I have no idea where this week has gone but I'm having a cuppa so thought I'd better drop in and say hello!
Mumsie and I had a lovely short break together at her friend's beautiful luxury guest house...It has been a huge restoration project to bring the whole building to its present immaculate condition and WOW it is all amazing! All of the rooms are laid out to retain many original nooks and crannies and original features. It was great fun to explore when the guests had all gone home! We had a lovely relaxing time!
And of course there was shopping! I found this beautiful mid-century Egersund casserole to join one already in the kitschen - a real bargain at £2! And the lovely tablecloth is very reminiscent of the Festival of Britain - I just love the fresh colours.
The little tray cloth might be turned into a cushion cover and the Branksome china jug is already very at home on the kitschen overmantel. We bought a part tea set and mumsie has taken all the other bits home to her beautiful blue kitchen.
And of course it would have been sad not to find a few more vintage baubles for our Christmas tree collection! I love these old glass ornaments. They are so terribly fragile. I add a few to our collection each year, and each year a couple get broken - so of course I constantly need to replenish the stores!
and as if all that were not enough, mumsie's lovely friend gave me this wonderful collection of vintage silks. The blue silk thread is just exactly what I need for the final stage of my chair!
Yes! I said final stage! The fabric is on and I have decided to sew in the gimp rather than use Copydex. Not because Copydex is forbidden - I would just like to learn to sew it on whilst I have someone there to show me how!
I shall miss next weeks class (I have a date with a Wise King in a Nativity play!) so I'm not ever so sure the chair will be coming home for Christmas...but I'll do my best!
And why have I neglected my blog for a week? Well, tomorrow (YIKES!) is the Christmas Market.....
I have been cutting and pinning and stitching....
I shall have a few extra Big Dogs for my Etsy next week, but for now I must get that puppy out of here so that I can get on with choosing buttons without a waggy tail getting in the way!
Tea break over. More next week - I haven't forgotten my Christmas giveaway! Thank-you for stopping by and thank-you to those who have kindly made purchases from my Etsy store! I hope you enjoy them! t.x