Last week I teased you with a preview of my old Cath Kidston print - Blue Rosie, I think.
You all wanted to know what I was going to do with it so......I shall keep you waiting til the end of this post!
I was trying to remember when I bought the wallpaper and fabric, and couldn't. I know I used some of it in a house we sold 8 years ago, so way back. Anyway, anyway, (as Harry and Paul would say) it got me thinking about Cath and how long she's been furnishing our homes for now. I read the other day it was the company's 20th anniversary year. So to celebrate I dug out the oldest catalogue I could find - 2002, one of the first thick ones I think and thought I'd share some pics with you.
Now whenever I post a photo of food it's usually on my kitchen table with this green paisley oilcloth backdrop. I know I will often get more comments about the tablecloth than the food, which says a lot for my cooking!
I think it must have been one of my first CK purchases, back pre-children and has done me proud. It's been through the washing machine many times and being so busy those awful yellow curry stains just don't stand out!I happily dream of bathing somewhere like this. Imagine having a bathroom that big?
Perhaps you do.
I like this shot a lot - the simplicity reminds me of an old kitchen I had.
Cosy living rooms I'd like to snuggle up in on a day like today.
This must have been when it was all taking off. The previous catalogues were little more than pamphlets and the 'find a store' page made me laugh - only 2 of them back then.
Here's a few of my favourite past purchases. I must say, although I'm a bit sick of the sight of the handbags, Ms Kidston's success has certainly brought me more customers who are interested in vintage style and handmade items and for that I applaud her!
Well, are you ready...? What did I do with Blue Rosie?
Made a Cath Kidston dressing table of course. Destined for a shop near (?) you soon.
(Sorry about all the clutter in the mirror, this is my junk/work/everything room)
Now I fancy doing a little poll - Be a good sport, play along and leave me a comment to tell me which is your all time most favourite and best Cath Kidston print? Or maybe you don't like them at all...
For me the oldies are the best. You've probably already guessed, Rose Paisley in the bold not bleached colourways.
Here's a few reminders...