Monday 16 May 2011

Weekend wonders

Now there's a place for Ikea and all things high street, but I truly love finding great things at car boot sales, charity shops, antique stalls etc. It gives me a little buzz (and my purse is only a little lighter).
Here's a cute vintage basket I found in the antique shop.

Basket of wool

I think I was inspired by Kristen's title photo on her Cozy Things blog! Those balls of yarn look so homely, plus I 'needed' somewhere to store mine which looks pretty. (That's what I tell the Mr, anyway).

I also found this lovely French bedlinen, perfect for my little girl's room.


What makes it even better is that it was sold as a single duvet set, but when I got it home, I realised that actually it's a double! Brilliant! I shall dust off Nan's old sewing machine, craft myself a single cover and get busy making bunting and cushion covers with the leftovers. Luckily, Number 2 is still in a cot, so I've got some time before she'll need a duvet.

We also had a great time in the garden this weekend: making new flower beds, getting rid of an old shed and generally having fun with the kids. Feel a bit tired today - the flower beds are either full of builder's rubble or thick with clay.
These cheered me up though..


Hope you all had a good weekend.


  1. I love your vintage finds! Your yarn looks faboo in that old basket, and the french linen is delicious! Well done. :)

  2. Anyone who crochets/knits has to have the quintessential basket- I have one too, yarns look so good in a basket.
    I love your finds, and hope you have more energy tomorrow. xxx

  3. Hey - thanks for popping over - and love your blog!
    Have just read your interesting things and chuckled at how many things you had in common with Cleggy (he's in education, plays the trumpet and not so secret Glee fan! doesn't crochet - although would no doubt tell me he could if he wanted to!!!)
    Great finds btw
    fee x


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