I've spent much of this week doing some stash busting of my Acrylic yarn. The drop in temperature and wet weather inspired me to raid my stock of Stylecraft and King Cole to hook up a giant granny square.
I had quite a few autumnal shades sitting idle in my basket, so I thought it would be appropriate to incorporate them into this off the cuff project. I wasn't so sure about the use of random colour placement at first, but as it has grown in size, it has grown on me too.
Something else that's making me very happy this week
is the addition of these rather lovely vintage
Kellogg's trays to my kitchen.
I absolutely love the old fashioned advertising, the archetypal pretty housewives and mothers used for promotion, and the cute polka dot backgrounds just finish them off perfectly. I love the heritage of this brand. I'm sure people will still be eating Kellogg's cereals long after I've gone.
I have to confess I can't start my day without a bowl of Cornflakes. Maybe not considered the healthiest of breakfasts by some, but I love 'em. Ice cold milk, poured straight from the fridge; lovely.
And if Vintage & Retro is your thing, then you might be interested in a lovely shop I visited called Oobedobe Vintage (pronounced oo-be-do-be). Seldom have I met a nicer person than Debbie, proprietor of this treasure trove of vintage finds. It really was by chance that I found this place (a recurring theme on this blog), as I travelled down the A5 from a visit to Rushmere Park with my sister. Set off the road somewhat hidden from view, the shop is located on the Hockliffe Business Park. If not for an advertising board on the side of the road, we'd never have know this little gem of a place existed. Which is a shame really, and can't be good for business.
With that in mind I thought about asking whether I could take a few snaps inside to feature here on the blog. A bit of free advertising couldn't do any harm, and Debbie was more than happy to oblige. I happened to have my trusty camera with me after taking some shots whilst out at Rushmere. Sadly Debbie was a little camera shy so I didn't get any pics of her. Disappointing as she looked fab that day, her clothes and hair style befitting of the era she so obviously loves. I immediately thought of Sarah from Sarah's Doo Wop Dos, another fabulous local business woman. But Debbie had done her own hair, which was very impressive.
We chatted for ages about all sorts. It felt like we'd been invited into her home such is the atmosphere of the place Debbie's lovingly created. So if you get a chance, do pop by and see Debbie. She'll be delighted to see you I'm sure.
Well that's me up to date, just the small matter
of a birthday to celebrate in a few days.
I'm refusing to acknowledge my age from hence forth ;)
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend
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