I know I should be shopping for Christmas, but some handmade and vintage items caught my eye at the markets this morning.
Sweet and colourful hand crocheted flowers - well that's what they look like to me!
They look quite cute threaded as a garland on a bit of jute twine.
A lovely silky oak suitcase that needs a bit of TLC.
No handle... and sticker marks all over it.
I love the warm richness of silky oak and I have never seen a suitcase made out of it before.
The clasps work fine, and with a bit of sanding and a new handle it will be given a new purpose in life...one day.
As I wandered around the garden on this summers day, I defiantly ignored the weeds that seem to just appear. The red hibiscus from the neighbour is still blooming...
...a white Agapanthus happily about to burst forth in flower and then I noticed something strange...
I had to look twice as I know that holly does not grow around here. I was taken back to England for a fleeting moment, reminiscing of the holly bush at Christmas time at my mother in laws house.
Freezing cold, fireplaces and snow falling...mmmm.
A bit uneven for holly on these rose leaves...and then I spied...
...the culprit...the biggest grasshopper ever and he was doing some serious damage!
When I first saw him his head was nestled right into one of my gorgeous roses.
Needless to say he does not live in the rose bush anymore.
Hopefully, he has found a lovely feast across the road, where he could stay forever!