|I love the toadstools!|
|Choosing one was difficult!|
|The witch was the first one I brought back in 2006 and the owl is this year's newest addition|
After stopping off for a cup of tea and a cupcake, we kicked our way back through the town's snow filled parks, finding a carrot-nosed snowman en-route!
We've put up the decorations to Monkeychild's delight and this has given me the chance to use the vintage cardboard crib scene that I brought from a charity shop for a pound earlier this year. Although the backdrop is missing the majority of the pieces are still present, but it was blooming fiddly to put together as you have to slot very well-worn tabs into tiny slots - hence its lopsided appearence.
|I think Joseph has a look of Charlton Heston about him!|
I've also taken out from my needlework stash in the airing cupboard, my festive placemats. The embroidery and applique work on them is amazing and so neat!
On the finds front, I brought six blue Meakin Glamour Celeste dessert plates from a market stall a week ago, which has boosted my utility china collection. I love using my utility ware on a daily basis and try not to get too precious about them, although I was well miffed when I chipped a large piece off one of my Woods Ware Jasmine dinner plates a few days ago!
To end this entry, I thought I'd post this very festive 1930s advert for Robertson's Mincemeat thats printed on the back off one of my vintage 'Good Needlework' books.