One thing this blog has shown me is not only how many really friendly people there are given half the chance, but how little notice we sometimes take of the lovely things that already surround us.
I have oooh'd and aaaah'd and I confess coveted some of the lovely finds people have shown on their blogs and even some of their homes, but once I started trying to take a few pictures for my blog I was quite surprised at how many great hand made things I have been given by my family for birthdays etc. over the years. They really have recycled and reinvented!
So I do not apologise for todays post being a celebration of my talented family.
So in no particular order here are a few things they made with love......
Kitchen table by DH constructed from old door, old planks and turned legs found at CB for £6.50
Wall hanging by DD to replace stuffed fish which was on wall when we viewed the house. I merely mentioned it was a shame they had removed it as it was perfect for the age of the house.
(Much prefer this version really!)...and of course I wrote a poem about a pike.....
Boat shelf made to match this bought one by my DS as I liked it so much.
Made from bits of tin and plywood!
The original (much smaller sits on the mantlepiece)
Bathroom cupboard made by DDs partner
Rustic boat and bird by DD
Grandmother clock made by DH and painted by me
Coffee table by DH from old scrap wood
Another hanging sign by DD....
and finally a pretty birthday card painted by DD and eventually framed
Sorry about the shadows on this one it faces the window so was a bit difficult to capture.
Anyway I hope you will all forgive me my bit of family indulgence, but it's good sometimes to stand back and really appreciate what you've got and I have been spoiled with so many lovely things over the years I just wanted to share them with you.