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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 :) :) :) :)

Catching Up

Hello Everyone :)

I have been busy these past few weeks, , doing things in our home, visiting the dreaded dentist!!! But now, thankfully, I can sit down and do my blog :)

I have been crocheting…

Cath Kidston inspired tea cosies….

(I am currently crocheting a Bumble Bee tea cosy :)

my Floral Cushion Cover

I have made this cushion cover in colours to match our new decor, :)

Ok, so thats the crochet part out of the way, now onto news about our decorating :) It has been going slowly, as poor Johns hand is just starting to heal, but yesterday, John sanded down our fireplace and gave it one coat with the 1829 paint we bought, it needs another few coats before it is done, but it is looking fab already!!!!

The wallpaper for our firplace wall arrived, yay!!!!

There is a story behind this wallpaper. As you know, I ordered 3 rolls of it (the amount we need for our firplace wall) from Wallpaperdirect.com. A week after I had ordered it, it had still not arrived, so I phoned them, asking when will it be delivered, and they told me it had been discontinued and so they will have to refund me!!! I could not believe it, they had accepted my order and payment, yet had not been in touch to say it had been discontinued, that the manufacturer of this paper has stopped making it!!! I felt annoyed and sad, as I had set my heart on this wallpaper. Anyway, that same day, John and I went to all the wallpaper shops within a few miles of us, and we saw no wallpaper we liked, I was feeling very disheartened. So when we came home, I decided to look on ebay, and there for auction, was 5 rolls of the exact same Millie wallpaper that I had ordered, then been refunded for, running out the next day!!! I could not believe it, so the next day, I went on Ebay, put my bid in, never thinking I would win, as there was another 20 bids on, but I did!!! Yay!!!!! So I have got an extra two rolls, which may do for our bedroom, now that I can not get the Millie Blue wallpaper, plus we have the wallpaper we really wanted for our firplace wall, yay!!!!!!!!

The other day, my dad and his Partner Pam (who is like a mother to me) came here for a cuppa. Pam knows how much I love anything floral, and she had bought a present for me, something floral, something I adore :) …..

Floral teacups and saucers!!!! I love these!!!!

Ar’nt they gorgeous!!! I thought I would put them with my other floral cups and take a piccie of them all together :)

Can you tell which cup I was using, lol :)

I love florals!!!!!

I am going to get going now, to watch cosy dvds, and crochet :)

I hope your all having a wonderful weekend.

Thank you so much for taking the time to read my blog, and leave your lovely comments :)

Take care everyone, bye for now :) :) :) :)