Wednesday, 29 October 2008

Rose fest, tagged and winnings

I've been awol, from the computer, for a while as Lily has had a virus, so it's been a few days of vomiting, diarrhoea, high temperature and hardly any sleep. So no time for me to go online, she is better now though so I'm trying to catch up!

When she was ill this wonderful plaque arrived for her. I won this in a giveaway hosted by tcalamity, I was able to choose a plaque from her website so chose one for Lily's room. Lily will be moving into Jemma's old room, hopefully very soon, but at the moment Jemma's 3ft corn snake is in there! We are desperately trying to rehome it as she is unable to keep pets in the apartment that she lives in.

Now for the rose fest.

Firstly I finally managed to get hold of a green and red rose CK bag, this was after visiting numerous Tescos, all over Cornwall.

And here's a few pieces that I've bought over the past couple of weeks, some from charity shops and a car boot. But also some from a jumble sale, that happened to have a very long bric a brac stall. It was the first time that I had been to a jumble sale for about 12 years, I'd forgotten how cheap things were and bought alot of jumble for the fabric, to repurpose.

Rose tea set, gold rimmed.

Plates and curtains

Plant pot and posy.

Small quilt

Fibreglass tray, mats, plate, tray, bowl.


Pot stand, candlestick, oil lamp, Pyrex.

Raggy doll

I have been tagged by the lovely Jan from cinnamon cottage to list 7 things about myself, so here we go ....
First the rules are;
1. Link to your tagger and list these rules on your blog.
2. Share 7 facts about yourself on your blog, some random, some weird.
3. Tag 7 people at the end of your post by including links to their blogs.
4. Let them know they have been tagged by leaving a comment on their blogs.

1- I hate celery and olives, the thought of either makes me urge and I love cheese, it is most definately my downfall and will devour any type as long as it doesn't have celery or olives in!

2- I collect cookery books and have 933 of them, this total rises just about every week.
my most recent ones this week are 'Cherry cake and Ginger Beer' -Jane Brocket and 'The Good Granny Cookbook' - Jane Fernley -Whittingstall.

3- Staying with the book theme, I probably am addicted to books as I have an awful lot of craft books, Christmas books, poetry books, Fairy tales and childrens books, I just cannot resist them! This Saturday being the first one of the month means book fayre day so no doubt I will aquire a few more.

4- My loft is a tip! I say this as I spent most of yesterday up there looking for my box of halloween decorations and I haven't found them. The reason for it being a tip is I have too many books (see 3), half of my kitchen equipment is up there, lots of baby stuff that I can't be bothered to sell yet, Christmas things (see 6), School stuff (see 7) and things to Ebay but I can't be bothered at the mo!

5- I adore Scotland and wish we could move to the Highlands. I was in my element when we came across Wigtown otherwise known as booktown because of it's 20 odd bookshops, heaven! And I love snow and would definately see plenty there.

6- I love Christmas and go overboard decorating all over my house, inside and out with lots of lights. This is so Mr B can complain all year about the electric bill! I usually do this as near as possible to the beginning of December and take it all down on the 12th night.

7- I very nearly qualified as a primary school teacher. I spent 6 or so years training on the job. First as a specialist teacher assistant and then a foundation degree in education. My mum died and that kind of put a spanner in the works, I couldn't cope with having to write essays etc. And then I was pregnant with Lily and I had about a year to go to qualify.

I will have to get back to nominate as I have a lasagne to cook.



summerfete said...

Cant wait to see your Christmas decorations now!!


ps. I love olives and celery! heehee

Petticoat Lane said...

Now I'm with you...absolutely HATE calery and olives. but wish I had your book collections that's for sure!!!!

Petticoat Lane said...

Sorry typo...I also hate calories!!! but that was meant to read Celery!! Must preview comments!
Jane. x

tcalamity said...

Wow what finds you have...well....found, I am never that lucky. I am glad Lily is better.

Heart in the country said...

Hi Yvonne

This sounds so like my house. I have recipe books everywhere, though not quite 933, and craft, gardening, fiction, alternative therapy books...the list could go on an on!
I see from your Amazon list you like a slice of organic life - have you got the follow up The Christmas Book, it is really good?

I'm glad Lily is on the mend.


funkymonkey said...

I've been collecting the CK bags too. I believe that there is another design out next week....and a Christmas design to follow. I'm certain I need to buy more! Wonderful finds by the way.

. said...

Such lovely things...

Country Cottage Chic said...

Thats a lot of roses! Very pretty indeed.

LOUISE said...

I hope Lily is feeling better today and she loves her prize from the giveaway. So well done on winning this and on your rose finds too. I shall return and comment on your list later, no lasagne to cook, but a toad in the whole to bake! x

angel said...

Evening Blisseywissey, lovely post again.
Sorry ickle Lily has been unwell, its horrid when they are so icky, bless her, lovely plaque from tcalamity, so sweet.
Now suggestions for the snake *shudder* ... hummmmm ...... stick it down the toilet, or starve it for a year then you could make a handbag and a pair of shoe's outta it. lol.
Or surely there is a snake *shudder* haven you could take it to? or what about Fleabay, just a thought.....
Lovely Rosie bits, i have also got lots of cook books [never been opened by me though, lol] OH collects them and tbh he is a fab cook.

TTFN have a lovely Evening Honey.
Love and hugs X x X x X x X x X x X

The Vintage Kitten said...

We could be twins, I could have written some of those myself. I love Scotland and want to live there one day. We visit as much as we can. I go overboard at xmas. Love cookery books (but dont have as many as you) and I started tidying my loft today but gave up! I will have to battle it out as I need to find the xmas decorations! You must shoe pictures of yourself in your spooky costume!!! Happy Halloween X

Lace hearts said...

I love Scotland too - I just wish it wasn't so far away! Well done for tracking down a Tesco CK bag! And I love the pics of your finds - they all look good.

cinnamon cottage said...

Hi Yvonne, my goodness I have never known anyone to have that many books...have you ever been to hay on wye (herefordshire) its not far from our house in Wales it is a book town and they have a book festival every year with famous people attending, a couple of years ago Paul Mcartney was there, every other shop is a book shop and its a lovely little town, you would be in your eliment , I have bouhgt quite a few second hand books there,........ooh and love olives amost as much as cinnamon!! blessings Jan

Elaine said...

What lovely rose covered goodies, and (although I hate to admit it) I can remember some of them from first time around EEEEEEEEKKKKKKKKKKK

Love and blessings