Sunday, 29 March 2009

busy couple of weeks!

well. what a couple of busy weeks ive had , I do not know where the time has gone.... have made a couple of purchases (small white lie ive been buying lots) trouble is i want to keep some of them..especially this beautiful velvet bag with handpainted garden with what looks like glass beads in the paint so it shimmers in the light.. have also finished some projects like the picnic baskets with vintage linning and filled with lots of lovely picnic flasks and crockery form the 40`s and 50`s,
Some pretty tea cups with violas planted in them, sold quite a few for mothers day.
now i am finishing off some bits and bobs for easter.. but have bought a couple of pieces as projects for the near future like this old 1940`s oak cupboard just waiting to be stripped,painted and i feel vintage fabric behind the glass doors , also i have a lovely pair of vintage glass door knobs to finish... plus a fab pair of old deckchairs, a coat of paint and some knew fabric I think.. but any suggestions gratefully received.. hope alls well in the big world out there. have a good week....Hx

Saturday, 14 March 2009

Well..... now suitably recovered...

what a fab day Wednesday was.. we arrived in London at 10.30 had plenty of time to browse Camden passage ...a few vintage clothing shops, a few stalls along the way .. a lovely cup of coffee and then off to CL!!! what a beautiful entrance hall, with small trees in blossom birds twittering lots of spring flowering bulbs scenting the air...then we started SHOPPING.......... i have to say this was one of the best shows we` ve been to in the last few years, lots of new stands that we haven't seen before ... not to much in the way of similar type jewellery and interior stands. (or imported cheap stuff euk!)

There are lots of very talented people out there.

we had a lovely lunch of smoked salmon and crayfish salad ,with some elderflower fizz to wash it down. then back to shopping and ohhing and ahhhing! home by 6.30 exhausted, dinner , bath and bed by 9.30......great day.

Easter is nearly here so have been thinking and painting these beautiful handmade (in England) wooden eggs .. love all the pastel colours. not sure exactly how i will decorate them but I am sure i will think of something ...

I have also found a lovely local lady that makes soaps, bath bombs and lots of lovely lotions and balms , beautifully packaged which i hope to sell in my shop I will keep you posted as to when they arrive hopefully in the next couple of weeks.

I had better finish off now and get ready to go to the shop i have lots of cushions to make, i have some feather pads arriving Monday so i need to make sure i have the covers ready,

have a good weekend .................Hx

Monday, 9 March 2009

I need a bigger Shop!

Well.... another shelf filled , have had this for ages in my garage waiting for some nice weather to give it a couple of coats of paint, i tried to sort out some hand made items only for it (in between customers) and soon ran out of space ( i need a bigger shop...) I had a lovely day on Saturday lots of new customers on their first visit to me with lots of compliments and encouragement ( and sales also).....
not a bad weekend weather wise....until Sunday afternoon.. what a downpour...then hale stones....
Hectic week this week I am in London on Wednesday for The Country Living Fair at the Islington Business Design Center. my good friend Marion and I try to get to at least one of these twice yearly fairs.. its a whole day of beautiful interiors, clothing, jewellery, food and so much more. we indulge ourselves in almost a man free zone of girlie stuff and prettiness, a lovely lunch and come home exhausted physically, but mentally inspired..... worth a visit. i will let you know all about it when ive recovered. have a good week ..........................Hx

Tuesday, 3 March 2009

opps! forgot to say, thank you Jess for your help and kind comments hope to see you again soon , keep well, Hx

hello, just a short note today .... whilst on Saturday setting out my shop for the day i noticed in the sunshine how pretty the crocuses looked but on closer inspection there was a drunken bumble bee staggering in between the blooms, covered in pollen i sat and watched him for a good couple of minutes ,when he left all the petals where flat and down trodden but they soon recovered...... spring is coming ?