I have been rather absent from blogland this last few weeks but I am now back and with a brand new background. I have had a few technical problems with the blog as well as being generally pretty busy. I thought I would share a few pictures of some of my favourite Christmas pressies. I know it was ages ago now but thought you still might like to see.The little hand painted sign and vintage blue plastic cruet set were from my gorgeous girl along with a gorgeous Yankee candle and a couple of Cath Kidston goodies. I was so pleased because she had found things she knew I would love with no assistance from Dad ! Also she has obviously finally decided to embrace and accept my love of vintage.
The lovely old conker brown gladstone bag and oil painting were pressies for Mr C but I love them too.
Christmas was spoiled a little by my lovely dog Josh being injured. On a walk in the snow on Boxing Day he badly cut his paw on a broken glass bottle someone had thoughtlessly left sticking out of the snow. He was actually very lucky as there has been no permanent damage but the sight of all the blood in the white snow and then all over the kitchen floor was very distressing. After seeing the vet he is ok but it has been constant hard work trying to keep him off it as much as possible and changing dressings.
Mr C and I have managed to find a few new items for our stand at Brackley Antiques Cellar. The yellow frosted jug and glasses and the large Molly Brett picture are two of my favourite finds.
Mr C has also renovated the old stool he bought before Christmas. It was covered in hideous furry fabric and had varnished legs.
He covered the seat in a lovely old Sanderson linen I had been keeping for a project. He painted the legs in a chalky Annie Sloan green paint and overpainted in her chalky white before rubbing back to give a distressed look and finishing with wax.