Isn't it funny how you often find yourself subconsciously shopping in themes?
Do you ever do that? You know, when you're drawn to something, and then you find something else the same colour or same pattern in another shop and you find yourself buying that as well?
On a recent charity shopping trip, I spotted this small little glass perfume atomiser. It didn't look much from a distance, but when I picked it up I noticed it had fuchsia flowers etched into the glass. Sorry, it's impossible to photograph, so you'll just have to trust me!
We seem to have a bit of a thing for fuchsias at the moment. Ruby has just discovered them in Granny's garden and can now identify them from other flowers and say the word. We call them little ballerinas because their skirts look like tiny tutus. I shouldn't have done it, but I showed Ruby how you can gently squeeze the flower buds, to get a satisfying pop out of them!
In the very next shop I went into, this beautiful vase cried out to me from the shelf.
A studio pottery vase with stunning glaze design, I adore it, especially as it only cost me £1.25!
What are the chances of that? I don't remember ever seeing fuchsias used to decorate vases or bowls before - much more likely to find roses, violets or forget-me-nots - yet I'd found two things in the same day.
The orange glaze then seemed to take me on a bit of an orange mission.
I found this charming art deco hand painted bowl in another shop for £2.50. The glaze on the inside is damaged, but that's fine because I intend to stand a plant inside it!
And finally, I bought this huge soapstone heart paperweight. You could do some serious damage with this!
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