7 March 2011

colourful junk

yesterday, we went on another little outing, beginning at the car boot sale, and than on to Hughenden Manor {more about this later}. we found lots of bits and bobs, some for me, and some for Bucket Tree too. I love to collect useless pointless things, like these two dolls made of beads. whatever will i be like when i am 80?
I am worried.

to make things worse, i also purchased a pair of slippers in the boot sale for 20p, and a new new blanket!
Granny or what? I love the colour of that blanket so much i was willing to part with actual money for it. Unlike usual, i bought it from new.

i love the print on this bag and its soft fine cordroy and squishy handles!

a couple of grandma jumpers for me, and a stsunning large wooden horse for the Bucket Tree {if I can bring myself to part with it!}

on our return home, we stopped at the pub for sunday roast, and remembered that I might be mentioned in the Independent on Sunday this week...so went and grabbed a copy, and there I am! {well my name anyway} and online. Also the author has a great blog too, where she recently featured the bucket tree, lovely!

meanwhile, it has been brought to my attention, that Plimsoll has achieved her own small worldwide fan club...maybe she should have her own blog? she could share her thoughts about my new blanket...

maybe even a 'Sunday Blanket Review' sampling the best blankets of 2011. I'm sure she's got a thing or two to discuss about tinned tuna too.

On another note, I took another roll of film with my old Halina yesterday too, so hopefully some of them will come out...will show you all for sure!

its a beautiful day here in London, yet am feeling a little forlorn for some strange reason...oh well, hot cross bun should sort it out. Happy Monday {um,contradiction in terms?} everyone!


  1. umm converting all your goodies.. beautiful. Hope the hot cross bun has lifted your spirit.. it's now all I can think off so may have to join you..

  2. Oh I love that horse wish it was mine.

  3. I agree, the little hore is beautiful..I would have bought it too :)) x

  4. Fab finds, and I too love the blanket! and how lovely of you to mention me?! Thank you kind lady, and well done for getting the feature too! Enjoy your bun....just popped one under the grill to toast myself (the bun, not me)x

  5. haha, sounds like miss plimsoll would've made good friends with our daphne :)

  6. Oh, wow! congrats on the Independent mention! Ooee!

    And what a lovely, lovely horse. Coveting...

  7. Love that blanket! I need to find myself some mice grandma knit jumpers as well, that's a great find.

    from black currant thoughts.

  8. Great finds..and what fun to be mentioned! Hope you're having a great Monday.

  9. Congrats on getting in the independent! very exciting!!
    Your blog is very inspirational and beautiful. Best of luck to you.

  10. What wonderful bargains .... you lucky girl ..... all in fab colours. x

  11. they are the cutest slippers i have ever seen and for 20p!? makes me feel a little bit ill!

  12. Beautiful finds, Artemis!
    I was wondering, would you mind recommending any particular car boot sales in london?
    I've been inspired by your blog to go hunting - but there are so many on that I cannot choose!
    Any pointers would be greatly appreciated.



  13. That sweet little horse is just divine...and the wee stool...beautiful!

    Ingrid x

  14. Yes but it's Plimsolls new blanket, and I'm sure if you spread the jumpers out nicely they'll be hers too, and when you're 80 we'll come and dig you out from under that pile of junk which will by then be super-vintage!