Monday, November 23, 2009


The nights are drawing in and Christmas is peeping round the corner, my favourite time of year has arrived! I love the winter and on Saturday we lit the woodburner in the kitchen for the first time, it was horrible weather, the wind was blowing and rain lashing down most of the day but I was all cosy sat by the fire with dog and cats having a lazy day reading magazines. It felt a bit strange not to be doing anything with all the frenzy of work lately and I felt a bit guilty with Mr Crow having to be working away all weekend.
It looked so homey and warm through the kitchen window I wish I had got a shot of Midge watching me but she jumped down before I could snap her. I could not sit still all day though and started to rearrange the furniture, like you do! Whenever I do this I always think why didnt I always have it like this, its so much better. Till the next time that is! I have a little dresser and thought it would look nice on the side table so I started to get together some little bits and pieces to go on it and ended up with a mostly red, white and blue theme somehow. I think it looks sweet and if I can stop the cats jumping up and knocking it over it will stay there.

For the V&H Fair I made this little kitsch Christmas Cabinet full of vintage bits, nobody bought it but I dont mind as I love it and will have it out myself this year, unless anyone out there is interested?

I also made this assemblage and the flag below is one of quite a few made from vintage fabrics and hand done embroidery to give it that war time feel. I am really going to try and get stuff onto my etsy shop soon.

Just thought you might like this little bird on a little chair, sweet.

Have a good week, hope you all keep warm and dry!


Julies Knit Stitch Corner said...

Oh it dose look lovely and cosy, its good to hear someone else likes too move the furniture around too. I love the bird on the chair very sweet. best wishes Julie.C

Micki Wilde said...

Oh your house looks so inviting from the outside, I can just imagine how nice it must be inside!

Love the birdie on the chair, so cute!

Micki x


Lots of lovely things to look at. Your cottage looks so cosy :o)

Jess said...

I love that bird :) The view through your window does look so inviting, it's great having a shift-around isn't it?x

Joshy and belle said...

lovely photos, the view into your kitchen looks really inviting and cosy! fliss xx

Country Cottage Chic said...

It does look cosy Jane & your rearrangements look lovely.
This past weekend felt quite flat after all the excitement of the one before.


heidi said...

Hello my lovely!
I wish i was in your cosy kitchen with you sitting eating some of your scrummy cake!!
Still deciding on a name for donkey,poor old thing cant keep calling him that!!
Lots of love to you from us all.xx

Funkymonkey said...

I love peeping through people's windows when they have their lights on...thanks for sharing your oh so cosy home.


Lyn said...

Very cosy!
I love being nosey and in the winter having a peep into peoples window who have not closed their curtains-just to see how people decorate their homes-not to be a peeping tom you understand!!!
Anyway, I love the look of your house.

MelMel said...

Such sweet pictures...lovely!x

Katie said...

I loved reading your post and seeing all your lovely vintage things! I really like this time of year too...all cosy and with the promise of Christmas just around the corner. The photo of your window was so evocative. I think another cup of wintery hot chocolate is in order...I'm off to make one right now! Katie x

hens teeth said...

Jane ~ your home does look warm and cosy with my nose pressed up against the window pane!
You have some very desirable belongings and such great style and I'm loving all that you have made....really gorgeous. Keep warm. x

Clare Wassermann said...

lovely - a very inviting home. Enjoy!

Sal said...

It was lovely peeping through your window!
Your home looks so welcoming!
I love all your vintage bits and pieces too!

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Lovely pics Jane, the cabinet is really pretty.

Glad you enjoyed the V&H fair. Are you planning another Homespun next August? If so, can I please book a stand now? Lesley

salty pebble said...

awwww! thats sooo beautiful has a real cozy christmas feel looking through your window...home is where the heart is and especially warmth i feel in yours ;0)
I love all your vintage treasures! beautiful collections of nostalgia and beauty- taking my mind away in dream lands--beautiful blog as always x

Callies Cottage said...

Oh how warm and cosy!!Lovely things for the show too.
Happy Winter!!
Warm Wishes,
Cally x

Esther said...

Cosy is such the right word.
I love driving home at night and seeing the windows glow and seeing my gingham curtains and plates on the wall etc. Such a feeling of homecoming that supercedes the cobwebs and peeling paint.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

The light in those photos is amazing. It looks like the paintwork in a singing blue, gorgeous.

I love the Kanga in blue gingham too!

Sarah x

Julia said...

It looks wonderfully cosy and inviting!! I love all of your displays, especially the little dresser, its just perfect! What a great eye you have :)

Sending love
Julia x


Hi Jane, Only just starting to get back into blogging after a busy summer. I know what you mean re feeling a bit guilty with a snug evening by the fire ... it's a sort of side effect of being busy ... feeling it's wrong when you stop! Guess we need to practice doing nothing more often to get really good at it!!
Lesley X

Jennie said...

Jane, Your house looks so wonderfully cosy! It reminds me of my Aunts cottage in Stokeinteignhead, Devon.
I love visiting her home this time of year! Oh how I miss the English countryside! Thank you for taking me back there for a while! :)

BusyLizzie said...

great photos, love the little dresser. Thanks for visiting my blog. I will be in the main hall at the Shepton Flea, downstairs near the clock! see you there, Lizzie x

Heather said...

your home is SO lovely! How sweet, and I love the framed fabric flag, too sweet....

Anonymous said...

Your home looks so beautiful. Thank you so much for sharing. mmm! Dreamy!