Don’t pretty things cheer you?
I ordered some Sarah Smith cleaning cloths for my mum and got myself some at the same time.
They are just so attractive – basically all they are, are glorified J Cloths. But I love to see them in my kitchen and bathroom.
I often think it’s fascinating what products some people will pay a lot for and what they won’t. There is this preoccupation today with cheap, cheap clothes, cheap food (my bete noir) etc.
Popped into the Laura Ashley sale….I’m not a sale person. You see my eye always goes to the new stock or what’s not reduced…I can’t help it.
Our ‘conservatory’ which looks like it should be demolished (because it should) is undergoing a basic ‘tart’ up and my growing enamel tin collection will house our bird food selection so that any roving mices won’t be able to help themselves.
I was always told that you should buy the best you could afford – years ago everything was better quality; built in obsolesce hadn’t been thought up…..you could get things repaired. Now it’s not cost effective to even bother….who darns socks anymore?
We have a skip in our front garden with things that even 10 years ago I wouldn’t have dreamt to throw out, but even I want a few nice new things once in a while.
My new bird table - made by Stella's brother - it has a vinyl roof to keep the food dry....I was worried that my birds wouldn't take to the new improved design but about 15 starlings didn't seem to mind and I am confident the others will follow.