Hi girls, opposite Cath Kidston is Mullberry Hall a fine building which goes back hundreds of years and is full to the rafters with fine china and ornaments, and at the back of the store is "The dining warehouse" set up by the owners daughter.
Mr Lucey was in his element as he loves cooking, unlike me! Anyway they stock Emma Bridgewater crockery which I love, and there were these mugs especially made for M Hall
Round the top of the mugs it says "The best things about York at Mullberry Hall" so these two popped home with us aswell as some other cooking "bits!" for Mr L as I don't cook unless its a ready meal for the oven!!!
A couple of doors up is Wildhart thats also full to the rafters with lovely things, they have lovely cushions like this one
It was £56 which is a bit pricey but I looked on the internet and the fabric is sold by the metre at £75 so I though half a metre cut in half and backed with plain cream, would make a couple of cushions, what do you think??? The shop's also full of candles, mugs hearts, rabbits, dried roses etc well worth a look if you're visiting.
With tummies rumbling we crossed over to "Little Betty's" (York has 2 Betty's) where the lovely waitress with her starched white pinny and little hat and "Betty's" brooch, served us a large pot of tea each and welsh rarebit with a big chocolate cake for afters which was delicious and a lovely treat.
We've been visiting York at least 3 times a year for the past 20 years and never been in the Minster, and every time we say "we must go next time" but theres so many lovely shops and buildings to see we never do, maybe next time......
ooooh "Duttons for Buttons "a wonderful shop full of "buttons" there's hundreds of boxes of buttons in all shapes and sizes I got 12 mother of pearl buttons for...£8 .. but worth it as they're lovely also got some ribbons from Boyes but I was dissapointed as there wasn't much choice in there. Bought a couple of fleece blankets for only £2 each, a brown one for the dogs and a cream one that I've made a couple of things out of but I'll show you those later.
We passed "Selkie" do you remember a programme called "Mary queen of scots?" well Selkie was one of the shops Mary did a makeover on, lots of nice floaty clothes but rather pricey. We called into the Paul Smith shop now Mr Lucey likes Paul Smith but not necesserily the price tags,
So when He saw "sale" on the window he was straight in and wasn't dissapointed as he managed to get some PJ bottoms, 2 pairs of socks and a pair of boxers all half price!! So that was him a happy bunny. We bought some food in M&S (why do we do that as we have a store in Town?) and a couple of warm woolie hats
for cold evening "doggie walks" nice warm head = happy me!!
As we passed the larger "Betty's" you can see on the left hand side how long the queue was to go in and by now it was after 4pm. All good things have to come to an end (wish they didn't) and it was home time, Mr Lucey cooked tea when we got home and we drank some lovely bubbly.
I had a wonderful birthday and was thoroughly spoilt and got some lovely presents (I'll show you next time) hope you enjoyed the "visit to York" with me
Bye for now
Love Lucey xx