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.


A Treasured Past said...

Oh Ann, he is just gorgeous!!Tamara x

delia hornbook said...

So many lovely things, i love the apron and the little man to. Your stall is looking lovely. Dee x

ted and bunny said...

if you're way behind, then I'm even way-er behind you- I haven't even BEGUN yet!
Love the cute finds

bellaboo said...

Lovely things...I think I had a doll's cot like that one. :0)

Anonymous said...

lovely things I particularly like the bag, what a find!
xx fee

Susy said...

Hello dear,
how many beautiful little things,
if I buy them all myself!
A warm hug Susy

Andi's English Attic said...

Love the violets tin and the apron. What great treasures. xx

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann, thanks for popping by:)

I love my little santas too, most are vintage and made in Japan, some have paper and some clay/composition faces. I purchased most from Ebay, but last year my mother found the little guy on the sleigh for $1.00 would you believe:)

The goose feather tree was a real find, it was only $10. Apparently they can fetch $100US dollars per foot, and mine is 3 foot high, so I was pretty excited when I found it.I will have to show the 2 hand painted (Sevres I think) lamps that I bought from the same seller, they are divine.

Hope you are having a wonderful day, Tamara

Hesta Nesta said...

Lovely finds Ann, and your hubby is very clever finding such lovelies.
Jo xx

Amy said...

Great finds and it seems your good eye for vintage loveliness has rubbed off on Mr C. x

Ticking stripes said...

Mr C is doing very well isn't he! You have trained him well!

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Ann,

I just like to wish you and your family a wonderful Christmas. Thank you for visiting my blog and leaving many lovely comments. Also the well wishes when my arm was recovering, it is better now although not 100%.

I have enjoyed reading your blog throughout the year and hope to enjoy many more in the new year, Tamara x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Gosh, Mr C's good, isn't he? What finds! Love the little green man. Your stall is looking great.

VintageBettys said...

We are loving your blog, nice finds! Wish you a Cheerful Christmas. Love your Cath Kidston decorations!