So this is my 100th post, not sure how I feel about reaching my centenary but wanted to thank everyone that has stopped by, be it once or a bunch of times for checking me out.
Today's post is a general wish list of things I yearned for this weekend but for couldn't really afford. Mainly cos last week I treated myself to a certain skull covered hot pink scarf so no need to feel sorry for me! Wish list posts are one step further than window shopping, as I have pictures of the things I want and therefore in a 2 dimensional way I already own them, right?
I'm lucky enough to live of a beautiful city with a good selection of independent and high street shops and often find myself wandering into this boutique as the clothes here always seem to be unique. They are on the cha-ching side but for a little treat they do stock the cutest and reasonably priced jewellery line called Hultquist. I swear I would love any of their bracelets (NB dear husband in case you're reading this :) The staff are generally lovely as well, always ready for a quick chat or to let you browse in peace if that's your poison.
A brand which I used to love but then went a little (dare I say it 'the fairs in town'). Cheap materials and gaudy designs turned me off, but today I stopped in and found these little gems.
I've had a stationary habit (some would say affliction) for quite some time now and love a browse around this shop. It's here I saw a postcard stand all cheerful and cheap and at risk of giving my age away I found myself wondering why don't we write to people anymore? I'm not talking getting your quill and ink out, just little 'thinking of you' card to a friend or someone you haven't chatted to in a while. I may start a one woman protest to get the humble postcard back in circulation.
The White Company
Another of my 'afflecitions' is candles, living with a man means there are times when a decent candle is essential! While some do smell like old lady wee, these two were fresh and fragrant without being overpowering. Yummy.
We also have a killer Saturday market, great for food stuffs, picnic and nicknack's! today I found this cheese (another thing I'm addicted to, I had no idea there were so many!) from The Cheese and Pie Man. This one was 4 yrs old, really creamy and the best bit is it comes in a comedy cartoon bomb shape. The pies looked pretty good too!
The Tailors Cat
Finally, I walked past the best Wedding dress shop in town (it's where I got mine from) and found this gorgeous thing in the window. The dresses and the owner are both some of the loveliest I have encountered. I wonder if my husband would marry me again so I can wear this one?
Photos are all my own, please credit me if you choice to 'borrow' any of them, thanking you!