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!

Famous Bunnies!

The very sweet Laura from Cardboard Cites wrote a lovely feature for her blog including my little bunnies.


Laura actually requested that the little golden brass bunnies were on silver chain, and as you know, I'm a fan of mixed metals.  I thought they looked great and I'm so glad she did too. 

Please take a peek around her blog while you're over that way, she has some beautiful pieces and makes amazing mixed media collages. How very clever. ;)

Tuesday, 16 September 2014

What I Always Wanted updates

I've been busy updating my shops with new items including colour variations of some favourites like these mini rows of hearts, and triangle spear earrings.  Both now available in golden brass or silver...along with other goodies. ;) Take a peek at the new updates in my WIAW shop.



I've had such a lovely time at my Castlefield fairs.  Thank you to all my lovely customers, friends and fellow stallholders who make them super duper lovely!  Looking forward to the future dates as I'll be a regular seller and will be trading each 1st Saturday of the month.:)

 Beautiful old keys.

 I love flowers and pop them in old bottles as vases on my stall (and around my house).  Current favourites are anything yellow with lavender and rosemary added from my garden.

 These cases have vintage brooches in during the day, and are good storage when packing at the end. ;)

Tuesday, 12 August 2014

Future Markets Announcement

After a lovely first fair with Castlefield Artisan Market earlier this month I have taken the plunge and reserved spots for the rest of the year.  Come and see me every 1st Sunday of the month. :)

A bit of stock prep. ;)

Monday, 4 August 2014

Tatton Flower Show 2014

Tatton flower show is always a sunny day for me.  This is my third time visiting the show, and each time I've been inspired by the beauty of the gardens, and by the knowledge of the exhibitors.  However, this is the first time I've seen Monty Don!

 Planting for bees.

 A ferris wheel where every other seat was filled with flowers.

Ah, clematis.
 Pretty little astrantia flowers.

 Yum, churros!

 I made a beeswax candle at one of the stands.

 Beautiful chive flowers.

 Purple verbena.

Blue skies.

...and the man himself, the lovely Monty Don!