Last week I went to visit a fairly local salvage yard (some of you may recognise it from one of Kirstie Allsopp's TV shows!).
A few years ago, the idea of searching through someone's second hand odds and ends would not be fun to me. But since blogs came into my life, I've realised how they could be my treasure and could be turned into something fabulous...blogs are amazing aren't they?
There were some random things there...
|Dirty dirty sinks|
|Manikins were a little scary but the fireplaces and chandeliers were lovely.|
I found some gems hidden about like old church pews...
Lots and lots of garden furniture in perfect condition.
A big wooden trolley in a beautiful washed out cream colour.
Glass bottles perfect for displays or single flowers.
I didn't buy anything but would definitely visit again when we have our own home. There are so many great things to be found, it's just knowing where to look.
Thanks for your lovely comments in the previous post about my crochet. I still can't believe the difference in my first and second attempt at that flower!
As I mentioned before, I saw a picture of another bloggers large granny blanket and instantly wanted to make one. Since then I have been triple crocheting to my hearts content (now have a very sore finger!) and have produced the beginnings of a blanket...24 rounds to be precise!
It's a WIP so only a sneek peek for now. At first it wasn't any time at all to do a round but as it's getting bigger it's taking forever! Hopefully it will be done soon...my mind is already drifting to make one with lots of christmas colours/patterns...yes christmas already. A girl can never have too many blankets right...
In other news, I had my 8th driving lesson last week. It doesn't feel that long ago that I blogged about my very first one does it? Things are starting to fall into place and feel a lot more natural now...I never thought it would. I still feel a little nervous before each lesson but once i'm in the car i'm fine. There is still a long way to go before thinking about booking a test but I am so proud of myself : )