Tuesday, November 16, 2010

clock = cukoo

GASP! I am going a little cukoo over this clock. Okay, maybe a lot cukoo . . .

Back story
The current issue of Romantic Homes is especially lovely. This month I find myself turning each time to pages 36 - 51 to swoon over Karon and Simon Hamilton's home in Herefordshire, England. Karon's cozy home is filled with pale blues, pops of red, polka dots and cheerful patterns. Turns out she owns a shop called Berry Red and of course I had to investigate.

Berry Red has an entire Greengate collection -- purveyors of if you are crazy for Cath Kidston - you'll go bananas over this, too eye candy (that seems to sell everywhere but the U.S. = Grrrr!). {FYI: Greengate site}

Oil cloth!

I just sent an email to Berry Red to inquire about shipping. If S&H is not too ridiculous, tinkered treasures might be funding a little splurge.

Time will tell!



Bunny Rose Cottage said...

I LOVE that clock too Elyse :) As well as that issue of Romantic Homes. I cannot tell you how many times I have looked at it, lol! So inspiring!

Stadsmuissie said...

Greengate is absolutely great! Since we can't buy CK in Holland, I am a big fan of Greengate which you can order in lots of dutch webshops. In fact, I think I even prefer Greengate over CK because the Greengate collection is much more diverse and changes every year. Do download the free catalogue at www.greengate.dk, it's fab! I'm sure you'll love it.

Love, Debby

A Vintage Chic said...

Yikes!!! I fell in love with that too, Elyse! Why don't we ever get the good stuff here in the States?!

Hope it's reasonable--would be perfect for your sweet cottage!

Hope your day is wonderful, my friend!


Alison said...

OOOOOH! Thanks for the tip! My new Cath K. stuff came this week and I love it! Now, off to shop some more!

Bayside Rose said...

That clock is just gorgeous. Greengate is very hard to get here along with CK. Trouble is I love them both!!Love that website and thanks for the link...I think!

Pam x

birdie blue said...

sweet clock, elyse. i've found a few greengate items on e-bay. it looks like canadian sellers are able to acquire it pretty easily.

berry red has a darling site. love all the children's goods.

have an excellent day, my friend.

julie said...

Love Greengate too! We travel abroad each summer and I told my husband we are going to Denmark just so I can shop at Greengate. (I wish!) My Cath Kidston USA catalog arrived in the mail today, so that was a treat. Will definitely be taking advantage of their free shipping offer. I love everything in there!

NanaDiana said...

I love that magazine. I think I have every copy from the first one on. It is one I never get tired of looking at. That fabric is gorgeous. I hope the shipping isn't too awful...I think you deserve a little splurge! Hugs-Diana

Tiffany ~ The Fancy Farmgirl said...

Splurge for sure!
xoxox, Tiffany

Sonia said...

Oh, wow!! That paisley with roses is just fabulous. I love the print!!
I received the US catalog this week. I was tempted to but some wrapping paper but shipping was still ridiculous. More then the item itself!!

koralee said...

Good luck with it all...I am thinking all this is just too cute for words...that clock especially. Hugs. xoxo

Kim said...

I'm also a big fan of Greengate & am so sad that we can't get it here in the US. I dream of a shopping trip to the UK, in which I take home a suitcase full of Greengate & CK items!

Diane said...

What a beautiful find, I hope the shipping is in reason, because that clock is you girl! Please do let us know what you decide. Hugs, Diane

Jill said...

Okay, it's official. I'm in love. I'm in love with that clock. So cute!
I'm going to go check out Greengate now. If you say it's worth a peek, then I know it is! I love this kind of stuff!

Mary Jane's Tearoom said...

Hello Elyse,
I recently discovered Berry Red over here in England and am waiting for the arrival of the red and cream clocks above along with a vintage style coffee flask. It's such a lovely shop!
Susan x

Theresa said...

Ooh, can you fund a little splurge for me too:) hehe! Have a blessed day! HUGS!

debi said...

Okay, I want BOTH of those clocks...AND that oilcloth! TOO cute!

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Just right down your alley sweetie! I think you NEED to have a clock!

Have a wonderful day!


Jen Kershner said...

I've been looking for a way to get some greengate in my life so I will be eagerly awaiting this info. I'm just itching to go to London. It is next on my European list.

Little Pink Studio said...

I have often wished that Green Gate was sold in the US, it's all gorgeous stuff!
Cerri xo

Shabbygalsnest said...

Very cute clock! I'am a fan Of Kath Kidstons fabrics! Looove romatic homes too will have to check out that issue. Don't know why I just don't subscribe already! Traci

Twyla and Lindsey said...

Oh, those clocks are just too pretty! I sure hope you splurge on yourself one! Have a nice weekend! Twyla

Anonymous said...

Cute!!! Love that little shop! Why is it I love shops across the pond so much?

Oh, Elyse, you might also like this shop...

So, how'd you like to be my online walking buddie? Here's to healthy living! :)


Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

cute cukoo! you need one from Santa!;)

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Andrea said...

Oh yes I love the clock and the fabulous christmas issue of romantic homes !

tales from an oc cottage said...

It's like we live in Outer Mongolia! I can't even look at the Greengate site any more...I just get all weepy!
{if you find out that there are underground smugglers...let me know! Shhhhhhh! ;}

m ^..^

Simone @ Doberman's by the Sea said...

Hi, I enjoyed my stay at your site. Great crafts.

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Elyse, we just can't get any good magazines over here anymore. Even during our recent trip to Qatar, I was sad to find there were no good bookstores there. I only find out about lovely new stores and items and magazine articles through blogging. Sometimes I feel like I am in Outer Mongolia (referring to tales from an oc cottage's comment). HA! Hope you were able to take the plunge and get the splurge. :) Best wishes, Tammy

~*~ saskia ~*~ said...

Everything is as darling as can be, Elyse. Greengate, house doctor, CK, the sweetest brands on earth.
Have a lovely Monday! xxxx

Shabbyfufu said...

We all know that you aren't cuckoo Elyse:-). Love the clock and Cath Kidston too. Happy Thanksgiving! ~xo~Janet

Jennifer Hayslip said...

Precious clock!!! Fun colors!!! Im such a fan of Cath K.!!!
Happy Thanksgiving! Xo,Jenn

Cathy said...

I think you need tot ask Santa for the clock, it's awesome.

Happy Thanksgiving pumpkin,


Rose Brier Studio said...

I love that clock! I hope they will ship it cuz it is so very YOU! I just got a CK catalog (with $ prices -- so nice) and have been drooling since it arrived.
Can't wait to check out Greengate!

Erin said...

I'm coming in way behind on this post, Elyse, but did you ever end up getting that Green Gate alarm clock?

I ask because I've been on the lookout for a vintage-style alarm clock and whilst perusing ebay tonight, stumbled across a clock that's *very* similar to the one in this post.

Several details (check out the feet, the alarm bells, the overall shape, etc.) make me think this clock comes from the same factory as the Green Gate clock. The face isn't quite as cute as GG's, but for less than $14, including shipping from Hong Kong, I think it'll do! :)

Here's the link: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Rose-Flower-Hammer-Twin-Double-Bell-Desk-Table-Alarm-Clock-/400260750646?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item5d31665d36

Erin @ Carolina Country Living

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