Tales of walking, eating, watching and playing. Vintage treasures and simple pleasures ... the things that make her happy.

Monday, 20 October 2014

This Saturday ...

... VJ will be at the West Country Vintage Textile Market,
at the North Cadbury Village Hall.
9am til 2pm ...
There will be oodles of vintage and antique textile loveliness.  
Do come along if you can ...

Wednesday, 15 October 2014

As the days grow colder ...

and the nights get darker,
she remembers summer days ... 
fields of Tuscan sunflowers ...
 and tinkling bells around the necks of mountain goats ... 
Gingerly crossing a gently swaying bridge,
suspended over a river ...
swimming in clear mountain water.
She remembers the unending sound of water over rock,
cricket clicks, heat haze blur
 and the warmth of the sun on her face.
She has a longing in her that will not go away ...

Friday, 10 October 2014

A red spotty enamel pot ...

came home to stay ...
but it didn't go with the kitchen's terracotta panelling ...
so she painted it grey ...
and then painted the clock gold ...
The old bookcase, 
salvaged from the Muchelney floods,
got the grey treatment too,
with a remnant of stripy fabric,
to hide her clutter.
She has a grown up teapot ... her first ever.
She has never drunk tea or coffee!
Little details ...
handmade hearts ... a gift from friends.
A basket for her favourite tea towels ...
she loves tea towels!
Stripy fabric in the front of her little tin cupboard,
and a marmalade pot for her Sharpie collection ...
she loves Sharpies too!
Flowers from great auntie ...
Teeny little convex mirror ...
Egg safe and favourite books ...
Favourite china ...
on painted, dump rescued shelf unit ...
Little tins on top of the mirror ...
the Union flag still flies ...
Colour co-ordinated cookery book OCD ...
all the 'wrong colour' ones are on the bottom shelves, lol!!
The chairs are going to be reupholstered in moquette, 
just like the original.
She rather likes this Kirby Designs fabric ...
Cushions from the living room,
on the chair made by grandpa,
that's perfect for the nook by the fire ...
She needs to repaint the green light,
oh, and do the mountain of washing up,
 that is out of sight on the other side of the room!
All because of a little red spotty pot.







Wednesday, 8 October 2014

The last one ...

... of the year!

Oh, they have had fun
at the Bridport Vintage Market this year ...
So many friendly faces, 
talented entertainers,
and lots of buyers, both locals and holidaymakers.
There was always great food from the fabulous resident Red Brick Cafe,
and the visiting Jalopy pizza and Hive Beach cafe vans.
And, of course there was all manner of vintage loveliness.
There was clothing, frippery, oddity, 
the pretty, the classic,
The Alleyways vintage shops and workshops were open too.
There was something for absolutely everyone!
AND, the sun shone on every single one!
The last Sunday of the month
will not be quite the same for a while.
Roll on Spring 2015 and the return of the Bridport Vintage Market!


Monday, 29 September 2014

Boxes and bits ...

Teeny little unused flat packed boxes ...
Orlox - beef suet and rice flour ...
"A teaspoonful of 'ORLOX' in a glass of hot milk, taken at night, 
will prevent and cure coughs and colds".  Really??!
"Waste paper is a vital war raw material.  Please save it!"

A lovely version of a classic party game ...
It's that poor old donkey again ...
The lovely big board measures ... 21" x 28".

And another pile of gorgeous old fabrics to sort through ...