I went shopping on Friday to finish the Christmas presents, get a haircut and find an outfit to wear Christmas day. The shops have started getting awful, people are being insanely rude, and there are going to be punch-ups in car parks because of all the stress. Everyone is starting to act like they're the only people who have to get things done. It's a jungle out there. I like to keep it simple and avoid all that madness. I'll be posting the last of my Christmas haul over at my not so secret blog (family not allowed) on Tuesday, so come on over and have a look then, but I wanted to show off some of my other finds from Friday.
I have wanted a soup tureen for 22 years. You don't see them round much anymore and the ones in the op shops are often missing the ladle or the lid or have nasty chips. My infinite patience was rewarded yesterday when I found this ...I was seriously doing the happy dance, and then I saw the price and it was like angels started singing. Now I just want to make a bucket of soup so I can use it.
I also saw this ceramic pumpkin and bought it for an autumn table decoration. Yes..I am turning into one of those "I must change my house every three months with the seasons" chicks. Nah ..I'm not. This'll probably sit languishing in a cupboard or get put on the table when I remove this years Christmas decorations and get moved again when next years go up...
My Christmas outfit is taken care of. White capri's, white strappy kitten heels , jolly red top, and a scarf for some style. All I need is some new jewellery. I'm thinking green so I really look like a walking Christmas tree. Most of this outfit was op shopped aside from one item. As usual my photography skills stink .
And I was gifted with some calico bread bags this week from Freecycle. I said I'd take them with only a vague notion that I could do something crafty with them . I don't know what I'm going to do with 40 of them. Ideas please? Anyone want a few? I am insane to be thinking about making a picnic rug or something out of these? Can any of you come up with something better?
Melissa graced me with a cherry on top award this week. How appropriate since I had cherries appear on my tree also. If you haven't met Melissa pop on over and have a look at her blog, clothwork. Melissa is insanely talented and her blog is like eye candy. Thank you Melissa.
Part of the deal with this award is apparently I have to tell you about three things I love and then tag three more people for the award.
I am not a big chocolate eater but I love Rum and Raisin Chocolate. This is my favourite. Love Rum and Raisin.
Obviously I adore both of these guys.
And today I love this cat ...which doesn't happen very often because normally she is quite feral. Maybe it's a sign the world is about to come to an end, because she's being really cute and loving instead of trying to rip my face off.
I'm tagging the following blogs because I think they're an uber-cool read. You should go check them out. They're all very different but eminently enjoyable.
Kirsten's Cooking -if it wasn't for Kirsten my family would get the same meals week after week. Plus she just made 700 cinnamon rolls for charity.
Lisa at Git Down Kitty - one funny lady. She sews, she crafts, she finds weird things under her couch cushions.
Marg at Sunshine?Paradise? who is my soul sister in crafting disaster. It's so nice to have friend who is as imperfect as I am in that department and doesn't mind sharing her flops (and many successes)
I just wanted to let the world know I love you. Don't feel obligated to tag along if you don't want to.
And now I'm off to sew some things. I may achieve greatness today or I may not...probably not...meh.