Sunday 25 January 2009

lido de lymington

Before Christmas we had a wander around Lymington trying to find some Christmas spirit. What we did find however was a cute little shop called Lulu's. They sell a good proportion of Cath Kidston and a nice selection of brands that compliment the kitsch style. Although no fabrics here.

Alas, the one thing I wanted (natural polka hand towels), they did not have! Now don't get me wrong I do love the Cath Kidston look, especially the fabrics, but I didn't buy anything even with 20% off!!
Is there something wrong with me??
Actually I've realised that I'm not big on pink and only just getting into floral.
I still get a buzz from CK goodies in the flesh, maybe that's the best way to be,
its kinder on the wallet too!
I wonder if I would feel different if I didn't live with a man?

I did find a sweet lantern (cos I needed it right?).
Its made from recycled cans, I'm a sucker for anything handmade and recycled.
I don't like buying commercially produced goods if I can help it.
Therefore I wont be buying anything from Ikea when the new store opens next month, well maybe I just wont blog about it!! LOL

With my one purchase I met up with Mr Fete and took a brisk stroll down to show him the sea water lido. Its a massive swimming pool that I remember as a child, its quite amazing that its still there!

No one swimming today though!


Anonymous said...

I have to admit I'll be at Ikea, but not until it has been open for at least a month!!
Ikea furniture has made life with our boys so much easier, and having one only 30 minutes away will be amazing!

I love the idea of buying old and lovely furniture, but having tried and failed over the years, for the boys it is the best!

Lisa said...

Well done for keeping your wallet under wraps in Lymington.
For the last 2 summers I have wanted to take the children to the Lido, maybe we'll make it there this year.
I'm going to visit Ikea after the initial fuss dies down, it'll be too hectic to browse otherwise.
Thanks for your kind message about Alfie. He was like a little person in a catsuit, we do miss him very much. Once they are part of your family they steal your heart don't they.
Take care
Lisa x

A Thrifty Mrs said...

Looks like a great place to visit and that shop look gorgeous.

Mary Poppins said...

I love your lantern, it is so quaint and i too love the idea that it is handmade and re-cycled,

I love the look of Lulu's what a beautiful shop, lucky you going there


JuliaB said...

Goodness! I don't remember that Lido either! ... as for Cath Kidstone. .. personally, I don't like it - it's not vintage and it's too formulaic for me - so I don't think there's anything wrong with you at all!


Sal said...

I have not been to Lymington in years. It looks a lovely it gets busy in the summer ;-)

Poppy said...

I will have to go and have a look at that shop; it looks like my kind of shop!

So I want be seeing you in Ikea then! ;0)

Love Lou xxx

Country Bliss said...

The lido looks lovely but I bet it's freezing! Great lantern.
There are a couple of awards on my blog for you.
Yvonne x

Michael House said...

You've made me all nostalgic again! I had forgotten about the lido, don't think I ever swam there. The shop you highlighted looks fun. Where is the new Ikea to be? I have only visited Ikea once, at Bristol, since moving to Cornwall five years ago.