Tuesday, May 07, 2013

Birthday and Bluebells

Sunday saw me turn another year older...Hubby and I were up very early to try to sell-off some old shop stock at the Shepton Mallet Flea Market. Once we were set up, Hubs gave me some pennies to treat myself from the other stalls. I chose this beautiful beaded purse.
I was also able to buy a few other treasures for my business...Most of which I am saving for the next fair I am attending on 25th May - The Original Vintage & Handmade Spring Fair, Chipping Sodbury.
We had a successful day clearing the stock and also came home with quite a sun tan! 
I was then able to put my feet up for a while and open cards and gifts from friends and relatives.
A lovely surprise was this gorgeous boudoir doll bought for me by Hubby! 

A flapper girl hat stand and pretty framed print from my friend Debbie.
A stunning handmade pincushion and vintage china picture frames decorated with violets from Maggie.

The sweetest silk hand painted Victorian child's hat, scented heart, soap and china dish and handmade lampshade from my friend Helen.

I had quite a few other lovely gifts too, plus some gorgeous flowers.



Finally, I was treated to a meal out with Hubby and our youngest daughter. We went to a lovely Moroccan restaurant in the centre of Bath.
A long, but enjoyable day.
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We thought we'd spend the Bank Holiday Monday a little more quietly...So walked to our favourite local woods...
To see the bluebells...
It seems to have been a good year for many of the other woodland wild flowers too...







The most impressive displays were by the wood anemones...they were everywhere.





A little egg lost on the pathway... :( 
(Pheasant?) 



The dark shadows in the lily ponds are carp, enjoying the warm temperatures...

I hope you enjoyed the Bank Holiday weekend too,
Niki x

10 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to youuuu
    Happy birthday to youuu
    Happy birthday dear Nikiiiii
    Happyyyyy birthdayyyy to youuuuuu

    You deserve all those wonderful beautiful gifts and the lovely day that was had.
    Many happy returns xxx

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  2. Happy birthday to you dear Niki! So wonderful gifts and flowers you had. Thank you for taking me with you on this stroll out in the woods - absolutely gorgeous!

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  3. Sorry it's late, but, Many, Many Happy Birthday wishes to you
    luv
    Maureen
    xxx

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  4. Belated Happy Birthday. Lovely presents especially the pin cushion.

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  5. happy birthday . your blog is as pretty as ever xx h

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  6. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day / weekend!

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  7. Happy Birthday, Niki! :) Sounds like a long day, but a nice one! What lovely finds! That Sew Time pin cushion is so bright and spring-y!

    The walk in the woods looks like a very peaceful, well-spent afternoon. I'd love to stroll that path, too!

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  8. Lucky girl ....what lovely presents....ciao Alison

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  9. I share your birthday!

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  10. A very happy belated birthday xx

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Thank you for finding the time to visit me...
Niki xx