A while back I posted about my small collection (3 pieces!) of chintz. Well, a couple of boot sales later and it has more than doubled.
Firstly a part set of 2 small, 2 large plates a jug and a sugar bowl. I did a little whoop of joy inside when I found these for a couple of pounds. I like that they are only part-chintzed, white space is good - not so overpowering.
Also this tiny pot, it may have had a lid once, I'm not sure, but it's very cute anyway.
I also re-arranged my little white shelf, I thought there was too much pink before (if that's possible), I like it much better now.
It's Mr. Bloom's birthday tomorrow and I've invited all the family round. With the house being in turmoil we haven't entertained for a long time, so I've been busy getting out all my mismatched china...
... put out some mismatched chairs in the front room, and creatively concealed the mess in the dining room beyond...
I've managed to make the front room presentable (the curtains still aren't hemmed but I've put 2 armchairs in the window so you can't see), can't do anything about the carpet at short notice.
So lots of cleaning done today and then a bit of fluffing. I've baked half a cake - I only have one cake tin so have to bake in 2 batches. I'm trying a new recipe for a wheat-free sponge, part 1 has come out OK, I think I'll do part 2 and the icing tomorrow as it's getting a bit late for me now. If it tastes nice I'll post the recipe.
Oops, and I still have to wrap some presents - I wonder where they are - best get going!