Thursday, 25 February 2010
Saturday, 20 February 2010
Vintage kitchenalia tends to fly off the shelves - there is something very homely about having vintage lovelies in the kitchen. This doggie string holder is an example - I have to admit that I was sorely tempted to keep him!
I have also added these gorgeously springlike egg cups which would be perfect for Easter.
Sets of knives are always very useful.
I think these little wooden folk art perfume dolls are just adorable! They are in the Boudoir section of my shop.
This 1950's 'Ballet' cake or sandwich plate by Royal Stafford is perfect for an afternoon tea.
These are just a handful of the delightful goodies that I like to find for my shop, so why not pop in for a browse while enjoying a cup of tea or coffee?
Thursday, 18 February 2010
The giant red coat forms the doorway where you enter.
Inspired by the local textile heritage of the Stroud valleys, this installation focuses on the themes of weavers and weaving, woollen mills, the use of Stroud Scarlet cloth for military uniforms, women working in industry during wartime, and the ethos of 'make do and mend'. These thematic threads are brought together by the seven artists into a unified world of images and ideas which the audience is invited to explore.
The seven artists are: Liz Lippiatt, Kathryn Clarke, Jenny Bicât, Anne Rogers, Sarah Cant, Sarah Cooke, Corinne Hockley.
We asked permission to take photos, so here they are for your viewing pleasure!
Click on the photos for larger images.
Miss C trying out the giant knitting.
The "skirt" of this dress is made from a parachute!
Monday, 15 February 2010
Thursday, 11 February 2010
They may look all sweet & cuddly but they can be quite a handful as they are half wild & will mob you for a carrot...but they do look cute!
Tuesday, 9 February 2010
The egg cups in the picture above are lovely aren't they? They are going to be appearing in my shop one of these days - very Cath Kidston colours don't you think?
Eggs are courtesy of my hens.
Vintage sugar bowls make lovely little planters for spring bulbs.
"Daffodown-dilly" in the title refers to the old rhyme describing a daffodil which I loved as a child.
"Daffadown-dilly is come up to town,
In a yellow petticoat and a green gown"
The photo below was taken last year - a reminder of things to come.
Which is your favourite spring flower?
DAFFODILS BY WILLIAM WORDSWORTH
I wandered lonely as a cloud
Sunday, 7 February 2010
We have popular regulars & some exciting new stallholders so take a peek & add the date to your diary!
Friday, 5 February 2010
One of the difficulties I am having is listing new treasures in my shop, but dear Mr Cottage has come to the rescue so there are finally a few new things.
Among them are these dear little wooden dolls looking for new homes.
Greta is in sweet pale blue shorts & Heidi is wearing a pretty pink dress with apron.
Sorry - Heidi is sold.
They can be found in my shop here.
Just had to show you my birthday boots - these are "country" boots intended for wearing out & about & for mucking out stables & around the yard but they are almost too lovely for that!
Wednesday, 3 February 2010
Just a quick update on me - I had my finger x-rayed today and the doctor said it was looking good as it hadn't moved. It has to be splinted for another 2 weeks or so and I have to have physio after that and back to the hospital again in a month, so I am pretty much out of action for another month.
It is what they call a spiral fracture & often has to be pinned, but as it seems stable it shouldn't need it hopefully!
As you can see, Toby and I have been keeping up with your blogs and I've become quite nifty with left hand computing!
It was my birthday yesterday and I was spoiled with lovely gifts including a new camera and was treated to a large slice of chocolate cake at Cafe Valerie!