Happy Friday everyone! So glad the weekend is here. This week has been a long, cold, dreary one! I believe that the most depressing day of the year has now come and gone, according to researchers, who have pinned January the 22nd as 'Blue Monday'! Apparently it is the day we feel most unhappy, as the weather is so bitterly cold, debts have piled up after Christmas, and it's when most of us falter on our New Year resolutions. Well, it can only get better now, right? I must admit that I do struggle in January to maintain a cheerful disposition, but this year I've made a conscious effort to focus on the good things, and to stay busy! When I'm actively doing something, I feel a whole lot chirpier! So, today, to lift my mood, I'm thinking flowers! Oh, I so look forward to spring blooms! I've had a little tidy on my dresser, and thought I'd share some thrifty finds with you, of the floral kind. These are all little treasures which I've gathered over time from thrift shops...last of the big spenders I am! I think it's always worth remembering, that buying 'second hand', doesn't mean it's second rate. If you purchase something you love, it's new to you!
A sweet Pansy brooch from 'Good Intentions' jewelry makers of Wales...thrifted.
A delightful floral bowl, thrifted for a mere 99p! Perfect for holding jewelry...The yellow pearl earrings and bracelet were all treasures picked up from thrift shops.
I love orchids! Haven't worn this much, but think it perfect to cheer up a fancy hairdo in the summer...or winter!
And lastly, if you've got a few buttons you love, why not make a cheery button bouquet to add a little colour to a winter coat? Here's one I made to sell...but couldn't part with! :)
Here's to spring blooms! Have a cheerful, happy Friday!