Monday, 20 June 2011

Magpie Monday

Welcome to my first Magpie Monday! I'm linking up with Missie Lizzie of Me and My Shadow who started Magpie Monday! I hope you'll pop over to her blog and see all the other link ups and 'Magpie finds'

So here is my Magpie find bought today in Scope charity shop

A beautiful little teaset! 6 perfect cups and saucers and a sugar bowl!

All for a fabulous £4!

And then I turned them over and looked at the bottom finding this...

I may be wrong but this looks like they were made in 1850! Made by Foley Fine China this design is called 'Ming Rose' and I have done a little research and found 1 cup and saucer on ebay selling for £19.50! 

This lovely design is inside the cups and the sugar bowl!

I can't wait to have my own home to display them in and maybe have a tea party in aid of Scope who helps people like my friend Anna who has Cerebral Palsy :-)

I wouldn't have looked twice at this set or maybe thought it was pretty but nothing more if I hadn't been reading my friend Karen's blog and all the lovely vintage bargains she finds! Thanks for the Inspiration Karen!

I hope you think my 'Magpie find' is as wonderful as I do! Hope to see you again soon

Wednesday, 15 June 2011

New Look Blog

Hi welcome to my new look blog!

I've not been well today, I've been very tired, depressed, had a nasty headache and have had to stay in bed! So I have been thinking of updating this blog for a few days so I just started slowly looking for graphics and it has come together very quickly and I love the result! 

As the new banner didn't go with my old background I have had fun searching for a new one. Also the old blogger template didn't look good with the new look so THH has had a total makeover! New banner, new background and new fonts! I hope you like it too! 

A big thank you to Maria who made the original banner for THH! I loved it and I'm very grateful for the work you put into it for me. I'm a bit sad to retire it. You are my inspiration and I'm very happy now to have been able to make my own :-)

So how am I feeling now? Happy, and my headache has gone! Just goes to show how therapeutic creativity can be! And on this note I would like to tell you about my aim....To do a little creativity every day. It's too easy for that to be on Photoshop so I will make sure each day it is something different! To prove I am doing this I will be taking photo's and putting them on here. I'm just not sure if it will be daily or weekly but do keep an eye out! Would you like to join me?

Thanks for visiting! See you soon :-)

Wednesday, 8 June 2011

A ~ Z of ME!

I have done some about me on my other blogs recently so when I saw this on Maria's blog I decided it would be a nice thing to do on my 'Home' blog! I have also had some fun this morning making a pretty graphic to go with this post :-) So here is my A~ Z...

A. Age: 37
B. Bed size: Double which still isn't big enough for it's 2 occupants (see picture above hehe)
C. Chore that you hate: Dusting
D. Dogs: Umm check the picture above! My dear doggy Dulcie who has her own blog Dulcie Days
E. Essential start to your day: a doggy kiss and cuddle followed by my cup of coffee
F. Favourite color: Jade Green
G. Gold or Silver: silver
H. Height: 5'7"
I. Instruments you play: Flute, Recorder, Guitar, Tambourine and i would love to learn the Piano!
J. Job title: I don't have one
K. Kids: Still in my future but much desired!
L. Live: Currently Lancaster, England but looking forward to moving back to Cornwall in the hopefully near future!
M. Mother's name: Janet Iris (Iris means rainbow which is something very special to me and that makes my mum very special to me too! We are best friends)
N. Nicknames: Teri is a nickname from Teresa (pronounced Ter-ay-ssa) Tish Tash by my mum's friend so mum frequently calls me Tish, Pteradactyl (P-Teri-dactyl get it? hehe) I have others but They are not ones I want to share with the world or ones I'd rather forget!
O. Overnight hospital stays: lots and for weeks not nights! I have had 5 eye operations for Cataracts! I was totally blind at the age of 4!
P. Pet peeve: People overreacting when my dog(s) upset their dogs! Esp when their dogs are tiny and can be picked up! I had to laugh at the reaction of 3 adults with 1 or 2 Yorkshire Terriers when Bessie our soft pup when over to say hello...The dogs were on their owners laps and started yapping at Bessie so she barked back (not surprising really) so they all stood up and surrounded their tiny dogs and then moaned that I was too far away to control my dogs. I called Bess to me she came, sat on command and I put her lead on muttering about the fact that 3 adults seemed incapable of protecting 1 or 2 tiny dogs! (I never could tell if there were 1 or 2!) I had to laugh!  (well after I got over my annoyance! 

Q. Quote from a movie: "Where's my truck?" Crash "there it is!" - Twister
R. Right or left handed: right
S. Siblings: 1 older brother (though I should have had 3) and 1 adopted sister
T. Time you wake up: between 9 and 10am depending on how well I am at the time :-(
U. Underwear: Knickers and Bra ~ must be pretty but rarely matches
V. Vegetable you hate: Beans, beans, beans can't stand the texture - Yuck! don't like peas so much anymore or cauliflower
W. What makes you run late: my parents or doing one more thing on the laptop!
X. X-Rays you've had: ankles, knees, wrists, elbows, neck, chest, I think that's about it!
Y. Yummy food that you make: Curry sauce to go with chips! but I love cooking and make great cakes which I generally don't eat (not a big cake person) My mum is a great cook and has taught me well :-)
Z. Zoo animal: Panda is the one that comes to mind but I love all animals except primates!

I hope you've enjoyed reading this and learning a little about me. Do you want to join me? Do let me know so I can come and read yours too :-)