Friday, 25 June 2010

A Week to Myself

Yes, it's true. I've had a week's holiday from work all to myself. I've been into work some extra Saturdays and done some training to be able to lead walks for the public. That's meant I've ended up with loads of time owing and course I picked this week to have the time back, primarily because of the England game on Wednesday. (Huge sighs of relief on that front).

The weekend began with a trip to lovely Shrewsbury and my first visit to Vintage. Just look at that oh so inviting display in the window and on the pavement. Well, I couldn't pass it by now could I? The shop is mainly vintage with a few new items and is really attractively laid out despite its small size. Needless to say, I didn't come away empty handed. Have a look at my goodies. A pretty plate

another pretty plate

and a huge bar of French lavender soap.

Although I think the bargain of the day must have been the new pair of Birkenstocks from the QVC shop for only ten pounds.

This glorious weather has meant that I've actually been able to enjoy the garden

and pick some pretties to display in the house

along with some beauties from the local Waitrose.

I've also kept Mr F and Josh happy by baking yummy lemon drizzle

and the more exotic red velvet cupcakes

from this fantastic book.

Yesterday I took the train to Worcester and found a few goodies there. A new CK bag to feed my spotty obsession.

Also feeding my spot obsession was this bargain scarf at three pounds.

You might have noticed my fondness for anything Union flag related

it was a bargain - really!

I've also made a new button necklace from some vintage coat buttons. Larger than I usually use, but I've already had some sweet comments about it.

Tomorrow, I'm off to the hairdressers for some pampering and on Sunday - well, it will be a very stressful afternoon watching our boys pasting the Germans! Don't underestimate us Mr Beckenbauer.

Back at work next week for a rest I think.

Not sure they'll like it if I turn up in PJs.


Devon Dumpling said...

Wow...really love you plates and your spotty scarf is fab! x

Annie said...

What a blissful week you have had. The vintage shop looks great and your plates are really pretty.Your garden is looking wonderful, the flowers are beautiful but I have to say your home grown ones are even prettier than the Waitrose ones.
Ann x

Stadsmuis said...

Nothing like a going shopping! Looks like you really found some great bargains too. It's such a shame we don't have a CK store in the Netherlands! I just LOVE her stuff, especially the bags. And since the sale at CK has started last week or so, it must be a great place to shop right now!

X Debby

Curlew Country said...

Oh go in the pjs! I live in my various pairs.

Can't believe I've not discovered that fab shop in Shrewsbury. I feel an expedition coming on.

Love your garden flowers and I agree, as beautiful as the Waitrose ones are, yours are much more special.

Have a lovely week.

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Louise said...

Hello there,

I have just found your blog today (through Rosie's Blists Hill post) and I have really enjoyed the bits I have read so far! I love those cushions you have made. I will be back to read more when I get chance!

Louise said...

Thanks for your comment. I haven't met many people here yet, I only joined blogger at the beginning of the year so it is nice to find new people with things in common and I am enjoying your blog. Perhaps I'm a bit sad, but I like to read from the beginning when I find a blog I like so I've been reading lots of your posts!

I had never been to Bantock either, it was quite pleasant for a free day out. Although I live on the edge of the Peak District, I spend a lot of time in Wolverhampton too, so I get to explore that area as well, which is nice.

Hope you have a great weekend!

Isabelle - Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

I do like having time to myself. You spent your time well. That shop looks full of lovely things and I too would not habve come back empty handed I think!

I like your garden, very pretty!

Warm wishes
Isabelle x