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Fabulous Finds Friday

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We are currently in the process of moving house – it’s been very stressful to say the least.  It’s taken almost a year (6 months to sell and another 6 months to find a new one), in which time our little family has been split up across the country due to work and accommodation commitments. It’s been tough. But the end is now in sight and things are starting to get very exciting!  I absolutely cannot wait to get in our new home and be back together again as a family… and of course to start decorating!

Elsie and I have been entertaining ourselves while away from Daddy with much hunting for bargain treasures for our new home. Here are some of our finds today…

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An eclectic mix of three vintage green cups, two red retro square mugs and a fun red flowery one for good measure!

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Now to start planning the rest of the kitchen! 🙂

Mr Lampyshade

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What do you think of my lampshade?

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I found the frame cheap as chips in a charity shop and thought it was such a lovely shape I just had to have it!

It was only when I got home I realised I hadn’t a clue how to re-cover it – and with my limited sewing knowledge I feared it would turn into a bit of bodge job, but do have to say I’m rather proud of it (although still no one is allowed to examine it too close).

I really enjoyed experimenting, and rummaging around my mums brilliant fabric stash!

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OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAI initially added a mustard pom pom trim but unfortunately it didn’t quite make it all the way around (due to my poor calculations!) and woefully couldn’t find anymore in local shops or online – so will have to save that piece for my next one! Still I’m happy with the beads…

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I’m now on the search for a vintage lamp stand to go with, and then I think it will look rather nice in the front room of our new house 🙂