This is a long post as I have had a productive week.
Lots to show you.
I bought this duchess set,one large and two small mats from an elderly lady many years ago
She had embroidered them in orange and brown.
I had always wanted to unpick them and redo them in the traditional blue
I finally got into it,and here they are. I love them with my willow china
Luckily I received a give away from Doni at Faith,Grace and Craft,one of my blogger friends
In the parcel was 2 skeins of variegated blue embroidery thread.
Thanks Doni, they came in very handy.
I also made some mandarin and lemon marmalade and little blue check tops
These Three will be sold on my stall at the Bowling club
I love frogs,and especially this little blue and white tiny one.
and something about crystal with silver tops
This is one of the two little treasures I found this week
A crystal cruet set in perfect condition with its little tray
it is available in my Etsy shop
And this little birdie egg cup,isn't it sweet,I'm birdie mad at the moment.
I tucked it into my little flower cart amongst the roses and added some moss for a nest.
I'll be keeping this little darling
I placed some sugared almonds in her nest for eggs.
Another couple of bargains I found only today
This gorgeous platter,no marking on the bottom,
(not sure what brand it is,but it looks antique) for the bargain price of $2.99 at Savers
I'm loving this new store. even though it's an hour away,
It's a nice drive along the beach
And this Ranleigh stainless tray $2.99,it matches a round one I already have.
I also scored a huge flat cane basket with a handle each side
I am going to use it on my stall next month for cakes
It's on the line dripping wet at the moment after a good wash
Here it is dry and nestled among my other baskets
It is a lot bigger than it looks in the picture.
This lovely full apron,another find
This is a new lavender bush I bought
I've never had this one before. It's called Princess
I hope you are having a nice day
I am joining the following parties this week
Trish's Heart and Home
Ivy and Elephants
The Thrifty Groove
My Romantic Home
Home Sweet Home
French Country Cottage
The Delightsome Life
The Delectable Home
Kathe with and E
The Thrifty Groove.