Monday, 15 April 2013
Better than jewels by far
Just a quick update before I go on to Part II of my birthday bash! I wish it was as green along the river now, as in this photo above, but we are slowly getting there.
We had a good morning at the car boot sale yesterday, despite torrential rain, and I have to say, getting bargains is better than jewels by far to me! I found a Karen Maitland book I'd been looking for - hardback too - Falcons of Fire and Ice; a brilliant book on Rag Rugging (all sorts of projects in there and in typical Aries fashion I want to make them ALL!). I found a virtually brand new slow cooker for T for a couple of pounds (works well, as I tested it yesterday and made a beef casserole in it). Then a pretty very early Victorian jug (small one) which has gone up on a beam; and half a roll of 1985 Laura Ashley material - chestnut brown with a thin black and white stripe and oak leaves either side of the stripe. Looks nicer than it sounds. I also got T a 1970s round cushion with broderie anglaise edging and a crochet centre with a ribbon through. JUST her sort of thing as she loves vintage. My husband got plumbing bits and a cracking old Victorian axe made by Gilpins of Cannock. I shall have to behave myself now!