Hello Everyone How are you all on this fine day? Isn’t the weather just lovely! I can not believe how good a Spring we are having!
Please be warned, there are a lot of pictures in this post, if you would like to see them bigger, just click on them
As you have probably gathered from the title of this post, I have crocheted a few red, white and blue things, to be patriotic and to celebrate the Royal Wedding, and indeed, to celebrate been British, but before I show you those things, I have a few other things to show you, and the story behind the other things is this.
My dads partner, Pam, who as you know is lovely and I love her to bits, well, her mam, Amy, has moved in with Pams sister, as she can no longer manage on her own. My dad and Pam did offer to have her live with them, but she can not manage the stairs, and as Pams sister lives in a bungalow, this is ideal for her Amy. Last week, my dad and Pam started clearing out Amy’s house, and John and I helped. Amy only wanted to keep a few things from her home, the rest she said family could take, including John and I, which is so kind of her, and the rest of her things, furniture I mean, was to go to charity, things like bedding, ornaments ect the charity shop did not want, so that was going to get put in the tip, until I rescued it, lol I could not bare the thought of her lovely things just been thrown away, so I rescued as much as I could and gave them a new home Here are some of the delightful things Amy really kindly gave us..
Some lovely wall plates, which are now in our kitchen. We got some gorgeous Wedgewood plates too, to match a teapot Amy gave us, but we have not hung them yet, when we do, I will take piccies for you
A spotty teapot, to add to my collection
Floral cups, to add to my other collection, lol
Pretty cameo wall hangings, which are in our sitting room…
A lovely free standing lamp, I love this, I have been after a free standing lamp for ages now, and it matches our wallpaper so perfectly! We also got a table lamp to match, and when these are lit on a night, our sitting room is a truly cosy place to be
Pretty floral ornaments…
Framed tapestries which are hanging on our stairs…
And a Wedgewood (tall one ) and Royal Doulton (small one ) teapot to add to my teapot collection The Wedgewood one is the one which came with matching plates. Amy also kindly gave us a gorgeous gilt mirror, which we will hang above our fireplace, another mirror to hang in the computer room, some office furniture, which we have put in the computer room, and a lovely old, wooden cigar box which I am using as my jewlery box. We felt awful taking all these things, but we were assured that they were going to be dumped, in the scrapyard, and she would rather give them to us, knowing they are going to a good home Plus, this way, we have saved things going into a land fill, added bonus
Also, Pam rescued for me, from the bin, lol, her mams old sewing kit Pams sister had put it in the bin thinking no one would want it, but Pam said she knew I would love it, and I truly truly do!!!!
Opening this old tin, Amys sewing kit, was like opening a treasure chest for me, it was full of old sewing stuff, wooden bobbins with gorgeous threads on them, old buttons, it was lovely!!!
I put the buttons in my button tin, which is quite full now…
The flowers that you see the tins sitting on, is the blanket I got back in November, from Dunelm Mills. I thought I would put it on our settee, as a throw, to add more flowers to our room, and I love it more on the settee than I do on the bed, so it is staying there
The bag you can see in the bottom right corner, is my W.I.P bag…
Which is always at my side, and in it is the cluster stitch blanket I am busy crocheting..
I love these colours together And speaking of crocheting, here is the things I have been busy crocheting of late..
Slippers for Pam, as she loves these type of slippers
Some cupcakes to go on our cake stand, another gift from Amy
A patriotic cupcake, lol …
Patriotic potholders (the plaque you see is something I won from Rosie In The Middle blog, I love it )
And last but not least, my favourite Patriotic make, a red, white and blue tea cosy …
I even crocheted the top centre rose in red, white and blue, lol ..
The table you see the teapot sitting on was another gift from Amy, Pams dad made it and I love it, I have it by the side of the settee where I sit, to keep my cup ect… on, very handy, and I love the multi coloured tiles on it
The teacosy lives on the spotty teapot, on the kitchen window sill when not in use…
And in the spirit of been patriotic, I just thought I would tell you that very soon, when it gets delivered, I will be the proud owner of a William and Kate teapot, which John bought me, yay!!! And, I have printed out a copy of the official Royal Wedding service programme, which I will keep forever…
And on that note, can I just say, thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog and leaving your lovely comments, which I do appreciate very much
Take care everyone, bye for now