So, how do you all fancy a post piled high with pretties that have danced their way into my Home Sweet Home since we last met. You do, fabulous, lets do it :)
Well, my first pretties I found at Mr. Tesco, I adore strawberries, in fact we all do in the Poppins household so when I saw these very cheap placemats and coasters, well of course they were homeward bound. I love them and they really cheer meal times up.
So cheery too is the Tesco value very CK looking partywear, you never know when one may have an impromptu party and I couldn't leave them there on the shelf now could I. Master Poppins shall nearly be three, so maybe I shall save the partywear for his little garden party :)
Then it was off to a couple of posh shops, yes occasionally I do go to the posh ones, nice to have a looky don't you think and get lots of yummy ideas. So out came my purse for one of these, a glorious tea towel from the children for Mr. Poppins for Father's day, don't laugh, he loves tea towels does my Mr. Poppins ( can't you see I have trained him very well !)
And then one of these for his birthday, my, how lucky are we that we both share the same initial, now I can get enjoyment out of his present too ;)
I had decided a while ago to help out at a local jumble sale in aid of Charity, and soon the day came and it was a super success :)
A super success for me too, the organisers wouldn't accept more than £10.00 for my lovely goodies, here are some of my favourites.
Gorgeous basket wear, I am going to line the big one in one of my pretty fabrics.
Some beautiful brand new, unworn, Ted Baker summer sandals. They even had the original stickers on.
Some lovely vintage floral coasters, they look lovely with my vases of flowers on them.
A wonderful and pretty real leather John Rocha bag.
C.S.Lewis books that I was so happy to find.
Miss. Poppins was helping me too, and found a cute little rag doll.
One of my favorite books of all time.
I wonder if I can shabby chic up a wonderful Century Cabinet I found, well, we shall see.
Old Disney books for the children.
A sweet little posy dish.
And some beautiful floral notelets for sweet messages to family and friends.
So, a very tiring day and I did have a couple of pangs of guilt being able to have first dibs and put my little things on one side before the jumble sale began, but the organisers ( friends ) insisted that I did so. If you get a chance to, I would say definately help out at your local ones :)
Look at the beautiful swap I recieved from Raspberry Grace over at the SCC. I was also so kindly sent, the most delightful hand knitted cupcakes, in memory of a special little someone close to my heart. They are so beautiful and I shall have them in Master Poppins bedroom, on one of his little shelves. I shall always smile when I look at them. The swap was a love themed one, and how loving of my dear friend to make them.
Also in the swap parcel for me was a pretty little heart oil burner.
How sweet the smell shall be coming form this pretty heart shaped dish.
A wonderful, and Ohooo so cutesy Recipe Journal
Not much can get me to unwrap my prettily wrapped CK hand soaps, though when I saw the lovely heart soap dish I had been sent what a wonderful excuse to get the soap in there, isn't the dish sweet.
And the prettiest heart card, in to a frame it went.
Thank you so much Raspberry Grace
I love all your special, generous, kind and loving gifts and shall indeed treasure them.
More shopping, LA sale :)
And now the BHS Sale :)
I adore these cute little saucers, were only 50p because they didn't have their cups, and I thought would be lovely for my candles :)
The laundry bag goes perfectly with the matching shower curtain I got.
And what a lovely CK looking oilcloth bag, not the CK price though, at £3.20.
I am so loving BHS and their Vintage range, you really can pick up some super little things in the sales.
I decided to share a little of my fabric out, and sent my good pal, Dolly Dollop some of my least favourite lol and look what came in the post for Miss and Master Poppins. A gorgeous little fabric boat for Master Poppins that shall look so at home in his CK boats bedroom.
And Miss Poppins received the most prettiest scented candy ice cream pillow, aren't they really lovely. Thanks Claire, you are very talented and can't wait for your shop to open :)
Talking of shops I am having a little re-jig in my little All Things Pretty blogshop, the crafty makes have really taken off, especially the bunting which seemed popular with the Mummy's at the school fair. Here are a couple of my personalised orders for you to have a gander at.
Thanks to Lissy Lou and Mitmot for the awards and tag, you know what I am like ;) but wanted to say thank you.
A couple more pretties perhaps.
Ohooo goody, how about one of these then, of which I am about to dive in right now, help yourself :)