Thursday, 19 November 2009

MEETING dots and spots

This morning, I had the pleasure of meeting the lovely Becky from dots and spots. I had ordered a couple of personalised cards and as I only live 3 miles away, I arranged to collect them from her house. Becky kindly invited me around for coffee (apple juice in my case as I don't drink tea or coffee).

The moment I walked in, I knew that I would like or should I say... LOVE the house. Lovely shades of blues, off whites and red and with some dots and spots here & there of course. There is also a mix of Greengate, Cath Kidston & several pieces of vintage furniture. It is beautifully furnished and decorated!

We sat at the table for a chat and although Becky & I had never met before, the conversation flowed easily. Becky showed me some photos of how the house used to look inside before they redecorated it. The transformation is amazing, a real labour of love. You wouldn't believe the difference!

Becky showed me around her studio where I saw some of her work. The design of her cards are really lovely, bright and colourful.
I was privileged to see some of her brand new cards not yet released!

I had a lovely time and ended up being there for 2 hours, time flew by!

Needless to say that I did not come back empty handed.

Personalised card

Personalised card

Brooch & ribbon

Robin on a cinnamon stick

If you would like to have a look at the full range, go to dots and spots website where they have an online shop.

A bientôt!

Isabelle X


dots and spots said...

You are very kind - it was absolutely lovely to meet you. Will have to do it again some time soon. Thank you very much for the above post - I was just showing my husband your blog and was suprised to see your post so soon - Thank you.

Flower Girl said...

I had heard about your meeting over on Twitter - how lucky you two are! Sounds as if you had lovely time! Lots of gorgeous goodies from dots and spots - I love those 'British Teatime' cards. Rebecca x

bellaboo said...

I would have loved Becky's house too!The way you described it...all the colours that I like.I'm going to visit the website now.
Thanks for your comment...hope you won't have to wait too long for the duvet cover.


All things nice... said...

Sounds like you had a lovely morning, those greeting cards particularly the one with the owl are adorable. The rain is so terrible today, Im going to pop over to dots and spots blog now to take a look around.

All things nice...

Isobel said...

Hi Isabelle,
Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog. Sounds like you had a lovely time meeting a fellow blogger.
The cards are really beautiful!
Take care.xx

Clare said...

How lovely..I'm popping over there now....

Michela said...

So lucky the recipients of your lovely gifts!

karen said...

WOW sounds like you two had a lovely meeting.
Thanks for the link I'll have to go take a look. those cards look great.

Elly said...

OMG.... I love these cards!!!!! Sweet colors, great design! I'm gonna take a look at her site!
I've discovered your blog recently (and became a follower immediately!)and I love the way you've decorated your home, so cosy and warm!
Greetings from the Netherlands!

The Garden Bell said...

Very cool. I love the red with white dots. Thanks for sharing

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Dear Isabelle,

It sounds as though you had a lovely time. It's funny, I think I might be a bit nervous - to actually meet for real people I have met online.

I honestly liked everything as I was reading through your blog but my favourourite of all was the final little fellow - the robin on a cinnamon stick. He is lovely.

Am going over to have a look in the shop now.

Love Charlotte

Florence and Mary said...

What fantastic cards and things... I'm off to look right now!

Victoria xx

Anna said...

Love those cards, the colours and the design is just super!

Anna x

bekimarie said...

What lovely goodies you came home with and how lovely to meet up with a bloggy friend.
Love your UJ cushion, has to be the nicest one i've ever seen, truly gorgeous, did you make it yourself?
Beki xxx

Lisa said...

Thank you for introducing me to a lovely new blog and a huge selection of gorgeous dotty items.
The holly brooch is wonderful!
Lisa x

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Brabourne Farm said...

What a lovely way to spend a morning and to come home with such gorgeous treasures. Sounds perfect! Leigh

Carol said...

Sounds like it is a beautiful house and you two had a lovely time.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
How lovely for you both!
So many genuinely nice people in Somerset!...'Dots & Spots' lady came to visit my blog after your meeting...I think you may have mentioned me to I thank you for that. x

Phoebe is a lucky girl to have such a pretty personalised card.

Niki x

lemonade kitty said...

What gorgeous things you got from Becky I especially like the robin I have a real one that sings in the garden every morning. How nice for Becky to live near you...Thanks for your lovely comments Lucey xx

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

What fun! And thanks for the link! I love pretty!

andamento said...

I took a look at Spots & Dots site, beautiful cards but like the robins best. You made some lovely puchases!

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

How brilliant it all went well. I would have been very nervous and shy but it is great if you do meet online friends and connect. I shall check out her link and the cards are lovely. Where are the 3D photos of the two of you meeting? Enjoy your weekend. I shall send you a private message about the glasses. xx

Felicity said...

its so nice meeting new people that like the same as you! im off to have a look at dots and spots the cards look really pretty! fliss xx

Janean said...

i get so thrilled to see the many artists. it's also exciting that now more artists can create and share talent with millions via internet! yay!!!! she seems to be gracious and generous.

Tabiboo said...

Beautiful, beautiful and thank you for the introduction - I have not at yet come across dots and spots, but I love what you have shown and am off to have a peek.

Have a lovely weekend,

Nina xx

Rubyred said...

Thank you for your kind comments about my jar and box!Love the cards and the little Robin! You made some gorgeous purchases. I shall go and have a look at the website!
Have a lovely weekend!
Rachel x

Beth Niquette said...

I adore dots and spots! What a cheerful creative blog! ((hugs)) I've been thinking of you today--I hope you have a lovely weekend.

Sylvia said...

Hello Isabelle,
those personalised cards are beautiful.
I love the robin, cute on a cinnamon stick.

Have a nice weekend,

koralee said...

These are LOVELY...I am off to pay her a visit. Thank you so much for sharing!

mamas kram said...

Sounds like you had a lovely meeting! The cards are beatiful and also all the other things are cute. Thanks for the link!
Have a nice weekend!

sarah-jane down the lane said...

How cool!

I really like the Dots and Spots blog and am so happy you had a chance for a meet and a chat, how lovely!
The cards are brilliant, hmmmm, let me think who has a Birthday coming up........

Love Sarah x

Anonymous said...

What truly lovely cards. It does sound like you had a great visit. So nice to meet up with like-minded people! Im off to have a look at her cards now!

re said...

Golly those cards are smashing!

CIELO said...

You've been invited to celebrate your home with at, at the house in the roses... come see!


Yiota said...

Hi Isabelle!
Thanks for the lovely comment on my blog.
These cards look beautiful and I like the starry ribbon a lot.

Rosie said...

Hi there, just popping by to say thank you for leaving a comment on my blog - what a super blog you have I shall return to read more - the cards and robin are so pretty and how nice to meet a fellow blogger and buy some of her lovely things:)

maría cecilia said...

Very lovely cards, Isabelle, how lucky to have your artist friend around!!
María Cecilia