It feels like high time I should post although it's only been 9 days since my last one. That's not very long really but I know as a reader of blogs that it feels like quite a long time, funny how blogger alters our perception of time.
Mr. Bloom and I took a break this week and spent a few days in Shropshire - not over the Bank Holiday but after it, we never go away for Bank holidays, too much traffic and too many people about. We didn't have great weather but as long as I'm not getting soaked I don't mind too much, you don't need fantastic weather for thrifting! I'll post more about it another time.
The Bank Holiday was spent doing little jobs around the house, nothing much to show for them but things that needed to be done. I haven't been on blogger much in the last week as a result and haven't managed to get round to return everyone's comments so can I just say thank you now and also to everyone who placed an order from my shop too.
I did complete one project last week - the result of which was something pretty. I had a small pine shelf, the twin in fact (non-identical) of the green shelf I have in my workroom. This one was propped against the wall for ages until I decided where it would go - in my kitchen as it turns out. Actually it was hung a few weeks ago, it needed to be painted but I wanted it on the wall and out of the way. It was bugging me for ages that it needed painting so last week when I should have been doing something else, I got the paintbrush out and an hour later - job done. I used the same cream emulsion as the walls so that I wouldn't have to take it down to paint - I'm a big fan of quick fixes! Mr. Bloom wasn't home at the time, he would have been horrified :-o)
I cut out two floral motifs from some old Laura Ashley wallpaper I have and attached them at the top (they are only blue-tacked at the moment as I wasn't sure if they would look right, I think they do but I haven't got around to sticking them properly). I have put a few of my pink lady figurines plus some other bits and bobs. I didn't want to put too much on them as there is quite a lot of stuff in the kitchen already.
The top spot is shared by the pink Southern Belle and Timmy Tiptoes. I used to have quite a collection of Beatrix Potter figures but during a hard spell I had to let them go. I kept Timmy because he is a vintage one. There is an interesting site about dating these figures here, if you are interested. My Timmy has a gold oval backstamp.
On the middle shelf I have my napkin holder lady with a dinner prayer on her pinny.
The bottom shelf has another pink lady with a lacy collar and skirt. I seem to have accumulated quite a few pink ladies, I think they will need a post of their own sometime. I've shown the cruet set before here.
A lovely package came in the post last week, I'd won a PIF from Jennie at Falling Down the Rabbit Hole. It was this cute teddy which Jennie had made herself. Thank you Jenny - I'll do my PIF post next time.
Well that would seem to be about it for now, must get back to more mundane things. Hope you all enjoy the weekend.