Friday 2 March 2012

Violets for the Duchess

Here's a wee Fab Friday Find!


Duchess china plate - Violets.  So pretty.

It was a real bargain in the charity shop - not going to moan about them again ... ever!!!  (Till next time, anyway!)

Have to tell you about this fabulous book which I ordered from Amazon and arrived yesterday.

Selina Lake's Homespun Style. 
I actually bought it to give as a gift, but just a wee look through it and I know its a keeper - I'll have to buy another copy to give to my friend!  It even smells delicious - I love the smell of new books!  Is that a bit odd?

Here's just one page - had to show this one as I'm in the "thows"(see what I did there?) of a crochet frenzy at the moment!
So, I'm going to sit and read this tonight while sipping a glass of Merlot!  Perhaps I'll even get a bit of crochet done.
Perfect Friday evening.
Hope your Friday is good too.

Love, Liz


bellaboo said...

Lovely find and the book looks fab...might have to get myself a copy.Enjoy your weekend and a bit of hooky too! :0)

petals and vintage said...

I love the smell of a new book - beats a kindle any day! ...and as for that china...just gorgeous! xx

Tina said...

Love your Violet find, Liz. It is so pretty.
I have seen the book around. I am getting really curious about it but I have so many books like that... ;)

Emma Breadstill said...

I love the smell of books too, old and new. Oh that throw is beautiful, I need more time in my days xxx

Riitta Sinikka said...

I love your find! And I think I love your book too! Have a happy weekend!

Deborah said...

Great plate such delicate picture :) love the book too must put it on my shopping list ;) I agree, the new book smell is just divine! have a wonderful weekend sweetie

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Rachael said...

I love the smell of books, even the musty old ones!

Madison said...

OO! Lovely find from the charity shop. How much of a bargain was it? Go on make me want to go home to Scotland, just for the cheap charity shops.

Madison xxx

Ruth Kelly said...

Everyone loves violets. Me included. Have a wonderful Friday.

gillyflower said...

Love the violets plate, so pretty!

That book is a goody isnt it? I see you mention smell too! Maybe they add something to the pages to make it smell good!Or maye we just love new books!

Have a great weekend Liz!

Unknown said...

Great finds!


The Vintage Knitter said...

Another great plate buy and snap...I've got the same book too. I love all the styling in it - just my sort of thing xxx

MomWaldsPlace said...

Definitely a lovely, lovely plate. The smell of new books is wonderful. The smell of old books too. Not musty, just good clean, old books.

My Vintage Mending said...

I do hope you enjoyed that sweet magazine along with your wine and some sweet treats on that beautiful dish. Just beautiful. Smiles...Renee

Sarah Jane said...

Violets are so beautiful. One of the most poetic of flowers! xx

Diane said...

You have done so well lately in the charity shops - I am so envious! That book looks great. x

Aunt Jane's Attic said...

Love the violet plate, such a pretty little flower, its a Violet weekend at our local garden centre, they have loads of different ones. Julie xxx

sky-blu-pink said...

Love the plate - just the shape I like. Totally agree with you re the smell of new books, and the lovely feeling of being the first one to turn the crisp new pages. Having said that, I love old books as well, wondering who read them before me. Don't own a kindle, don't want to.

patchworkandlace said...

That book certainly does look worth buying ,so inspirational xx

Shabby Vintage Junk said...

LOVE your sweet violet plate Liz....!!

I'm HOPING my copy of Selina's new book arrives in the post tomorrow....I literally FLEW to The Book Depository last week when a Friend mentioned it last week....!!

Fingers CROSSED....!!

Tamarah :o)

PS:....hmmmmmm....It might be a TAD early to enjoy it with a glass of wine if the Courier comes at 7.30am though....**DRAT THAT**....!!!!!

Tracy Glover said...

It does look like a gorgeous book. I also love the smell of new books. They are just the most beautiful and dreamy things aren't they?