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**A FEW UNUSUAL PRESSIES**

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MY FAMILY KNOW ME WELL ENOUGH NOW TO REALISE I LIKE UNUSUAL GIFTS, SO WHEN WE WERE OUT THE OTHER DAY VISITING ONE OF OUR FAVOURITE GCs , WE FOUND SOME WALL PLANTERS, HAVE BEEN LOOKING FOR PLANTERS TO MATCH THE ONES OUR DAUGHTER BOUGHT US MANY, MANY YEARS AGO
THIS WAS THE PERFECT GIFT FOR ME, OH WAS VERY PLEASED, NO MORE HUNTING AROUND!!


WE THEN DECIDED TO VISIT AN OLD MILL WHICH SELLS ANTIQUES OVER SEVERAL FLOORS, WITH A SMALL CAFE PROVIDING HOT CHEESE SCONES, AND LOVELY FRESH COFFEE…..
HERE WE CAME ACROSS SOME VERY UNUSUAL FARM TOOLS, PERFECT FOR PLANTS, THIS WILL LOOK LOVELY WITH SOME VIVID FLOWERS IN THE SUMMER…WE THINK IT IS AN OLD WELL BUCKET

RATHER LIKED THE IDEA OF THIS SCONCE, HOPING IT WILL GO WITH AN IDEA FOR A FRENCH COURTYARD..

SO THAT WAS ME SORTED, THE NEXT DAY SPENT BIRTHDAY MONEY ON PLANTS, ONE OF THEM BEING A HALF PRICE HEUCHERELLA, 2 LARGE SHRUBS FOR 8.00, AND MORE TULIP BULBS….
SUNDAY GRANDDAUGHTER IS TAKING US OUT TO LUNCH
DONT YOU JUST LOVE BIRTHDAYS?

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Wow! You did well there...some lovely things. happy Birthday! .....think I might go mooching around the antiques centre this weekend. OH is off to London to see the Gunners and he hates the antiques, so it's a perfect opportunity! ;) thanks for the nudge!

29 Oct, 2014

 

You made some lovely choices and so glad you found what you really wanted.
I love the sconce which is very French isn't it and it will look wonderful.
Continue to enjoy your birthday fun!

29 Oct, 2014

 

I like your unusual buys :)
Happy Birthday !

29 Oct, 2014

 

Thank you Hywel .....Wildrose I was so pleased with the sconce, they had two, I should have bought them both really!
Thanks K. we love a mooch around the antiques, have a few pennies left, so will be looking for some more unusual pieces for the garden...
Snoop dog I think you are right, this came from Hungary, and is certainly quite old.....loads of character though.

29 Oct, 2014

 

Lovely pressies, happy birthday :))

30 Oct, 2014

 

Happy Birthday it's the prezzies that make the day be them old or new 😀

30 Oct, 2014

 

Happy Birthday Dotty :o))
I love, love, love the wall planters and the sconce, does the garden centre sell anything online?

30 Oct, 2014

 

Thank you Daylily, Kidsgran, and Annella......
Annella not that I know of, they are more of a landscape business, they exhibit at Hampton Court, they do some amazing designs, the faces were part of a Gothic theme..... if it is the planters you are interested in look on Ebay they have them for sale, if you want more details I can pm you, let me know......the sconce was from an Antiques Centre, where dealers rent a space, so items are here today and gone tomorrow......

30 Oct, 2014

 

Happy Birthday Dd, you have some really unusual treats there, I like them all, enjoy spending the rest, I think the pail is my favourite though....

30 Oct, 2014

 

Thanks Lincs, yes I love that pail, it is inside the conservatory at the moment, dont want it to get too wet lol

30 Oct, 2014

 

Hi Dotty ... Fascinating items ...
... I've added to GoYpedia :o)

30 Oct, 2014

 

Great birthday presents Dotty. Your lady wall planter in the first photo made me think of Princess Anne! No, just me then! They are lovely, well done on finding them and happy birthday to you. :o)

30 Oct, 2014

 

Shirley you are right, it does, how funny!! and thanks for your good wishes....
Ok TT pleased you found them interesting....

30 Oct, 2014

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