Posted: November 29, 2011 Filed under: childhood, memories, Quality Street, roses, storage, tins, vintage
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
Posted: November 15, 2011 Filed under: barber shop quartet, feather, Five Images, flowers, Hippodrome, jewellery, nature, photography, pink, ring, vintage
All recent shots of mine.
Posted: September 28, 2011 Filed under: botanical, Dorris Kirlew, ephemera, flowers, jewellery, necklace, roses, stamps, vintage
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.
Posted: September 17, 2011 Filed under: handmade, jewellery, necklace, stamps, vintage
Today my best friend is getting married!!!!!!!
Which means that I’m in Newquay, Cornwall, trying not to ruin my make up & signing the witness papers… exciting!
Above are the necklaces I made a couple of days ago.
These three are for the bridesmaids, as thank you gifts from the bride. The first one is a vintage fashion illustration from a 1977 book, the second is from a postcard & the final one is actually fabric with a ball of yarn motif on it.
I’m hoping to sell the others… every single other one was made using vintage stamps, who knew they had such cute designs?!
Posted: August 8, 2011 Filed under: brooch, giveaway, handmade, hearts, owls, vintage
This months giveaway is a needle-felted brooch with two vintage owl buttons made by none other than me… It’s about 2″ x 3″ & will look very cute on your jacket or bag!
To be in with a chance to win make sure you’re a follower & just leave me a comment to say “hi” on this post!
Giveaway will close on 15th August.
Posted: May 11, 2010 Filed under: Bleubird Vintage, Blog Crush, Eye candy, food, green, In season, thrifting, vintage
I read so many blogs & all for different reasons.. so I decided to share some of them with you, explaining why I love reading them… & so begins my Blog Crush series! #1 is Bleubird Vintage with the charming Miss James…
The blog is soooo lovely! Miss James shares her love with thrifted & vintage goodies, updates on her Baby Bird (yep, she’s pregnant) & snapshots of her family life with her other half & her kids. It’s definitely one of my favourite eye candy blogs… Any out there that you want to share?
PS. For those of you in the UK there is now an ‘In Season Now’ list in my right hand sidebar letting you know what food is in season… I’ll keep this updated on a weekly basis 🙂
Posted: March 24, 2010 Filed under: ballet, Bleubird Vintage, boots, Claire Penn photography, Common Threadz, Fashion, pink, vintage, weheartit
sources 1,2,3,4 & 5 all found on weheartit
although if you look closely at 1. it has Claire Penn photography
waterstamped across it… check her out she is very talented! 6&7 are both Bleubird Vintage
finds… how much do I want those boots? They are absolutely gorgeous! 8 is a CommonThreadz
tee… they are only $38 each, are made in print runs of 250 & for every tee bought a school uniform is given to a child in need. Check them out! What is your favourite colour? PS. We had another tidying spree today & now Mr J has his own little office (in the teeny corner between the guest loo & the utility wall) which he is very happy with because the sun no longer shines on his computer screen! Now the bookcase is in the living room… I need another one I have soooo many books! PPS. Why is it that the minute I have to leave the house to go to work the sky turns an ominous shade of grey…??!
See previous Pink post here
Posted: January 19, 2010 Filed under: books, craft supplies, cupcakes, daydreams, habadashery, marks and spencers, ribbon, vintage, work, yarn
Work yesterday was long, tiring, frustrating & done on three hours sleep. Today was better but I can’t help dreaming about having my own place… my only little shop. I’m even looking at figures…
Anyway here are some pics of the type of place I would love to have one day…
I’d sell handcrafted goodies, secondhand books, vintage finds, crafting supplies (especially wool… can’t get enough of it!), cupcakes, tea…. *dream*….
If you had a shop what would you sell?
BTW I haven’t made a perfect cupcake yet but I have eaten it! Marks & Spencers Luscious Lemon Cupcakes. Lovely light sponge, beautifully done lemon icing & then… lemon curd inside. Oh my gosh! Divine!
Posted: December 11, 2009 Filed under: A Good Vintage, cake stand, dish, English Preserves, retro, sundae glass, swan, Sweet Old Stuff, teapot, vintage
I had a lovely birthday… for part of my birthday week Mr J & I went up to Norfolk to visit my mum who had some amazing presents lined up for me… a huge bag of curtain fabric offcuts (for collaging), a stunning Fairy book (photos to follow), a book about embroidery on paper, some beads… & the other pressies are under the Christmas tree! Whilst up there we also picked up a crockery set that I bought back in the summer for £5. Cups, saucers, plates, bowls… a lovely retro 1970’s pattern, they’re adorable.
I’ve been trawling etsy for pretty vintage finds…
The lovely teapot is by EnglishPreserves
, the stunning swan dish is from Sweet Old Stuff
the pretty cake stand & cute sundae glass are available from A Good Vintage
. I picked up a gorgeous (vintage looking) owl money box the other day, but I’m not sure how old it is . He’s about 6″ tall! I should get a lot of change into him & he was only £1.75 🙂
I’m off to get ready for lunch with a friend, hope you’re all having a lovely week, catch up soon…