Here's a little mystery photo for you. I'll reveal all at the end of this post ;)
I actually found this last year, but never showed you. It's a beautiful brand-new-mint-in-box Portmeirion Botanic Blue heart-shaped trinket box! I was so happy to see it on the shelf, it hadn't even been opened! I just love this little box.
Inside is a tiny butterfly ...
A nice little box that I keep on my night table for my very special earrings.
I found this tiny mustard pot this weekend ...
It's only 2 inches tall ... isn't it cute? It has such a pretty deep blue glaze,
and a nice detail around the lid.
I think I have a tiny mustard spoon that will fit in the lid too.
Also, a nice pottery lidded cheese dish ...
I have another pottery piece with a very similar design,
and I thought the two would look nice on the table together.
And that's it. I showed great restraint compared to what I usually do at the thrift store. I picked up a knitting book too, with a lot of sweaters in it for a couple of dollars. I can't decide whether to try knitting a sweater or not. I was considering making one for my dad, who really loves it when I give him things I've made, but I'm hesitant to delve into this new aspect of knitting (ie. large clothing projects). I noticed my dad doesn't have any lightweight sweaters, just large bulky pullovers. He's not able to get in and out of pullovers anymore, the joints in elbows and shoulders have stiffened with age (he is 90!), so a thin cardigan would be ideal. I'll decide soon whether to make one or just buy one.
Still waiting for the light to improve indoors to reveal my daughter's project. I can't wait to show that to you all, but it's doing this outside today... again ...
I know ... hard to believe, but this is how it's looked outside my window pretty much all winter. There's a very fine snow falling, which you can't really see in these photos, but it's been falling since last night. Not much snow has melted since the ice storm hit way back in December.
All the bushes have had a thick layer of snow on for the entire time.
The wind is really swirling that snow around off the roof (above) and adding a special zing in your face when you're outdoors. Doesn't my patio look inviting? You can't even tell there's a nice walled garden out there anymore. I'm starting to forget what a colourful place is my patio in the summertime ....
ah, yes! that's better!
The weather report I read last night said we'd only have about 1 cm overnight. I cleared about six inches off with the snowblower this morning. The roar of the snowblower providing an early wake-up call for my neighbours (and daughter, who thought she'd sleep in this week! ha!). It was all done by 7:30 :)
It's another fairly wide-spread storm, so I'm glad we get to share this happiness, it makes it easier to bear don't you think? Oh! And the mystery photo at the start of this post? Did you guess? My daughter is home from university for Reading Week this week, and I had a free day today so we took our beloved Cody for a walk through the fresh snow. We trudged our way across a huge soccer field on the way back, and Cody dropped deep down in the snow with every leaping bound. When we got home, he looked like this ....
Just a little snowball build-up in those sensitive areas ;)
Of course we couldn't stop laughing when we saw what he had hanging off him! We pulled all the little ice balls off him while he whimpered and whined at us ... pooooor ol' Cody!
Hope you enjoyed your visit today. I notice I have a few new followers and I'd like to say welcome to my blog! Feel free to leave comments which is always a nice way to get to know each other a little bit. I can't always send a message to some followers to welcome you because I don't have Google+, but I can reply to comments that are left on my blog.
Well, I won't be putting the mittens & winter boots away just yet.
Thanks for stopping by!