Monday, 26 March 2012

Found treasures part two

Here are the rest of the lovely goodies that we managed to find in the charity shops the other week.

A great little DIY book, a mug stand which will be used to hold my bracelets and a couple of gorgeous plates.

Also found a lovely tablecloth and a crocheted blanket. The blanket has some how made its way onto a certain Little Miss reading chair, ready for snuggling with.

Sunday, 25 March 2012

Mothers day flowers

I'm a bit late with this but just had to include it. 

Mothers day arrived in a lovely way. Breakfast in bed for me by my Little Miss. Lovely little squirrel ornament who is now sitting on my trinket shelf and beautiful flowers.

Thank you my Little Miss.

What I'm Reading This Week...20th Century Ghosts

I ordered this book from the library a few weeks ago.

I haven't read a horror story in ages and I am really enjoying these short stories. These are really getting my imagination going!!!! 

Wednesday, 21 March 2012

Organising and sorting

I have started sorting out my shelves in my craft room. 

One of my challenges that I have set myself this year is to make things without buying any more supplies. So with what I already have I have to make loads of nice, pretty things. 

Four shelves of the sixteen have been sorted, now for the rest of them.

Sunday, 18 March 2012

A true friend...

A true friend is one who knows all about you and loves you just the same.


Saturday, 17 March 2012

A lovely gift on my doorstep

Well a bit of a catch up going on I received this wonderful parcel a while ago now. A pretty box full of a rainbow of threads and a book I have been wanting to read.

I was the lucky giveaway winner on LissyLou's  blog A Year of 30. This is a great blog showing one photo for everyday of her being 30. Go on have a little check out of her blog, also have a look at her other blog LissyLou.  

Thank you once again.


Thursday, 15 March 2012

Not a white elephant

But a purple one (not that it looks very purple in any of the photos I've taken). 

I made mum a elephant cake for her birthday yesterday. She loved it and so did everyone else.

Wednesday, 14 March 2012

Found Treasures - Part One

I'm always on the lookout for special items for my home. But being a single mum I certainly cannot afford to buy new items. So it's good that I love all things vintage and retro.

Since moving into our "house on top of a shop" we have added some wonderful items of furniture. None of these items have been new, they have all been preloved. These items have come from friends, friends of friends, eBay and carboot sales.

We have also purchased a number if other items from eBay, carboot sales and of course charity shops.

I have decided to start showing some of those wonderful items that we manage to find on our weekly jaunts.

Last weekend I found this lovely book that I have been after for ages in one of our local charity shops.

It's a 1974 edition of Mrs Beetons book. Nearly as old as me!! It makes a fantastic read. I am still after a much earlier version of her book. Who knows what I might find At the car boot sales and in the charity shops this year.

Friday, 9 March 2012

What I am reading this week...Girl Reading

Well I seem to be doing well with my reading these days. But the pile beside my bed never seems to get smaller. I think this is because when we go to the library I always walk out with a new book to read.

Well this week I have got "Girl Reading" by Katie Ward. I am about three quarters of the way through this book so far and it is a great read. There are seven individual stories in this book, and all (so far) are about portraits of girls reading. You get a glimpse of their lives and I am finding I want to know more of these lives.

I can't wait to finish this and have found it hard to put down.

So what are you reading this week?