Isn't it lovely and will make the perfect home for the Christmas cake I've got plans to decorate. I admit defeat, I'm not even going to tackle making one but hopefully I can manage a bit of icing one from the farm shop. What a cheat!
More lovely glass; another candlestick for the collection and a beautiful trinket jar, perfect for buttons. Amongst other things I picked up a wonderfully huge, crisp, white damask tablecloth (like one mum has) and a matching napkin for £3.39, a sweet embroidered cloth which I think I'll use on top of a chest of drawers we've been promising ourselves, to display my pretty things on (£1.50) and an embroidered brooch I won on ebay arrived too.
And these lovely hearts arrived from Catherine at Mollycupcakes, lovingly handmade they're going to make very special gift tags for some very special people at Christmas. The lovely snowman peg is already reserved for hanging B's advent calendar and the sweet little robin heart will be on my bedroom mirror I think. Lovely!
Today we stayed closer to home and treated oursleves to a fantastic lunch at The Old Smithy, Beeley on the Chatsworth Estate. Fab food and great atmosphere followed by a lovely walk out of the village which had wonderful surprises. First of all we discovered Chester, a charming goat who we fed some of his vegetable treats that he'd managed to drop the wrong side of the gate. Over the stream and back over the bridge we headed along the lane and discovered the most amazing, shed/bothy/hut which looks like it might be a potter's retreat as there was a clay kiln, oven-type thing. There's a verandah, tin chimney, log pile and benches and would make an the perfect bolt hole for a few days peace and quiet. Oh if only...!
There were a few excitable chickens running around too which delighted the boys. Then we came across the biggest pile of logs (well tree trunks really) that would keep your winter fires in for a decade and we wound our way back to the village swings before a peaceful, sleepy drive home.
A peaceful, lazy weekend, just perfect. I'm a very lucky wife and mummy.Love you boys Xxx
Sounds like the perfect weekend. I'm glad you had such a lovely time. I love your thrifty find - I have got a cake stand just like that one, and am looking forward to putting it to use at Christmas too!
Happy days like that are very precious. You have to hold on to those memories because your little boys will grow so quickly.
It was a wonderful weekend wasn't it? I live quite near the Chatsworth Estate so know just where you were. Glad to hear that things are working out for you.
Ah what a lovely weekend. Love your glass finds, I too have that same glass jar, I have a bit of an obsession for glass at the moment... lol. I have started to miss going to car boots already and our local charity shops just aren't worth the effort so no more treasure hunting for me until next year. I will have to start blogging more though, see if that helps.
Hi just wanted to pop in and say hi , I love your blog and love reading about your finds too x
Congratulations - you won my birthday give-away! I can't find your email address, so please can you contact me with your address so I can post it to you!
a perfect post about a very happy and content looking family - lovely x
Sounds like a wonderful weekend, it was lovely here too. Your photos are beautiful. Love your charity shop finds, you must be building up a great collection of glass now.
That tank top was from wait for it ...Primark at £5.00 !, bargain. I bought another one and got it home and it didnt fit and I must say it was very Cath Kidston style but without the pricetag!. Like the patterned variety. Do you have a primark store where you are ?. As they are great the tank tops. I also bought a lovely pink beret for £3.00 too. Boden things are lovely too . Thanks for dropping in and look forward to chatting more
Great finds and love those cabins.
What a result for W.
Time together like that is so special.
Great finds, I had a cake stand just like your one...but I cannot find it...it must still be in a box that i have not yet unpacked from our last move.
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