Wednesday, 22 December 2010

Happy Christmas

Sorry for not blogging for so long but like for everyone else life has been pretty hectic.

We finally found some time to decorate the house and I made my Cath Kidston paper chains. I used the Cath Kidston christmas gift tags too add a little extra.

We found a beautiful but enormous tree ! I decorated it with lots of different coloured vintage glass baubles as well as old family favourites collected over the years.

Mr C hung the beautiful cupboard he bought me in the hall. He painted the inside a lovely chalky white. I am using it to display my collection of Victorian painted and enameled glass.

Next to it we hung my £2 charity shop mirror. This is a lovely old heavy and ornate mirror. It was in a bit of a sorry state but Mr C has done his best to repair it and painted it the same chalky white.

Yet another cupboard ! Mr C found this at Brackley Antiques Cellar and it fits perfectly in our back room. It isn't really a cupboard but a glazed book case. I think we probably don't need any more cupboards as we are running out of space.

Finally a few more finds, the yellow Golden Dawn coffee pot was found at the local tip recycling shop and the Beryl Woods Ware yellow cups and saucers the same day in a junk shop. I was very pleased as yellow utility ware seems to evade me usually.
I guess this will be my last post before Christmas so have a wonderful time. I am off now to find my wellys and brave the snow.

Monday, 6 December 2010

Little Green Man

Let me introduce the latest resident of the green W.I. cabinet, he is a cute little bisque figure I found when I was over at the Brackley Antiques Cellar yesterday and he fits in perfectly with the other residents of the cupboard.

On Saturday morning Mr C was up bright and early and headed off to a sale in aid of our local dog rehoming charity Jerry Green. He came back laden with goodies including this fabulous 1950s frilly pinnie with a christmasy design which is very Cath Kidston in style. It is now hanging in our stall at Brackley. The picture above is a detail of a lovely needlepoint clutch bag he found.

The little 1960s wooden dolls cot was a find at our local re-cycling shop, I took it over to our stall yesterday as it would make a lovely Christmas present for a little girl.

Pretty brooches seem to be popular stocking fillers.

We have tried to make our little space look festive with vintage glass baubles and decorations.

Back to Saturday and more of Mr C's finds including the lovely old faded Union Jack and beautiful 1920s chenille door curtain. When he took me back later I found the old Mabel Lucie Attwell print in it's original frame and the cute silk scarves with scottie dogs and poodles.

I love hyacinths at any time of year but somehow they seem even more special on cold dark days in December. I guess I need to start thinking about Christmas decorations now as reading so many of your lovely blogs this weekend I can see I am way behind on the festive front.