Well, here it is at last - 1st December! This means we can officially be as festive & Christmassy as we like! The Advent calendars have had their first little door opened (my children still have them even though they are 20 & 15). Mince pies can be eaten, mulled wine drunk & carols listened to & I can sing "tra-la-la-la-la" whenever I feel like it! Has anyone put up their decorations yet? Mr Cottage has a date with the loft next weekend & the halls will be decked with more than a few boughs of holly.
I've received my first few Christmas cards but I have to admit that I haven't sent mine yet! Christmas shopping has to begin in earnest & then the wrapping - which I love to do.
You may have noticed that my blog has had a festive makeover - don't you just love the retro reindeer? We took this photo last year in the snow - good forward planning on my part I thought!
Vintage goodies have been flying off my shop shelves, so it has had a little update including some lovelies that might be good gifts for those hard-to-buy-for people on your list.
The lovely lady above is a charming boudoir doll who doubles as a nightdress case & she is in superb condition.
How about some pretty hankies in a kitten decorated box? There is even a vintage gift tag included - I wonder why the original recipient didn't use them?
My name is Jayne - I'm an avid collector of all things vintage. I live in a 1930's farm cottage at the end of a muddy lane.
I love my family, pets, horse riding, decorating, cooking, sewing, reading, gardening, car boot sales, auctions & fleamarkets.
I have a passion for vintage which has lead to me starting an online shop & becoming a vintage fair organiser which keeps me busy!