Wednesday, September 10, 2008

Website news, thrifty bits and a giveaway

There is new stock listed on the website this week with lots of flowery things finding their way in there. Coincidence I can assure you.

(Sorry ~ SOLD! )

This is probably my favourite item ~ it's by Royal Worcester; boxed and all perfect.
I would like to thank everyone that's made a purchase from me, either through the website or the little shop I have alongside this blog. Each and every one is very much appreciated and I am lucky to have some lovely loyal customers. Long may they stay that way!

The sewing machine has been dusted off again recently, mostly due to the rain and also because I would really like to try my hand at making some patchwork this winter. Hmmm. I'll keep you posted on that one but don't, you know, hold your breath or anything. I've had this little cupboard in my bathroom for a few years and it's one of my favourite things; original paint, all chippy and battered (sounds like something you'd eat) I paid far too much for it, mind. It's got lovely original glass but I've often thought about putting fabric behind it to hide those nasty bottles. So, half an hours work and I'd made a curtain. I know that sounds a long time to make something so simple but for me it's an achievement. I'm not fast but I'm thorough. I love little projects like this that use up those small bits of fabric you always seem to have floating around.

I apologise for the atrocious quality of these pictures but the bathroom is small, north facing and has a tiny window. Ergo; bad photos. And using the flash doesn't help, but you get the idea.

I realised today that I'd hadn't shared any of my thrifty finds with you lately. That's really because I haven't found much due to the fact that my favourite Saturday morning car boot is rubbishy once the school hols start. So I've had to get my vintage shopping fix elsewhere. What I have found seems to be a lot of pictures. And books. But you probably don't want to see any more of those.
I did buy this french picture with an eye to selling but that may not happen...

It's about eighty years old and a bit tatty but what a beautiful subject...although slightly provocative methinks! Would you give this young lady house room?

I paid a couple of pounds for this small landscape in a gilt frame. I strongly suspect it to be Scotland; a place very close to my heart. The glass and frame were absolutely filthy and they had the cheek to be asking £14 for it! But the dealer had a sale on so home it came.

And this one....well, do I need to explain? I spied it on the wall across the room and homed in on it like a heat seeking missile muttering to myself "please be cheap, please be cheap".
£4.00. Well, it's not dear is it?

And just because I feel like it I'm having a bit of a giveaway. Well, not a bit of one. It is one.
There's two American magazines (if you don't know them already, I'm sure you'll love them ~ I'll try to send the latest issues) A vintage painted hanger, two Edwardian postcards, both with violets. And finally a pretty cushion cover. I'm sure I'll probably find other bits to throw in there too. So, all you have to do is write 50 words explaining what vintage means to you. No, only kidding. Although, if you wish to do that, please; feel free, but probably in your own time.
Just leave a comment indicating you'd like to be included in the draw. If you don't indicate that, I'll put your name in anyway. All are welcome; regular friends, lurkers (I love that) non-commenter's and overseas don't be shy, dip yer bread ~ as they say down our way. You've got until my next post. Or maybe a bit longer. Don't worry, I'll let you know when exactly.

While I was typing I looked out of the window and there was a strange fiery orange ball in the sky. I don't know what it is but I just had to take a picture and it didn't half cheer me up.