I try not to buy magazines as a rule, I find them quite expensive for what you get. However, I saw something on the cover of Country Living which sucked me in.
(Though I think they may be preaching to the converted.)
I couldn't browse it because it was in a plastic sleeve, so I bought it on the strength of that cover story, imagining all sorts useful tips and advice about thrifting and wonderful pictures of thrifted goodies. Well, not quite - it referred to the two homes featured in the magazine whose owners had decorated in a vintage-style. Pretty enough but I did feel a bit shortchanged, although I haven't really looked at it properly yet, so that might be unfair. However, I did take their advice and brought back thrift. This thrift - pretty rose patterned china I picked up last weekend.
Sadly only 1 cup and saucer, but 8 teaplates, 4 spare saucers and the cute little jug.
Last weekend I also took delivery of these (Thank You to A and W for picking them up for me!).
I had great plans for lots of crafting this week. Instead I've been laid low since Sunday with a really nasty cold. After feeling under the weather a couple of weeks ago, I thought I had got away with it, no such luck! Coughing, sneezing, eyes watering, runny nose, aches and pains, I've got the lot. Well I do feel a bit better today, but very annoyed that I've hardly achieved anything this week.
Though I did manage to make one set of pink hangers. I haven't updated the shop as I'm waiting until I have more things to put in there, but this set is available for purchase. * now reserved *
Well, I'm off now to drink my third cup of Lemsip, open a third packet of tissues and watch Atonement for the third time today - now that's value for money for gorgeous interiors!