Monday, 1 February 2010

The Ladybird Lady


Morning all - and it's February at last!  Hope everyone had great weekends.

Fortunately for us, we had another football free weekend due to the weather again!  There are some benefits to it being frosty/wet/or snowy.  On Saturday we took the boys roller skating with some friends.  Off the 4 boys went, and us 4 adults sat and had coffee and cake for 2 whole childen free hours!  Boy, was it liberating.  No demands, requests, moans or groans, just solid adult conversation.  Completely unheard of for a Saturday afternoon!

I also popped into a local charity shop.  The ladies kindly phone me when they get Ladybird books in.  I then pop in and have a look to see which ones I want.  The ones I don't, they put out on the shelves, which I think is so lovely of them.  2 were Ladybird ones, and the third one was Jack and Jill and the Old Castle, published in 1962.  It's not a Ladybird one and not one I've ever seen before although there are several in the series.  The pictures are so sweet, I couldn't help but get it.  So, I am now known as the Ladybird Lady.  Not a bad name really!





I also managed to pick up a pretty plate and a little tray for not very much, so all in all I was quite pleased with my haul.



Last but not least a little tease and snapshot of my next project.......I bet you'll never guess what it is....

Have a good Monday!

11 comments:

Michela said...

Hello Sarah!
What a pretty plate..what about a slice of cake now?! ;-)
Have a lovely week xx

Pink Feather Paradise said...

How fab to have some grown up time... I suppose as they get older that will become more frequent... you can only hope! lol

lovely books.. I bought a print by Honor C Appleton and I think I might start looking out for her illustrations as I love the style...

I must get over to mums and have a root through the attic I think all my books are up there somewhere...

x Alex

bellaboo said...

What a very nice ladies you have at your charity shop!Love those books.Have started on a little collection myself.The plate I love,being a collector of china...and the tray with the cottage..sweet!

Bellaboo

KC'sCourt! said...

What a pretty plate.

Jennifer said...

Those are some great finds. I love the little plate. I adored Ladybird books as a child, very sweet of them to call you and let you know some more have arrived.

Andi's English Attic said...

'The Ladybird Lady' - what a great title! I still have my Dick Whittington LB book. Wish I still had my Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella books. The plate is very pretty. xx

GardenofDaisies said...

It is always good to make friends with the shop owner. :-) You got some lovely things!! Can't wait to see your project!

Florence and Mary said...

I need to get on such friendly terms with my charity shops!!!

Victoria xx

Shabby Chick said...

Hmmm could it be a quilt?!

That's what I call a great charity shop! The books are lovely.

Mel xxx

VintageVicki said...

You are so lucky they save things for you. I've tried asking our shops in town to do that but they won't so I just have to hope I get lucky and find another book for my collection.

Vicki xx

Felicity said...

lovely finds, i wish our cs ladies would do that, i went into oxfam today and the lady there was so rude she was scaring everyone away in the end her collage came out and gave me a book and a home made cake for free and said sorry! fliss xx