Magpie Monday – blanket and coaster
I’ve found another crochet blanket to add to my collection!
Once again, this blanket came from the local Oxfam shop. There were three others in stock at the same time, but this one was the nicest by far. The colours are lovely and bright, and some of the acrylic yarn has a bit of sparkle to it (though you may not be able to see this on the photos). The price was really good too – only £4.99.
Aled really likes this blanket and has put it in his play tent.
The other item that caught my eye at the weekend was a handpainted coaster from the highly covetable Denby Arabesque range for the bargain price of £3. (When I got home I checked on eBay and there was a similar coaster listed for £7.99 plus p&p, and larger items in the Arabesque range are going for silly money).
I’m pleased to have a small item from the Arabesque range because I have liked this design ever since I first saw it at a friend’s house in the early 1990s. But I’ve assured my husband that I am not planning to collect the whole set because we have neither the storage space nor the money to do this!