Wednesday, 25 February 2009
Saturday, 14 February 2009
The top one is from 1907 and has the address beautifully written on the back. Im not sure of the date on the bottom one as its unclear. I love them though. The fact that they were sent to someone from a loving partner / admirer all of those years ago. I always wonder about the people when i look at them. Did they marry?, Have children? or did nothing ever come of their love? Truly fascinating.
I have managed to do a little thrifting
Roses seem to be a common theme at the moment. The two little rose bud pots £1 for the two, the blue rose cups and saucers are a set of 6 £1.25, and the pretty jug £1.50. CB thinks the cups and saucers are particularly hideous but hey what does he know!!! I love them and am still deciding where to display them.
It has been busy busy in the fifties household this week. I decided that Fin has finally grown out of the smaller bedroom that hes in at the moment and would be better suited in the larger currently spare room. Lots of planning, moving toys etc to follow. I have decided to decorate his new 'big boy' bedroom in the famous Cath Kidston cowboy range.
I intended to paper the whole room in this but as CB kindly pointed out, we spent A LOT of money last year having the room decorated. Luckily its cream. So im going to make some huge framed wall art out of the wallpaper to avoid redecorating the whole room. A new carpet is being fitted on Monday and we are on the hunt for a single bed and a cowboy rug!!! Cowboy curtains and matching duvet set will complete the look along with lots of vintage cowboy stuff!! I love redecorating its fab!!
I also have a little project im working on at the moment, i managed to buy some fantastic fabric on ebay printed with Peter and Jane at the funfair in all their retro glory!! I only bought a FQ so im going to make some small bunting to edge my new shelves. Pics to follow!!
Have a happy Valentines Day,CB is taking me to my favourite turkish restaurant so im looking forward to that!
Happy Thrifting! x
Saturday, 7 February 2009
You can gather from the chart the days that we went out. Hes not quite ready for an outing without nappy yet so the days there are few stars are when we have been out. I'm so pleased with him. He was rewarded tonight with his 'want'.
Those of you who have babies will I'm sure, know all about Diego. Apparently, when you are two its the equivalent of a thrifting holy grail::::: Vintage Pyrex, fifties goodies etc...
I rang Clint to remind him to pick this up on his way home and luck have it a bargain, reduced from £25 to £9.99. Clint gave it to Fin and Fin proceeded to tell him for about 15 mins 'Thanks Daddy you are such a good man!!!' I think he liked it!
We start a new chart next week, the reward will be for pulling down pants and trousers and peeing in the potty. Fin has chosen... guess what.. the other Diego set that clips to this one!!!!
We are so proud of you Mr Finley ........... although i am slightly confused.
Conversation approx 3pm Friday:
''Mummy are you from Spain''
''No Finley I'm from England the same as you''
'' If you were Spanish you would live in Spain and speak Spanish. Do you like Spain and Spanish?''
''I love Spain and i would love to speak Spanish''.
FINLEY: ''I will teach you Mummy, don't worry''!!!
This boy is three on July 23rd this year. He amazes (scares) me of what language he understands and knows. BIZARRE!!!!!!!!
Anyhow, here is the object of my desire this week. I cheated. They were an EBay buy but i just had to have them. I love them chips and all
Problem is i have to create a new gallery for these. I am already watching a few on EBay and as i have a little eBay spendo in my 'special account' i feel some 'friends' joining them!!!
I hope you are all OK in the snow, we have about 20 inches here still after 3 days!
Happy Thrifting!!! x x x
Tuesday, 3 February 2009
Touch wood we have had no accidents on the floor yet and he is very good at using the potty. Next step is venturing out clothed but with no nappy on!! Wish me luck!
I have promised him a treat if he fills his chart with stickers by the end of the week and the object that he seems to have chosen is a 'Go Diego Go' safari set. Looks like im toy shopping at the weekend!
The schools here have been closed again today so Fin has once again enjoyed his Nannas company and they have been making things this afternoon.
I have enjoyed this snowy weather as it has given me the excuse to snuggle at home reading books. My reading has been somewhat thin on the ground of late as i have been crafting instead, but i have enjoyed reading 3 books since Sunday. I love that feeling; once you have got to know the characters and then you cant wait to pick the book up again to find out what happens to them!
I leave you with a picture of the snow remnants in our back garden!
I feel a little crafting coming on, so hopefully i will return with pics of finished projects... i hope!
Oh i must say that if i have not visited / commented on your blog for a while, ive been a little busy with the potty training. Im looking forward to visiting you all soon though and catching up.
Happy Thrifting x