Wednesday, October 05, 2011

Birthday, Bottles and Beloved


It was hubby's Birthday over the weekend, so I treated him to lunch out on Sunday. We headed off to Sherborne, Dorset, for a change...
Medieval scenes around the Abbey and Almshouse.
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It was a lovely peaceful day, but so hot!
So we didn't stay out that long...
And came home to keep cool in our stone house...
Where I sorted out my most recent purchases...
I bought a collection of antique bottles.
Some dated from 1864 and many were of local interest.
There were several from Bath (once containing Bath spring water), Bristol, Trowbridge and Melksham.
I bought the little red enamel tea pot for myself. Those who know me well, will be aware that I like a cuppa or two throughout the day! ;-))

This Victorian framed print dates from 1888.
I'm going to frame the advertising board below.
And this old fire-screen was missing its feet from the bottom...But its OK...I bought it for the tapestry inside, which I shall use to make a colourful cushion.
I spent Monday afternoon painting these two sets of shelves. (The small wall shelves sold at the shop yesterday.)
Thank you Jill for the potted gerbera!
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I have just been offered a pitch at the next V&H Christmas Fair (thank you kindly Michele and Jayne!) I shall be upstairs this time, which is very handy for the tea shop! ;-))
More details can be found on my blog's side bar.
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Finally, I thought I'd just mention a short film that our youngest daughter was involved in. During the summer holidays she went for an audition at Suited and Booted Studios and was offered an acting role in a short film entitled 'Beloved'. A group of 15 - 19 year olds worked together to create the film, which was written by a young person.
Niki x

6 comments:

  1. The very best photo is the birthday card! What a bonny baby she is and your husband must have been delighted with it.

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  2. That's great you are doing the xmas fair, Niki. Hope you have a fairy for me...
    Happy Birthday to hubby, what a cute photo of your grandaughter. Loving the green paint on those shelves, too.
    Really enjoying your books, thanks so much, but many late nights are ensuing! Bought a lovely old chest today to store my civil war doll quilts. And yet more fabric? I blame my sister. She loves her calendar.
    Hen x

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  3. Looks like a lovely day out! The green shelves look fab - particularly the tall one. Looking forward to welcoming you back to the V&H in December!
    x

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  4. Hello Niki
    What a lovely photo of your Grandbaby. She is so beautiful.

    I love the town you went to as well, for your husbands Birthday lunch. What a treat that was. Thank you for sharing the photos with us.
    Your Friend Elizabeth

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  5. Hi Niki.
    How wonderful your little girl! What satisfaction!
    We were two or three times in Sherborne, a lovely village.
    It 'a blast from the past!
    Happy Birthday to your husband
    and a hug to you, Maria. ;o))
    (with translator)

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  6. Hi Niki,
    Your Granddaughter is so beautiful,what a lovely card and many happy returns to your dear hubby.
    Sherborne reminds me of York with the tudor buildings and alleys,it looks like a fantastic place to explore and the colour of the those bottles is dreamy,love the green shelves!
    I can not watch your daughters film Niki :( my mac is getting old and i can not get it to play,
    Krissie xxx

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Niki xx