Saturday, 8 January 2011

Meakin Maidstone

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).

Sources: Bianca Dinner Plate / Green Tulip Plate / Sideplate Maidstone Blue

Wednesday, 1 December 2010

UK Vintage Etsy Seller – Restless General Store

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 studies - the natural worldTrio of oil on board paintings – The Natural World (I might still buy these before finishing this post – lovely!)

two glass specimen jarsTwo Glass Specimen Jars

pair of copper wire basketsTwo Copper Wire Baskets

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


You may remember my post about the pineapple belt, so you can image how excited I am about this one. 

Thursday, 25 November 2010

Introducing… Jenson Hobson (aka the naughty cat)

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

Paris, Neige & Mariage

   Oh. OH!!! This is my absolute favourite Paris picture EVER!!! I. Love. This. 
   And I believe I have proven my point about kmelv, from whom I reblogged this. I must add three million tags, though, so all the world will see it and it will be posted on Tumblr again. kmelv deserves 10,000 followers JUST FOR THIS ONE PICTURE ALONE.

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!

Images: I dont think Prada is the Answer / Rosa Clara / Zagatbuzz / Mr Ullmi

Brass is now officially accepted

I recently made the executive decision that brass is awesome.  I think it was largely due to this trunk, as seen on The Brick House.

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:

Vintage Piano Lamp with Music NoteBrass Music Note Lamp (I want to polish it!)

vintage brass filigree cuff braceletVintage Brass Filigree Cuff (if you’re not allergic)

Brass Deer

Vintage Seashell Clam Bookends BrassBookends

70s HOLLYWOOD REGENCY Hammered BRASS URN Table LAMPSHammered Brass Lamp

Folk Horse (Vintage Brass)The most awesome brass horse ever (I just bought this, and have tears in my eyes with joy. No joke.)

Vintage Brass CandelabraCandelabra

Do you concur?  I’m off to buy some Brasso.

Images via The Brick House / Me.

Tuesday, 23 November 2010

Christmas Farm Animal Bunting

Chistmas Farm Animal Bunting

10 out of 10 for awesomeness. Christmas Farm Animal Bunting.  According to the listing, ‘these animals are excited to find a place for this coming Xmas.’

The duck is unbearably cute!

Oh Comely Magazine

I recently subscribed to this rather special magazine: Oh Comely.

One Year Subscription


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.