Friday, August 28, 2009


Twenty-three years ago today in a little church in Shropshire I said yes to the love of my life. 
We met at  Barnet College where we were both doing a foundation course in Art in 1980. After being set up on a sort of blind date ie no-one else turned up (on purpose) we became inseparable and were very quickly in love, aaahhh. Since then he has been my best friend and the center of my life.  Happy Anniversary my darling, love you loads.  xxxxxx

Wish we were here!

Sunday, August 9, 2009

Booty buys and an award to pass on.

Hello all, long time no blog!  I dont know where the days are going, cant believe its three weeks since I did a post. Obviously the Home spun fair was taking up all my time till last weekend when we had a wonderful day see the blog to see how it went. Thankyou all you ladies who made it such a success and all of you who visited we hope you will come to the next one.
This week has just flown catching up with house work, rather half heartedly, and working in The Sea Garden and going to boot fairs.
Here are some of the things I got at booties to sell and the bits I bought at the Fair.  For some reason they ended up the wrong way round and I cant be bothered to reload them all.

As soon as I put this basket on the table to photograph it little Daisy thought Mmmm...must get in that!  She didnt fit and could not even get her tail in but hey, she tried. Nice basket 50s I think?

A comfy cat! Small chair? No, big cat. My Boris boy, such a softy.

A sweet little 50s basket handbag, nearly black when I bought it, scrubbed up nice and a lovely tin colours are beautifully faded.

Such a cute little jug and bowl the jug is only about 4 inches tall, it has been damaged on the handle but still very decorative.

I really love the little bowl with the cat on, the poem 'pussycat, pussycat' is on the back,  I bought this to sell but not sure if I will be able to part with it. Sooty mug, has a little chip.  Cant stop myself buying china dogs! This one is a perfume bottle the head unscrews.

Another china dog, the head comes off so you can move it around, a bit kitsch.

I was going to sell these two girls at the fair along with some others but could not bear to part with them. They look so sweet on my sewing table.

On the right is Cyril a cheeky chappie I bought from Michele, here he is being introduced to a the terrier Bertie I got form Michele at the last V&H fair. Bertie was a bit miffed at first you can see he looks a bit put out! But Cyril soon won him round and they now live together on the shelf quite happily.

These were all the purchases I made at the fair, luckily I did not get much chance to spend! The cabinet now homes a collection of little toys.  lovely old ribbon, ric rac and lace trim and some pretty pink floral fabric, cant wait to use these in something.
I was lucky this week to be awarded a Lovely Blog award from the brilliant and hilarious Mad Aunt Bernard thank you aunty!
The rules of acceptance are:
On the post of accepting the award make sure you link back to the person who gave it to you.
Choose five brill blogs to pass it on to.
When you list the five blogs make sure you link to them.
List five current obsessions.
Make sure you tell the people you have made the award to.

My five current obsessions are
1. Those little Polish wooden dolls, I had some as a child and had forgotten all about them till I came across a couple, now I want them!
2. Trying to think up some new stories to illustrate.
3. Collecting china dogs.
4. Making collage pictures with torn bits of vintage fabric.
5. The sea.

Sorry if my current obsessions are a bit sad and boring.

I would like to pass this award on to 

Hens Teeth a delightful blog showing Vivs stunning work and her daily life.
Cocoa and Blankets my dear first blogging friend sharing her day to day life little adventures and her knitting!
Country Cottage Chic Jaynes wonderful finds, her animals, her shop etc.
Happy loves Rosie who could not love this blog!
The Vintage Magpie Nikis creations are just divine.

Your award is the one in my side bar from Mad Aunt Bernard so click and drag girls!
Do go visit these blogs if you dont already you will be glad you did.

Have a good week. X