While we were out we had a little look in the charity shops and mostly I browse but every once in a while I spot something and today I saw just what I wanted, a set of four coasters as my puppy keeps grabbing them off the table and running off with them, by the time I get them back they are chewed at the edges. He is getting a bit better and occasionally 'drop' is understood but for now new ones were needed. I didn't want to pay a lot for them as they still get snatched but I also didn't want to buy boring ones. These are just great as they are 'William Morris' designs and they were brand new but only £1.50.
I love them and they have inspired me to learn a bit more about the designer. I read a bit a few years ago when one of my sons was doing art based on his work at school, but having also read about his translating, business, print work and social activism I thought it would be good to learn a bit more so I have ordered a book about him from the library. I will update a bit more on that when it arrives in the meantime I have been looking at gorgeous images of his work online.
Also pictured above is the book I also got which was on my to do list, it is brand new I don't think it has been read as there is not one crease and only £1. I like to get my books from the library mostly but I do buy occasional gems to keep or if the price is right like this one.
Speaking of the library I have been there today and I got a few good titles to keep me busy for the next few weeks. Two of them I have had before but one is a craft book that I loved and I am keen to look through again to choose something else to make and that is the Mollie Makes feathered friends one. The other is about following your dreams and last time I only skimmed it, was busy and tried to renew but it had a hold on so I took it back. The good thing about the library though is that you can always take them out again so I did.
After I got back from the library I gave my chest of drawers another coat of primer, now that is something I'm working on at the moment doing up some old furniture I bought from the charity shop a few weeks ago, I will share when it is complete.
Then we went on a long walk with the dogs which also involved the vets for booster injections for two of them and ongoing meds for one of them, a very expensive walk that was! Tomorrow the car is in for its MOT. So just as well we didn't go on holiday I think.