Saturday, 9 October 2010

Holiday Plans

I am a big fan of lists.  Everything starts with a list. I have a great iPhone app called 2Do, which is the equivalent of To Do List Porn.  I though I’d share my holiday to do list with you here for a change.  I’ll spare you the packing list though…


1. Armstrong’s Vintage Emporium in Edinburgh.

Apparently, Britain’s largest Vintage Clothing Emporium.  Just a little excited about this one.

Located at 83 The Grassmarket, Edinburgh, EH1 2HJ.  Image via Armstrong.

I also plan on visiting Barnardos Vintage Clothes Shop, a boutique charity shop. If you would like to read more about shopping for Vintage in Edinburgh there’s a great article here.


2. The Scotch Whisky Experience

Whisky tastings

Today I got into serious trouble for spelling the word Whisky wrong, and even more so for not knowing the difference between the two.  Clearly, I am in need of education.  (Father, if you are reading this, I’m sorry.  You must be mortified that your daughter is exhibiting such ignorance!  Please forgive me).

Located at he Scotch Whisky Experience, 354 Castlehill, The Royal Mile, Edinburgh, EH1 2NE.  Image via Scotch Whisky Experience.


3. Edinburgh Castle

I’ve never been to Edinburgh before, so this seems obligatory. Image via Edinburgh Castle.


4. Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, Old Course, St Andrews.

We have tickets for the final day, Sunday.  After the mind boggling awesomeness of the Ryder Cup, I’m looking forward to watching more golf. Hopefully sans the mud! Image by wparadiso.


5. Anstruther Fish Bar

Apparently everyone and their dog knows about this place. ‘best fish and chips in the world!’ is what I keep hearing. It’s very close to where we are staying, and will definitely be visited.


6. Catch up on Reading

The Children's Book

Austerlitz – W G Sebald, The Children’s Book – A S Byatt (image via, The White Queen – Phillipa Gregory.


7. Dig out the Crochet Needles

Something like this maybe?


Oversize Cowl by Sweet Knitting.


8. The Scottish Deer Centre


Because really, can you ever have too many deer in your life?

Image via The Scottish Deer Centre. Located at The Scottish Deer Centre, Cupar KY15 4NQ.

9. The Fife Coastal Path

Looking forward to exploring this!  I like a good numeric system.


10. Culross


No holiday is complete without a bit of National Trust.  The Scottish version this time.  This is a furnished palace, or ‘Royal Burgh’.

It is no almost 1am, I have not yet packed, and we are due to set off  in about 6 hours – I better run!

Wednesday, 6 October 2010

Etsy Wedding Invitation Round Up

Yes, more wedding stuff.  No, I’m not getting married. My friend is. It’s extremely exciting. (There is now a new category of blog posts here at Chez Quest Twenty Eight.   Écouter.  This is French for wedding.  Oui.

Mademoiselle, for your delectation, a round-up of wedding invitations! (Disclaimer: I’ve really tried to account for the bride to be’s taste here, which may or may not have happened successfully.  This explains the slightly disjointed amalgamation of styles).

Flower Wedding Invitations SN419 (Sample Set)

Flower Wedding Invitation by Raleigh

Cream, Ivory Vintage Antique Lace Wedding Invitation Set

Cream Ivory Lace Wedding Invitation by Medleys Invitations. (Many more colour ways and designs, all very nice!)

Recycled Wildflower Wedding Invitation

Wildflower Invitations by My Blue Tulip Design.

Vintage Floral Marquis Wedding Invitation on Recycled Cardstock 

Ok so these are not so much to the taste of the bride, but i LOVE them! Oh my! Vintage Floral Marquis Wedding Invitations also by My Blue Tulip Design.

Cloud Nine Invitation Suite

Cloud Nine Invitation Suite by Foglio Press.

Lacy Vintage Wedding Invitations Pool Blue Sample

Lacy Wedding Invitations by Moderngirlinvitation

Birds Wedding Invitations in Grape and Caribbean

Bird Invitations by Moderngirlinvitation.

Garden wedding invitation set

Garden Invitation Set by Invita Paper Studio.


Enough sensible grown-up designs. I capitulate. Here goes:

Two Ring Circus - Vintage / Carnival / Burlesque Wedding Invitation Sample

Two Ring Circus Invitation by Royal Streamline.  Love love love this one.

Love Birds - Mini Wedding Invitation

Love Birds Mini Invitation by UK designer doodlelove.

WOVEN HEART // invitation suite // SAMPLE ONLY

Woven Heart Invitations by (also UK) twoforjoypaper.

Etsy Vintage Inspired Save the Date and save all the paper Postcard Lovely Bird Set of 50-eco friendly

Vitnage Inspired Save the Date Cards by SweetCookie.

Concert Ticket Wedding Invitation (Sample)

Concert Ticket Wedding Invitation by Invite Me.

Oh and also:

Betty Draper Bachelorette Invitation

Just putting it out there.



Image by Mike Pratt1957

Early on Saturday morning we are setting out for a weeks holiday, in Scotland.  We have rented a little cottage in a fishing village on the East Coast (mysteriously close to St Andrews -strange that).  You can just see the edge of the village in the image above.

I am looking forward to this trip in a big way, although I am still completely unprepared.  Ironing anyone?

Image by D.Y.

Tuesday, 5 October 2010

Thinking of You

I’m currently working on a Slideshow and came across this image.

Love it! 

Image by Vintage Lulu

Sunday, 3 October 2010

Quarter past what?!

Today we are going to the Ryder Cup. We have been looking forward to this for months, if not years. Thing is, no one warned me it involved getting up at 4:15 am. We live about 20 miles from the venue, but apparently this outrageous time is still necessary.

Anthony is like a kid on Christmas Day. He is in the shower right now, and will no doubt tell me off when he discovers I am blogging, not getting ready.

Oh, it's raining Cats and Dogs by the way. Nevertheless: