I love this little market and all the lovely stall holders, they are all such lovely people with amazing talent and an eye for vintage beauty. It always amazes me what you can find at this lovely market and on Sunday I was far from disappointed. I just needed quite an extra few pennies in my wallet and I would have been a very happy camper!
So here are my little finds and I love each one of them, but my fave has to be the lovely flour tin, I just love the colour and character.
This picture is so sweet and the ladies whom I bought this from are so lovely. One of them is learning how to crochet as we speak. She is left handed and I believe this can prove quite the challenge for crocheting. If any of you have any tips on books, etc pass it on so I can share this with her. I also bought another Bronnley wooden soap tray to go under Es's bed as the one we have works a charm for toy storage. I lucked in with getting a lovely blue Pyrex bowl and also a lovely old enamel bowl. The lovely little table is now standing full of plants in my living room and I love.
There are certain plants that enrich my soul, possibly a blog post for another day, but Geraniums and Sweet Peas are definitely amongst my faves. I love everything about these plants, character, colour, ease of growth, the cottage vintage qualities and so many more. What I discovered is just how very easy it is to make your own new plants using cuttings from your existing Geranium plants. Unfortunately all of my Geraniums died having spent the winter outside instead of in my little potting shed, which we knocked down at the end of last year due to replace it with a conservatory, which I have to confess I absolutely love, even though I do miss my little potting shed. I think it is unusual for Geraniums to survive the winters up north outside, they much prefer being brought in during these cold months, that's my experience anyway, whats yours? The plus side is that my little purchase from the market has enabled me to start the lovely process again, so we will see how it goes. I simply use an organic routing compound gel, but you can also use honey if you want to be a little more organic, and dip the cuttings into that before planting it into a good potting soil. This link shows you how to take a cutting. This link also shows you how to take cuttings and also how to propagate with honey, which I have used in the past successfully.
Apart from all this there was definitely a bit of crocheting going on whilst soaking up the sun and trying to finish the kids little playhouse, which I will share with you very soon, well when the rain goes away and I can take a photo. In the meantime, I am enjoying working with the Drops Paris cotton and I am so excited about this little creation. I am yet to figure out how I am going to do it, but that is all part of the excitement right?! So what have you all been up to? What creations are you working on?
It has been so wonderful to see the affects of the sunshine on everyone around us over the weekend and we often forget just how powerful the presence of the sun is to our daily lives. Well, it has been raining again for the last two days (yuck), but even so I want to leave you with this lovely thought...
“What sunshine is to flowers, smiles are to humanity. These are but trifles, to be sure; but scattered along life's pathway, the good they do is inconceivable.” Joseph Addison
Let's all smile! Wishing you all a very happy and creative week.