Thursday, 24 February 2011

Meet The New Resident At The Corner House

Anyone who knows me well will know how much I have wanted one of these little chaps. I have endlessly watched them on ebay and never felt able to justify the high prices. I knew that one day I would find one when I was least expecting it. That's exactly what happened a few days ago. I was dashing past a second hand shop when out of the corner of my eye through the window I spotted him standing on the counter. I ran in heart racing, thinking he was on the counter because someone was paying for him. Unbelievably he was on the counter because he had just been brought in for sale ! I knew it was my lucky day when the owner agreed to let me have him for a very reasonable price.

Josh isn't too sure what to make of him and has given him a good sniff.

My lovely girl is very fond of him too which is a bit of a surprise as I thought she would probably groan when I walked through the door with him.


This little fella also arrived this week and has moved in to the old W.I. cabinet with some friends.

I have a a few days off now this week and Mr C and I found these pretty Lloyd Loom style shelves today. They are a little dusty and I found the old photo of the couple wedged down the back. There is also a matching chair and linen basket, I am planning on re-covering the chair in some vintage fabric. I will have to decide whether to sell the little shelves or find a space somewhere for them. I already have a similar set in a faded sea green, and I love them.

Mr C and my lovely girl had a day out together in London earlier in the week and Mr C returned with some lovely pieces of Liberty fabric for me. I am not sure how they will be used yet but I love the dark pink roses print.

I am off for a couple of days now with my lovely girl on our usual half term jaunt. So far the week has been dominated by AS mock revision and preparations for the Northampton Vintage Fair in March. We have also found a wonderful new venue in the pretty market town of Olney and have booked another two dates for further fairs. It will be nice to have some time to relax before things get really busy for all of us. I am sure I will be back with some photos of our trip to share.

24 comments:

Alix said...

What a sweet little dog. I can't remember if we had one as children, but I too hanker after one nowadays! Have fun with your daughter - I'm just about coping with the week without my own lovely girl but can't wait to see her on Saturday!

bellaboo said...

He was meant to come home with you! My Mum has a dog on wheels which has been around for ages.Bella's a bit scared of it and barks and backs away! Love those shelves.I was lucky enough to find a Lloyd loom style glass topped laundry basket in a CS for a fiver this week. :0)

Tabbyroo said...

The dog is lovely, and I love the Kewpie doll even more-such a sad face Linda xx

Scarlett Fontaine said...

awww well done on finding your wanted little dog - he is lovely :o) Im loving the little shelves too and the beautiful fabrics. Scarlett x

Hesta Nesta said...

What a sweetie, he is adorable. Loving the shelves..if you decide to sell I would love them please, they would be great for my stand for display. Love the Liberty fabrics, enjoy your half term jaunt. Not long to go now before Northampton...Ooops must pay you, will sort it soon.
Jo xx

Janet said...

that dog is adorable -I want one !

Sal said...

I love your new resident! And of course the Lloyd Loom shelves are
fab! I recently acquired some fabric which I think is an old Liberty
print. I've emailed them to ask them about it...it's a bit of a mystery
at the mo but I hope they can solve it.
Enjoy your half term.
;-)

Vintage Tea Time said...

Lovely dog on wheels - well done! Enjoy your 1/2 term jaunt.

sylviesgarden said...

Oh, your doggy is so sweet!
x

Fading Grace said...

Your dog is lovely, obviously meant to be....does he have a name yet?? x
Sophie

The Vintage Gardener said...

I want a doggy on wheels too, but haven't found one at a reasonable price. Love the shelves too.

Amy (Blighty Boutique) said...

have a lovely half term with your daughter. That dog is lovely and the Liberty fabric is so pretty. Thanks for the lovely blog comment and I look forward to seeing you soon x

Annie xx TheFeltFairy said...

HE IS JUST ADORABLE! I HAD ONE CALLED ROLLIE - BECAUSE HE ROLLED! WHAT A HANDSOME BOY HE IS XX

A Treasured Past said...

He is super cute Ann, and how lovely is the rug he is sitting on. So pretty. Did you see my little guy I posted back in December? Carl bought him for me for Xmas year before last..or was it longer, who knows.
Hope you have a lovely trip, Tamara x.

mother of purl said...

The dog is lovely- I remember playingon my dad's old one as a child at my nan's house. Love your new doll too- although I feel he needs some clothes, as do the others, poor naked things! Enjoy the rest of half term x

delia hornbook said...

awww how exciting i love the dog what a great find ;-)) He looks in such good condition to. I love those shelves also and how nice to find a photo with them thats what i love about vintage furniture is the history and love that comes with them. Have a lovely weekend with your family, dee x

a mermaids purse said...

ohh wowza lovely dog ;0)
what a wonderful treasure- love your shelflings too ;0)x

VintageWantsNotNeeds said...

Finally, now you can stop searching - you can introduce him to mine next time you come round.

Those shelves are to die for, love the pink colour. Can I put in a bidding war with Jo if you should decide to sell them.

Enjoy London and lets see lots of pics when you get back.

melanie said...

I too love those little doggies, maybe one day I'll find one in a CS??? Love your fabric, it is gorgeous, anything floral, I love :) xxx

Vicki said...

What a gorgeous doggie - he must heave been waiting for you. Enjoy your weekend!

fee~bee said...

awww he is so sweet I can imagine just how you felt when you saw him sitting there on the counter I bet he is so happy to have a lovely new home with you.
Love the fabrics you have been a very lucky girl
xx fee

Debbie said...

YOU HAVE THE PRETTIEST THINGS!
I LOVE YOUR DOG ON WHEELS TOO!

DEBBIE MOSS

Liz said...

Ah ... that dog is so cute! What a lucky find.
Liz

Andi's English Attic said...

Congratulations! Right place, right time. Makes you know you were meant to have him. xx