Tuesday, 17 May 2011


I have been really lucky on ebay recently and managed to win a few 'vintage' pieces for the house while not paying a small fortune. This morning a parcel arrived for me which I was really excited about! Not sure you will be though!!

A vintage washboard!

I love it and it seems to be the right shade of duck egg blue to match my other accessories. By the way the laundry tin is actually full of dog food!

What do you think?

Wednesday, 11 May 2011

More bottles!

A few of you will know that I have a compulsion for storage!! I'm obsessed and I have even seen my youngest daughter lining up her toys in a neat row!! Hee Hee!

My father in law inherited a large collection of apothecary bottles from his father who was a pharmacist and they are absolutely beautiful! There must be at least fifty dotted around the house and I have always wondered whether they would really miss the odd one!!

I decided a while back to start my own collection and now have the grand total of five! They are sooo difficult to come by. Kirstie's Allsopp featured them in 'Homemade Home' and now they are even harder to get hold of. I seem to get outbid alot but I'll get there!

What I'd really like are the blue or green bottles but they are going for silly money, so i'll just have to be really nice and see if the inlaws would like to gift me some!

My other bit of news is that I WON a giveaway!! I couldn't believe it as try as I might I never seem to win anything. My prize is a beautiful hand crafted doll fom the very talented Tracey at Romi and Bob. Have a gander over to her blog and lust after her creations! I have requested that Tracey make me a second doll as having two girls I don't think I could stand the fights when it arrived! Thank you Tracey I am so looking forward to the day they arrive.


ps Storage again! Tesco are selling 'Fairy' dishwasher tabs in a vintage style enamel tin. May need to go back for a couple more!

Monday, 9 May 2011

For Sale!

We have been deliberating over selling our house for the past year now. I love my house but I would love it even more if I could lift it up and put it in the middle of a field! Don't get me wrong I am quite socialble and friendly!!! However it would be nice if you could choose when you want to be. I live on a street where some of the other parents have quite different views on parenting than me. No bad thing, it be a boring world and all that but I struggle.(it's the teacher in me!)

I don't want my four and eight year olds to have mobile phones - yet!
I want to put them in their beds before the watershed!
I want them to dress like children!
I want them to know that you don't have to fake tan/bleachhair/slap on the makeup to appeal to others!

I'm sorry if I have offended(I'm partial to the odd bit of self tanning myself) but I think it's important to set values even if they aren't the same as others. Whatever suits you.

So up went the house for sale last Monday and six days later, seven viewings, three notes of interest, it sold!

We are now homeless! Now the fun of choosing a new one ;)