18 May 2012

A little find and weekend plans

I just wanted to quickly share with you a little find I got a few weeks ago from Homesense. I blogged about this place back in 2010 (time flies!). I pop in every now and then to see if I can find anything gems and this time around I did.

It's nothing amazing, but I love it! It looks very shabby chic but it's sturdy and it only cost £3.99. 

When I first saw it I could envision it with lit tea lights on a big wooden garden table on a warm summers evening. 

Ian, being a typical guy with a practical mind, could see it also on a wooden garden table on a warm summers evening, but filled with ketchup bottles and the like. Great idea but not exactly the look I envisioned. Heehee....

This will go in our box under the bed, where we store all our little finds until we have our first home together : )

I cannot believe Friday is here already, these days it feels like the weekend always around the corner!! It's been a busy week work wise which I am always grateful for and had a lovely little custom order from a customer. She wanted a different colour to the usual style and a & sign. I think it works really well.

Tonight we plan on having a little date night. For us we usually spend our Friday night at home keeping cosy and watch a movie or something, so going out will be a nice change. Finding a cute outfit and painting my nails are on my to do list.

The plan for the rest of the weekend is more baby robin watching, long walks, making homemade pesto (no nuts!), homemade pizza with pesto, lie ins, baking, Hobby Craft and lots of Crochet. 

My giant granny is coming along nicely (no - I am not trying to fatten my nan up haha!). I'm on my 50th round now and it's big but not big enough. My plan for it is to have it as a sofa blanket so it doesn't necessarily need to be huge, just enough to cover my toes when I'm curled up on the sofa. As everyone one says who makes these, I love the way it drapes over me and keeps me warm whilst i'm doing each round. 

I'm starting to think about how I can finish it off border wise and which colour to use. Red or purple are my strongest colours so it's between those, and as for the border I'm thinking about keeping it simple. It's something I'll have to research.

Anyway I hope you all have a beautiful weekend!

Gemma x


  1. Your find is so cute. I know for sure if I ever found something like that, Hubby would have the same idea as Ian. lol
    I hope you have a fantastic date night (oh, how I miss those) and a wonderful weekend, Gems.

  2. Oooh I love that find. I can see where Ian is coming from. Why don't you fill half with tealights and the other half with the ketchup etc for a little dinera deux in the garden one evening when (if) the weather perks up.
    I am jealous of your plans for tonight. My lovely man of 16 years is working til 10pm and won't be home til 11.30pm when I will be heading to bed. I wish I was going out. Although I have asthma probs and a bad back this week (there is always some ailment going on)... think it's stress related!
    Have a wonderful night my dear. xx x x

  3. Ooo I love the metal caddy! I have been after one for ages!

    Your blanket is looking beautiful! I wish I had time to make one!

    And I love the cushions! I would love some for our home after we get married!

    Have a lovely weekend and enjoy your date night! xxx

  4. Gemma, your blanket looks amazing. I absolutely love your choice of colours! I have shown a sneak peak on my blog. It is about an eight of the size of your blanky!

    Love your little candle basket. It looks so much more expensive than it was. Good find! It will look lovely with tea lights as you suggested.

    Cushions are gorgeous!

    Claire xxx

  5. aw, love those mr. & mrs. pillows! adorable!
    xo TJ

  6. O my goodness, i cant even begin to think how you managed to do this. I cant get past the chaining stage :-( It makes me so sad! This really is gorgeous, well done! Love your find too! You obviously need two, one for practicalities and one for preEtiness!XXX

  7. The wire basket would look so pretty with tea lights in it, what a great price as well. I love your blanket, I like the soft colours you have chosen for it.
    I hope you had a fun date night :)
    Magie x

  8. Those's cushions are fabulous.

    X x

  9. Just want to let you know I have just found your blog and shop. I am loving both!! The wire basket is lovely it will look so pretty with tea lights on a summer evening. I love love love those's cushions....just my taste...think I will be having a word with the hubby..;) xx


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