Wednesday, 12 January 2011

Belated New Year Wishes

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.

This lovely handmade lavender bag was one of the wonderful goodies Debbie gave to me.

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.


He is now busily giving my hall cupboard the same treatment and I have lined up my kitchen dresser shelves next !

22 comments:

Janet said...

What a difference a new seat cover and a bit of paint makes-I wouldn`t have given it house room before and now I want it -please ?

fabriquefantastique said...

Love the picture, and yes, that furry upholstery was god awful.

delia hornbook said...

Happy new year to you. I love the yellow frosted 50's jug and glasses if you have followed my blog in the past you will know that i am a collector of the 50's frosted glass wear its so very pretty ;-)And your cruet set is gorgeous what a lovely present. So sorry to hear about your little dog cutting himself that must have been really scary, Hope he is ok now. Have a lovely week, dee x

bibbitybob said...

Oh I say, send him this way when you've finished with him please! :) that bench looks lovely, I can't wait to see the rest of the makeovers x

The Cloth Shed said...

Great stool make over....what a difference with some nice paint and a pretty fabric. Love the Molly Brett print too.
Julie x

Hesta Nesta said...

Sorry to hear about Josh, Hope he is Ok now. You had some lovely pressies and glad to see you bought hubby the Gladstone bag, it is gorgeous. Hope to catch up with you soon.
Jo xx

Susan said...

You got some wonderful pressie!! I love the lavender sachet!!

ted and bunny said...

well I just adore it all!
Lovely to read your blog again, and very happy new year wishes to you.
Sorry about Josh- broken glass is SUCH a hazard isn't it.
xx

bellaboo said...

Poor little Josh..what an awful shock for you! Hope it's healing up now.Give him a cuddle from me.
You have had some wonderful presents.Your family know just what you like.
Clever Mr C..he's done a great job on that bench!
Wishing all at The Corner House a very Happy New Year! :0)

Vintagemaison said...

Just love the stool. Love the fabric too - I used to have it in my kitchen when I lived in Wiltshire and always loved it. Rgds, Carol x

Vintage Tea Time said...

Happy New Year! Great stool makeover - big improvement! That lavender sachet is gorgeous!! Your poor dog - hope he's OK now.

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

Oh Anne my blood really did run cold when I read about your poor Josh! Hope he is feeling better - it does not bear thinking about what could have happened.

Love your pressies, the cruet set is gorgeous, what a beautiful blue! You got some fantastic gifts - I am guessing you must have been a good girl! Lol!

Amy said...

the stool looks fab. Poor Josh, hope he's on the mend x

melanie said...

What lovely pressies :) Love the new stool :) xx

Laura said...

Love the Mum sign. Just perfect! Gotta to tell you though... my Mum has a pot dog, just like the one in your header. We call him Spot. He used to live at my Grandads (before he passed) and my Mum say's she had a dog just like him as a kid. It sure made me smile when I saw him up there on your header! Love your blog by the way! Lx

Tabbyroo said...

Happy New Year, glad to see you back, always enjoy your blog Linda xx

sharie said...

Sorry to hear about your dog. People lash glass round and don't care if a dog or child cuts themselves on it. It's a nightmare stopping a dog licking or chewing an injury - I've had it too recently.

What a great job has been made of the stool. Great choice of fabric, suits it really well.

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Good job the stool looks great. Tell Mr CH that I have a whole lot of things he can paint for me including the outside of the house!!

Ticking stripes said...

Happy new year Ann! Lovely gifts - and we can always depend on you for delightful makeovers!

vintage mum said...

Happy New Year
I had a look on E Bay for the Bailey's cups and there are a couple of different ones with orange bows which sound like yours, I haven't seen them before.
I bought a yellow frosted jug yesterday now I know where the glasses are :)
Lovely presents
Cate x

Tabbyroo said...

Love the Molly Brett print. I have passed you 'The stylish blog award' the details are on my latest post Linda x

Chrissy said...

Molly Brett, now there is a remembrance for me. Happy New Year and I am glad that Josh is on the mend. I do wish that the litter bugs were more careful, it is usually the innocent that sustain injuries as a result :(