Thank you for stopping by, I hope you enjoy your visit and leave with a smile! Love Thea x

Tuesday, 30 October 2012

Getting the Dresser Ready For Halloween*~*

I have been busy decorating the dresser...


The Pumpkin has been carved , Paddington Bear has a
little bit of the devil in him....











There is a photo of my lovely Dad.....

My Mums old scent bottle....


For me Halloween is time for lots of fun... and to remember loved ones past



The bunnies look a little bit worried....


I picked a few flowers from the garden....




Pumpkin is ready and waiting...



I made the Autumn leaf garland this year.. but the rest of the decorations have been collected over the last few years...


An old postcard of Peter Pan and a card my Dad sent my Mum x...



My Journal and my book of poems....


I always have a poem in my head and sometimes I write them down....

Even the teds got dressed up...



I know they should really be sitting on a broomstick...





Whatever Halloween means to you, I hope you have a wonderful time...Stay cosy and............... Be Blessed
Thea xx

Saturday, 27 October 2012

Birthday Nostalgia at the Seaside*~*

 
As it was my Birthday on Thursday, Fin had arranged to take me to Broadstairs on the Kent coast for a few days. It is a very special place for me as it was the my seaside holiday resort when I was tiny. Every summer for two weeks my bucket and spade, paper flags and jelly shoes were dug out of the garage and packed in my Dad's car, along with the cases and picnic basket and my Mum's lally bag ( not sure why she called it lally bag but she kept absolutely everything in it even a wet flannel!)
 
 
We stayed in a lovely sea front hotel, and as soon as we arrived I could not wait to explore my old haunts,
 
 
 
I found the old guest house where we used to stay ( now made into flats )
 

The pretty cottage opposite the guest house and beyond the secret garden where I used to play
 
 
The harbour in Viking bay....
 
Views from the harbour and our hotel...
 
Bleak house rising above the town....
 
 
 
 
Woke up to a wonderful pile of prezzies, I felt very spoilt..
 
 
 
The ice cream parlour where I had so many happy times with my Dad who always treated me to a special treat, ( I was so surprised it is still here)
 
 
 
It had not changed at all still had the 1950s decor inside...
 
 
 
 
 
So what did we do. well we ordered two Knickerbockerglory's..well it was my Birthday!
 
 
The hotel was very sweet and presented me with this... 
 
 
Back home now and the cards are up...
 
 
The boots and hat that Fin gave me,,,, thank you so much Thea x

Sunday, 21 October 2012

Little Lette's 1st Birthday *~*



This weekend my lovely little Grandaughter celebrated her 1st Birthday...last week I helped Pippa bake Lette's Birthday cake...



I baked the pudding basin cakes at home, then went over to Pippa's to help her ice and decorate  the Toadstool cake....



Pippa assembling the "roof" ready for the big day.....




The cards are opened...



I made some birthday bunting....

"Nana" bought her a horsey....


Happy Birthday Lette , you are so very special
Love Nana and Gramps xx



Wednesday, 17 October 2012

The Wooden Horse, Ted's And Pixie's *~*


On Saturday I popped into my local C Shop and sitting in the corner under a mountain of worn out children's clothes sat this little fellow,  and I just knew he was coming home with me (£10)



Not sure what I am going to do to him yet, I will probably give him a sand down and a wax



So for now I have sat the old ted's on him,...



This is my new Pixie girl I made from the Tilda books, she is larger than the other two I made, so not so fiddly to stuff...




I crochet her a pair of shoes....




Then Pixies had a ride on the horse....




Well  I am sure Lette ( my baby granddaughter) will enjoy riding him when she is a little older...but for now he is in my sitting room with the old ted's 
Love Thea xx