I left my heart in Copenhagen.

There was a period towards the end of last year when I contemplated changing my name from Sarah Bolwell to Sarah Lund, such was my obsession with the Danish maverick cop.

While I’m not sure that she and I share a whole lot in common (I eat way more than her, don’t live with my mum and look terrible in chunky fair isle knit ware), by the end of the first episode of the first series of The Killing, I knew I was hooked.

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A rainy Saturday in Wales (and a bit of England).

Source: tpoulsen.blogspot.com via Tina on Pinterest

Tom’s MIA this week while he visits his dad over in France, so I found myself at a bit of a lose end this weekend.

Ages ago my mum had read about a flea market held every so often in the UWE in Bristol, and by chance it looked like the latest event was due to take place on Saturday. Result! Off I popped down the M4 after work on Friday to spend the weekend rummaging for curios. Or so I thought…

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Lace doily lampshade.

Source: dosfamily.com via oy on Pinterest

What is it with me and home-made lampshades at the moment? I love this one too! It’s made from little lace doilies hardened using wallpaper glue.

I’ve made a start on my paper chandelier, but cutting out the strips of paper neatly by hand is proving a little time-consuming. This one might be a be easier to achieve. It, too, is on the list!

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Paper chandelier.

Source: designsponge.com via Sarah on Pinterest

Ooh… I do like this. And you can make it yourself! Saw exactly the kind of paper and wire lampshades that you need for the base of this in B&Q for £2.50 last weekend. I guess you’d need slightly nicer paper than just standard printer paper though?

It’s on the list :-).

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Flea market finds: Ardingly.

Ardingly is home to one of the most famous antiques fairs in the country. It’s massive. 100’s of stalls selling their wares over 2 or 3 days. A rummager’s dream.

So with my mum now retired, and my carry-over days of annual leave burning a hole in my pocket, we decided to spend a random Wednesday in a field hunting for bargains.

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