Things for Cie…

I know, I’m not even in the country right now, but while I’m off enjoying the French sunshine/wine/probably cheese I thought I’d share some of the lovely gifts I’ve recently received with you! I know, I know, such a lucky girl!

First up, last weekend my friend Adelle came to visit, an presented me with the prettiest housewarming present:

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Isn’t she gorgeous? She matches my doily-coasters and reminds me of a lot of the Laura Ashley stuff. And I can tell you with some authority now that those chocolate flowers? Were delicious!

Second up, mid-last-week a parcel arrived for me from Nottingham. It was from Laura, who works in a library and had seen this book consigned to the rubbish and salvaged it for me! It’s a beautiful book with pages and pages of clothes, shoes, accessories and beauty products from 20s catalogues and advertisements. It really is AMAZING!

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It was so difficult to choose pages to show you, there are so many…

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…So I just opened it twice at random and took pictures of those!

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Finally, on my way back from the ball in Cornwall two weeks ago I got an excited text from Lauren saying she had a present for me! Remember my Lord Nelson 60s casserole dish that I loved? Well, she’d been to a car boot sale and picked up the dish that the Lord Nelson cruet set sits in!

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The cruet set no longer sits in this one… my cheese grater lady does though!

As she bought this the stallholder said it was a real pity she hadn’t been 5 minutes earlier as he’d had a storage jar in perfect condition in the same pattern… but a chap had just bought it. When Lauren got to the car she discovered the “chap”? Was her Dad! And he let her have the jar for lucky lil’ me!

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It now has pride of place on my windowsill!

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4 thoughts on “Things for Cie…

  1. (I’m catching up on my blog reading)

    That teapot is beautiful – so sweet and dainty!

    And that catalog book has jogged something in my memory – I think my public library as a child had something similar; I remember looking at the beautiful outfits and impossibly-low prices.

    • Been doing the big catch up myself today!

      The teapot is lovely isn’t it?

      Funny how you can forget a book completely until prompted! And yes – impossibly low prices (though not really I guess!)

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