I've got two nice things to write about today :0) This lunch time I met up with my good friend Jean . We have been friends for quite a few years now and used to work on the same craft cicuit . Me with my crafts and she with her fabulous handmade cards . We have remained friends even though we don't do the shows anymore . We try to meet up at least once a year , mostly around Christmas time . Usually at Oswaldtwistle Mills , which is half way for both of us . We had a lovely lunch and caught up with all our news . As I had been rather stressed out all week with getting the new car it was a nice change to relax . When we'd had our lunch we went for a stroll round to see if there were any goodies. I couldn't believe my eyes when we went into the kitchenware department for there on a stand was something I had been on the look out for .I''l start at the begining. I've always wanted a dresser and the other week we went into our favourite charity furniture shop and saw
This , an American colonial dresser .I simply had to have it .It was perfect for the dining room .
And you can just see on the shelves what caught my eye in the kitchenware department .
The most perfect crockery to go on my dresser . American folk art cups and plates .
All with farm animals .
The cutest sheep .
I got big dinner plates to match but they are to big for the shelves so I have used them to place the two matching fruit bowls that I bought , on .
And to finish it all off I got this felt garland to got round the top .
It all looks gorgeous and I'm very pleased with the look .
I've always loved the American Folk Art style and used a lot of these fabrics when I was making patchwork quilts . I'm going to have to make some more now to match the dresser ;0)