Happy Finds – Easter and a bit of Garden Advice

Well I am very sorry gals for not writing much this week…I have had rather of alot on my plate and I seem no nearer to getting it all done!…I bet you know the feeling eh!. I was pottering around in my kitchen earlier, listening to the radio, when they start talking about how busy the supermarkets were…like Christmas they said!…its so busy out there…I thought to myself gosh here we go again! rush rush, hurry rush! for goodness sake the stores will only be shut for one day!, I mean its not like we are all going to starve or anything!…

Right I had better get on with this blog as there are rather of a lot of photo’s…so lets start to explain!…These are my Bootsale finds that I managed to pick up last week…Now let me start by saying that I am on a very tight budget at the moment, but I seam to be finding the most wonderful and cheap things, and I do not have to travel that far from my front door…which saves on my petrol! Oh gosh I hope I havn’t sabotaged my good luck now!!!

Right the first picture…is of a bathmat that I found at 11o’clock in the morning for £1.00 (yes all those people that must of walked past it!!! shame on you!!). It was a tad dirty – but after a few washes, it came up like new and looks fantastic in our Bathroom.  The eggcups were £1.00 for 3 with 2 cosy’s but one of them was orange…and as you know I do not ‘DO’ orange…so I have only displayed the colours that I like.

The picture was £1.00, the flag £2.00 and the necklace 50p.

…And this divine teapot with no lid was 50p…just look at that repair!

I managed to get the red shoes, which are brand new, I might add! for £1.00 (the second pair up from the bottom!)

Oh and the bargain of the day apart from the union jack mouse mat for 50p, was this gorgeous embroidery……an absolute snip at only 20p!!!!! I couldn’t believe my ears, when the lady said the price!

I also got hold of a job lot of badges..for which Rosie and I sorted them all out and covered this large white cushion with them, Thankyou Max! for kindly sitting in front of it!!!!

Our garden is doing well too…we have an abundance of flowers shooting up, and I have been out there most days…or rather I should say, when the sun has been shining!

We are trying to decide what this tree could be? I have looked in books and wondered if it might be a walnut tree!…Any ideas?

I bought some bird seed in the week and we made these DIY seed holders and hung them up around the garden. They seem to be working well too, as they are nearly empty!.

Below is where we have a little robins nest…they are so sweet and you can hear them all chirping, as Mother goes back and forth finding food and twigs for her babies.

I thought I would end my little post by adding some pretty postcards here for you. I have scanned them into the computer from my own personal collection.

My son Daz, will be coming home from Uni at the weekend….complete with a barrell load of washing I suspect!! Hubby said I should send him to the launderette with a pocket full of change and pick him up a few hours later…actually thats not such a bad idea! LOL! …can you imagine his face!!! hehehe!

We are having family over to us this easter, which will be nice as I love family get togethers….there are not many of us, just my Mum and her partner and hubby’s Mum and Dad and the kids and us!…I hope the weather is nice…it makes such a difference, dont you think!

Anyway I hope you all have a wonderful Easter, Don’t go too mad! remember the shops are only shut for 1 day!!! I’ll be back after the weekend with some interesting news about how my weekend went and plenty of holiday pictures 🙂

Have a great weekend gals..Love Happy x

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  1. Lavender Dreamer
    16th April 2009 / 12:45 am

    What a great post! You stay BUSY! And that’s the way I enjoy life, too!

  2. Suzy's Vintage Attic
    15th April 2009 / 8:20 am

    Hi What a fabulous blog which I have just discovered via your banners blog! LOTS of things to my taste. I shall enjoy returning time and time angain to your blog!Isabelle x

  3. Oast Farm
    14th April 2009 / 9:40 pm

    Its not an ornamental pear tree is it? I can’t see the leaves too well but they have thin silvery type leaves that look really pretty and usually grow into a nice shape like yours. Love your blog, its inspired me to start my own. You have also inspired me to start carbooting again – what lovely things!!xxx

  4. stella
    14th April 2009 / 10:48 am

    you sure are busy 🙂 … the photos and things are delightful …

  5. Amy
    13th April 2009 / 11:49 pm

    Happy Easter to you. I love everything in this post!!!Amy

  6. zoe
    13th April 2009 / 10:41 am

    What a beautiful post again! Very nice display! Happy Easter:)xoxoZoe

  7. oldflowers4me
    12th April 2009 / 12:35 am

    happy easter-my dear friend from across the ocean-our young angus-has just woken up to a bed of easter egg’s …..

  8. Lark
    11th April 2009 / 10:11 pm

    Sigh, those badges, so jealous!Have a great Easter! x

  9. Miss sew n sew
    11th April 2009 / 3:20 pm

    What fab bargains youve found I especially love the bath mat! Enjoyed your garden pics and your lovely postcards.HAPPY EASTER to you!Sarahx

  10. prettyshabby
    11th April 2009 / 8:45 am

    hi happy, you got some fabulous stuff at the booty..really great finds! love them.your new place has a lovely garden, I’m not sure of your tree either.. if its a walnut it’ll be a Texan one and will turn yellow in Autumn but the usual walnut trees have bigger leaves..you’ll have to let us know!Have a lovely easter xx

  11. koralee
    11th April 2009 / 4:02 am

    You are just tooooo cute for words…great finds..wow makes me want to get out there and start hunting!!!! Your backyard is simply charming….Happy Easter to you!!!

  12. charl
    10th April 2009 / 8:20 pm

    i love the red bike in your garden.. it looks so french!lovin all your bargains aswell well done!charlx

  13. Elly
    10th April 2009 / 7:36 pm

    Wow, what a great bargains! I lóóóve great bargains! The red and white egg cosy is to cute! Do people ask you too where you always put all your new findings? Some think I live in a castle instead of a modest cottage! But who can resist a good bargain?!? Happy Easter!!!!!

  14. Tanja
    10th April 2009 / 6:38 pm

    Best Greeting from Finland! Your blog is very nice! <3

  15. gladys
    10th April 2009 / 6:36 pm

    happy Easter to you and yours

  16. Vintage Amethyst
    10th April 2009 / 5:17 pm

    Oohhh look at all your fab goodies!Such bargains!Have a wonderful Easter WeekendloveAlisonx

  17. Peggy
    10th April 2009 / 3:10 pm

    I’m with you. There’s something about orange…..I’ll have none of it! Right down to plucking out any orange intruders in the flowers!

  18. LoloDesigns
    10th April 2009 / 1:30 pm

    Lovely post, great boot finds, we’ve got a massive easter one up the road from me on Sunday, just praying it doesn’t rain! Am with you on the food shop front, can’t bear the supermarkets at holiday times so stick to my local shops, much more pleasant. Have a lovely easter, bring on the choccies ;o) x

  19. Jerusalem
    10th April 2009 / 12:50 pm

    what wonderful bootsale finds! love the bath mat!

  20. Anonymous
    10th April 2009 / 10:41 am

    i do love the vintage Easter pics! Hope you have a great Easter weekend with your family.

  21. Lavender hearts
    10th April 2009 / 8:09 am

    Hiya,Happy Easter! I love the bath mat and all your other finds! Tim said if you take a picture of the leaves of the tree he’ll be able to tell you what it is. :-)Sian x

  22. LissyLou
    10th April 2009 / 7:52 am

    What great finds!! where do you carboot!! i never find anything like those!! Lovely easter pics, have a good one. x

  23. Devon Dumpling
    10th April 2009 / 7:37 am

    Some super finds and love the badge cushion!Hope you have a great easter weekend! x

  24. Patchwork Harmony
    10th April 2009 / 7:23 am

    oh, you got some great bargains! I especially love the idea of covering the cushion in the badges! looks fab!happy Easter, i hope you are having a an easter egg hunt in your pretty garden! ;)x

  25. Sal
    10th April 2009 / 6:56 am

    Hope you all have a wonderful Easter weekend.My hubby thinks I am nuts but I have cracked it with the supermarket shopping…I went yesterday at 7am, when the store was almost empty. Much less stressful that way! Apparently three hours later you could not move in there. Mad isn’t it?!!I love your bath mat..in fact you find the most fab things!Have fun!;-)

  26. Linda Lilly Cottage
    10th April 2009 / 6:43 am

    Gosh I love your blog!! It really is a happy place to visit. I had to laugh when you siad you don’t do orange as I am the same but I find it sort of sneaking into some of my designs at the moment which is not too bad if their is a hot pink close by.Your garden looks so inviting, I am sure your Easter celebrations will be wonderful and I look forward to hearing about them!Happy Easter, Kiss Noises Linda

  27. Vintage Tea
    10th April 2009 / 5:54 am

    Happy Easter Happy to you and your family, I hope you have a fabulous weekend.You have found some great bargains at the boot sales, I keep saying it but I have to get myself into the boot sale routine soon.Victoria xx

  28. Mouchette
    10th April 2009 / 5:39 am

    Happy easter to you and your family and a lot of kiss.Can you come on my blogYour sincerly friend.

  29. rachel the krafty girl
    10th April 2009 / 5:11 am

    oh the pretty pretty bargainsi never seem to get as lucky

  30. Dawn Supina
    10th April 2009 / 3:15 am

    Ohhh! I love the bath mat! I can’t imagine passing up something as beautiful as that. Finding Union Jacks in Canada is rather difficult! Your badges (or buttons as we call them here) look so much fun too! Have a Happy Easter with your family, Happy.

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