Saturday, 8 January 2011
Sometimes you enter a magical combination of words into eBay, and glory appears before you.
I recently picked up a lovely plate in this pattern from a charity shop, and am considering trying to collect the whole set (January frugality aside).
Friday, 3 December 2010
Wednesday, 1 December 2010
Sometimes, when trawling ebay hurts my poor longsighted eyes too much, I like to enjoy the edited contents of online Vintage stores. One of them is The Restless General Store on Etsy. Here are some of my favourite items:
Trio of oil on board paintings – The Natural World (I might still buy these before finishing this post – lovely!)
All the items are beautifully photographed, and the contents of the shop give it a carefully curated feel. The good news is: As the seller is UK based, you are easily in time for some Christmas Shopping!
Friday, 26 November 2010
Thursday, 25 November 2010
After much deliberation, we adopted a cat!
He’s 10 years old, and a monster. He’s extremely intelligent, and is keeping us on our toes. There was us, thinking we would have a quiet, sleepy cat.
He is also lovely, and very friendly. He’s house-bound at the moment, but next weekend he’ll be having his first Blaenavon outing. We’re pretty sure he’ll be able to hold his own with Blaenavon cats.
Wednesday, 24 November 2010
Guess where my friend Laura and I are going on Friday! The sole purpose of this visit is to procure one of these:
For this glamorous (now Parisian) lady:
There will most likely be some of this too:
And according to the forecast there is going to be some of this:
So I am packing lots of warm clothes in my tiny hand luggage bag. Wish us luck on the dress hunt!
Ever since then I’ve had brass on the brain. I spent hours trawling flickr, ebay and online hardware stores looking for some brass handles for a new piece of furniture. About 12 pages through Flickr I stumbled across exactly the handles I was looking for.
It took me several seconds to realise that that is actually a picture of my sideboard. I knew I’d seen those handles somewhere! Doh.
Some Brass Porn for your delectation:
Brass Music Note Lamp (I want to polish it!)
Vintage Brass Filigree Cuff (if you’re not allergic)
The most awesome brass horse ever (I just bought this, and have tears in my eyes with joy. No joke.)
Do you concur? I’m off to buy some Brasso.
Tuesday, 23 November 2010
I recently subscribed to this rather special magazine: Oh Comely.
This magazine is written for people who are bored of reading about celebrities, or re-reading the same stories over and over again. (at least that’s my interpretation. From their website:
‘It's a magazine that inspires people to be creative, talk to their neighbours and explore new things, rather than buy stuff or lose weight. Imagine sitting down with a cup of tea and a creative friend to hear all the strange things she says, all the curious stuff she does, and about the things she loves.’
The last issue was my first, and it arrived with actual stamps on the front of the package. It was somehow nice to think of someone actually sticking them on.
Issue 4 is out on 16th December. The magazine is issued bi-monthly, and the annual subscription costs £18.00. Perhaps one to add to your Christmas Wish List.
Text and image from Oh Comely.