Happy Halloween spooksters!
Welcome to Magpie Monday. For those of you who've not visited before (where have you been?) just a quick reminder of what this is all about.
Magpie Monday is your chance to share your second-hand finds. I set it up as a way of showing that we don't have to buy in to the consumerism taking over the world, and that it's perfectly possible to stylishly clothe yourself; dress your home; feed your literary appetite and entertain your kids with items that have been pre-loved. Championing the Three Rs philosophy - Reduce; Recycle and Reuse.
If you've been reading my blog, it will come as no surprise that I love Halloween! However, I don't love the throwaway tatty decorations you buy in the shops and supermarkets. So, as well as making my own, I've also been on the hunt in my favourite charity shops and car boot sales.
I found this gorgeous little orange enamel teapot. After retrieving it from Ruby's playhouse - she's commandeered it - I attempted a little seasonal flower arrangement with bits and bobs from the garden - Jane Packer I aint!
In the same charity shop, I found this little applique decorative cushion. I'm not sure if it's handmade, but it certainly has that feel about it.
I'm very happy with these two little items, as I can re-use them year after year, and they cost me the princely sum of £2.50 in total.
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