Thursday, 17 May 2012

Once again, I am looking out of the french doors into the garden and the skies are grey today but I'm not shivering today. I'm hoping its a sign the sun might make an appearance and I can brave the garden and do some more planting.

Charity shops finds, including chunky wool for my knitting!
Yesterday I had some errands to run in Warminster so whilst there I popped into my favourite charity shop (I'm not naming my sources!) and came out with a couple of old ladybird books which have obviously been well loved so I'll be upcycling them into pictures, cards and envelopes and a gorgeous book called 'The Map That Came Alive'  - all for 20 pence each. Bargain. The last book I mentioned is really lovely indeed, with gorgeous illustrations and a simple plotline, I'll show you a few pictures from a website called full table which has the illustrations scanned:- 

Its very rare I buy something vintage from a charity shop now as they normally charge a lot so I was excited to get this little lot!

In the afternoon I spent quite a lot of frustrating time attempting to make an advert for the Vintage & Handmade market which was a bit of a failure! So I crashed in the garden for a bit to try and chill and took some photos of the blossom on the trees before it drops all the petals...

Roll on summer! xx


  1. Hi - Thanks for visiting my blog. So glad to have found yours and look forward to reading more ... M x

  2. yeah! Roll on Summer..please! Thank you for your visit to my blog. Do pop by again. Lizzie x

  3. I know what you mean about chairty shops prices in the past year vintage as gone crazy in them. I refuse to go into 2 that are in my town now. Love your books though and your blossom tree looks lovely. Enjoy your weekend, dee x

  4. Lovely photos! What lucky finds too :)

    Thank you for leaving a comment, so glad you like my blog... I look forward to seeing more vintage goodies and the like, from yours too xx

    bye for now
    Louise xx