Last Sunday morning a change of routine meant I could go to the Car Boot Sale - my first this year - oh happy day! Actually it wasn't that good, but just the thrill of going was enough, though I did manage to find a few bits and bobs, would you like to see?
Some vintage buttons - these are always a welcome find. Two Avon perfume bottles with their original boxes one is lilac and the other rose. They are pretty enough in their own right but I might have a go at embellishing them a bit.
A pink necklace and some enamel rose earrings, plus a hand-embroidered traycloth in lovely springy colours. The cushions I was really pleased with, they have a lovely old shabby look and feel and go perfectly with the colour-scheme in my front room. I haven't really shown pictures of my front room, that's because it's still in its 'before' state. I'll show the 'before' once there is an 'after', that could be little while yet, things don't happen very quickly around here.
Also in the main pic you'll see a couple of old books and notebooks - very handy! So that was it, not much to sing and dance about, but better than nothing.
On Thursday I helped my dad on an errand which took us past Pewsey, so we stopped for some refreshment at this quayside hostelry. It's right next to the canal and a mooring spot, there were barges as far as the eye could see, but they weren't very nice looking so I didn't bother photograhing them.
As we supped our ale in the sunshine I couldn't decide whether I would rather be messing about on the water, as this family were (3 generations plus dog on holiday).
Or exploring inside this lovely old house across the road - actually I think it's a school now, but I'd still love to take a look around.
I took the opportunity to pop into the thrift shop and came out with a few more things I don't need but decided I must have.
The fabric in the background is a soft chiffony type material, I have in mind a curtain for the front of a cupboard, it will drape really nicely and not be bulky. Ric-rac braid is always useful, I didn't care much for the green and brown one, but it was in one bag with the lilac one. I had a similar 'Bambi' bookend (this one is grown-up Bambi) a few years ago and sold it then wished I hadn't.
I thought the lilac jug could be added to my little green shelf, but there's no room, I'll have to have a re-arrange first. The soap dish is a lovely pale aqua blue colour and came in 3 parts (soap not included), of course it's the wrong colour for my bathroom, but I'm sure I'll find a place for it somewhere. The pink lady has already found a home on this shelf.
A couple of weeks ago I received this postcard from Mary Kate at La Vie Est Belle. Mary Kate lives in Malaysia and visits some wonderful places which you can see on her blog.
Mary Kate had been to Kuala Lumpar and was kind enough to send a postcard to everyone who left a comment on that post - how sweet and kind that was. Thank you Mary Kate, it brightened my day.
I have a message for Patti - thank you for your lovely comment on my last post, I can't link to your blog (do you have one) or an email. Do let me know. My email link is at the top of this page.
I have finally managed to get down to some crafting this week, not finished yet but here's a little peek, hope to have them finished for my next post.
Not long till the weekend - Yipee - till next time...