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Double inspiration

Two friends of mine have a lovely shop in Dorchester called ‘On the Table‘ which sells the most gorgeous, contemporary kitchenware, tableware and furnishings and a range of yummy foods too. It is always my first port of call when I need to buy a gift. Today, I bought some beautiful glasses for a 30th wedding anniversary gift (I’m off to a party on the 8th) and as usual, I couldn’t resist buying myself a little something too and I also saw this wrapping paper. It’s by Emma Bridgewater who makes really funky, fun kitchen and tableware. It has the spots on one side and the stripes on the other. I couldn’t decide which pattern to use on the outside of the book and so I made two :-)

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So if you were to buy these books, you could also have the matching mug, teapot, bowls, plates, cake tin, biscuit barrel, oven gloves etc etc…..

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You could also buy this tea towel while you are at it…cue the gratuitous Daniel Craig photograph.

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The other news of the day is that my ex has turned into a rock star! His album, called ‘Songs for Sale‘ by GTA, is now available for download on iTunes, which is very exciting!

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My bit of glory came a couple of days ago when I was ‘Blog of the Day’ over at ‘Fuel my Blog’ You will have noticed that I now have a little widget-ty thing in my sidebar and every time someone clicks it, it is recorded as a vote over on the Fuel My Blog website. Well, I was for a day or so, top Art/Design blog and then I was ‘Blog of the Day’ and was sent this little badge to display…

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Well, that’s my 15 minutes of fame :-)

 

 

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Pink with polka dots

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If you thought yesterday’s book was girlie, this one is even more so… it’s very pretty. I love the cover paper it’s so fresh. My next one will have to be a lot different to the last couple – don’t want to get into a rut.

The good news is I have finally found a plan chest which should be delivered in a week or so. This means I can get all the paper stored safely at last. It has been lying all over the bed in the spare room ever since I reclaimed the kitchen table so it will be good to be organised.

It has been raining heavily overnight and all day today. I am watching the river which runs through my garden very anxiously! This photograph was taken in the summer and shows the river as it normally is – flowing very gently down to the sea.

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This is the river today – a couple of feet higher and flowing really strongly. Another couple of feet and it’s in my garden. I just saw a couple of ducks shoot past at high speed. They must love it!

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I like living by the river and I’m glad to say it hasn’t flooded my garden so far (touch wood!) but it is a bit nerve-racking when it is very wet…