Greetings lovely friends & readers
|I paid 50c for the small china butter dish & the Yankee Candle was $4 - brand new!|
Long time readers of my blog will know that I love to scour the Op Shops in Mum's small town. This visit I literally had to run around them as I waited for Mum's prescription to be made up. I found the items above at 3 shops, Hospice, St Mary's & the SPCA ... I've put the prices beside each item.
I especially love the two tureens above that I found at the SPCA shop - minus lids but only $4 & $6 each. The china is W.H. Grindley & Co & each piece is number stamped. I would like to make a candle up in the smaller one with 2 wicks & maybe fill the larger one with potpourri.
The beautiful vintage cushion cover that all my thrifted items are resting on was tossed to me by my friend Claire as I was leaving her Home. Yesterday I made a calico inner for it & stuffed it tightly. I really love the pattern & am wondering if it might be Sanderson Linen?
I treated myself to this beautiful Candle while down at Mum's with some leftover birthday money. I have been given the Oakmoss fragrance before & absolutely loved it ... & I can verify that I still do !! 💗
The Mr informed me that it rained here nearly every day that I was gone & I can see the garden has come to life in the few days I was away. The pram that I featured * here * is almost entirely surrounded by forget-me-nots & granny bonnets now. The blossom trees are in full bloom . . . . .
. . . . . the clematis is in full bloom & my pots are flowering away merrily
|Beautiful vibrant Rhodohypoxis ...... I have 3 pots of this|
I had sewn basil seedlings & these are now ready to be planted out & the 3 different varieties of tomatoes that I planted in plastic buckets have grown So much.
As I mentioned in my last post we are currently back at Level 3 Lockdown so the Daycare Centre is closed for Sid. I have had him extra days last week & again this week. We played dinosaurs on the floor & then we noticed that a really big black T-Rex had decided to join our game 😉
I took him in to town to the Park which was taped off & a big "Closed" Sign on it ... so we went to the local Rose Gardens & Sid ran around there for an hour
On my 2nd night Home I was just about asleep when I heard this almighty crash that I thought was a bus driving into my lounge French Doors!! Upon investigation I found my large oval mirror had fallen off the wall taking two glass fronted pictures with it & shattering my beautiful glass Fairy Dome. There were splinters of glass & mirror shards everywhere to clean up. I was none too impressed 😞
My second "accident" was when I noticed this small wooden table top was stained & swollen on one side. I had watered the plant that sat on it prior to going away & not noticed that the water had over-run the saucer causing the wood to swell.
Fortunately I managed to get it smooth using the electric sander, repaint it & it is now back in place with a piece of Oilcloth underneath to prevent this happening again.
I am hoping there's Not going to be a third thing !! 😉
Well dear friends, that's about me all caught up.
Yesterday I made a Fridge Drawer Stew as I had lots of veggies needing to be used up & I also made a
Scroggin Slice ... so I think I might just go put the kettle on.
Thank You - as always - for your visits here today,
Remember to be kind to yourselves & to each other,
With much love & friendship to you all,
Julie & the furry ones x0x0