30 June 2010

scorchio marketo! + some good news


lots to tell you today! First and foremost, as Leanne kindly pointed out, I haven't yet mentioned that I am through to the final round in the Shed of the Year competition!! Oh yes!
 I've been bragging about it on Facebook and text messages and totally forgot to tell you all on blogger! Little shed and i, have already been mentioned in the Sun and in the Telegraph! So, thank you all so much for voting and giving my shed nationwide fame! The finals are on 5th July, you can see all the other category winners and latest info on the Shed blog here.

next on the menu...this little piggy went to market! and we found lovely bits and bobs for our wedding and work of course! it was a scorcher, and we happened across Chiswick House on the way home.
T'was delightful...


we didn't go into the house, we'll save that for a rainy day. we did look inside the green house though...it has just been renovated and houses huge Camellia bushes just as it did hundreds of years ago!


getting up at 4am does play havoc with the ol'body clock, I'm a serious sufferer of market lag.


then, we saw a maHOOsive bumble bee, easily the size of a mouse, it couldn't even get airborne poor thing was trying to gain higher ground but just fell off because of its extremely plump furry body!

 

we drove around all of southwest london trying to find a parking space so that we could watch the Japan v Paraguay match, but we just gave up and missed the first half! Then it all ended in tears, I mean, penalties.

anyhoo, here's some of what we found!


a new bag for moi, and some lovely old cotton fabric
{we found two of those chairs in a skip on sunday}


table runner and some dishes, {we still need about 25!}


I love those chalk boards! Note the extremely poor spelling of 'table clothes'...but now i think about it, why not table clothes??? Some animal snap cards and a Swedish horse...I needed them.


an easel for which i shall make a black board, a snug as a bug blanket, and a tiny bird cage...


these will be nice for flowers or candles me thinks...


also, we are collecting vintage glasses for our party, these are un-used, still in their wrappers!


and, I'm sure we can do something creative with these earthenware bottles.


last, but, OOOOHHH certainly not least, I spied these perfect wedding shoes! OMG (that's the first and last time I will ever use that abbreviation), i never thought i'd find vintage ones that fit me and are the colour and style that I was looking for AND, made in Britain!

So much better than the other ones I was settling for. I shall wear these forever, not just for wedding festivities.


In my next post, hopefully i can show you our completed wedding invitations, yippee!
 {or, oh no, enough of this wedding nonsense} don't worry it will all be over by the 15th August, then normal sensible blogging shall continue...