Oh dear, another wet cold day, another crochet trimmed pillowcase.
Well, what's a girl to do when it's pouring with rain outside, the washing's on, the dishwasher's on, loads of shirts have been ironed for my husband, a dress hemmed for my daughter (she's off to Paris at the weekend!!!), the dog's been trimmed ( not with crochet..............yet! ) and brushed..........so time for me to play a little so I edged another set of vintage pillowcases!
This one in blue and white Sirdar Calico.
The colours reminded me of the lovely blue and white Adriatic Pheasant dishes I bought in an Antique shop on holiday last summer in Devon.
I bought three of varying ages, all old - one is possibly turn of the century. I love them for their gorgeous blue, faded, cracked and slightly chipped charm, and they always look beautiful filled with bright citrus fruits
Nearby another couple of favourite vintage finds catch my eye
a vintage japanese blossom design flask in duck egg blue, rusty and charming, bought for a pound at a boot fair
a rusty old tin in faded pink, with decorative scrolls and courting couples, bought for a few pounds at the Decorative Living Fair at Eridge Park last year.......so pretty
And they form a useful purpose as book-ends for my cookery books on the kitchen window sill.
Also catching my eye in my kitchen today, whilst the rain beat against the windows, was this vintage butter dish from the 30's, with a green honeycomb design and gold trim, and the pretty coffee coloured mason and cash measuring cups I bought for my daughter
..............cheerful red gingham hearts hanging on my cream painted dresser................
and pink roses..........not real ones, but roses on my tea caddy and favourite mug of the moment............
on my Greengate tea-towels..............
on my favourite soft brushed cotton pyjamas, washed and ready to wear tonight!
( Nooooooo!!!! I can't believe I took a photo of my jimmies!!!!! Good grief I wish the rain would stop!!!!)
But here's what has really made me smile today - my furry companion!
What's making you smile in your home today???