Quality Street

This beautiful little Quality Street tin houses my button stash. I wish I had some more of these tins, they’re so perfect for storage & are incredibly hardy.

They make me think of cake and Sundays from my childhood as well as being synonymous with Christmas… do they bring back memories for you? Do you use them as storage too? My mum used to bake most weekends and at Sunday teatime out would come the Quality Street or Roses tin with a delicious sponge cake inside… Mmmmm!

I’ve seen all the chocolate boxes appearing in shops for Christmas already it’s just a shame they no longer come in these beautiful tins!


Hugs, Caz x
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Salvaged Roses Necklace

I made this necklace this evening. I named it Salvaged Roses because the main piece is actually a broken cabochon that I’ve had lying around for ages. It is so pretty I wanted to salvage it somehow & this evening I figured out what I was going to do with it! I have sewn & glued it onto five layers of felt so the backing is very sturdy. Then I’ve simply slipped it onto a silver ball chain. What do you think?


*Now available here*

Botanical Pendants

The above one is a 1976 stamp featuring a Grandpa Dickson rose.


This one & the one below are from a postcard featuring ‘Embroidery’ by Dorris Kirlew, a watercolour artist from Brighton whom I believed passed away in 1998.

This one is from a 1976 Royal National Society envelope.


Another 1976 rose stamp.. this one is Rosa Mundi.


And this one is 1976 Sweet Briar stamp.

All of the 1976 stamp & the envelope are from a 1976 Centenary of the Royal National Rose Society envelope with four brand new issue stamps on it. I’ll be keeping an eye out for more of these as the stamps are the perfect size & the colours are gorgeous!

What do you think guys? Hopefully they will soon be available for you here.