Tuesday, February 3, 2009

A swap, some snow and a nasty cold...

Good morning,
This is just going to be a quick post because I'm sick in bed this morning with a really nasty cold and I feel as though my throat is on fire. But I also know that if I don't do this now, the Lemsip medication will wear off and I might not have time to post until the weekend again.

We've not had as much snow here in Oxfordshire as the lucky Londoners, but we did have a nice dusting covering the village where we live. It was a bit scary driving!

Banjo enjoyed the snow, and even ate a little snowman that next door made. We thought he was just sniffing the little snowman, but before we knew it he was eating it like an ice cream. Naughty Banjo!

My cold started comming along yesterday, but then I also got a lovely surprise yesterday. Debbie and I decided to do a little kitchen swap. As anyone who has done a swap, or bought anything from Debbie's lovely shop knows, she wraps everything beautifully with ribbons and beautiful handmade tags. I didn't get a chance to take photos of the gifts before they were opened because I was too nosey!
But here you can see the beautiful tags that Debbie makes.

This is what I got for my kitchen...

A Cake Decorating book, perfect for those special occasions!

A beautiful red mug with some hand creams tucked inside, yum, they smell nice!

A gorgeous tin with a cute baking ornament on top! So lovely.

A glass sugar/flour shaker (oops, I didn't add it to my photo because I've already added it to the rest of my collection of shakers, which I love!!!!).
The most beautiful 'tea for me' teapot cup and saucer... I LOVE teapots! And this one is soooo pretty.

And my favourite has to be the beautiful cross-stitch cupcake picture which I assume Debbie made (she is talented that Debbie). It's just so sweet, and even has some lavender tucked inside the frame.

How lucky am I?

Thanks you so much Debbie! It's even made my cold feel better. I promise to take a picture of my glass sugar shaker collection soon and post it on here! I really love my new vintage treasures!

I hope you are all well! I'm off to bed now.


MelMel said...

Get well soon, do take care....lovely swap!xxx

Mamma Lalla said...

Poor child - hope you feel better soon! Lovely swap - it is such a fantastic idea to have swaps!! Luv Ma xx

Gem said...

Hope you're feeling much better soon :) You got some really lovely presents in your swap, you're very lucky :) xx

Vintage Tea said...

Sorry to hear you're not well, hope you safely tucked up looking after yourself.

Victoria x

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi sweetie,

We are all wishing you well!
Thanks for the lovely compliments about our swap!
Now that I know you have received mine, I will be able to open yours!
Can`t wait!
Well... I have to wait until my 3 Treasures will come back home from school, as I promised to open my parcel with them.
We are all very excited!
I`m hoping to do a post about it tonight!
And once again,
MANY THANKS for the lovely compliments and praises!
Much LOVE,
Debbie Moss

P.S- Do keep warm!
And loved seing the photo of Banjo!

The Vintage Kitten said...

Gorgeous swap. Hope you feel better soon X

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Hi sweetie,
Hope YOU are feeling much better!
Thank You! Thank You! Thank You!
For my wonderful Presies!
Me and my 3 Treasures love every single one!
You have put so much thought into my presies!
I can`t Thank You enough!
I`m hoping to post about it, this Sunday!
Try to take it easy!
Much Love to YOU, D. and Banjo!

P.S- Sorry for taking me so long to let you know, how happy I am with my parcel, this week as been quite busy for me!
But all is well, at home!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Forgot to tell you, that you have two Awards on my blog!
And they are well deserved to!
The "Mosses" Family

Lorilee said...

I hope you are feeling better soon. The snow is so pretty. We almost never have snow here in South Texas!

Debbies-English-Treasures said...

Just stopping by wish you to GET WELL SOON!
Do keep up warm!
Debbie Moss

Shabby Chick said...


I just popped across from Debbie's blog to see what you got and ended up spending 15 minutes admiring your wrapped Christmas gifts, dog, kitchen and linen cupboard!!! Great blog, I wish I was more organised :)

Love what Debbie gave you, you're both lucky!

Mel xxx

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Many of the posts featured on this blog are about doing household chores the correct, or so to say perfect way. My intention is not to make readers feel that the way they are running their households are wrong. So if making the bed, or ironing shirts in a certain way doesn't fit your lifestyle, do not feel guilty about it. But by learning the correct way of doing things it might just come in handy for those times when special guests are staying, or when you need to iron that shirt perfectly for a job interview. So enjoy the learning, but skip the guilt and LOVE your homes. x

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