Monday, 1 March 2010

Dydd Gwyl Dewi Dedwydd!


Being only a quarter Welsh I have no idea whether that translation in the title is correct. I can only hope I've got it right and that it isn't really something rude.

Did you all remember to say 'White Rabbits' this morning when you woke? My daughter and I keep up this tradition. It's supposed to be the first thing you say upon awakening on 1st March, but we try to remember to do it the first morning of every month. I put our white rabbits on the breakfast table the night before, to remind us.

I thought I'd show you a few treasures I bought recently in the charity shops, both at home and at Lyme Regis (can't wait for the car boot season to begin, can you?):

I liked the picture on this little tray. I think it's from a Pears soap advert as the bar of soap in the bottom left of the picture looks very much like a Pears bar. Hands up all those who think the puppy is going to get a dunk!

And still on the bath theme, this little cutie came home with me and now resides on my bathroom window ledge.

Can anyone tell me what this little pot is for? I bought it to add to my violet china collection, but can't think what it might be for. It's too tall for toothpicks or matches. The plates at the back I bought in Lyme. They are Royal Doulton 'Viola' and were £4 for a set of six:

This cute juice set was purchased locally. The woman was just pricing it up when I spotted it. I'm guessing early 70's Woolworth but I could be wrong. I just love the birds:

We've been trying to feed the birds in our garden. Fat balls, seeds, fat-filled coconut halves. I thought the squirrels were bad enough for stealing the food, but now we have a crow Mafia that swoop down and just fly off with everything!

This little book was 49p and is SO sweet. We girls in the family have a fondness for frogs and toads so this book leaped (geddit?) out at me.

Around here there are no daffodils to be had for St. David's Day. I think the snow has kept them hibernating longer than usual. Even so, with the coming of March, I do believe I feel spring in the air, so...

Have a wonderful St. David's Day, Welsh or no.


Andi xx


  1. The little cutie in the bathtub is just too precious! What a sweet little thing, I would have picked that up as well.

  2. I love the bird juice set! No daffodils here in South London either unless you count the cut ones that are on sale in Tesco's!

  3. I certainly did say white rabbits! That is something we always said in my family growing up. I love this time of the year when there a daffs for sale, but I will wait a little while longer until they get quite cheap and then I have them in practically every room. They are so cheerful. None in the garden here yet either. suzie xxx

  4. We say...'a pinch and a punch for the first of the month' every month.My OH always tries to get in there first with the pinch...ow!
    I bought 2 bunches of daffs at the supermarket today,they were half price at 99p each.
    The tray is lovely and the glasses set too.We have a crow problem here,but as Mr Boo says..if you're going to feed the birds you can't pick and choose which ones are allowed at the bird table!They're a menace and grab everything.

    Bellaboo :o)

  5. Always lovely to see your finds. It definitely feels like Spring today, I love this time of year! I keep meaning to visit Lyme Regis, it's not all that far from me really. You've inspired me to plan a day trip! x

  6. I love your tradition for March! Very fun and it will be passed along for generations :)

  7. Happy St David's day for yesterday.

  8. You have some lovely treasures here. Happy St. David's Day x

  9. Hey! I love the daffodils! And that little juice set... I love bird motifs on just about anything. That is a very nice set. I know what you mean about car boot season---here we call them yard sales or garage sales. You never know what you will find---part of the fun! Have a great day!


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