Sunday, 15 May 2011

Feathering the nest

The nest for the hen that is. I had a great opportunity to increase my kit for the Hen do at a local Brocante yesterday. Cake forks £5 for six- a present for a good pal, which I hope she will lend me back for the big day.
A bon-bon dish ready to be filled with bespoke sugar cubes- 20p
A fab shire horse cake stand just ready to take some delicious rose and pistachios meringues- £3.
A dear but very mismatched cup and saucer which may well form part of a cake stand- 10p
I also grabbed a book of tea cards on wild flowers to go to Mum, a gorgeous wooden handles screw driver to use to tighten my embroidery hoop, I get very warm feelings when I hold the handle- a happy person had this before me. Finally I succumbed to a Mappin and Webb jug. Obviously not solid silver but still very pleasantly weighty- £12. I was very pleased with my haul. Simon found an unopened Star Wars Lego set and a huge box of Scalextric so apart from the inevitable weekend squabbles this has been a very happy household indeed!
I also treated myself to the new magazine 'Mollie Makes', and I did like it, but I have to say not as much as I enjoy 'Making'. It's nice sometimes to check out the grass on the other side of the magazine fence. I did see an idea for the wedding in there which I've started work on today- 14ft of pom-pom garland should keep me busy!


Pomona said...

You have found some lovely china! And I wasn't able to find Mollie Makes round here ...

Pomona x

Tabiboo said...

Fabulous - Mrs (to be) Jenny.

Now tell me - which broncante and where?!

Nina ♥

Peonies and Pennies said...

Love the little dish...what a bargain.


Lyn said...

Think I might have to check out Mollie Makes or made or what ever it is!
great finds there well done!

Lululiz said...

Great haul, I especially love the bonbon dish.

Maryvonne said...

Wow! What a catch, I love the little bonbon dish!
And is that a regular magazine? I never heard of both "making" or "mollie makes".
And I am very curious about the pompom-thingie...
When is the wedding, by the way?
Love from the Netherlands, Maryvonne

Jackie said...

I collected those wildflower tea cards first time around! Its great to see the book again. Love your china .