Wednesday 27 October 2010

Sunshine and Surprises

Hello lovelies,
Hope your week is going well. Thank you for all your comments on my recent posts, I really appreciate them.

After the continuous rain of yesterday it was so good to see the sun again today.
We decided to have a trip to a market town I haven't visited for ages.
It has a Lovely market square surrounded old buildings and a stunning church........

So much gorgeous stuff on this stall.........

Today I didn't actually spend any money, I was just happy to browse and window shop in lovely individual shops, not faceless chain stores. Even the slippers looked happy and colourful in this cute little shoe shop.......

And I loved this Nativity in a gorgeous gift shop.........

The sun continued to shine so we came home via the country lanes where I couldn't resist stopping to take more pictures.......

When I got home empty handed ( except for some Halloween stuff for the boys ) I was so happy to find a note to say I had a parcel to collect :0)

I went straight to the post office and collected this.....

My giveaway prize from the lovely Emma at Land of Emma. I couldn't believe my eyes when I saw all this gorgeousness. Do you want a closer look ? OK then .
Firstly a lovely card.......

then there was some Rowan pure wool.......

Ooooh , I love this ,it's so soft and such lovely colours .

Next there was Cath Kidson Goodness..........

A mug , a mirror and the cutest little purse , I love it all Thank you.

Can you believe that wasn't all? There was also some gorgeous fabric,so pretty :0)

Then I spotted this !!!.........

Ohhh , handmade something, beautifully wrapped.

Inside were these cute decorations.....

Aren't they the best! I will treasure these Emma.

Here is everything , there was also some ribbons and smellies and knitting needles..

You really shouldn't have sent all this Emma , but thankyou ,thankyou, thankyou .
I love it all !!!!!!!!!!

Jacquie x
P.S. my circle blanket is growing, it's up to 120 squares now and I will post some pictures soon.
In the mean time if you want to see some really gorgeous crochet blankets, each with a lovely story behind it, check out Sucrettes beautiful post :0)


  1. So, so welcome Jacquie, hope you enjoy it all :) was lovely putting it all together, the hardest part was getting the hubby to take it to the post office lol!
    Love that little shoe shop it is gorgeous and that nativity, you are so good resisting it. I would have come home with a seriously empty purse!
    ooooo and also love that pic with the trees and road sign with the airplane smoke :)

  2. I would love to visit a market town like that.

  3. What a great day you had! Don't you just love getting those little presents in the mail?

  4. Love the pics and the stalls , the church the lot LOL. and then to find the parcel with all those goodies, what a happy day :))

  5. Beautiful gifts! You are sooooo lucky!!!!!

  6. Oh you lucky lady - a very gorgeous parcel :) Love the little crocheted/knitting christmas decs :)

  7. It looks familiar... is it Newark market?
    Jille x

  8. What a lovely parcel, lucky you.

  9. Wowzers! What a fabulous Giveaway prize, I think I am overdue being a Giveaway host, I'm going to start planning now!
    Looks like a petty Market town and a lovely day on the whole.

  10. Hello Jacquie,
    Thank you so much for linking to my post:)
    I love the nativity and if I were you I couldn't resist :) Lovely gifts too,

  11. Hi Jacquie, I love the pictures of your trip to the market town the scenery is really pretty - especially the one with the horse in it. And your giveaway present is just, well, amazing! Thanks so much for your lovely comment and for following my blog! :) Sarah


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