A quiet but pleasant weekend, we enjoyed the company of my younger sister, niece and great niece for a couple of hours. It was lovely to see them interact with each other they have such a bond. We had lots of laughs ploughing through some of the old photos reminiscing, which is always a lot of fun. There was a definite mix of bad haircuts and dodgy outfits, but lots of laughter.
We visited Mum and Dad and took down some of the baking that I had done, Dad is a great fan of my pastry so everything was pastry based. I am trying to get some weight back onto him he has lost so much. He loves having the little ones visit, they have 21 Great Grandchildren to love and spoil.
Saturday was fine but still a little cool so we went for the usual walk around the car boot sale at Stickney. Some of the prices always make me wonder, how little some things are valued and then the other end of the scale the over pricing of some things. One mans rubbish is another mans treasure, or so the saying goes.
Local farms sell a lot of fruit and veg at the sale, that do not meet the quality standards for the supermarket in that it is misshapen or not the right size. This makes it all bargain prices but with the same fresh grown taste, so I always buy for the week.
I got lucky once again with the craft materials.
Scrapbook paper, embellishments, an acrylic stamp and a balloon punch for the total price of £2.50. I was impressed with it all.
A chives plant for the herb garden for 50p, I thought that was a real bargain.
2 very large ceramic dogs bowls for £3. Finally 2 old busts for my craft room.
They were very dirty and the metal on them rusty but it was love at first sight. I tentatively asked the price and was told 50p each. I got them both, they will be wonderful for my craft room when they are cleaned up.
A little bit more work is needed on the rust, but all in all they are looking quite good amongst my crafting treasures. I had thought about decoupage to give them a trendy new look, but you know what I love them as they are. I do need to have a little sort out to find them a permanent home but for now they are sitting pretty. Did you manage to find any treasure over the weekend?
See you soon.