Not being one to spend all day in bed I found myself sitting covered up in the afternoons watching all the Christmas/ winter films that were being shown back to back on TV. I don't usually watch daytime TV but was so bored that it was better than nothing and I found if I dozed off and woke again it didn't really matter story wise!!
Also this meant I was able to scroll around the internet , Granny Fortuna at my shoulder!, and purchase things for her shop ! She made good use of my weakened state and various parcels have been arriving and been whisked off by said Granny without me getting a look!
I managed to drag my bones into work yesterday and so it's not been until today that I've been able to think about things that need doing.
I still need to get Christmas cards, a wreath for the front door and loads of other things, so we went out to check what was around for Christmas!
We headed for one of our favourite shops and on the way called into a local garden centre, it's not one we visit much and it turned out not to be worth the visit this time ! So we carried on.
The shop we arrived at sells secondhand furniture and items along side a few new pieces, we have bought and even sold to them over the years but in late November and all through December it fills with Christmas decoration and goodies.
I could not find my camera, so had to use my phone, but below are photos from today's visit , I found a couple of Christmas items but we did find something we just could not pass by, so I wonder if you can pick out just what came home with us ! I'll share at the end of the post and you can see if you were right!
They have a shop and out back this long double chalet and also a barn.
full of glitter and sparkle.
They also do a large selection of garden statuary.
some is very basic but there area few gems amongst them
This building is the barn
There are new items also mixed in on the shelves.
It's the sort of place you need to spend time in and search to find that piece of treasure that you love.
I nearly bought a small china jug that really appealed to me , it was only £4.00 but I managed to resist.. this time..
Well any idea what we bought? Paul saw it first and pointed it out to me and I was smitten straight away !
On a positive note I do have this coming week off ! So will be able to get Granny's tale photographed and back on track! Although Princess Clara is coming for a few days visit mid week , she's insisting on checking out her Christmas accommodation ! so she can see just how big her Christmas stocking is and if the chimney's big enough for Santa to get down!
I still need to get my front door wreath! and make space for the Christmas tree and lots of other pre Christmas things, like buy other members of the family, apart from Clara , a present!
I did receive a couple more knitted items for the Sasha's this week.
From Rosie we have the yellow and red winter sweater and there are already arguments about who gets to wear it first!
and from Diane one of her wonderful shawls. Even more dolls are after this not just the Sasha's! I'm sure I saw a glint in Granny's eye as I removed it from it's packing ! and a few of the Schoenhut dolls have been admiring it!
Well did you work out what came home with us from the Christmas store?
Did you guess ! It was the pipe smoking Rabbit!
The detail on him is wonderful and he's made of metal because he is nice and heavy,I am quite tempted to go back and get his friend, the rat , who is holding a mug of ale ! But I need to think about it , he was not cheap!
So tomorrow Granny will be in her shop up to who knows what ! having bought new stock and with a much larger shop in which to display it !
Wishing you all a Happy Healthy week ahead.