I just want to say a heartfelt thank you for all the lovely words of support, here on the blog and those of you who emailed me. You are most kind and I appreciate everything that comes my way, I really do. I will be re-stocking with more lavender bags on Saturday (not tomorrow (Thursday) as previously stated) as things with me take a little longer than I imagine them to take. Umm I wonder why!
Now, I wanted to show you something that I got from my latest Ludlow trip. On Friday I went to this charity shop on our way to Shrewsbury; it is situated in a very quiet road, in fact in a residential 'Coronation Street' looking street. I left Anth in the car with a cheery, "I wont be long" and walked into a gold mine. Well, my sort of gold mine with nothing costing more than a pound or 2. There were plates, tiny floral dishes (that I use for the cats - don't tell Alfie they're flowers) tea sets, sparkly clip-on earrings (that I use instead of paper clips) bevelled mirrors, an embroidered picture, an 'almost like new' tin commemorating the Coronation, embroideries, buttons. Oh, I was like a child in a sweet shop, not knowing which way to turn. As most things were up high I had to ask for things to be taken down. I ended up having 3 dear ladies running around after me as I walked around the shop saying, "Ooh, may I look at this?" and "I'll have that please." One lady was searching for linen for me out in the back and kept bringing me things, another was wrapping things and when it came time to leave they all thanked me very much and told me to come again. I will. I'm still smiling at the whole scenario, and everytime I look at my treasures. What do you think of my new sugar bowl? The tiny floral spoon was bought in August from Oxfam and it looks perfect.
I had this marvelous idea to photograph the small chest of drawers, used as a bedside table, at my father's house. You see it is where I put all my booty from my treasure hunts and as the days progress the pile gets bigger (hopefully) and I love to watch it grow. I thought I would photograph it each day so you could see it grow. Well yeah, it was half way home that I realised that I had forgotten..