Sunday, 27 February 2011

A little giveaway!

Thought I'd do a little giveaway - so leave me a comment if you'd like to be entered. I'll draw a name on Thursday 3rd March in the evening. The giveaway is a little flowery cotton bag (child-size), a silky pink corsage, a pretty square of lace and a pink hare brooch -


Wednesday, 23 February 2011

The Rat was on the river bank, singing a little song........

On the way back from town recently, I stopped by the large pond where there are ducks. Idly standing there, watching the ducks, I realised there were other creatures in the water - quite a few of these - (not very good pics - they were fast!) -

Rats?  Water voles? -

As Ratty sang in Wind in the Willows -

"All along the backwater,
Through the rushes tall,
Ducks are a-dabbling,
Up tails all!
Ducks' tails, drakes' tails,
Yellow feet a-quiver,
Yellow bills all out of sight
Busy in the river! "
Good and sunny for a while today - hurrah! - some colour appearing in the garden -

Got a sweet teapot set yesterday -

And a teeny old suitcase -

- which Teddy thinks he'd like for his holidays -

(Though I haven't told him yet, but he does actually fit quite well IN the case.....) -

A cottage in a village down the road is being re-thatched - amazing it's still done -

Enjoy the rest of the week!

Friday, 18 February 2011

Hare and hair......

Hare and hair? - going to have my hair cut today - and yesterday I got this hare from T K Maxx - I love him! -

Got some cute (charity shop) fruity glasses too - and a fruity apron to serve the cocktails in?! -

These curtains are really pretty aren't they?  Can't decide whether to cut them up and make several cushions.....

The panels would make lovely cushions, wouldn't they? - (I need to repair them a bit) - 

But then they do look pretty hung up as curtains -

Got a huge (not hand-made, but very pretty) double bed-cover too -

Not my personal style, but hopefully someone will like it in Ludlow on Sunday! -

And - (rather late for these ones!) - a pretty hyacinth glass -

Right, off to the hairdressers now!   Enjoy your Friday!

Tuesday, 15 February 2011

Playing at shops...........

I picked up an old dresser cheaply last week (it needs stripping and repainting - that's what I should have been doing today, instead of playing ;) ) which I shall put in the shop to display china on -

I don't really like the dresser, but it will be useful in the shop -

Got some pretty sets of china today -

I got a couple of side tables too, to display stuff on. Quite pleased with these now they're cleaned up and painted - they were in quite a state -

Painted - and distressed - these little shelves too -

And finished painting the sewing box. Wondered about lining it with this wrapping paper? -

Pretty, isn't it? -

Got a cute shaped mirror too -

Lovely tulips -

- and some tiny irises coming out in pots in the garden -

Mr VTT has just brought me a glass of wine and a bowl of olives, so that seems a good point at which to slope off! Enjoy the rest of the week!

Friday, 11 February 2011

Do you know what this is?

Anyone know what this is? - It's about 8 ins square -

Presumably given away with a mag called Modern Home? - in 1929 -

I got it from a flea market, along with this lovely old 'Illuminated Scripture Text Book' -

Not in good condition, sadly - (?paraffin oil) -

But lovely inside -

And I've been playing with my blocks! -

Whilst having a cup of tea -

and thinking about restoring this old sewing box - I've started (after this photo) painting it, but it's not easy to paint!! -

Have a lovely weekend!