Friday, 29 May 2009

Sunny Day Shopping

Today has been a beautiful day here in Central Scotland. Sun shining all day and clear blue skies. Unusually, I had a few hours to myself so decided to visit the charity shops in a local market town to see if I could get any goodies! But first I decided to visit my local Dunelm and TK Maxx to see if I could bag any bargains. So glad I did! In Dunelm I bought this lovely lantern for the garden table. A snip at £3.99! In TK Maxx I bought 2 lovely baskets, one large to store magazines & newspapers and a smaller one for my make-up. Thankfully it's the right size for my bathroom shelf!

I then trawled the charity shops but the choice was disappointing. However, in Oxfam I spotted this lovely Granny Blanket! I have been searching for one for ages but have never managed to find one with colour combinations that I like. But this one fits the bill. I have no idea what to do with it yet, but at £4.99 I couldn't not buy it!!

Hope the weather stays good for the rest of the weekend. Have fun in the sun!!

Wednesday, 27 May 2009

Addicted to Blogging!

I have to ask one question.......

How on earth do you all manage to function in everyday life with a Blogging addiction?

It's only been a month since I discovered the world of blogging, and less than a week since I started my own. I can't stop!! My children are being neglected! My home is a mess! I don't want to go to work and leave my beloved laptop! Help is needed!!

Sunday, 24 May 2009

Car Boot Sale Finds

I was up with the larks this morning and made it to two car boot sales and back home by 9.30am. I visited the same two sales last Sunday and came home disheartened by the amount of tat (aka rubbish!) people were selling. Well, this week was different.

I bought two cute blue planters for outside my children's play hut. Only £2 each! Now we just need to wait for the flowers to grow! I'm also thinking of putting bunting up, maybe oilcloth to cope with the Scottish weather.

I found two little blue apothecary bottles to add to my collection. I'll show you the rest another day!

I also found a fab green glass jug for £1.50 which I thought would sit rather well with my Great Auntie Mary's coloured glasses. I loved these little glasses since I was a child and they were passed to me when she died. I think they all look lovely on my fab red vintage corner cabinet from Vintage Lifestyle (thanks Kelly!).

Saturday, 23 May 2009

A New Journey

Well here goes!

Hopefully this post will be one of many as I embark on this new journey. I have read many of you blogs for some time and have been moved and inspired to have a go myself. Hopefully someone out there will enjoy my company!

I returned to live in the UK 3 years ago after a few years overseas. Since then we have moved into a new house which I am slowly trying to make a lovely home for my husband, three children and 2 dogs. During this process I have resdiscovered my love of all things vintage and with a tale to tell. I have also discovered the joy of gardening and am hoping some of you out there can hold my hand along the way (as I have no clue what I am doing!).