Saturday, 27 June 2009

Finders keepers...

Woke up bright and early on Saturday morning, well as we do everyday as Oscar, our very own little alarm clock decides that's how it is. But today I thought I'm actually going to leave the house bright and early too and have a little look at the local car boot sale on the green.

Oscar and I had a good nose around all the stalls and I did manage to find a few nice little bits. And I felt content when on the final row a lovely lady had some old buttons for me and also a whole range of brand new brightly coloured buckets and spades for Oz. So we left the car boot feeling happy with our purchases. In fact Oscar was fast asleep but I felt happier knowing I had also got him something!

As it was such a beautiful day we decided to walk home along the beach and I can't describe how thrilled I am that we did, as this is where I found this little gem of a chair. Just sitting amongst some other bits and bobs outside a house, with a sign saying 'please help yourself'. That was it, I sat straight on that chair and thought its actually quite comfy and rang my husband, who is a man who has a van, so super handy for these situations!

It is in need of some love and attention but my lovely mum is an upholsterer so I shall have to speak very kindly to her . (Hi Mum) I couldn't wait to tell her about my find and once I began stripping the chair and discovered it had an iron frame work back, she seemed very impressed and said it is more than likely an original early Victorian chair.

Now I am on the search for that perfect fabric and I shall keep you posted on the progress of the makeover. Thanks for stopping by.

This was one of my purchases. Only £1, I can't decide whether to paint it or leave it gold?

Wednesday, 17 June 2009

Buttons Galore

As long as I can remember my Mum has had her much loved collection of buttons. She keeps them in a small set of draws , with a different draw for each colour. I must say I have always loved her collection and remember having a little peek at them all now and again.

Well, since I have been making cushions and lavender bags, Mum decided I could put them to good use, so very kindly she has passed all her beautiful buttons onto me. I was pleased as punch,lucky lucky me!!!

My only problem is I love each and every one , I'm not sure if I can part with them, oh dear!

Sunday, 14 June 2009

I'm very chuffed indeed,went out onto the balcony this morning and my sweetpeas now have just one pretty pink flower!!!! I really didn't hold out much hope as they had turned a little yellow and looked like they had been cooked by the sun.
That has made my day maybe even my week..... To many I know this seems a little achievement but plants and I do not have a very good relationship and this is also not helped by having a south facing balcony by the sea.
So that has given me hope now for lots of flowers, maybe even enough to put in a pretty pot! I'm going to see if it smells as divine as I remember.

Friday, 12 June 2009

I am super nervous but sooooooo excited, that I am about to enter the world of BLOGGING!!!!

I'm not really a computer girl and had no idea about blogs, but I was inspired by two ladies that I read about in a home magazine. They had pictures of their pretty china, and cake stands and were talking about a fair they were arranging. I looked at their blogs and that was it, I was immediately inspired to create my own.

I had no idea there was this creative hive in the land of blogging. Its brilliant and now I just want to be a part of it! So I hope you will stop by and have a little read now and again.

Thank you for visiting, and I hope to see you here again soon!


Oscar by the seaside.

Oscar by the seaside.