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Monday, 5 December 2022

M e r r y ✨πŸŽ„✨ M a k I n g

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I'm sat in bed with thick woolly socks on and enjoying a hot chocolate before bed...it's really nippy tonight we spent the night at the Dickensian evening with a mulled wine and watched the switch on of the Christmas lights✨🌟🧚‍♂️πŸŽ„⭐πŸŒ›⭐✨🌟

I thought I'd take the time to share a few catch up *moments of mine*. I always like to share a mosaic of favourite pics...the November sunlight was bliss & we managed some beautiful Autumn walks in the country and by the coast in Cornwall.

I can't believe it's December already...⭐

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It's been such a busy few weeks ...

December arrives too quickly for me every year...and I start to think there's not enough time. We have alot of birthdays this month. Including mine...eeekkk!

I found this wonderful vintage style lampshade in the vintage & antique market in my local town...I'm really enjoying having the dresser in the living room and I've got alot more space in the teeny kitchen we have. I need to sort through the dresser, de clutter and add some Christmasy things from my box's of Christmas decorations...I get alot of enjoyment out of faffing with it. I keep wondering about painting it grey or even green. I did try pink last year but mixed the paint myself and didn't match it right so it looked patchy in certain light so ended up painting it back with white. Mmm ideas...

...I love the lead up to Christmas most of all, especially all the little traditions that happen here...The Dickensian evening with festive light switch on, childrens choir in the square of our market town, The Christmas tree Festival and the local National trust houses Christmas displays...And getting all the Christmas decorations out the box's and decorating the Christmas tree...✨πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ✨

     ...✨🌟✨ enjoying snuggly woolly socks and mince pies ✨🌟✨ and starting to write Christmas cards and festive food lists...

✨🌟🌟✨I like to have a sort out, de clutter before I get the Christmas decorations out. I don't think im going to put as many out this year...well, I say not too many, I actually mean not as many as I normally do, but this is an idea ...it will all probably change next week.✨✨πŸŒŸπŸŽ„ My dresser definitely won't look minimal 🀭 ,but we all like what we like. 

✨✨🌟 This is my hand made Dartmoor festive fox...I used watercolours and fussy cut foliage from an old book...
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✨✨πŸŒŸπŸŽ„✨My birthday πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰ is in December and my lovely Stevie gave me an early gift...The vintage Moon girl ornaments...I just adore themπŸŒŸπŸŒ›✨
✨🌟✨✨✨The whimsical window has started to take shape, lots of snipping and cutting. The Tree πŸŽ„ has been decorated with the help of my daughter and some lovely festive candles are making the cottage smell so festive... Enjoy your Merry Making ✨πŸŒŸπŸŽ„πŸŒŸ✨πŸŽ„πŸŒŸ✨πŸŽ„
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Saturday, 12 November 2022

✨✨⭐All that sparkles

November so far...its whizzing by like a firework🌠... A little catch up of trips, walks, change in seasons, thrifty buys, adventures, art work and home life✨✨🌟✨

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✨✨⭐✨I'm just not finding my words lately, so more pics than words here...
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Monday, 17 October 2022

✨πŸŒŸπŸ„October gave a partyπŸ„⭐✨

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My sweet September to October cherished moments... Autumn definitely cheers my soul so much... ✨πŸŒŸπŸ„πŸ’•

✨🌟✨A special 16th birthday has been celebrated 
✨🌟✨I've been busy with house work, painted the kitchen, moved furniture around, end up with the dresser in the living room and decided I prefer it there... 
Autumnal dresserπŸ’•⭐πŸ„πŸŽƒ✨🌟
✨✨🌟Autumnal days in my Market town
Oh those warming colours... And the beauty of Autumn morning sunlight filling the park. 
✨✨🌟Dartmoor walks... Toadstool hunting! 
✨✨🌟My September junk journal.... Final pages and some Halloween inspired pen & ink
✨✨🌟Cosy moments in October with good magazines... πŸ’•
✨✨πŸŒŸπŸ˜‚πŸ€£Early elfie spotted on my long canal walk... 
✨✨🌟Thrify happy Market day buys... Some crafty, creative books, vintage tea cosy, decorative mugs, folk art book.... 
Do share your favourite moments this month with me?... 
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Tuesday, 20 September 2022

πŸŒΏπŸπŸ‚Autumnal feelingπŸ‚πŸπŸŒ±

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The cottage felt a lot cooler this morning, a real nip in the air when I made my 6.45am cup of milky coffee. I peeped out the back door and lots of Autumnal coloured leaves lay on the hill top steps.Its such a peaceful time in the morning just before busy routines.... We'd had a lovely long weekend Friday and Monday - it's been lovely having extra holiday time with my partner who has been using up unused holiday time. I think he still has a floating 6 days to use so I might get a few more long weekends leading up to winter. The Monday was a Bank hol due to the Queens funeral. But Friday we decided to head to Market day in Totnes. Oh its just such a wonderful atmosphere every time we visit, musicians playing on the street, lots of organic produce, friendly cafes, lots of little independent shops, antiques market, thrifty shops... And bookshops... And of course I came home with goodies! We definitely needed some a cheerful escape... The News has been awfully sad of late. 

We enjoyed tea & cake... And just mooched about taking in all the sights and smells. It was an incredibly busy day, so many people. We walked back along the river below the town towards the car park. 
The weekend Sophia was with us we visited Buckland Abbey, National Trust. We had another picnic there and it was beautiful... Such an Autumnal feeling in the air. 
The biggest pumpkins and turnips and gourds I'd ever seen. Beautiful array of colour and varieties. I love exploring the gardens during Autumn... πŸ‚πŸπŸ’•⭐
The colours leading up to Autumn are my most favourite... ⭐πŸπŸ‚πŸπŸ₯€✨ The Abbey, museum, old monks barn were lovely to walk around & the volunteers there are so knowledgeable especially loved the kitchen and as it was a Heritage weekend they showed us sneeky peeks of the parlour cupboard and stairs leading to the servants quarters - those parts fascinate me most. I love looking at the kitchen wares, old kitchen utensils & dresser tops, cupboards and hidey holes. How they preserve foods, storage and huge big open spit fires. The fireplace is huge! Two in fact. 
Such an amazing place to explore... Especially the gardens, estate orchard, woodland walks. 
I've still been junk journaling my way through September... πŸ–Œ️πŸ“–Here are some more pages using lots of fussy cut pieces, ephemera, old book pages, magazine cut outs ect.... 
I'll do an end of September 'show & tell' of all the prompts from Instagram
 # junkjournalsept 
Also a junk journal page that inspired some pen & ink illustrations... 
My Hill top garden sky.... My market town one early eve.... And a fond farewell to the QueenπŸ₯€πŸ‘‘

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