15 June 2011

A Spot of Opping



What's a girl to do when it's pouring rain, windy and cold and she's broke?
Head to the nearest charity shop and have a good sort through.
I'm really  happy with these finds.
It's always great to spot sheets in the original packaging.
These cost $15, which is more than I would normally spend,
but they are in such good condition.  I'm hoping I will be able to
remove all the sticky from the label stuck directly onto the fabric.

The round tablecloth caught my eye from the bottom of a pile.
It reminds me of tableware in the alp region of Italy.
It will be perfect for summer dining on our outdoor table
(which seems like a lifetime away today).
This weather calls for some casserole action.
I've pulled a lamb and green bean casserole recipe
out of Tessa Kiros' Apples for Jam
and we'll all be cosy and warm for dinner tonight.

To all  my fellow bloggers out there who have not heard from me...
I still cannot leave comments on most of my regular blog reads.
This has left me feeling most despondent about the whole blog thing
as that is half the fun.
For this reason I have begun shying away from even posting
as the joy has been diminished and the frustration
I feel  when trying to post comment permeates my day and robs my peace.
Blogger is showing this problem as a fixed issue,
I'm at a cross roads:
Do I carry on with blogger and rise above it
Change blog platform
Just give in and bow out

I'm off to start the casserole
Carmel
x

4 comments:

Fiona kate said...

what a bargain. lovely. as for the comments issue maybe encourage people to email you instead? i do not have comments on mine but do love an email!

Sarah said...

Love your buys - I have the napkins of the first design!
I had problems with blogger and I had to clear out my cookes apparently to then allow me to leave comments. Unfortunately I can't now remember how to do it, it is frustrating though.
x

Melissa said...

so this is why i haven't seen your lovely words in the comments for a while hon!

you must rise above that bl***y blogger! grrrr so frustrating!

thanks for your email message instead!

love that you hit the red cross due to the rain- we really will come up with any excuse! imagine if i did that everytime in rained in ol'blighty!! perfect- actually- i'm going to run with this!!

looooooved your kakadu pictures- totally stunning!
i just posted about scotland today and how it reminds us of the *big nature* of australia...

did you frame any of these- as the whole collage you made on your last post would look incredible framed as it is!

melissa xx

victoria said...

I LOVE the design on the tablecloth with it's jaunty girl. Wonderful to think that the sheets have survived so long in their packaging.
good luck with the technical glitches!!