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Things That Have Caught My Eye in July

I was going to say ‘tickled my fancy’ but I thought it might get me a certain type of reader and, anyway, the other title rhymes.

Anyway, this week I have been doing lots of virtual window shopping and also quite a bit of plundering of my Paypal account.  Here are some of the things that have caught my eye and, in some cases my cash, recently.

Love this novel way of recycling an old T.V.  from Lucky Lenore Vintage

For those of us driven mad by the sound of their dog’s metal tag clinking against the food bowl, how about this ‘quiet dog tag’  from Make Your Dog Smile ?

Never know what to get for male friends as gifts but I think these gun shaped soaps from AubreyEApothecary would be great for playing with in the bath.  I know her soaps are lovely as I bought some French Macarons shaped ones from her and they smell divine and are far better than the real thing which, in my opinion, are nasty, bright, overly sweet , sticky, sickly things.

 Whilst perusing my La Redoute catalogue (home furnishings version) this week, I spotted a cute lamp in the shape of a Scottish Terrier which I lusted after but, true to form, I did some research (aka trying to find it cheaper) and came across the Onion Bull Terrier lamp.   I have always wanted an English Bull Terrier – they remind me of  little piglets but, as I only ever get my dogs from rescue centres or find them wandering on the street, I am unlikely ever to have a real one (or piglet for that matter) so I ditched the cottie in favour of the bull terrier even though it actually turned out much more expensive as the scottie in the catalogue had 20% off and free postage .  Sometimes my research costs me money.  Anyway, I am looking forward to introducing this non-shedding, non-eating, non pooping, clean dog to my others who are all of those things and more.

Mind you, it could have been worse as, when I was in Brighton earlier this year I saw Abigail Ahern’s beautiful lamps in a shop window and was sorely tempted.  However as I am more of a bull terrier than a poodle girl I resisted for the moment but never say never.

Instead of spending money, I sometimes attempt to make some so that I can spend it again.  There’s always one of my ventures that takes precedence over the others and I keep forgetting about my vintage jewellery and cake display stands and they are sadly neglected.  I have tried to bring them into the fold a little more by moving some of my antique and vintage china over into Tour de Force because I don’t have to make it before I can list it and because it brings more people in.  So, instead of just these,

I can have these

or this

 Now, after that shameless piece of self publicity – although please note the selfless, altruistic promotion of others’  items in the beginning! – I am off to walk the dogs in the damp drizzle that is passing for the South of France’s weather at the moment.

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