Monday, 14 April 2014

Gold Hearts

Gold heart stickers to make my post look pretty :)

Sunday, 6 April 2014

Mother's Day

The Magpie’s Daughter is a story that my Mum made up for me when I was small, there were others of course, but this one sounded the prettiest for a jewellery line. I used to love going through her jewellery and laying it all out in rows.She would tell me where she got it and where it had been worn.  Thin Hippy bangles, beautiful 1950s brooches from my Nana, the pearl earrings I wore on my Wedding Day…jewellery is so personal and I love that about it.

As a present this year I'm having an illustration made by a lovely artist of some lyrics from a song that we’ve sung together since I was super small.  I’ll also get her a big bunch of yellow daffodils, it’s traditional!

This post is based on a piece written for the What I Always blog.  For the full post, including other designers, click here.

My Little Mushroom is Famous!

My Little Mushroom necklace made it to the Etsy Front Page!  I'm so proud! :)

The Village Haul

Fun times were had at The Village Haul in Preswich: full gallery here.

I may have treated myself to these lovely things. *blush*


Beautiful ranunculus in the studio window...the're a type of buttercup you know ;)

Wednesday, 19 February 2014

Recent Finds

This beautiful illustration is has been carefully famed by the previous owner.  The tape around the sides is blue and a little worn, and I adore it!  The little ink well is a chunky little addition to my growing antique bottle collection. 

I can't resist a beautiful vintage book, particularly a classic.  This 1921 edition even has the previous four owners names written in ink on the inside.  Thank you to Vivienne, Jeanne, Shirley and Betty.  The key is French apparently, but I just loved its patina and the little red cord.  I have a few keys, some vintage, one porcelain, that I will one day hang together or pretty hooks in my hallway.  One day.

This Chanel bottle belonged to my Great Aunt, who then gave it to my Mother.  It still has a tiny drop of perfume in.  This is one of my most precious possessions.

Ah tins, can you have to many?  This lovely find is a Cadbury tin from the Coronation.  It will probably end up storing buttons in as I love those too!  Tee hee.

Top to bottom:
Framed book illustration and ink well from Stockport Vintage Fair.
Shakespeare book from a street seller near the Universities.
Chanel bottle from my Mother.
French key and Cadbury tin with the Queen on from ebay.

Tuesday, 18 February 2014

New Treats

These little heart charms are vintage Japanese enamel and super sweet!  Placed on super fine chain.