Thursday, 26 April 2012

Not Vintage Spring Weather!

We've had such terrible weather lately.  The first whiff of a hosepipe ban, and we get torrential downpours.  So much so, that car boots here have been out of the question, and very little vintage shopping has gone on.  Well, apart from the odd jug of course:

Johnson Brothers green jug; from the '50's I'm guessing.  Sorry about poor photo; all this rain has made taking pictures difficult too.

We have been to a couple of fantastic places though.  I wish my camera skills were better though, as  did not do justce to the wonderful Wilton's Music Hall in London.  If you want faded, peeling but beautiful Georgian and Victorian buildings; you should go:

We had a really interesting tour; and it is still a working bar and theatre too; definitely worth a visit if you are around the St Katherine's Dock area.

Last week we went to the Black Country Living Museum; which is also a fantastic place; but I'll have to wait for my photography expert to download her pictures; as I didn't get many myself.  Too busy in the sweetshop buying fudge and the 1930's fish and chip shop!

Anyway, off to check out the charity shops....

Monday, 9 April 2012

Belated Happy Easter

Running behind as usual!  I hope everyone has enjoyed a wonderful Easter (despite the disappointing weather after the last couple of weeks).

Our first spring here has been a surprise, as we don't know what will come up in the new garden.  So far, there have been many beautiful daffodils and primroses, and now tulips are just starting; but we are stll awaiting the cherry blossom from the tree right outside our front gate.  We had a lovely cherry in our old front garden, so I am hoping for something similar here - this was last year, before we moved:

So - come back warm weather please!  I'm off to see if the girls missed any eggs the Easter bunny hid for them yesterday; finders keepers!  Happy Easter.