Well, if you've been reading this blog for any time now, or happen to know me in person. Then you know how I love opp shopping, aye.
So of course, what did I do on my birthday, but drag the kids out for a spot of opp shopping.
And the opp shop people must have known somehow that it was my birthday, because they put out some really good treasures for me to find, and some great ones for the kids too, just to keep them happy for my sake.
First up, Mr Gnomey (we should probably think of a better name). Isn't he cute. I kind of always fancied the idea of having a gnome in the garden. Mum has a tiny wee one in her garden, Seamus, which the kids are rather fascinated with. Someone around these parts had obviously decided that they didn't like gnomes afterall, and had handed over their whole collection. We were quite pleased to be able to give this little fella a new home amongst the nasturtiums, I think it will be rather a lovely spot to sit and watch the days go by when the nasturtiums are all ablaze with orange flowers.
And, ahem, mustard yellow bag! Because of course my love of mustard yellow is right up there with my love of opp shopping! And it's plenty big enough to hold the rediculous amount of things that I seem to carry around with me, and zips open really wide so I can actually see all those things.
(Frith, don't worry, I still love your handmade bag best of all of course, but I think it might be quite happy with a rest and a wash from time to time!)
(Check out the girl checking herself out in the bottom photo. Not uncommon for her).
And then, a handy dandy portable chalkboard. Very handy indeed and getting a lot of use already.
And these very sweet old dolls clothes, which, I have to admit, I would totally wear myself. Pretty pink silk skirt with lace edging. Brown floral tunic top with gathered neckline. Green cord jacket. I love that green.
And just in time for a bit of birthday cake making, the perfect mixing bowl in a lovely buttery yellow. Perfect for mixing up a buttery vanilla cake to put birthday candles on.
And how about a matching milk-glass plate on which to eat a slice.
For breakfast the next morning :) - because you know it's never too early in the day to eat cake.