Tuesday, 8 October 2013

Three Good Things

 

A gorgeous vintage china tea trio found in one of the local charity shops last week. I just adore this, it is such a pretty little set. I do love a proper china tea cup...

 

 

A simple little sponge cake which I made last week for G and Miss M to enjoy a nice slice of whilst I was out with friends for a meal...

 

 

Another very lucky charity shop find! I couldn't believe it when I spotted this book on the shelf of my local Shelter shop! This is such a lovely little book, full of great projects and I felt so fortunate to get it for such a bargain. I have lots of gifts planned from this book and I actually have one of the projects in progress at the moment, although it's not for a gift, it's for me...

 

I have just finished 3 very long days at work and I now have 5 days off! Today I am going for a late breakfast and then the cinema with a lovely friend, and the rest of the week will be spent spending time with G and my sweet Miss M and catching up with household chores...although I am sure that I will manage to fit in some crochet and crafting!

 

Thank you for the lovely comments about my scarf, I really do appreciate them so much.

X

 

22 comments:

  1. Three lovely things indeed, just glad I don't have to choose between them. Hope you enjoy your days off, have fun with your new makes. xx

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  2. The book looks lovely, it's makes me want to dive in and turn the pages !
    Have a lovely few days off.
    Kate

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  3. What lovely finds! And the cake looks so pretty and delicious! Xx

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  4. Oh what lovely finds Marianne. The sweet trio is gorgeous and that book, well that was more than lucky. I haven't seen this book by Niki so off to go and have a little peek at it on Amazon. Your cake looks so beautiful and I am sure it tastes just as good as it looked. Enjoy your five days off with your friends and family. Thank you for your sweet comments over at mine, you are a sweetie! Much love xoxo

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  5. Looks like you had a lucky time at the charity shops! And the cake looks yummy. juliex

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  6. Im also a lover of fine English china, makes the tea special.i also love finding things at bargain prices, Thanks for sharing such lovely indulgences x

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  7. Forgot say you cake looks fab x

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  8. Hi Marianne adore the china - how perfect! I adore the cake even more - scrummy and what a find with you book - I love to seek out little treasures such as this, always a good feeling. Have a fab week, do have a rest as you have had a busy time Marianne. Big hug
    Dorothy
    :-)xxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  9. What a pretty cake, cute little butterflies! It is good when you have a good find, haven't seen that book before, but love Nicki Trench. Enjoy your few days off :) xx

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  10. I'm in need of a bit of that cake.....very yummy! :) x

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  11. I love all of these things. The china set is so pretty! I would love to be able to find something like that in a thrift shop here. So nice of you to bake a cake for them before you went out, I am sure they appreciated it very much.

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  12. Three lovely things indeed! Enjoy your time off, looks like you have just what you need for some indulgence, cake, tea and a good book! Chrissie x

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  13. No! I haven't seen this book! As if I need any more?! Thanks for your lovely comments x

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  14. Lovely finds, you are very lucky. Enjoy your time off and do something special just for you.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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  15. What luck, finding that book in your local charity shop. Something tells me you'll be using it a lot. x

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  16. Time to relax with your crochet hook Marianne - enjoy your break! Your little china set is so pretty and I bet that cake is delicious; how amazing to find a Nicki Trench book in a charity shop, you were very fortunate and I'll look forward to seeing makings from it.
    Warm hug, Joy xo

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  17. What brilliant finds. I didn't even know about that Nikki Trench book - will have to keep an eye out for it. Love the china too. We went to Tatton Park at the weekend and their new cafe only used vintage china like your cups, all mismatched - it was such a lovely idea. Enjoy your days off. x

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  18. You are making me hungry with that lovely cake and tea ;-) The book looks very nice and it is in great condition too. Your week ahead sounds lovely. Enjoy!

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  19. What lovely things, the butterflies on the cake are so cute and as for your charity shop finds- lucky you:) Enjoy your time off.

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  20. The butterflies on the cake look lovely .I too, love teacups.

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  21. Oooh I'd love a slice of your cake just now ... happy making ... Bee xx

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