I've had a lovely weekend unpacking and rediscovering lots of things I'd forgotten about. On Saturday, my husband and I went to Tetbury and had a splendid afternoon enjoying the warm sunny weather and of course a spot of lunch (well, ok then, a huge salad, with fries followed by apple crumble)! There is a fab vintage shop called Qetty Bang Bang in the main street ~ it sells luxurious vintage clothes from the 1920s -1980s. It's was a pleasure to look round and to spend a few minutes day dreaming about what I would choose to buy if I was to be going somewhere like the Ritz for tea on a Sunday afternoon or dinner (I don't mind which ...... the evening dresses and fur coats are gorgeous! Anyway back to reality, I bought two small pieces of raggy old linen to make cushions with and then enjoyed a slow walk around the church which is reported to have the forth largest spire in the country ~ at 186 feet.
On Sunday, we went off and had a look round a local boot sale and I managed to get a few bits and pieces to keep me happy. We've settled into our new house and as the days pass, we are managing to get quite a lot of boxes unpacked. I sorted through a couple of them and it was lovely to be able to say hello to more of my Domino and Cornishware collection, some of which has been in storage for the last six years ........!
I'm also enjoyed finding some of the glass jars and bottles, along with some vintage fabrics and lace, that seem to keep on appearing whenever I open a box ~ all I can say is it's a perfect way to spend a Sunday afternoon. That said, it was so exhausting that I had to lie down on the lounger and read my book, I fell asleep after about five minutes ~ lol! My husband, bless him was slaving away cooking the dinner.
~ A selection of spotty jugs ~
I'm loving Picnik for doing my pictures ........
~ A collection of vintage glass ~
~ Gorgeous vintage fabrics ~
My craft room is nearly ready and I'm looking forward to being able to do my sewing and cards without having to scrabble round looking through bags and boxes to find what I need. I have come across a lovely stash of vintage lace and can't wait to get the creative energy going again. I have also started knitting and crocheting but have only managed to do a few squares and one small crocheted christmas stocking ~ lol! I have decided that I'm going to make all of my presents this year and already have a few ideas about what I'd like to do, so watch this space.
Poor thing is still waiting for me to finish it ~ I need
to add snowflakes to my shopping list!
Wishing everyone a happy, sunny week ~ blessings Haizi D xx