Friday, 5 November 2010

Busy shopping, busy making....

Evening

Well so much for going to fireworks today - its far too soggy @ the moment :(. Think we'll try again with another display tomorrow. Thank goodness for Iplayer - it will mean I won't miss Ann & Anton doing the salsa - that has got to be seen ;)

This afternoon before it got too soggy, I went over to Snape Maltings with Dawn. We decided to make a little start on our christmas shopping both for families & bloggy swaps ;).

The first part we went into was the Antiques centre - lots of lovely things at some rather lovely prices. We both were happily taking pics - think we've managed different items. It was only as we were leaving we spotted the 'Don't take photos' sign - ooops. We exited quite quickly giggling like a pair of teenagers!!

This spinning wheel reminds me - there's a new series on BBC2 on Monday night with Sue Perkins & Giles Coren, they are living the Good Life to celebrate the programmes 35th birthday!!

Loved all this floral enamel - I know there are lots of other bloggers that love it too.

You can't beat a bit of blue & white cornishware - I have a small collection of this that I've built up over the years. Fortunately at prices far less than they wanted today.

Did I buy anything? Of course I did but not in the Antiques centre but in several of the other gorgeous shops that are there;

Sorry - can't show you the contents - some of its for my SS swaps and also for pressies for a couple of others that read my blog ;)  Think the boys will love this years candy canes for the tree  :)

Lastly I've been frantically cutting out and making as I've booked a table @ little sons schools autumn/christmas fair next weekend - I did quite well @ their summer one so thought if worth the little outlay. Still got quite alot to make but so far so good - I think I can easily fill the table;


Thank you for all the lovely comments on my last post :)

Have a lovely weekend - don't forget the final part of Downton Abbey on Sunday.

xxx Vicki xxx




17 comments:

bellaboo said...

Love all your Xmas makes for the school fair.Can't beleive it's the last episode of Downton.Sunday nights won't be the same!My goodness,is it really 35 years since 'The Good life'..makes me feel reeeally old!! :0)

topchelseagirl said...

You naughty girls! Your makes look great.

Country Girl said...

Is it the last Downton Abbey? I didn't realise. Never mind, I can look forward to the Good Life instead.
(The only photo I took the same as yours is the second one.)

delia hornbook said...

Hi Vicki,

love the items you have made for the fair. love the little pin cushions and the gingerbread chain very cute. And looks like you both had a great day out lovely photo's ;-)) have a lovely weekend. Dee x

Amy said...

Your makes in the pic look fab x

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh so many sweet finds. Hello to Guy Fawkes night (my mummy was English so we still celebrated in Australia). Love Posie

The Mosaic Garden said...

Oooh Snape Maltings love it there and yes I will be watching the last Downton Abbey.x

liz said...

Snape Maltings is sooo expensive, but so lovely to walk around! I bought some lovely ribbon there a couple of weeks ago. Oh no more Downton Abbey, I Love this, although I did hear another series has been commissioned so hopefully not too long till its on again! Ooh is the school fair open to all?

Goldie said...

Great makes , good luck @the fair :) Shall be wearing black on Sunday as last Downton :(

Tracey said...

Don't you just Love Snape Maltings! So much inspiration..... I would love to meet their Marketing Manager, they seem to know just how to display and market their goods! Best of luck at the craft fair, I went to the Art craft and design show at Newmarket yesterday, no sign of recesion there, people seemed to be buying more art and craft than ever!

Helmi said...

Hi Vicki,
very nice blog, thanks for sharing.
grt, Helmi

Linda said...

Snape is fab, but a little pricey though, the last Downton Abbey - oh no! Have a stall this week at our school Xmas fayre with a friend - first one - so will see how it goes! Linda x

bibbitybob said...

Your makes look lovely Vicki, I'm sure they'll go down a storm :) Bibs x

Kandi said...

Hi thanks very much for the link to the beautiful soaps xx
Kandi xx

JP said...

really enjoyed this post

TheMadHouse said...

Oh how wonderful, I love the enamalwear too. I think you will do fab on the stall you are very talented

Anna Katrina said...

the tea cup are too cute


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