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Tuesday, 29 November 2016

2 Little Lost Girls

We are almost in December, everybody seems to be getting busier and the traffic on the roads is definitely getting heavier. I'm trying to be organised, have written a Christmas card list, as good as finished our present shopping and have dispatched hubby to the post office to send my 12 days of Christmas Swap parcel (it's on it's way Jo, should be with you soon).

Last week wasn't a good week, we had some bad news on Tuesday regarding our son, but he turned what could have been an awful situation right around. It turned from a bad week to celebrating at the weekend, life really can change so much in 24 hours!

The Christmas lights were turned on in the city centre on Thursday evening and the shops stayed open for the first evening of late night shopping. The atmosphere was lovely, Christmas was definitely in the air and children were excited to see their first sighting of the year of Father Christmas when he arrived on his sleigh (I do miss have little ones around). We took Imogen to choose a couple of charms for her Pandora bracelet, one from us and one from her grandparents. Andrew also bought me an early Christmas present, a Queen Bee with flowers. I'm very lucky, it's a beautiful Christmas present and I love bees.





Earlier this week I also found these 2 little girls in a charity shop, don't you think they have the prettiest little faces.



 As some of you may know, I have a weakness for dolls. I have some Blythe dolls and some other collectible ball jointed dolls. I picked these 2 up and ummed and arrrred over them for a while. They are apparently Dutch, I don't know anything else about them, just that they are quite old. At first I was just going to get the darker haired one as I liked her face best, and the blonde one is missing a boot, but how could I separate them?





They are so wide eyed and innocent, they looked like 2 little lost girls sitting on the shelf, I had to give them a good home to go to!

I also found a couple of jumpers. It's so hard to find jumpers or cardigans that have a high wool content, so many things nowadays are made with acrylic. I can spend ages going through the charity shops looking at all the tags in the clothes to establish the wool content, I'm sure the people there must wonder what on earth I'm doing!




I'm so pleased with the colours of these 2, dark green and 'sand' for my beach! I also slipped some marzipan in for Andrew, really don't like it myself, but he loves it.





That's about it for me, not much happening here, Imogen is late at school every night madly rehearsing for a play. I thought I'd end with a couple of pictures of our beautiful babies.


This is Sassy

Cheeky Alfie



Bit timid, but heart of a wolf, Gary



My beautiful girl, Honey


I think she knows how gorgeous she is



Take care
xxx



31 comments:

  1. Hello Cheryl, I love to see the photo's of your beautiful little dogs - and cat!! Just lovely. You always seem able to find something brilliant in a charity shop, too! You are so much more advanced in your Christmas preparations than I am - I'm forever playing catch-up! Had a bit of a week last week, but 'talk' soon!
    Have a lovely rest-of-the-week!!
    Lynda xx

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    1. Hello Lynda, plenty of times I find nothing in the shops, then I can find several things at once. Must depend on the day xx

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  2. Oh I love the dolls there great!! I am glad your having a better week xx

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  3. The little girls are cute, and also your babies☺ I am so glad that you were able to celebrate over the weekend ♥

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    1. Our babies are very spoilt, as they should be xx

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  4. I'm so sentimental like that too, I wouldn't have been able to leave one behind. I think they're so sweet as are your gorgeous babies. Well done to your son for turning a bad situation in to a good one and good luck to Imogen in her play. Eleanor was always performing at this time of year, it's a bit sad now that there's nothing to go and see her in any more. I love your Christmas present, that's really pretty.

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    1. I'm glad I'm not the only one that's a softie, they look cute sitting together holding hands now xx

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  5. Your babies are gorgeous! What a great find t the charity shop. I don't know that I could leave them either.
    Hope you continue to have a good week.

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    1. Thank you, there was a cat missing from the photos, but they're all lovely xx

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  6. Beautiful Christmas present from your hubby, so pretty. You're really on the ball with your Christmas preparations, I still have so much to do yet, and to top everything off.......we ate the Christmas cake, gulp!!!!........I refuse to make another one.....well maybe a yuletide log.

    Lovely pics of your sweet pets.

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    1. Thank you, I felt very spoilt. Haha, my hubby thinks eating the Christmas cake is a good idea xx

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  7. I hope that whatever the situation is with your son that all will be well for him, and you too. xx

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  8. Not sure what happened with your son, but times can be a bit scary can't they? Love the bee and your beautiful babies. Sending you a big hug,
    Meredith

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    1. I find I worry far more now he is grown up, I suppose because you can keep them safe to an extent when they're little xx

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  9. What a wonderful find those dolls were ...
    You are organised for Christmas, I have got my cards but only a few presents.

    Your 'babies' look cute, lovely photo's.

    All the best Jan

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    1. I'm hoping to start the wrapping by the weekend, means I can spread it out a bit xx

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  10. I'm so pleased the situation with your son managed to turn around. I hope all is ok now.
    The lights switch on sounds just lovely. We went to a similar event ourselves, it really gets you in the festive spirit doesn't it?
    Your early Christmas present is beautiful. X

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    1. Thank you, he is fine now. I love feeling the Christmas atmosphere xx

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  11. Lovely jewellery,I am crystal crazy. Great charity shop finds, I love a good rummage in the charity shops, your dolls are really nice. Nice to see your pets, so cute xx

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  12. Those dolls really do have the sweetest little faces, I can quite understand why you didn't want to split them up, they look like they are firm friends.
    Lisa x

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  13. These dolls are so beautiful, I'm so glad you brought them home with you. You can tell they're old but also well made just from the their clothes and I really like how their cheeks have stayed so pink and rosy. They're beautiful additions to your doll collection. x
    PS. Love your babies. Honey definitely knows how to pose

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    1. Thank you, Honey should be the one with the Queen Bee title xx

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  14. These cute little girls deserve a good home, glad you found them.
    Amalia
    xo

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  15. Glad that the bad new turned to good news. : )
    The dolls were a great find for you. They will have a good home with you.

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  16. Hi Cheryl, so glad to read your sons news turned out to be okay in the end. These things can be sent to try us sometimes. Your charity shop finds are amazing - WoW!! I am so glad you didnt separate those two beautiful dolls. Yours fur babies are rather gorgeous too. Thanks for the lovely comment you left over at my blog. x x x

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