Friday, 18 September 2009

A Gift For Me a Gift For You ...

I thought of the title of this post and then realised there are far more gifts for me here. It reminded me of sharing sweets out from a scrunched up paper bag when I was small. Do you remember one for you, two for me? Sharing sweets was ok, but I thought let's not go overboard about it and be too generous as I was usually only doing it because my mum had told me to.

As my paypal account was looking fairly healthy and it's one of those places that I don't feel as if I'm spending real money I decided to search for a few treats. I popped over to Donna's place for some fabric therapy and fell in love with this 1950's cafe scenes fabric. I also loved the yellow roses so much that I had used all of mine up in cushions. More are needed as they cheer up the sitting room so much.

Today is my Dad's 83rd birthday. Later on, after drama club and playdates, we'll be going over for birthday tea. The Bun's ordered old fashioned toffees for his present. This is the closest I could find with piratey paper.

And where is the gift from Mr Bun and I? Well at the moment it's still in the shop (I hope). I'm soon off to buy the requested pruning shears.

Another gift for me. This time from a dear friend who thought I might like to add this peppery fish to my other shiny figurines. Mr Bun thinks it was a gift for him. Who I am to argue, I can still look at it whoever it belongs to.

This pink glass vase was most definately for me though and came from the same friend yesterday. What a lucky thing I am. It matches my round glass bowl perfectly.

Reduced roses - a gift from me, to me with another wildflowers book from the car boot for the Bun's.

And finally I succumbed to the allure of the messenger bag. I searched through ebay hoping to find the blue boat print one, but no luck. However, I was there to buy as I'd made up my mind. So I pressed buy now and hey presto one more gift for me.

Wishing you all a great weekend.


  1. It's lovely to treat yourself isn't it, and even nicer when you get surprisey treats from a friend. I love the fish, and the pressed glass is just gorgeous of course... oh and the messenger bag I like too... oh and the cafe scene fabric.
    Lucky you..!!

  2. Ooooh, you're inspiring me to pop over to Etsy and treat myself to a little necklace I've been pining away for for a while now. Hmmmm . . .

    Lovely things, good for you!

  3. i too have given in to the call of the CK messenger bag - they are jolly roomy!
    have a lovely weekend
    t x

  4. As much as I love Thorntons - have you tried Willie's chocolate ? Willie's cacao it's called if you Google it you'll see where you can get it. Truly a treat ! As is your post. Have a lovely weekend

  5. Goodness you've done so much. I hadn't thought it was that long ago I had popped by but there were umpteen posts to catch up on. All your purchases and presents and days out and things for fairs and cakes to eat are glorious!

  6. I gave in to the lure of the CK messenger bag earlier this summer - best buy ever - can fit so much in it :)

  7. Hi Lisa, I've just brought a ck messenger bag too but in a different print, i ordered it from the website and it came yesterday, i love it but its quite big i feel a bit like a flowery paper boy, but you can fit crochet to go in it!! I love the yellow roses fabric! fliss xx

  8. How levely - I've been so tempted to get the CK messenger bag - maybe a treat's due......!!

  9. I love your messenger bag Lisa. I have the blue boat satchel and it is wonderful but I adore the floral print on your bag. That yellow rose fabric you bought from me is amongst my favourite fabric and I love seeing it made up into cushions.

  10. Glad you had a good shop. I really really love the cafe scene fabric. Also I have a matching fish that I got recently. I shall try and find it and bring it along for you on Saturday. Fingers crossed it is a salt one then you will have a matching pair!

  11. Thank you for visiting my blog and your lovely comment - as I am sure you know, it makes all the difference! I do like your bag (and the other bits and pieces as well)!

    Pomona x


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