Tuesday, 4 December 2012

Time To Break Out The Mincemeat ...and Darling Lamps

Hello there ... how are you this evening?

I'm trying to do a bit of this ... in the mad hurly burly of this frenetic festive season.
Although I must say ... there were fewer people about at the car boot sale today... mind you it was absolutely freezing. 
The wind cut through you like a knife ... still we saw some regular faces and made a little money... and it was nice to stop and have a chat.
 For some of the older people its their weekly trip out ... they come to the boot sale... go to get their supermarket shop and home ... until the next week.
They were very brave coming out in this cold weather. 

 I could resist no longer ..... and broke out the homemade mincemeat.  
Lovely mince pies all round ...I'm afraid they don't last long in this house.
How are you doing ... have you made your first batch of mince pies yet?


And .... to delight you ....look what I treated myself to today...

A lovely pair of the most sumptuous pinky pink lamps I ever saw.

Not the best picture I'm afraid ... I simply popped in a bulb and plugged them into the nearest socket to make sure they were working .... and marvel at their pinkness! 

 The body of the lamp is made from glass .... a lovely soft pink colour with gold touches.... I was taken with them straight away.

But .... it was very early in the morning and still dark (on an outside stall)...so I was very good and waited until it was daylight ... I then rushed into the ladies (um .... powder room?*) to retrieve my spending money ...from under the layers of clothes I was wearing... and have a count up to see if I had enough pennies.
I thought it would be a bit indecent ... not to say shocking!.. to start stripping off amidst the stalls.. in the hunt for a few stray pounds!

Hubby P wouldn't bat an eyelid but other people ... well ...they can be a tad sensitive.

In the daylight  I could see they were in excellent condition and just as pinkly perfect as I had hoped for .... I handed over my saved up money and stashed them safely in the van.

Here you see the other lamp in the bedroom ... where they will live (once I get the electrics sorted out )
  ... shining their 'happy' pinky warming light over us

Delighted as I am I can see it causing issues with Hubby P and finding socks and whatnot in the early mornings ...

But a girl just has to have some nice things.... just to cheer her. 

Mind you ... just look at my splendid ... cheerful... jolly flowers.
A gift from some friends ... how nice is that!

So whats cheering you ... whats bringing a smile to your face despite the chilly weather?  


  1. I enjoyed hanging all our ornaments on the tree tonight, lingering over the memories they brought back. That certainly cheered me.

  2. I love the girly girl lamps and I LOVE mince pies!!

  3. How wonderful that our needs and delights are so sweetly simple and inexpensive...
    You lamps are all kinds of Pinky Goodness !!

  4. Love your lamps, so glad you got them, they're far too beautifu to have passed up!

    I haven't made mince pies yet, usually love making them, but I've lost 1.5 stones this year and know that I could put it all back on in a week!

    Have a lovely day

    Claire xxx

  5. Only one little mince pie has passed my lips so far ...
    The lamps are absolutely beautiful. What a find! M x

  6. Darling lamps indeedy - vintage pinky lovliness - so unusual. Are they from the 50's (pink and gold) or earlier?

  7. Those lamps are soooooo you !!

    I love mince pies and scoff loads claiming I'm doing a taste test.

    Twiglet is making me smile at the moment he has a stinking cold but is bein a real trooper.Keep cosy

    twiggy x

  8. I've just read a wonderful post over on Hardup Hester's blog. It certainly brought a smile to my face. Her title was - To fart or not to fart.
    No mince pies here yet. As you say - once you start ....
    Love from Mum

  9. I`ve also prepared my mince pie fillings earlier this month, and have pie pastry in the freezer. Shall get some done next weekend.

    Those lamps look fab! What a lovely find on a cold day out!

    I`ve sat together with a friend today. We were making our own little stash of eco-friendly Christmas cards by using left over card materials from last years cards we`d received. It`s a great way to be creative and do our little bit of recycling, just to be kind to mother nature. Less waste for the landfill. That`s what made us smile today.


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