Bravo to DD and the Designers for a beautiful upcoming charity kit "Shine On" with 100% of the proceeds going to the American Diabetes Association, in honour of our dear Pattie.

Shine On: A Kit for a Cause **coming 19th March**

Lynn Grieveson:
Worn Pages Layered Templates

Katie Pertiet:
Naturally Vintage Paper Pack
Stacked Vintage Photo Frames No. 05
Almost Spring: The Tags
Splatters Brushes and Stamps No. 03

And from Pattie:
Pin Its!: Pearls

Font: Junction


We went to the annual Steptoe Auction here in town this morning. As we were walking around the junk, let’s face it, there was a lot of junk, old bathtubs, broken chairs, scratched records, boxes of crap, I noticed there was a table with odd pieces of beautiful English fine bone china.

Mike had noticed me noticing it too.

I couldn’t stay for the whole auction, so left Mike there with the words of “don’t bring any crap home” ringing in his ears.

Imagine my suprise when I got home later this afternoon to see this little beauty sitting on the kitchen bench all shiny and clean. Mike had stood there in the rain when the downpour came, and bidded on it. Not only that, he got into a bidding war with a little old lady and still he won it.

I think there was a bit of the thrill of the chase going on too, winning the auction lot. But when I saw this beautiful set and knowing the lengths he went to to get it, I know that this is love.

This beautiful cup, saucer and plate set, discarded on a table, ready to go for fifty cents if need be, will get a second life to shine brightly in our home. Thanks Mike, I love you too honey.