We are blessed enough to also have a hideaway up the coast in an old ex BnB. So to refresh our coastal energies we pop up there as regularly as the business will allow.
That's where I really let my magpie collecting soul take over.
Those cute little wooden boats,probably made in China, I can't resist.
Coastal paintings on every wall.
The one in the middle here by my very talented sister Rosie McClelland.
and sun hats always ready and waiting for a day on the beach.
shells tucked away everywhere...
in glass vases sourced from the multitude of wonderful charity shops..
on plates and cups too fragile to drink out of but gorgeously seasidey.
This is a very early Amelies House piece. [beloved daughter].
And the table is a Ben Snape one, [ trained cabinet maker...lovely son]
It's a funny old place this NW town, reinventing itself just as so many of our coastal towns are at the moment.
All of the old structures above have gone,
but some have been restored and the Midland is just such a spot.
Ideal for a little refreshment on a warm summer evening.