Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Guest Post, Deja Vu and an Explosion

Hopefully that title got you intrigued!

I'm very excited to be guest posting over at Type A today as the lovely Tammy is on holidays. Please pop over and have a look.

Deja Vu - I know you've seen these from me before but I've done another Union Jack dresser and another Harlequin Coffee Table. Both of these sold very quickly before and so I couldn't resist the chance to do it again. Especially when I found exactly the same coffee table as last time. It's funny how that happens.

These books represent only a small portion of our Lonely Planet travel guide collection.

(below is actually photo of the previous coffee table as I haven't managed to take a photo of the new one but it's pretty much exactly the same)

On a personal note things have been tough this last week - sales have been extremely slow at my stall in the antiques centre and I'm wondering if I should leave. I'm selling my stuff on eBay and from the blog but not much there. My new Miele washing machine exploded with glass everywhere; my daughter has been sick with fevers and then on Sunday my mum had a bad fall and dislocated her good hip (unfortunately it was her good hip and not the one that is already due for another hip replacement!). She lives by herself in the country and is being discharged today so my sister has rearranged her life to fly down there and take care of her. Please send good thoughts to my mum for a speedy recovery and to my sister for some patience!!

I'll leave you with some photos of my washing machine: luckily Miele have been very responsive and the guys are installing a brand new one as I type. The rest of the day will be spent tackling the mountain of dirty clothes that has grown since the explosion. These photos are taken after I'd cleaned up most of the glass. 


I'm hoping the week improves!



  1. sending all sorts of thoughts and prayers to you and your family!

  2. When it rains, it pours!!! So sorry to hear all of that! I'm sure this week will be much better! Keep your chin up!


  3. I love all the bits you do up and think you'd continue to successfully sell all your stuff even if it was via online only. There are 'quiet' periods everywhere though I guess (re the stall).
    Hope your mum and the rest of the fam are getting better/coping!
    Take care,

  4. It will improve indeed!!! Hope your Mum gets better soon. That washing machine sounds a bit tricky!! Wonder why that happened. Take care

  5. I'm very sorry to hear your bad news, I hope your mum recovers well and quickly, (and your daughter). What about that washing machine, nightmare! Your projects look great as always and I hope you can stay at the stall because furniture like this needs to be seen properly and touched to be appreciated. Best wishes and good luck.



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