I've been hankering after some salt and pepper shakers like these for ages and promptly snapped them up; they're just my sort of thing:
I also brought some books for Monkeychild to read when she's older and a few vintage magazines about trains, which I shall be giving to someone who appreciates the nostalgia of a diesel engine (I prefer the chug of a steam engine myself).
|Luckily, I only have one little mischief!|
I was pleased to find this wonderful children's craft book from 1955, which is full of great things to make including some very seasonal Christmas decorations that I'll set Monkeychild to work on. I have to admit that I'm of the "Bah! Humbug!" brigade when it comes to Christmas (you'll hear more about this as the season approaches), but now daughter is of an age to become excited about it all I've had to relegate my curmudgeonly attitude and give in to
Here's another addition to the tin collection that I found hard to resist ...
...and I thought this might be of use to put the Christmas tree (it will be a very small one) in!
Right, I'm off to settle down on the sofa with my new knitting project (and attempt knitting cables), a big mug of tea, a plate of Bourbon biscuits and watch 'Went the Day Well'.
Whatever you're doing, I hope you have a great weekend; see you next week!