This morning (Saturday) our pretty ballerina was needed to perform at a local church fete. It has been a very exciting week for her, with not one but FIVE ballet lessons to prepare the girls for their grand debut. To be perfectly honest, the girls look so sweet in their skirts, slippers and ribbons that I doubt it mattered how well they danced. The audience expects a charming imperfection when little girls dance. Always eager to live up to expectations, my daughter wa the one who came out, craned her head until she spotted us in the crowd then waved madly as the other children remained immaculately in position. She is irrepresible, my little ballerina!
Of course, the other wonderful thing about an Anglican church fete are all the great bargains to be found amongst the stalls. I have taken photos of my haul so you can all be jealous of me!There were a couple of produce stalls, and I bought bunches of basil, rosemary, sage and mint. The basil I will use tonight to make pasta sauce. The preserves I bought were sweet orange marmalade, apricot jam and three fruit butter (flavoured with lemon, lime and passionfruit).
From the jumble stalls I bought three vintage patterns, at the extravagant price of 50 cents (about 35c US). They had a big box of them, and I am sorry I didn't just buy the box!
These two bone china trios were about half what you would pay for the same elsewhere, and I simply could not resist them! I collect tea related objects, and daydream about elegant tea parties, with all my precious tea treasures. I love "playing ladies".
I also need to thank you all for your kind comments on my previous post. I really appreciate that you took the time to say those kind words and pick me up out of my doldrums. Thank you, more than I can say!