Monday, 15 April 2013

Fabrics, Ribbon and Faffing

We had a lovely time at the weekend staying with my folks in Birmingham!
We managed to fit in a bit of fabric and ribbon shopping at the Rag Market too and then bought quite a lot of fruit from the outdoor market.

It always warms my heart when I go back to Birmingham as the market traders are so friendly and helpful! In a short space of time, I had been called darling, Bab( a popular Brummie expression)  and Princess as I paid for my goodies! It did make me smile.
The fabrics are so pretty and so reasonable at £2.50 per metre! I shall be using them to make heart garlands for my little shop.


I also couldn't resist this pretty ribbon, not sure what I'm going to do with it yet though!




 I've also been faffing with a corner of the lounge today, having a bit of a change around with the furniture. There used to be a pine chest of drawers in this corner, next to the sofa. Unfortunately The Hubster knocked over a  scented reed diffuser and didn't notice. Overnight the oil soaked through a box of tissues and the print leaked into the pine top.
Not to worry though as now I'm going to paint this pine piece and have it upstairs in the bedroom.
I have moved the tea trolley from the dining room into it's place.We've had this trolley for 27 years and it used to be dark brown wood, I painted it white a few years ago. I bought the pretty storage boxes from TK Maxx a few weeks ago!
 
 


 Perfect for storing a bit of my yarn stash in! This is the spot where I sit and crochet and watch TV at the same time.
I bought the little rose bush from Lidl just before Easter, it was only £3 and I'm planning to pop it outdoors when I can be sure the frosts have finally gone!
The sun is out this afternoon which is lovely!
Hope it's shining on you wherever you are!
Have a great week
Rachel x

16 comments:

polkadotpeticoat said...

Rachel I love your rosebush and your sweet table, loaded with your pretty treasures and that ribbon is beautiful.....so nice to visit you this morning!
Heidi

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

I love the atmosphere on markets, my town used to have a thriving market but sadly it's now only a few stalls. Fading is my best pastime, you've just made me realise how much I want to paint mine! :) x

bellaboo said...

Hello Rachel,thanks for popping by.
I love your painted trolley and the pretty boxes.I can't resist boxes like that and when I get them home I never know where to put them or what to use them for!

Bellaboo X

Jille said...

Your trolley is lovely. Pieces with history are always lovely to own x

Helen Philipps said...

Your new fabrics are lovely and so is the rosy ribbon (I have some of that too but haven't used it yet!)I love your painted trolley, the pretty boxes the little rose.
Helen x

Zoë Power said...

I love a good faff! Your trolley is ace - I have so many things I want to paint- makes such a difference - but so little time....Enjoy your week xx

vintage grey said...

Beautiful fabrics and ribbon!! Love your sweet pink roses, too! Wishing you a lovely week! xo Heather

Vintage Amethyst said...

Oohh so much prettiness here!
love
Alison
x

...Tabiboo... said...

I like your power of persuasion...it was meant to be. The fabric is gorgeous too.

Nina x

found and sewn said...


Hi Rachel!
I love a good market too! The ribbon your bought is very pretty x

Ladybird Diaries said...

Such lovely fabrics and ribbons! I love your little tea trolley too.
M x

LinenandRoses said...

I so wish we had a decent market near us where I could get such beautiful fabrics at such a great price. Ours is full of cheap but yucky stuff. Love your little rose bush and your lovely painted trolley. Fiona x

Madelief said...

Lovely fabric!!

Happy weekend,

Madelief x

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Em@lululoves said...

Beautiful fabrics & I love that Rose ribbon. Your corner looks just the place for relaxing with a book :)) Em xx

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