Hi to everyone out there - tonight is my first 'blog' - scary...............
I have been reading about so many peoples lives for about a month now and am so relieved that I am not the only fabric-aholic out there. I have just had my perfect hour in town today - a charity shop and a surprise little 'do' in the Town Hall where I picked up some goodies. The usual guilt purchase of beautiful embroidered linen (£3.00)! ( I have loads of it already)but I cannot bear to see it not being appreciated for the work that has gone into it. A lovely vintage mirror, not a mark on it (£2.00), a mini rug to use as a table runner (50p), three beautiful deco? cups, saucers and plates (£2.75) A triple folding mirror (not old but useful!), a glass jelly mould(50p) and a new M&S make up bag complete with label! - I already have the lovely big folding wash bag from a charity some weeks ago - how wonderful. It never ceases to amaze me what people will discard.
We are eventually going to move from where we have lived for the past 12 years and it will be a big wrench. We want to get rid of the mortgage and car loan etc so we can enjoy life a little more. We have two people wanting our house but its the usual story of them having buyers but those people needing buyers etc. etc. I know it will happen eventually so at the moment I am just enjoying being here with the space I have before we go. I am being nudged by two gorgeous little visitors as I write this - they are Phoebe and Alfie - my son Adam and his fiancee Vicky's kittens we are babysitting for a week! I am in love with them but they adore Alan my husband - I said its because he's always sitting down and they can sleep on him without being disturbed!!
Well - I hope someone picks this up and reads it. Phew.......... I am a lover of: vintage allsorts, shabby chic, art deco, arts and crafts, art nouveau, William Morris, linen, old children's books, in fact anything wonderful, beautiful and handmade.