I just have to show you the gorgeous dinner service I bought last week in a charity shop. I spent a lot more than I usually spend in a CS, but this is so perfect for the cottage in France. I had been saying to my DH only a couple of weeks ago, that it was about time we replaced the cheap and cheerful modern crockery we bought right at the beginning, with something more suitable. And there it was, beautifully set up on a table, six place settings, meat platter, gravy boat and vegetable dish, beckoning me to come over and ooh and ahhh. And ooh and aaah I sure did. You all know by now that I love anything with roses/flowers on, so how could I possibly resist this dinner service? Isn't it just the prettiest thing?
I am only going to show one place setting, because I was in the middle of packing it all up carefully, ready to take to France soon, when I remembered to take the photos.
on the meat platter-
Place setting -
I am so looking forward to have our friends round for dinner and using these.
My crafting seems to have suffered somewhat since coming back from France, and I did get the well deserved kick up the butt from a dear blogger friend, Diane, from Diane Knott's Musings , to get a move on! I didn't manage much, but at least I managed something, lol, a tag to go with a customer's purchase, and a couple of tiny price tags. Playing around with those, because I want to use some for my products and vintage/antique stuff. I know its very little really, but its a start and I will make some more things today. I had a town walk with a bunch of German school kids again this morning so I only have this afternoon. And I have blogs to read. And if you saw my blog list, lol, you would understand that it can take some time, lol.
Anyhoo, here are my feeble efforts -
The weather is still holding up very nicely, and the blue skies and fairly warm sunshine make me want to spend more time outside rather than inside. I even went on my DH's regular doggie walk in the Firehills with him the other day. I'll post some pics from the walk tomorrow, don't want to bore you senseless with more stuff today, but I'll leave you with one photo of my gorgeous babies. Because I love them -