I did have a quick stroll around the local car boot sale Saturday and was so glad that I did as I found the perfect match for a china set that I had bought a couple of weeks ago. To say that I was thrilled is an understatement.
It was dirty unwanted and in dire need of some attention, I bought it straight home and gave it a good wash and a new home. 50p was not a lot to give, I went straight into the craft room and immediately made a hot pad for it.
Already to go, once again someone's rubbish has become a treasure. I also managed to pick up some skittles for when the children visit.
A bargain for £1. Two punches were also purchased for 20p each.
Finally some Christmas stamps for 50p.
We are spending another quiet day today so I have caught up with the laundry and we intend to catch up with a little reading. Before I go I thought I would take you on a tour of the garden. I love this time of year when there is so much colour.
The marigolds are looking amazing, we are thrilled with them as we grew them from seed. We use them as a deterrent for pests and co plant them with tomatoes. It really does seem to work.
The lilies are just starting to bloom, they always make us a smile as they were a gift from our eldest daughter. We can see them as we look out of the dining room window, so as we look out we always think of her.
The daisy is such a treat and reliably comes back each year.
The flowers on the chives are just coming to the end but they have been a real delight adding a beautiful shade of lilac to the patio.
We have several pots of lavender, the scent is amazing adding another dimension to the senses especially after the rain.
We have the odd pot of poppies here and there that seem to have self seeded into other pots. Weeds seem to have taken over in a couple of the pots too, they definitely need some attention. We certainly are blessed with the treasure that Mother Nature provides. What treasure is growing in your garden?
See you soon.