But sometimes it isn't that easy and things aren't quite in your control. Today started off as pretty crappy in all honesty, it just felt like everyone I encountered was just rude and ignorant, and you can only watch people behave in this way for so long before you loose your faith in people a little bit. I am so glad that I only have three days until I finish work and am on maternity leave, because pregnancy hormones make unpleasant people so much harder to deal with. I am a very patient and cheerful person but there are still times when customers have the ability to bring you down and make you cry.
I finished work at quite an early time for me, and I had some bits and bobs in mind that I wanted to get so I went out shopping by myself and actually made myself feel a hell of a lot better. I took a little trip down Gloucester Road and ventured into places I have never been before, places I have seen and thought, I would love to go there, but have never gotten around to it or had the confidence to go on my own. I went in a few second hand thrifty and reclamation type shops and saw a lot of beautiful furniture that was perfectly my style. I am currently not in any position to buy any furniture because I neither have the space or my own home to put it in, but when the time comes we will have a whole house to furnish so it was nice to at least look for things. I feel better even though I couldn't buy things, as I now know where to look and what I want to look for. It also helps that I took a shopping break for tea and macaroons.... tea makes everything better.
Well. Ok I bought two things. I bought a teacup for 50p and a stool with cast iron legs for £6. I plan to reupholster the stool for a project when I am on maternity leave. And its only small so it will fit quite easily next to the bed so I can put clothes on it (I have issues with wearing an outfit and then saving it for another day before I wash it again, and I don't like putting clothes away again if I have already worn them).
|I am thinking of some sort of textured velvet for the stool. I'll see what I can find...|
Even so, I took pictures of some the most beautiful pieces that I would have bought if I had the chance.
|Beautiful beautiful mirror. Really regret not buying this now...|
|A rather lovely cabinet. I do love dark traditional wood pieces.|
|And finally this treasure. I am absolutely head over heels for this ornately carved beauty. It was only £150... I have absolutely nowhere to store this but my heart aches for it...|