Books here are expensive and often are released months after overseas releases and I have been guilty of buying books cheaper from Amazon or browsing bookstores and then reading the book I want from the library so I take a small amount of blame for the closure.
I couldn't resist this gold teapot from the op. shop for only $2, yes the lid is missing, BUT it's a Sadler teapot made in England and Sadler teapots are very expensive and collectable so I am thrilled with my find. I have put a royal bear inside to make it a bit Royal but it would look good with flowers or a plant too.
The book in front is a coronation autograph book with steel covers made for the coronation 1953 by Steel Company of Wales Ltd. Sadly there are no Royal Autographs inside.
I am making progress with my knitted Kate doll, don't judge her and laugh I have a long way to go yet. Bought some pearl trimming today. The pattern doesn't mention pearls but It's a Royal wedding and there are sure to be pearls involved.
Took this photo this morning, don't know what the things the men are paddling are called but they seem to be getting popular on the lake. Doesn't look much fun just standing and paddling. The man on the right has his dog with him and at least the dog can sit down.