Friday, 10 October 2008
Second hand rose
Say hello to my new tablecloth. Isn't it lovely? I found it at the bottom of a basket of old linens in a junk shop for the princely sum of £1. I don't think I've ever been so eager to wash and iron anything before!
Smelling oh so sweet and fresh from its garden airing and looking oh so sweet and fresh on my kitchen table, a last glimpse of summery days.
Not sure if it's the colour combination, that petal pink and aqua blue made me rush to my sewing cupboard and find some materials for ragging straightaway. It could be the beautiful blowsy roses set against a trellis of charcoal grey.
It could be the beautiful feel of the old slubby linen. It doesn't really matter because for a few minutes this morning, my kitchen was experiencing a summer it hasn't seen for a long time.
Hope you all have a great weekend with the chance of seeing some sunshine. Me? I'm off to do something awfully exciting with this giant tub of flying saucers, joss sticks, wellies and a bunch of teenagers ... see you on the other side!
(If you would like to enter the giveaway below, there's still time, I won't be choosing a winner until next week)