The art Creation by The Princess is beautiful and ready to grace the wall in her new room when we move. She put a lot of thought and effort into her work and she can't wait to show it to The Groom.
I found some wonderful treasures today while shopping.
In an antique shop I came across a little wood and brass barometer. The Groom has wanted one for ages. Actually, the one I really wanted was $695 and really old and fancy, so I settled for a smaller, more simple version. It is his birthday shortly so once I've gently cleaned it with an old toothbrush it should come up a treat. Secretly, I coveted a copper Victorian bed warmer that was hundreds of dollars but as it rarely gets cold in the tropics I don't see how I could even begin to justify that purchase!
In an op-shop I found two side plates by Wedgewood. It is their "Avocado" range in yellow, both stamped. One has a small chip on the edge but they are lovely. They were $4.50 each. I looked them up online when I got home and they are 1960's vintage. Very cute even if they are not in my regular blue and white range. I pictured them sitting on the outdoor table with a couple of ginger snap biscuits and a cup of coffee beside them.
I picked up a linen hand embroidered and crocheted edged table cloth for $12.50. I am soaking it in napisan at the moment and hoping the couple of feint stains in the linen disapper. It is lovely and couldn't resist it. The off-white linen goes well with the Wedgewood plates.
Little Man insisted on having a roulette game that cost $4.50. I don't know why he would want it but I let him anyway. It was more because he found a cute little stuffed teddy bear with a multi-colored jacket that he wanted to give to his sister that I agreed to buy the roulette. He couldn't wait until she finished her art workshop to present her with the bear, it was so sweet.
I also found a $1 trashy novel for myself; a $3.50 Wilbur Smith novel for The Groom and a bunch of Pony Pals books for The Princess at $1 each. So all in all, it was a lovely day - despite the massively long walk we had to undertake to avoid paying for parking. But the best part of the walk was that I discovered a new fabric shop that holds quilting classes. I've left my details so that I can be notified of their next lot of classes. The fabric range was beautiful and my head is already filling with craft ideas!
Now I just have to get the house ready for tomorrow afternoon when the agent wants to bring a couple in to view the house. Normally I'd tell them to come to the next open house, but you never know if this could be the person with a cheque book!
I'm off to wash the plates and then settle down with my trashy novel before getting started on dinner. Tonight it is chicken stir fry with egg noodles.