Sunday, 9 April 2017

Treasures & OPAM Winner!

Happy Sunday to you all out there in blogland ... Whether you're just starting it in the northern hemisphere or (sadly!) just finishing it like we are in the Southern Hemisphere. SIGH! Why do weekends seem to disappear so quickly?!

It's been a fairly uneventful but productive couple of days here at the Meares' Madhouse ... I finally seem to have caught up with the grown up chores around the house & we spent quite a lot of time in the garden trying to wrestle it back from the weeds which went BURKO after the rain. Seriously ... If the world is ever destroyed by a nuclear holocaust, I reckon the two survivors will be cockroaches & cobblers pegs weeds! :0)

So, due to the domestic battle front, there wasn't any sewing to speak of, but I finally remembered to snap some pics of the treasures I found during my recent play date with my Bestest-Buddy-Since-We-Were-Nine Lynette. I was on a budget due to our trip away the previous weekend (which I came in UNDER!!) but I managed to snaffle some bargains. :0)


Here's my haul. One of my fave finds was the tablecloth on the table. It's a lovely cream linen with lace inserts & almost long enough for our ten seater table. Here's a close up of the lace insert ...


Isn't it GORGEOUS?!! These are spaced around the centre of the cloth to form an oval. It will be perfect for our next garden party ... Or stitching play date. :0)


Here're the rest of my finds. Another couple of crochet lace tablecloths, an embroidered supper cloth, some odd doilies, a pretty green Meakin jug (gravy boat??) & a Royal Doulton trio. The trio really caught my eye with its handsome Scotch Thistle design ... & when I turned it over to find that it is a Glamis Thistle, it was even more special. You see, Glamis was the Queen Mum's home & there is a connection on our family tree to the Queen Mum ... apparently! :0)


There were MANY other gorgeous antiques seen in our travels, but I was good. I really am a sucker for pretty vintage linens & china though. :0)

Right ... On to the OPAM draw. A big thank you to everyone who emailed their finishes to me or my GORGEOUS Partner-In-Crime Sweet Peg ... it's a huge help each month to just have to transfer tallies from emails to the spreadsheet. And everyone must have been busy bees in March because we had a total of ...

178 FINISHES!

WOW! Well done everyone! :0) And well done to those of you who are working on longer term projects if you've managed to make some good headway on your projects in the last month. With a drum roll ... the winner for the random draw for March is ...

KIRSTEN

Congratulations, Kirsten! If you'd like to send me an email with your snail mail address, I'll pop a little something in the mail for you.

But right now ... I'm off to heat up some yummy homemade pumpkin soup left over from Friday night's stitching play date and afterwards, dessert will be a toasted hot cross bun with a nice mug of hot chocolate. OK ... so there are one or two things about cooler weather that I don't mind so much! Tee! Hee! Hee! Have a fantastic week and be kind to yourselves and each other. Til next time ...

BEAR HUGS!

CHEERS!
KRIS




7 comments:

Chookyblue...... said...

Great finds enjoy them...

Maria said...

Great day out with your bestie ..Such lovely treasure you found.....

Janice said...

BURKO?!?!?!?!? Some beautiful linens and I love the dishes with the thistle. Enjoy your hot cross buns, we love them and have been enjoying a few lately.

Sharmayne said...

Totally agree, that table cloth is just gorgeous!!!!! And def called a gravy boat at my house (maybe its a qldander type of thing??) I have 2 gravy boats that once were my grandmothers. Those gravy boats used to always be on the table every Sunday night filled with gravy for the roast dinner - now with just Pete & I its sad to say we take it straight from the pan! I feel the need to look through your pile of goodies and ooohhhh and aaahhhhh them lol
Have an awesome week!

Elizabeth said...

Oh wow your treasures are delightful. Good for you and under budget too. I really love the table cloth.

Christine said...

Beeautiful finds, the tablecloth is exquisite and I love the trio. Just for trivia, I was born on the Queen Mum's birthday. xx

Judy S. said...

Love that tablecloth! I forgot to send my April finishes as we were in Chicago with the GK. Have a nice Easter!

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