I can't believe that it's been a whole week since I last blogged...what is the matter I hear you all cry?? Well Crivens Cottage has been hit with 3 colds and 1 man flu :(
But it has been the perfect excuse to grab a blanket and snuggle down with tissues, paracetamol and hot chocolates and with the fire on of course. There were even a couple of cheesy christmas movies watched (just LOVE Christmas24 channel on Sky)
I did manage to get my sorry arse out of bed at 5.45am on Sunday to meet up with the delightful and gorgeous Emma Kate from Painted-Style, who very kindly offered to show me round my FIRST ever car boot sale!! SHOCK HORROR!!! and I am hooked; well and truly hooked. I was taken back by how jolly everyone was even at 7am on a cold November morning. I found some great finds all with projects in mind (but after Christmas) and I even restrained myself and put some items back. I was able to pick up a lovely 3/4 length black velvet coat for £2.....I thought I needed to clean my ears out when she said £2 needless to say I snapped it up straight away and it has gone straight to the top of the customising pile.
Another of my finds was this lovely little wicker basket
It had a garish red heart lining and was reduced from £200 to £1. Bargain (he made me giggle so much). I knew it was going to make a lovely deep fruit basket for my dining table and with it being the build up to the festive season, I decided to add some table decorations as well.
One of my tin cans and gardening twines put to good use....
I found these 2 large wine glasses in the garage when I was hunting for christmas decorations.
The little garlands that I've placed around them are part of the table centres from our Wedding and I use them every year as part of my table decorations as they have huge sentimental value and they epitomise this time of year for me.
Talking of weddings, a big congratulations to Kezzie at KezzieAG who has just annouced that she got engaged xx
It will be our Wedding anniversary on Sunday, a whole 6 years and it still feels like yesterday.
Our First dance xx
We got married in the beautiful Normanby Hall in North Lincolnshire, and they lit the huge open fire, put up their Christmas decorations and lit the trees down the sweeping driveway with twinkling lights. We had a bright sunny yet crisp November day and we were surrounded by family and friends. We had a magical homespun wedding, and it wouldn't have been possible without my wonderful parents, to whom we are incredibly grateful.
I never believed in love at first sight and 'soul mates' but the day I met Lynton it was and he is. It was a long and painful path to be together but we've been together nearly 8 years and it has been the most incredible 8 years of my life and to know that we have made that commitment to one another for nearly 6 years now that grounds me and reminds me that my life now has a purpose and that there is something to live for. We are now blessed with 2 amazing sons (although they are just like their daddy, so God help me!) but I still wonder what twists and turns there will be as we continue our journey.....
On a festive note, here are some of the garlands that I had made last year but had forgotten about until I unpacked a box today..
A 'Merry Christmas' stamped garland, A Father Christmas garland made from wrapping paper pictures and a recycled christmas fabric garland (this does have a matching wreath that I will show you later)
I am now off to curl up on the sofa with Piri Piri chicken, veg rice and mushrooms, the Husband and a roaring fire xx
Take care and Festive Blessings