Today my five things are a random selection...
Although it isn't summer anymore it doesn't mean that I can't use my summer decorations around the house does it! These things which were part of a mantel earlier in they year and which before that had been scattered around the house in various places are now all gathered together in the bathroom to make a bit if a pretty display.
The coloured things in the glass jar are little crocheted balls that I had started to make for something and then not finished. I don't have a good reason as to why they are in this jar other than I like them and that is reason enough isn't it!
On Tuesday I posted details of the Christmas Card Swap. So if you haven't already done so, please go and check to see who you are swapping with and make sure to get in touch with your partner. All cards to be posted no later than 4th December, or the last posting date for your country, whichever is earlier please. The post with the details is here.
Thank you everyone who has taken part, I know that some of you have already got in touch with the person you are swapping with, thank you too for letting me know! My partner and I have been in touch and are looking forward to getting our cards out to each other.
Do let me know if you have any problems that I can help with.
Our bedroom decoration is finally nearing completion. Once I have finally finished the blanket that I am crocheting I will do a big reveal, but as that is some time off yet, I thought I would share a couple of little details today.
First off is this mirror. I retrieved this from my grandparents house over 10 years ago and since then it has been sitting in the loft doing not a lot. I remember this mirror from my childhood which is why I rescued it. It was covered in a thick brown paint and wasn't very attractive or appealing. Also the swing mechanism for the mirror was worn out so it kept tilting forwards, which meant that you couldn't really use it.
I decided that I wanted to put it into our newly decorated bedroom, so hubby fixed the broken mechanism, scraped off all the old paint and sanded it down, then painted it white.
Ta Dah! One finished mirror! I love it and although I don't really use it for looking in because we have mirrored wardrobe doors that I use, I like that it is here, it is a part of my family history and that the mirror is in use once again. A memory from my past made new again! Thank you hubby!
Another bedroom decorating moment, but a little less sentimental this time. We bought three picture shelves to go in our living room, but we didn't have enough space to put them all up, so here is the third in our bedroom. Just enough space for a few pretty things to brighten up the wall.
Some of you asked about the Christmas books that I am planning to read. I know, seven of them! Eeekk!!!
Well, here they are. I have started with A Gingerbread Café Christmas. As I read them I will let you know how I get on and then I will do one round up post with a review of them all.
Hope that you can find some of them and can share what you think of them too perhaps, or you could share your own Christmas reading instead!
Five random and simple moments from my week!
As I said at the start, onwards and upwards we go. Keep going, don't give up.
Thank you for stopping by and for joining in Five On Friday. I hope that you all have a great weekend. If you can, don't forget to visit some other Five On Friday posts!
Thank you - as always! - for joining in last week. I look forward to reading your posts again this week too! Remember, anyone is more than welcome to join in, read this bit below, go and visit the Five On Friday page and then write your own post and then come back here and link in!
If you want to grab a Five On Friday Button or get more information about how to join in the All About Five On Friday page will tell you all that you need to know.
The Five On Friday "opening hours" are from 6 am on Friday until 7 pm on Saturday. Please include a link or the button to my Five On Friday post within your post, or to make reference within your post to the button if it is in your sidebar. This is to be fair to everyone.
If you want to check out anything else about Five On Friday see the All About Five On Friday page - top right of my sidebar.
To visit other bloggers taking part, just click on the links at the end of the post. Please do go and visit their lovely posts!