little antique adventure with mum.

There is nothing I love more than taking a day out of my busy schedule to spend some time with my mum, we decided to venture to essex to do some antique shopping another one of my favorite things to do. It was a rather cold day so i was grateful at any opportunity to stop and drink gallons of tea oh and maybe a slice of chocolate cake or two. 

The one thing i was on the hunt for was a victorian taxidermy dome, we ventured into one shop and theirs ranged from £150- £300 (empty) and that was a little bit over my budget of £20,  we carried on shopping i was pretty heart broken i was desperate to find and dome and we came to the last shop and there it was the perfect victorian dome for just £15 after calling my dad to make sure we could fit it somewhere at home i snapped it up! Don’t worry i will share it with you all once i have cleaned it and made it pretty don’t you just love it when you wait for something and the perfect item pops up!

Mum was on the hunt for post cards for dad, i think we searched through over 1000 post cards to find just a few perfect ones, he likes boats so we thought we would get him a few little presents, i bought a few little christmas presents for people. I am rubbish at christmas shopping i get distracted by anything shiny and pretty 2 presents down 4 more to go.



  1. November 23, 2011 / 9:35 am

    Ohh Ella I always forget how much I love your posts. 🙂 Amazing photos and I'm gad you had nice day with your mam. xxx

  2. November 23, 2011 / 9:48 am

    aw sounds like a fun mother daughter date 🙂

  3. November 23, 2011 / 10:14 am

    oh what luck that you managed to find a dome perfect for what uyou had in mine, can't wait to see it !:)

  4. November 23, 2011 / 3:01 pm

    Love that radio (also, Transistor Six would be a great band name). I would so like to have a cafe that used Blue Willow china in my neighborhood…

  5. November 23, 2011 / 3:49 pm

    Sounds like a great day, I look forward to seeing your new dome. 😀

    I know what you mean about getting distracted, whenever I have to do Christmas or Birthday shopping I suddenly discover a million things I want!

  6. November 23, 2011 / 4:28 pm

    that cake looks absolutely delicious! can't wait to see the dome up and running x

  7. November 23, 2011 / 5:09 pm

    Those radios are beautiful, did you get them? and the cake looks soooo good! Can't wait to see the taxidermy dome!

  8. November 24, 2011 / 11:24 pm

    I love thrifting with my mom too!! always some good times 🙂 and that piece of cake looks awesome!

  9. November 25, 2011 / 1:10 am

    Gorgeous pic! Can't wait to see the dome!

    I just added your button to my blog 🙂 I love yours so!

    Satin&Souffles xx

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