Well, we have had birthdays.
Thank you so much Coco Rose for the heads up on where I could find the pretty bunting Birthday Banner. As soon as I saw the banner two days before Miss. Poppins' Birthday, I HAD to have it. I can happily say there were 8 candles blown out ;)
I do wonder and maybe you could help me out on this, but I do wonder if I am the only one that sees something on a lovely blog and HAS to have it, even jumping up right there and then, grabbing coat and child and running, no, sprinting to the shops to find the said item, Mmmmm maybe tis only me that does that ;)
The birthday party with friends was lovely, thank you so much Lesley for all your help, and thank you for the cutest presents for Miss. Poppins, the handmade fabric initial is adorable.
Everyone seemed to like their party boxes, well I should hope so ;) I was up gone midnight the night before the party, stuffing those little hearts ;)
We also loved decorating the house with pretty Bunting the bunting is so sweet, a lovely bunting, and I would recommend it to all you bunting lovers. Also, do you play the one for you, one for me game when you are out shopping for Birthday treats for friends and family. Well it was my adorable Sister-In-Laws birthday, Mr. Poppins' sister, and I wanted to get her something special. She has an adorable home, it used to be a guest house, so has 8, I think, bedrooms. She loves the vintage décor thing so wanted to chose a couple of pretties she would like. She also has three boys so deserves a little girlyness I thought :)
Well, now is when the game begins...
One for you...
One for me...
One for you...
One for me.
Please say you play that game too :)
I also saw in the lovely shop, where actually a couple of my handmade pretties are for sale, some cute paper chains, very similar to the CK ones. They did do a Christmas style too, but I think these are more me.
Cute Caroline Zoob cards.
Pretty ribbon for the Rag Hearts I make. I wanted some special ribbon for a Christmas Rag Heart I am making for a fellow lovely blogger.
It has been our wedding anniversary too. Ten years, which is Tin I believe. Whilst in the pretty shop I saw a little tin like metal on top of a cute pencil ;)
Mmmmm I recognise this.
I knew he would love it...well ok, I KNEW I would love it, and it has been on my wish list for a while. The day itself ended up being really busy and I forgot about the lovely present to open from Mr. P, any guesses what you think is hidden inside the CK wrapping.
I am yet to wrap his little gifts, so think we shall find some special our time and unwrap our little presents.
Alright, so the heart notelet's and holder may not be that useful to him, but as he loves freshly ground coffee, hopefully the mug shall be. I saw the reduced Emma Bridgewater whilst browsing an Antiques and Collectibles centre, they have new pretties in there for sale too.
Ohooo dear, I am playing that one for you one for me game again.
And as the Emma Bridgewater was reduced couldn't help but treat the children for Christmas.
They are so cute :)
Talking of cute, whilst at the Antiques and Collectibles centre I found some adorable Circa 1900 chapel chairs that have been on my wish list for maybe 2 years. I have never found any a, at the right price, or b, at the right price ;) So, imagine my delight when we were browsing and we saw two sets of 6 chairs, in good condition, and with a little negotiation of course, we thought was reasonably priced.
I did have a dilemma, do I go for the dark or light wood. Ohoooo I am normally very good at making a decision, though I suppose waiting 2 years and then having 2 beautiful sets available did have me in a quandary.
I loved the character that was within the darker ones.
Though the lighter ones may go with our decor in the kitchen diner better.
Anyway after a nights sleep, much thinking I came to a decision.
Whilst we were there many a pretty took my eye, would you like a little browse?
And my favourite, an antique Baby Daisy hoover :)
Well I really should go and unwrap Mr. Poppins' Anniversary present, and wrap his of course. I hope he likes them, I know I do ;)