The other day Angela from Sanity Waiting To Happen wrote a post about the stuff in her house.
Well, I'M not one to waste time thinking up stuff to blog about when I can just steal ideas from other people (actually, nor is Angela because she pinched it from someone else ...).
What REALLY struck me was how Angela and I are practically twins ...
I KNOW - ANOTHER one!! - I'm like some kind of multiple birth explosion - either that or someone's been stealing my DNA and cloning me ...
That's actually pretty unlikely I'll admit but it COULD happen ...
Anyway, apart from weird shit like a hornets nest that she hangs in her sons bedroom (and I'd thought toe nail clipping were as bad as it got) we really do have some remarkably similar things dotted around our houses.
Once I'd started taking photos of my stuff I quickly realised that it was going to be a really long post if I included it all so I'm going to make this an on going series (yeah right I hear you say - heard THAT one before) - bear with me - could happen - probably won't but it COULD!!
Like Angela I'm going to start with some of my collection of old bottles:
These are just a few of the bottles I have and they come from various places.
The blue glass ones are from charity shops and car boot sales (I have many more) and the glass jelly mould was my Grandmothers - I think I might start collecting glass jelly moulds ... The others were dug out of a bank locally and are pretty interesting. The green bottles are beer bottles from S W Arnold and Sons a local brewer and the glass bottles are medicine bottles with the measurements for one tablespoon down one side and two tablespoons down the other:
Next Angela showed us her great painting of a fish reading a book ...
Well, I'm not sure I can beat THAT but I have got THIS ...
Can you believe someone was going to throw this away??? SD brought it back for me thinking I might want to paint over the canvas but I love it just as it is so it's going on the wall.
I call it 'Humpty and the Beanstalk'.
Mixing it up a little now - Angela has been painting her hall and, co-incidentally I too have been painting!!
Told you we were twins ...
Actually, I started painting my bathroom a couple of months ago but after painting out the blue and white beach hut stripes I kind of ran out of steam.
Despite the fact the BP thinks I'm weird I AM going to paint my bathroom grey - I just have to decide which shade hence the stripes on the wall - I actually like the middle one best but I wonder if it might be a little too dark ..
Finally (for today) Miss Mac's guitar - Miss Mac decided she wanted to learn to play the guitar in year 5 and so this was purchased. She had about 3 lessons, gave the MOST appalling recital at the school assembly (trust me - it was BAD) and then gave it up. It's now been decorated and she uses it as a doorstop which I have to say is a MUCH better use of it!
So there you are, just a few of the things lying around my house - there are many more which I may or may not get around to taking photos of at some point but I think that this time I might just finish what I've started (but don't hold your breath ...)