Monday, 30 March 2009

Dairy House Antiques

I met Sue this weekend from 'Vintage to Victorian'at Dairy House Antiques. It's the first time I've been there and it really was a delight to see so many lovely things. I managed to restrain myself to just this super little heart cushion and a couple of vintage roses for my hats. It was great to put a face to a blog, a lovely lady (my one reservation being that she seems to keep her husband locked in a husband may join him next time if he asks"Why do we need another cushion?" again!). I also managed to get to my local antique shop where I found this cute basket, an old pencil box and a lovely vintage french tin lunchbox...oh and a really unusual old wooden kite string holder (not pictured I'm afraid). After Dairy House Antiques we went for lunch at Pythouse kitchen garden cafe in Semley which serves food and sells organic produce too. The weather was sunny and warm so we sat outside and admired the plots of veg growing around us. This weekend we're celebrating a belated Mothers Day and are going to the vintage fair in Stroud on Saturday and the Frome catherine hill fair on Sunday. Whatever you're doing have a great week.

Saturday, 28 March 2009

Blog Awards List

1. HenHouse
2.Lucy Bloom
3.The Vintage Magpie
4.Elfie and Me
5.Message in a teacup-tales from Betty and Violet
6. Country Cottage Chic
7.Hens Teeth
All lovely sites.....I'll attempt to email you all the award!

Blog Awards

Right, so I've been trying to come up with my seven lovely things and have found it very difficult to choose but I'll try ( not including family which goes without saying!)

1. Fashion illustrations from the 1920's. I love these and use them for inspiration all the time. My favourite is a book I own called 'Art Deco Fashion' which is a joy to look through.

2. Lilac

They look beautiful and smell devine.

3. Prague

I first visited about 15 years ago when I was a student and it was unbelievably beautiful, like walking around in a real fairytale. I've been back several times and each time its lost a little of it's undiscovered charm but I still love it.

4. The smell of my childrens sleepy heads...theres nothing like it is there.

5. Hermes Un Jardin en Mediterranee

6. St Ives
Its just so full of great art and food, who could ask for more!

7. Cafe Laduree.
Last time we visited 'the big smoke' we visited Harrods toy dept. which our eldest adored and saw this cafe as we were leaving. It looked so beautiful that we are going back over Easter ( just my eldest, me and my mum) for a girly time....I can't wait!

So there we are, seven lovely things. I hope you like them too. Now all I have to do is pass it on to another seven bloggers.....I'll leave that till tomorrow.

Friday, 27 March 2009

Wow, thank you Isabelle from Suzy's Vintage Attic for this super award. From what I understand I need to pass this on to seven other blogs and list seven favourite things so I'll get thinking.......Apologies to anyone who has tried to leave a comment on my blog, I have to admit I've no idea how to enable that! Any ideas gladly accepted! have a lovely weekend.

Sunday, 22 March 2009

Vintage Trimmings

I've been given a couple of boxes of vintage trims from my mother in law today to sell and am not sure what to do with them. I feel they need to be cleaned but how do I do it without ruining them? She's also given us a box of sewing stuff and a great box of buttons. It was lovely looking through them, some are from her old school cardi, a winter coat she had when she was little and best of all a tiny pink enamelled button from one of her first baby shoes! If anyone is interested in them or has ideas about cleaning them please get in touch. Happy Mothers Day to all the hard working mums out there.

Sunday, 15 March 2009

Vintage Home and the Stroud Rag Market

Yesterday I ventured out to the Stroud Rag Market in search of trimmings. Its the first time I've visited Stroud and I'm sure it won't be the last as it was a lovely place. The Rag Market was very busy and it was almost impossible to get to the goodies laid out (especially with a grumpy seven year old, pushchair and a husband who wanted to get to the farmers market down the road) but I did manage to find a couple of interesting braids so I guess it was worthwhile. I also popped in to the vintage shop on the high street where I was very tempted by a deco bag..I resisted this time! The owner was lovely and has suggested I pop to the vintage fair held there. My lovely hatbox arrived in the post from Clare at 'Vintage Home'...I've included a pic as it was so beautifully packaged in pink tissue, bows and a sachet of lavender, how lovely.