Thursday 13 January 2011

Hello and a rather late Happy New Year to you all.  Nothing new going on around here hence no post for a while.  Thank goodness the Christmas leftovers are finished now, ate the last of the surplus stuffing balls and Christmas pudding yesterday, a bit past their sell-by but nothing untoward happened.

It's lovely to have the break, but I always find the period between Christmas and New Year a bit strange, I feel obliged not to do anything much but feel a bit guilty at the same time.  And though I wasn't looking forward to going back to work it's good to get back into a routine and regain some focus and more importantly give my digestive system a rest.
One post-Christmas ritual I have is to buy a few Christmas decorations in the sales. Our local garden centre always has a lovely selection, I went a bit OTT this time (above, multiply by 3). I think next year this ritual will have to cease, I now have so many Christmas decorations it took me 3 days to sort and pack them all away!

I did receive some lovely gifts this year, pot stand and religious picture from my sweet vintage-fair-buddy Jayne.  If you have been to any of the fairs I sell at you might have met Jayne, she's the happy smiley one.  I usually look miserable, not that I am (mostly), just have that kind of a face.

Mr. Bloom surprised me with a red Roberts Revival radio - I hadn't even hinted and had no idea.  Also some craft and vintage fashion books - these I did know about as I chose them myself.

From another friend, these candle cups with a mercury glass effect....and....a subscription to Home and Antiques magazine - how lucky was I!

A few items of stock I've picked up this week - some plates, hanky, old tile and a sparkly necklace.  The coloured-handle knives are probably my favourite find.

Folded up inside the knife box I found a bonus - knitting patterns for these cute hats.  Not having a hat-shaped head I don't think I'll be making these for myself but the pics are great - love those eyebrows!

I'm glad it's nearly the weekend, it's been a bit of a shock to the system getting back to normal.  I'm checking out a potential new selling venue, nice and local, about 2 minutes up the road.  Fingers crossed!