Kelly at The Barefoot Mama has been hosting feminine Friday for awhile now. I haven't participated the last couple of weeks due to lack of blogging time (:(), but it's Saturday morning, the fire is going, Stu is playing a game with the 2 big kids while William naps....... and I have a spare 5 minutes!! I love weekends. :)
This week I want to share how much I love old-fashioned things. I love to read books or watch movies set during any time in history, but particularly the late 1800's - early 1900's; this is seriously when I would like to have lived! Just slot me into the March family and I would be happy. :)
I love beautiful skirts and dresses, long hair, eloquent language, homemade bread, flourishing vegetable patches, horses and carriages (or just horses), petticoats, pretty china, simpler times.
And I love this old-fashioned jug and bowl, brand new made to look old.
I was shopping with my Mum a couple of years ago in one of our favourite shops, Canterbury Lace. It's full of treasures! I commented on it to Mum, and she paused then asked if I would like it for my birthday. After a slight hesitation................ "Oh yes, yes, yes!!" I had always longed for one of these. So it's recently taken pride of place in my front room and I just adore it. It's not actually used for my daily wash as these may have been in times gone by....... Sometimes it makes a nice vase for flowers, otherwise it is happy just as it is.