I've been doing a bit of second-hand shopping lately. I have a new plan, which is only to buy things we will genuinely use often, or something that would make a lovely gift for a friend. A couple of years ago, I bought this yellow candlewick bedspread secondhand, and it's been one of the best things I ever found. We use it as a picnic blanket and during the summer it lives in the back of the car. I was thinking that vintage blankets like this would make great Christmas presents for people who like going on picnics.
I suppose you could say it's early summer here. Love this time of year- the garden is waking up and bees are everywhere. I went on a trip for work the other day and found an amazing field filled with yellow lupins. They stretched on and on, all the way to the sea.