Puttery Pretties I Bought Last Week...

Every girls needs a few sweet nothings occasionally doesn't she? When pennies are short and all hope of loveliness lost, it really rather helps to treat yourself to a tiny collection of odd little pretties, bought for a song and carried home to bring a little bliss to the utterly mundane.

These then are the pretties I acquired this week: little bits of cheap nothing that have brightened up my day as I have navigated the chaotic waters of another half-term holiday.  Salve for an an over-excited Mummies soul for the princely sum of just £17.00 all in all...

In the first photograph, two mint condition Julia Clements Floral Arrangement Irish linen tea-towels complete with pot-pourri recipes and discovered buried under a pile of granny blankets in the most darling antique shop in the world, in Churchtown...

Rosehip Notepad

Next a teeny tiny Rosehip notepad because I'm having a bit of a folksy moment and couldn't resist the pattern...

Cupcake Cases

Some Polka-Dotty cupcake cases in which to bake the prettiest of Brocante Fairy cakes, from the Harvey Nicholls Food Store at the Trafford Centre...

Belle and Boo

A Belle and Boo postcard from Paperchase because she was too beautiful to leave in the shop.

Lavender Candies

Apothecary Garden Lavender Candies because they last a lifetime and provide five minutes of fragrant culinary bliss when all around have apparently lost their marbles.

Wuthering Heights

The Penguin Popular Classics edition of Wuthering Heights because it is the Playground Mummies Book-club choice of the month and I am rather taken with the idea of collecting a little stack of ribbon-tied lime green classics...

Book Plates

And finally, a little set of  book-plates for Finley, as I chose this week to take my own puttery advice and buy him a book journal and a scrumptious little set of book-plates so I can reinforce the message that reading is a gift and books as precious as his damn Nintendo D.S...

Happy Saturday Darlings...