Monday, November 22, 2010

couldnt be prettier!

our little cottage just gets prettier each week. Linda has been hard at work these last few weeks, i just love coming to work on a Sunday to find new items to ooh and aaah over. Renata brought in some gorgeous quilled Christmas cards but i wasn't fast enough to photograph them before someone snatched them up! i have a feeling she will post some pics on her blog here. and my glass baubles sold out in a jiffy which means that i will be doing nothing but baubles ALL week!
anyhow i did manage to take a few photos, wish you could all visit in person...
care for a cup of tea?
birds and flowers on the main display table.
here are some of Renata's amazing quilled snow flakes and Christmas cards...there were more on here but i wasn't fast enough to get a picture :) a wonderful way to use those vintage napkins... pillows, bears and soaps oh my! isn't this bear just lovely!?! a very special lady makes these...each of my girls has one...each one is different but equally gorgeous. the Christmas tree is a nice mix of shabby and traditional my favourite corner... I'll take the shelf and everything on it please!
puppy love... and a little taste of Linda's sense of humor...yes the cat is in the bird cage...either the bird flew away or the cat is no longer hungry :)
did you enjoy that virtual tour?? i love going to work, i get to sit and stitch and talk to lovely customers all day... not really sure if i should call it work at all!
enjoy your week and thanks for popping in...will be having a Christmas giveaway very very soon.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

thrifty finds..some for the cottage and some for me

i went thrifting and look at what i found....
some will go to the shop...
am i the only one that fancies fine china made in japan?? these are the sweetest little pale pink and egg shell green dishes...*swoon* i love unusual vases, this has the prettiest rim, why would anyone give it away?
and some will stay with me...
talk about unusual rims! look at this hobnail milk glass vase. i am not %100 sure that it is true milk glass but i don't care! it is stunning...i am quickly running out of space in my china cabinet...
how about this darling piece of Carlton ware. it has some crazing but it is circa 1930's. other than that it is in perfect condition. the photos don't do its pink colour justice *double swoon*
and some i haven't made my mind up this 'swan Carlton' aluminium and Bakelite teapot..
sweet sweet sweet!!! the inside is a bit too grimy to use but perfect for displays or a mad hatter tea party stuffed with something whimsical.
and then there is this find... $24 for a 24 piece set of 'rose garden' china. i don't know or care what it is worth but i do know that the wow factor is high...4 cups, saucers and toast plates plus dinner plates and rather small soup bowls (someone might have a better idea of what they are) i haven't pictured it all here sorry how could i pass it up? i am thinking of having all of my sisters around for high tea when my sister returns from there are 4 of us it will make the perfect setting don't you think...
i think i will hold onto this set and not pop it out at the cottage, it will become something my girls can pass onto their girls one day...
apart from thrifting i have been curling bits of paper and popping into baubles and working on some gorgeous Christmas banners.
have you thrifted anything lately?? I'd love to know about it..

Monday, November 8, 2010

cottage pretties

just popping in with a few photos of my latest makes which are now for sale out at the cottage. i am in love with these items and will one day make some as a feature for my family room wall. i didn't get any photos of my Christmas baubles which have all sold out...but thanks to the lovely Linda and her mad dash to the suppliers i will be quilling ( well my version of quilling) my little fingers off and there will be plenty of baubles for the festive season!
super sweet and a great addition to any room
an instant change to a bare wall
these can be used year after year, a wise investment
and these doily fairy lights are so sweet!
i just love them and need to make some for my family room.
there you have it fabric hoops and doily lights. the baubles are stunning if i do say so myself and sold well last year too. i am working on some more shabby Christmas pieces and i am swooning over my latest version of a garland...will give you a sneak peek one day soon.
best be off, miss 4 is demanding that i make her an iced coffee...such fanciful tastes don't you think?