Friday, 3 April 2009
It's the first day of the Easter holidays and for obvious reasons I've not been able to get to the computer until two o'clock this afternoon. Josh has finally got off X Box Live, into his Guns N Roses t-shirt, jeans with holes in the knees and took himself off to the park with friends. I've done the usual trawl around the shops this morning and for the first time in ages the charity shops have been really exciting.
These cups are so pretty and springlike that I really couldn't leave them in the shop.
These little plates will look great used with them and they only cost one pound twenty -five, what a bargain.
This little cup cost almost as much as the other four - it seems very lady-like and refined rather than cottagey like the others. I can imagine Jane Austen drinking from something similar in an elegant Bath drawing room.
I love books, I work with them and I've had a book by my bedside for most of my life and there are occasions when I do judge them by their cover. This was so attractive and its spine was just as lovely that I knew it had to come back home with me. The book plate inside says that the book was presented in 1897 to Harriet Hinton by Lye Primitive Methodist Sunday School for 'Early and Regular Attendance'. I would love to have have seen dear Harriet in her Sunday best off to church and I wonder if she fidgeted whilst she sat in the church pew just as my son did over a hundred years later. Josh won a trophy for regular attendance at church from his Beaver troop several years ago. As an seven year old he was very proud to see his name engraved on the trophy, just as I imagine Harriet was when she received her Sunday School prize.
This week has been a good one for buying things. I bought a camera case
and a funky tote bag, both from Jo over at Jojo Designs. This is me with it on Tuesday evening just as I've arrived home from work to discover a parcel packed with this piece of scrumptiousness.
The camera case is so lovely compared to the usual black cases we see and I shall look forward to using it on holiday in a few weeks time. I intend using the bag on our wonderful trips to my favourite towns but I couldn't resist using it today - well it is magazine day - and my Period Living and Country Homes deserve better than a plastic bag.
Mandy at LiveLaughLove at Jo at JoJo Designs have both given me awards this week. I've just tried to upload both of them but either Blogger or Picasa doesn't like them at the minute. So thank-you ladies very much for your awards, I really appreciate them. I will try to upload them another time when the computer isn't frustrating me.
We're off to the folk club this evening to see Flaxenby and then if the weather's o.k. we'll spend the weekend tidying the garden. Have a good one everyone.