While I was shopping around in York, I came across Cath Kidtson and I got a little overly excited. My English friends probably thought I was a little strange. But anyhow, I proceeded to go in and they told me they were closed. And asked me to come back the next day, which happened to be the day I was leaving. I begged them to let me in and they said to come back later in the day and they might be open. Well I did go back and I was in luck, it was open. In fact that day was the grand opening of the store! Now, the one mistake I made was to ask the lady in the store if I could take some pictures. She told me no. I have always been one to ask permission but after this I might just turn into those that believe it is better to ask forgiveness than permission. Here are a few shots I managed from the store window while they were still setting up. The colors are GORGEOUS and so inspiring. I especially love the pink vanity and then all of the colored bins in the pictures below.
This next store, Wild Hart, was a sweet one. They had all kinds of cute little things. The kind of store you could spend quite some time wondering around looking at small interesting things.
I bought some really fun mugs, like the ones below. They have all kind of fun little names/descriptions on them and they are made in England. The ones I bought say, “Posh Totty” and “Anorak.” Both really British. I bought the Anorak one for my husband as a joke. I’m told it means kind of nerd or train spotter as my English friends have informed us in the past. But really my husband is anything but a train spotter so I probably should of stuck with the one that said “Alpha Male!” Oh well!