Saturday, 14 March 2015

This and that....

I have had a fairly busy few weeks so far this month. Last Saturday I attended the Vintage Bazaar in Devizes with Mr C for company. We had a very pleasant day with quite a number of my treasures going off to new homes including the lovely 1950's Mobo 'Prairie King' rocking horse. As you know, I am rather fond of rocking horses and have several dotted around my home. Unfortunately I can't keep them all as they do take up rather a lot of space so Mr C is always pleased when they canter off to pastures new!
Click on the pictures for a closer peek.

I have also been updating my stock at the Gloucester Antique Centre. They always do a great job with their themed window displays & this month it is a nursery window & there I spied my lovely vintage Silver Cross doll's pram which comes complete with cover & a fringed sun canopy. I had one of these as a child which provided hours of fun with my dolls so I am rather partial to them.

A job which I have been meaning to do for a long time is to have our headboard recovered as I fancied a change of colour scheme in our bedroom. Some time ago I bought a roll of this beautiful 'Doves' linen fabric when Lewis & Wood  had a sale. I finally had it done & it was returned this week looking so fresh & pretty. I think the upholsterer did a great job of placing the birds to their best advantage. I have plenty more fabric so curtains are the next project.

I have just realised that this Mother's Day will be the very first in 25 years that I have had without one of my children at home....The Boy is away at university & The Girl has gone off on a jolly to Edinburgh.....the joys of your children growing up!

This week will see me gathering together some vintagey bargains to take along to the next Vintage Jumble in Rangeworthy on Saturday 21st March which runs from 10am to 1pm.
It is held in the village hall (BS37 7LZ), entrance & parking are free & there are always lots of lovely goodies to be found at bargain prices, not to mention the delicious cakes served by the WI in aid of the senior citizen's annual village party.
Why not come along & join in the fun?


  1. I love, love, love your charming blog and I think that we have a lot in common. Last spring we purchased a small country home built in 1905. It was a fixer upper and we have been working . . . pretty much . . . non stop on making it home. We love living here and know that we made the right decision when we sold our home of 33 years to buy this one.
    Your blog is so refreshing and I love the scarecrow on your opening photo . . . she is adorable.
    I am your newest follower and I hope that you will want to become mutual followers with me. Please come visit.
    I'm so happy that I found you!
    Connie :)

    1. Hi Connie! Thanks for your lovely message...I'm glad you found me. The scarecrow lady in my picture was one at the Eden project in Cornwall...darling husband said it reminded him of me..cheeky!
      I look forward to visiting your blog and seeing how you are doing with your home renovations.

  2. Hi Jayne
    I once kept doves.... So adore your gorgeous headboard.
    Love Frances x