Sunday, 29 September 2013

Beach and Boot Sale

Today was the perfect day for a drive to Dundrum for a mooch around the boot sale then to Tyrella for a walk along the beach. Sunny enough to feel warm, windy enough to blow the cobwebs away. The beach was pretty deserted apart from a few wind surfers making the most of the gorgeous day. On Friday I had all my hair cut off, so it's back to being super short, I'd forgotten that wind and short hair do not make for a good look, I must invest in some super strength hairspray for the coming windy months....Anyhow, the boot sale at Dundrum was packed, giddy from the smell of Dinky donuts and exhilarated by the sea air we set off to find treasure! The big lad bought three records for 2 pounds and I bought some dollies, a babycham glass and an Enid Blyton book for my friend to add to her collection, all delighted....

Have you found anything good at a boot sale recently?

 I'm off to make a pot of soup and to finish a picture that has been needed to be finished for a looooonnng time!
Hope you're all having a lovely weekend xx

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Damn Fine Coffee Cup Pots

I have  (a hem...) a few coffee cups around the house and I like to find alternative uses for everyday items so I used some as little plant pots, they're perfect for little succulents. I filled my cups for a bathroom window sill garden....

What alternative uses do you use cups for?

Have a great weekend everyone xx

Thursday, 26 September 2013

Coats, boots and a bag OH MY!

My sisters and I did all the charity shops in Portadown when were down at Country comes to town last weekend, and as luck would have it I found not one but three amazing coats, a pair of boots and a new brown bag ! All delighted with my purchases, we headed to the park for a little photo shoot....
Sister Bob, roped into being photographer
Chocolate brown Dorene velvet jacket from Save the Children

Woolea sheepskin jacket from Oxfam, I nabbed it off the mannequin and left her nude
Miss Dannimac rain mac from Save the Children, bargain of the day ONLY five of my hard earned pounds

Mink Bally boots from War on Want (Belfast)
Brown bag Cancer Research

 After this little shopping spree, I watched Confessions of a Shopaholic........nuff said

Hope you're all having a great week!

Sunday, 22 September 2013

The day the country came to town

Bout ye?
Country comes to town is an annual event in my home town that until yesterday I had never actually been to! The streets of Portadown are closed off to make way for vintage cars, tractors, stalls, food, live animals, crafts and country music. I took a wee jaunt down with my sisters, the craic was ninety and to make things even better we came home with a lock of stuff from the charity shops (of which there are many!)

Wee Tom
 Big thumbs up Portadown, Country comes to town 2013 was tremendous! Thon was a powerful day out! You can take the gerl out of Portadown but you can't take the Portadown out of the gerl

Hope you're all having a great weekend xx

Saturday, 21 September 2013

North Street Belfast, so it is

Welcome to North Street, it's fair to say the buildings are a bit dilapidated but they've definitely got the best shutters in all of Belfast! Early Saturday morning....

It was a sad day when the North street Arcade burnt down, happy foundation year art college days, tattoos and cafe Arcadia, I'd love to see this place restored

My favourite shutter, Mr White, only 2 episodes left people!!

don't forget to look up

Have a great weekend everyone xx