Wednesday, 28 September 2011

Down in the woods............


Whenever I go away somewhere, I always have to pick a little something up......just to remind myself of a good time away somewhere. Last weekend wasn't really a weekend for shopping, but I managed to find a little toadstool staring at me on a shop shelf. I could hear its tiny little voice trying to be heard above the chatter in the shop. 'Here I am, come and get me, I will feel so at home back at your house.'. So, into my hand it went........

............and I didn't want it to be all lonely in my house, so its mate came with us too!

Bright and cheery and they tell me they are very happy here with me on the shelf.

I have had my eye on a pair of toadstool salt and pepper shakers for quite a while. When I, by chance, saw these little beauties staring at me through a window, I knew they had to be mine. A little different to the ones I had had my eye on, but the different was a good different. I liked how the salt and pepper were slightly different in shape. So a red & white little knick knack weekend of purchases.....



....and there is no break away without a few sticks of rock is there! he he

Happy Wednesday all

xxx

35 comments:

  1. How funny! Have a look at the post I blogged last night.....I had to take a 2nd look! SNAP!!! :D

    http://cupcakejojo.blogspot.com/

    Jo x x x

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  2. Lovely cheery post! A delicious mix of stripes & spots...what more can a gal ask for on a Wednesday!?
    Nicky
    x

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  3. Hahaha I just read your comment at the same time!!! Hehehe :D

    Jo x x x

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  4. I don't know what it is about little red and white toad stools but I love them. Maybe it is the magical association they have!
    Very pretty purchases.
    Isabelle x

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  5. I love red and white toadstools too, and your new ones are adorable! Such a lovely collection of pictures in this post, Vanessa! I love the red and white stripy rock too.
    Have a happy day.
    Helen x

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  6. I love!!!!

    I just bought a cute little santa sitting on a red and white toadstall - a bit early i know but i couldn't resist x

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  7. Gorgeous! Just love toadstools, and the ones you found so simple so lovely. A good find.


    MBB x

    p.s hopefully this post, my comments keep disappearing. eeek!

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  8. Oh how perfectly pretty and wonderful for this time of year! And stripy rock too, life can't get much better than that!

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  9. They are gorgeous ... and so cheerful ... something to brighten up the grey days when they come :D

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  10. How funny!I love yours photos !
    Isabelle de Paris

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  11. I just love these tiny toadstools...gorgeous!!

    Regards, Veronique

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  12. No, no. You absolutely couldn't come home without those. Just lovely. Cx

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  13. So sweet! You just need a little imp and the scene is complete...oh hang on you already have 3 little imps!!

    Keep an eye out for the postie tomorrow..just couldn't help myself!

    xxx

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  14. Aaawww I love a little toadstool I do, so cheery and magical xox
    ps. I love the yellow ceramic bird in your salt and pepper pot photo, gorgeous!

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  15. Muy simpática tu entrada y muy bonitas las setas.Saludos

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  16. Oh me, toadstool salt and pepper pots... I want... must not buy... i want... must buy...
    lovely photos as usual x

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  17. It sure is a scarf. :D Inspired by yours. Will do some link lovin' with my VOILA. Finished it today. Having it wrapped around my neck, not wanting to let go. Thanks for inspiring me to make this...
    Kärlek
    Annette

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  18. ahh little toadstools...whats not to love, and they look right at home there :)
    x x x x x x x x

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  19. ive just got back from the market where i love to look around the gifty and vintage, handmade stalls- i picked up two big ceramic toadstools! how funny is that!!!! and the first blog i see is your lovely posting about your toadstools- do you think we were sisters in another life? hehehe x
    Great minds think a like...I love your ones, so cute!!!!!...xx

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  20. Adorable...I love the red and white polkadot tops...pure joy is what you brought home for your shelf. xoxoxo Hugs for a great day.

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  21. Oh but that toadstool are so cute! No wonder you couldn't leave them behind. Actually a red cap toadstool is my dream of photography. I have never crossed one. One day... and I hope I will have my camera with me. :)
    xx

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  22. I've nominated you for The Versatile Blogger Award!

    Sam (NotYourGramsAfghan.blogspot.com)

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  23. I have awarded you "The Versatile Blogger"

    Hop on over to my blog to take a look :-)

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  24. hello :)truly love your blog...have signed up as a follower :)

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  25. Hi Vanessa,

    Those pepper and salt shakers do look nice, so do your toadstools!

    Have a lovely evening,

    Madelief x

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  26. Very cute little toadstools, glad it isn't just me who imagines inanimate objects talk to them...ahem. Moving on......
    You don't seem to come up in my blog feed, weird, so missed this and the previous post.
    Gorgeous pics and hope all well round at yours.
    Gem x xx

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  27. Love the toadstools!!

    I bet you bought the rock at the same shop in Swanage we did, we got cola for the boys and aniseed for me (I was confused because I remember aniseed rock being yellow & brown stripes, but that was banana - the aniseed was red!!) - Mr G doesn't like rock, how can that be?

    S x

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  28. Lol :)

    Glad I'm not the only one hearing voices from shop windows ;)

    All those toadstools look very charming and your home is just a place for them to be (even though, I could host them as well)

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  29. Hello Vanessa,

    Very cute, I do love your taste in things!

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  30. Well with yours, Kazzy's and JoJos, it has been toadstool week. When I first saw this post, I thought it was a Kazzy one.
    Ilike the fact that the salt and pepper shaker are different. It is these little sweet idiosyncrasies that make a home. But you definitely need a pixie or fairy to perch on one. Go on, go on, go on.
    T xx

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  31. Hi Vanessa,
    I'm so glad I found your blog, via Maaike's, it is a true gem to read! Greetings from your happy newest follower,
    Maureen

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  32. So pleased to know there's someone like me who buys things in pairs because she doesn't want them to be lonely. :) xx

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