Friday, 20 March 2009

Its been a good week . . .

The Princess and I had a play date with each other mid week, we played "lets pretend we are ducks laying eggs"!!!, memory card game, jumping on the trampoline together and we sat at the table and drew. We love to do art together.

One of my budding little artist's pieces is a 'Canday Floss' shop, I love how she spelt 'canday'!!!


Here is my effort, obviously inspired by watching Marie Antoinette again! Not sure about the 'Gorilla' arm pose though!


In my never ending quest for order and simplicity in our home I took a pile more stuff over to our local op shop (thrift shop). The only problem with that is that I am really kidding myself as I keep coming home with more than I have taken.

Some of today's haul, tea cosies, Belgium linen, hand embroidered doily and this fabulous Royal Staffordshire breakfast set, egg cups and toast rack. Just love it, but . . . its for sale!!

GORGEOUS!


This weekend is busy, busy, the Princess has a party tomorrow afternoon and a play date at a little friends house on Sunday morning. Me . . . a little house cleaning and I want to craft! My head is buzzing with ideas and my fingers itching to do something.

Thanks for all your comments about my new 'do'. I really don't like the black though, way too harsh for my skin tone. And for all of you who admired my toe tattoo, it hurt like hell, the tattoo-ist even asked if I really wanted it there because it would hurt a lot. He was right!!!

Have a great weekend everyone.

Bye for now
Rachaelxo

36 comments:

Amy said...

The princess is an artistic little girl, although I don't know if I'd be as good at drawing :-)
I love the staffordshire breakfast set!

lovestitches said...

Mmmm canday floss! I haven't had it for years and now I could do with a tiny bit.
I once bought a book at the op shop, redonated it unread and then rebought it. I didn't realise I had already bought it before until I decided it looked strangely familiar.

Gail McCormack said...

Hi Rachael
It was lovely of you to visit me today, isn't it great to be absent for a bit from posting and not feel guilty....even though I don't visit your blog every single post, I still love the catch up news when I do - specially about the Princess, I do also love your new hair do - very nice indeed. As for the Princess and her new creation - a masterpiece indeed!! as is yours.

Lori said...

i think your drawings are lovely!!! Marie has to pose that way so you can see the pretty detail on her sleeves:)

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
Happy Spring! What darling art work from you little one. And, your drawing is wonderful. I think you should continue on this path.

Great goodies from the thrift shop. I do the same thing, take three items bring back six. It is hopeless! LOL
Have fun creating.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
Happy Spring! What darling art work from you little one. And, your drawing is wonderful. I think you should continue on this path.

Great goodies from the thrift shop. I do the same thing, take three items bring back six. It is hopeless! LOL
Have fun creating.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Rachael,
Happy Spring! What darling art work from you little one. And, your drawing is wonderful. I think you should continue on this path.

Great goodies from the thrift shop. I do the same thing, take three items bring back six. It is hopeless! LOL
Have fun creating.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Dolly said...

Hey Rachael Love the new doo!
It looks very cute on you....

Ah a princess in training!
She is a great artist...love the details.

Love all the goodies you found too!
I wanna go shopping now!
:-)

Have a wonderful weekend sweetpea!

Hugz n Blessings,
Dolly

Bejeweled said...

I love that you two do art together .. how precious! I bet you save every one of her sweet drawings. The Candy Floss one is just darling!

And you have new black hair! Sometimes it can be fun to experiment with new hair colors. I think it looks very modern and dramatic. And if you decide in the end that it's not your cup of tea, the great thing about hair is that it keeps on growing :)

Great-Granny Grandma said...

I think your new do looks nice, but ouch! I didn't realize that was a tatoo on your toe. I thought you were wearing a toe ring. Silly me!

Angela Harris said...

Beautiful drawings! Great thrift find. Thank you so much for your support on my blog:) It means so much:)

bluemuf said...

Rachael, Life can't get any better than having a play date with your daughter.

Your princess is an up and comming artist and I really liked your drawing of Marie.

I enjoyed your sweet comments and I'm glad you came to visit.

Hugs karen

Kerryanne English said...

Icouldn't think of anyone better to have a mid week play date with. I love her drawing too. Aren't kids inspiring?
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Connie said...

You both did excellently, chick!! Happy PS and glad you had a play day with th' Princess!
xoxo,
Connie

Stephenie said...

I just love your little princess's drawings. They just bring a smile to my face.
I love your breakfast set, love the roses. How could I forget about your drawing, I think you did a great job, I draw stick figures. HEHE!!!
Stephenie

Vintage Tea said...

I hope your busy weekend is going well,

Victoria xx

Britt- Sparkled Vintage Charm said...

lol. you sooo sound like me!! I do them same thing!! Always trying to "clean up" the house and donating things and coming home with tons more things!! lol. oh,well. :-)love the art you and your sweetie made!! I hope you are having a fantastic weekend!!! huge hugs!!! Britt :-)

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

Hi Rachael!
Sounds like you had fun with your princess! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
Penny

She'sSewPretty said...

Rachael, You sound just like me. I secretly use the excuse of dropping something off at the thrift store as an excuse to go in and buy more junk!
Tell the princess that her canday floss shop looks like a wonderful place to visit!

The Things We Carried said...

Quite artistic you two.

I am going through and simplifying my decor too. so many things to love and not enough room to BREATH! :)

rosecottagegardensandfarm said...

I just had to stop by your blog with such a lovely name as Rose Room! I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE anything roses!! I am new to blogging and am just making my way around.

What sweet vintage finds! The breakfast set is so sweet! I have never seen one like that!

Have a wonderful day with your little princess.

Best,
Debbykay
Rose Cottage Gardens and Farm

Ruth Welter said...

Hi Rachael,

Your drawing is wonderful, Marie is certainly beautiful..I hope we'll be seeing more art posted on your blog in the future.

ruth

LiLi M. said...

Your Marie is great and the canday floss is even better :-P!

Vintage Kitten said...

Im thankful you told me the game you played was a card game as I was imagining allsorts facial expressions of you pretending to lay an egg LOL!

Im swooning over the toast rack...gorgeous! X

Adela said...

those egg cups and that drawing of the lady make me long for a nice luxurious breakfast whilst wearing a beautiful bow-bedecked bathrobe! love your blog, dear! =)

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Hi Rachael,

That's exactly what I would be doing, taking stuff to the Thrift Shop and coming home with more! LOl! Love your Little Princess' picture. So sweet.

have a wonderfuld day
Kitty

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

How gorgeousis it that you have playdates together.
The duck thing is hilarious!!
My daughter would be right into that!!
Her drawing is too too cute!

Monica said...

I do like your hair black , change is good sometimes but doe stake some getting used too ,huh?
Cute CANDAY floss pic form your little artist girl :)
Stop by my friend Marias blog if you are interested in a new MAIRE swap~

http://thejunkkdrawer.blogspot.com/

Thanks for the sweet comments on my new little guy :)Hope your having a fab day/night :)

Lori said...

Rachael, Well those are some really neat finds!! The rose piece is unique! Later on, Lori

The Whispering Poppies said...

What a haul of treasure you found! I love the breakfast set.

Your little girl's art is so precious!!!! =)

The White Bench said...

WOW Rachel! I had never visited your shop before- it's amazing!
The breakfast set is just divine.
Monica.

Lark said...

Gorgeous things, love those tea cosies!
x

rochambeau said...

How great to have a fun play date with your little Princess! Both of your art works are great!!
Lucky be the person that finds the treasure you donate.
Have a greet day Rachael!
xox
Constance

Alison Gibbs said...

Hi Rachael I can't believe it has ta me a week to catch up on ypour blog. With Amy's wedding a week away I am so, so busy with 'stuff' for the occasion.
Love the art work 'you girls' did
Alison

Angela Harris said...

That's a beautiful Marie Antoinette drawing! Come over and check out my "Marie Shoe Soiree" See if it's something you might be interested in. I'll be having a Marie themed April.
Nice meeting you!

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