Sock thing

Sock thing
Floppy dog

Monday, 22 November 2010

Item of the week...

I'm hoping that this is my £43 000 000 vase...but somehow I'm thinking it might not be so am continuing my day job. Tis a lovely greeny blue though like the sea on a murky day in November.

And there is's the fantastic
Saltaire Vintage Home and Fashion Fair 
Saturday 4th December
at Victoria Hall, Victoria Road, Saltaire BD18 3JS
9.30am - 4pm
Tickets £3 on the door or £2 (concessions)

There will be 40 stalls of vintage loveliness including Victoria's Vintage Kitchen and nice music and cake and people generally being happy and cheerful and friendly. Do come....

Tuesday, 2 November 2010

Kitsch for the Kitchen

I am concerned that as I'm getting older I'm drawn to pottery animals. I previously thought they were a bit naff but lately I've begun admiring them on flea markets and then I went a stage further and bought this Hilda Ogdenesque bird that now hangs on my kitchen wall. What is going on there then? Anyway I'm just taking my rollers out then I'm popping to the market for half a pound of tripe. TTFN

Sunday, 17 October 2010

Beetroot anyone?

I've grown more than I shake a stick at this looks nice in my trug though

Leaf it....

I'm really enjoying these crisp Autumn days. It makes me glad I've got a dog to take me outside phone cameras are brilliant aren't they.

Monday, 27 September 2010

Victoria's got knits...

Not headlice...heh heh no knits with a K. Aren't these the most gorgeous knitted owls in the world? Not that I've made an extensive study but I'm pretty sure. My friend Karen made these for me from a vintage pattern I found for her on the web. There are three on the pattern (a family....sweet) but I just have mother and baby owl so far. They are cushions but I don't sit on them because I couldn't look at them across the room if I did and I don't want to squash them.

Tuesday, 21 September 2010

Vintage Fair coming up....

I'll be selling my wares at  the Discover Vintage Fair on Sunday October 3rd at recently restored Victoria Baths near Longsight in Manchester. It's a lovely way to spend an afternoon browsing amongst the treasures and it's in the most beautiful setting with decorative tiled walls and stained glass windows.

The address is Victoria Baths, Hathersage Road, Chorlton-on-Medlock, Manchester M13 0FE.
Open 10am - 4pm

Come along and say hello.

Monday, 20 September 2010

Loafing around

This is my new lemon yellow bread bin that I got from my favourite shop in Todmorden, Hogarth and Hunt. I'm very pleased with it as it's huge and fits in a big loaf no problem, not that loaves last very long around here. The bad news is that the shop is closing down at the end of this month so I won't be getting any more beautiful vintage homewares from there.

Monday, 13 September 2010

Chin Chin

Now the children have gone back to school I'm considering dressing like Audrey Hepburn and replacing my seven cups of tea a day with quaffing champagne out of these very elegant glasses.

Saturday, 11 September 2010

Item of the week...

I picked up this chintzy delight last week, there is nearly a full set but not quite. I am dressing my child in chintz too as it's the new black this season.


Friday, 10 September 2010

Vintage collecting

This is my very first post about my best vintage finds. Most of my items are kitchen related because I am drawn to items that remind me of my Grandma's kitchen, some are irresistable homewares and I'll probably feature the odd dog  fashioned out of an old sock. When my small terrace gets too full up I sell some of my treasures at Vintage Fairs and will post details of those as they come up. I don't think I will part with the dog sock though, he's a bit special.