend.
Master Bedroom in blue.
Bathroom which was meant to be Nordic Breeze a grey colour but when put on wall is more a shade of blue. I will get part of the bathroom tiled around the bath, shower and wash hand basin.
Spare Bedroom this room is painted all white but looks a little cream in this photograph. My boyfriend says he'd need to wear sunglasses going into this room but I assure him I will make it look nice.
Part of walk in wardrobe. I hope to have rails on this end and the opposite end and dressing table along the middle of the wall.
Spare bedroom 2. We painted this room Magnolia, again the bedwill room down along the front of the radiator.
Spare bedroom 3 again another bedroom painted cream.
This is my wee Study/ Library where I will keep all my books, papers and craft materials. This will be my hideaway.
Sunroom with high ceiling. This ceiling will be covered in wood and I would like one of the large IKEA light fittings for in here.
Stove in Snug. Sorry about the untidiness. We are buying a wooden beam for over the stove.
Utility area for sink, washing machine, microwave and storage leading to garage.
Dining area looking into sunroom.
Kitchen area. The sink will be along the window on the left hand side and the hob and cooker between the two windows.
Another view of kitchen. In the right corner I will have units and to the left of the door I will have a dresser unit and an island in the middle with seating.
Sitting Room which I have no yet decided what colour to paint.

So that's the update for you all, sorry it looks very disorganised. I have no photographs of the hallway entrance or landing area, storage room/hot press or down stairs toilet.

The Watermill

On Sunday we went for a drive and went here to take a look at the lovely Watermill Restaurant which we hope to go to soon. It has French Irish cuisine. It is beautiful, isn't it? Look at the thatch and the lovely landscaping.
To find out more visit the Watermill homepage

Creating a home...

Hello everyone. I have been really busy with work and the new home. Last weekend I had a wedding and party to attend. We are still painting away in the new home, looks like it is never ending. The good news is, I now have the wood burning stove installed and have yet to see it though. I will take a trip up there today and take some photographs to share with you. I have been thinking about my kitchen which is ordered now and I really want some oilcloth for the kitchen table. So here are a few of Cath Kidston oilcloths which I love
{All images from Cath Kidston}


I haven't had much time for blogging lately. I was at a wedding yesterday and a party today and during the week after work I'm busy making decisions on the house. I bought my internal doors this week, knotty pine cottage doors with the above handles for a modern twist. Painting is almost finished upstairs so I need to pick flooring next weekend. I'm thinking wooden floors for all the rooms upstairs apart from the bathroom. I hope you are all keeping well and apologies if I haven't stopped by your blogs in awhile but I will catch up soon :)

Today I love Wilson Grapics Etsy Shop- Wall Decor

I came across these amazing etsy shop while looking around at wall decor online. As you all know I am currently trying to get my new home painted, and then look what I found- these delightful wall decals. They would really brighten up some of the rooms in my new home- particularly the bedrooms and study. They are also very reasonably priced. Check out Wilsongraphics (on Etsy). It is a family run business which has been featured in Better Homes and Gardens, Romantic Country and many more home decor publications.They have a wide selection of designs and styles to suit everyones taste and for every room. From cute sweet animals to delicate floral and funny designs. For the travellers out there, check out the portholes. My favourites are the star bunting, the chandeliers and Alice in Wonderland themes!

Right now they are offering a discount to first time customers. Use coupon WELCOME20 to save 20% off your entire order.
{All images from Wilson Graphics}

Shopping for my new home..

Evening all, hope you are all having a nice weekend. Today I went and ordered the doors for my new home. Here are the ones I settled on below. They are knotty pine and hopefully will look nice

And I'm thinking of handles along these lines

And I went looking at furniture today as there is a sale on. Four rooms nearly fully painted and flooring next :) So tomorrow I'm bringing boyfriend to look at 2 nice suites of furniture for the snug and the sitting room. I also saw a beautiful dressing table that I love.. What have you all been up to??

Some views from home...

Here are a few views I took while on my way home from Sligo last weekend. As I always say "the best part about going away is coming home" :)

If you love Ireland and Art, check out this online shop......

iLoveMayo  is a showcase for artists, photographershttp and craftspeople living and working in County Mayo in the west of Ireland. Their art  ranges from paintings and prints to photographs and crafts. They are all so creative and unique. Here are two of my favourites from their online shop
{Papercut map of Ireland from iLoveMayo}
{Aw go on! Time for tea poster from iLoveMayo}

A Poet, Church & Tearooms...

We visited the grave of well known Irish poet W. B Yeats who is buried in Drumcliffe County Sligo. I took some photographs to share with you all. It is a lovely wee church. There is also a gift shop and tearooms next to the church which was full of tourists. The church was once part of a monastic site and you can see some of the ruins of the monastery and the high crosses in my photographs.
I love the photograph above but the street light really ruins it on me :( If only I could delete it!
 Here is a view of the interior of the church which was restored in 1999. It is a Church of Ireland Church.
Some detail from the walls of the church.
An exeterior view of the church. Yeat's grave is to the left hand side of the church entrance.
 Interior painting over the alter of the church.
 And finally some ruins of the monastery.


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