Thursday, 16 April 2015

Little Treats

I do love a bit of a potter around and a bit of a treat.  Small pleasures like taking photos on a sunny day, fresh flowers, and vintage books.  Here are some of my recent small pleasures.

Beautiful roses in a jar.

 Graphic seeds on a vintage book cover.  

 Handmade tiny star planter and petite succulent to live in it.
(From Oh No Rachio).

   
Pretty pins.

 
Tea in the sunshine on my Wedding Anniversary (five years has flown by).
(Pretty china at Tea Hive)


Wednesday, 4 March 2015

New Jewelery for Spring

I've been working on some new, fresh designs.  Mixed metals and simple shapes...now, which one to choose?
 



More new things in my Etsy shop.

Sunday, 1 February 2015

Advent Calendar

During December I added a photo each day for the days of Advent...see them all on my Facebook page.





 




 Merry Christmas little Magpies!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Shop Updates

My online shops are now nicely restocked after a busy weekend. Very satisfying to see all my lovely listings in a row! 







Shop online at Etsy or Folksy.

Monday Morning

A sleepy Monday morning, making plans the old fashioned way with tea, pen and paper. In Takk, Northern Quarter.


Monday, 29 September 2014

Vintage Aquisitions

I'm a big fan of vintage things, and old things generally.  I love the way they were so beautifully made, how carefully kept.  I like to think of the people who used them, taking delight in collecting used objects together.  
These are my September finds.

 
 This beautiful teacup and saucer is so unusually shaped, and I love the simple berry motif.

I love these carefully curated postage stamp albums, particularly the birds and botanic pages.  I do wish I knew what the title said, or even what language it's in...
 

Two clear ink wells and a cobalt blue poison or medicine bottle.  The ink wells are mid-century and the poison bottle is Victorian.


These are not strictly vintage, though the collage does have vintage pieces, but they are so pretty that I had to show them off!  They were made for me and gifted to me by one of my favourite artists Alexandra Glew.  A lovely surprise in the post and I can't wait to frame them.


I'm such a lucky Rachel!

Monday, 22 September 2014

September Newsletter

The September newsletter is now in your in-boxes!  Unless you haven't signed up yet? Quick quick, sign up!