Well, with all that temptation about what did I buy? I started with a magazine rack which after a freshen up with a couple of coats of paint, will be put to use in the bathroom to hold Husband's ham radio magazines and my knitting and interiors ones.
Four Woods Ware Beryl bowls...
...and a little vintage toy elephant, which Monkeychild has taken with her to show her friends today so I'll have to show you that at a later date.
The charity shop finds have been very sparse this week, only turning up the 1980s Suzy Smith bag in the below photo (I'm wearing the black charity shop dress that I brough a few month ago)...
...and a Ladybird book about railways. Actually, I was very pleased to find the latter as it gave me a great birthday present idea for two little brothers that I know who love trains and anything to do with railways. I brought two plain photo frames and placed in each the best pictures from the book (although I hate the idea of cutting up books, my Ladybird was a 1970s copy so I didn't feel too bad about that!). I think the finished result looks really nice and will give a little vintage touch to their bedrooms.
And finally, here's a sight to bring joy to a gardener's heart: a couple of weeks after sowing, this warm weather has encouraged my mixed salad leaves, radish and spring onions to sprout their green shoots. At last, summer is on its way!
|Make Do & Mend in action: an old bath that we found at the bottom of the wilderness that was our 'garden' when we moved in years ago, makes an ideal planter|