Thursday, August 28, 2008

The Textile Blog

I just wanted to alert you to a brilliant blog that I have found called The Textile Blog. John Hopper who writes it has an extensive knowledge of textiles and focuses on the history of interiors and interior furnishings over the last three centuries. It has been a great source of reference to me and will be to any of you fellow textile lovers out there. I found him whilst researching the piece of fabric shown above, which was designed by Duncan Grant of the Bloomsbury set. I was lucky enough to find a piece which had been reproduced for Laura Ashley in the 1980's and is now rare itself. I think I am going to have my piece stretched (professionally) onto canvas and hung in the house. I can't bear to part with it! Anyway pop over to John's blog, it makes for a very interesting read.
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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Soggy Sunday

Because the weather has been so awfully wet this summer many of the bootsales I usually attend have been cancelled. This happened today, despite the fact that today was actually sunny but I think the field was too wet to use. I hate it when I drive past the field and see no cars in it, it makes me very sad. Mum and I drove past today fully expecting to see it being set up but when it wasn't we decided to go to the recycling centre to cheer ourselves up. I always find some interesting things there and today was no exception. For £5 I picked up a 1950's leatherette chair (very comfortable) and a vintage cash register! It has a cheery bell that rings each time you ring up a purchase and will be great for using at my sale in a few week's time.

So all's well that ends well and I spent a whole lot less than I usually do on a Sunday!

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Wednesday, August 20, 2008

The sun ain't shining no more

I am loving this band, which is just as well as I need a new one to stop me from becoming an Elbow obsessive! Not sure that is going to happen though, I have tickets to see Elbow in Cornwall soon and I can't wait, but in the meantime.......... Here's The Asteroids Galaxy Tour, enjoy!

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Friday, August 15, 2008

Sale Preview part 2

Just a few more things to share with you!

Bags of fabric scraps, always popular.

More bolts of fabric

Children's quilts

Shabby roses

Vintage French gingham bias trim

Vintage tins

and gorgeous 20's French fashion magazines

Thanks for the many emails I have had enquiring about the prices of things in the last post. I have been super busy for the past few days but will get back to you all soon. Pin It

Tuesday, August 12, 2008

Sale Preview

I have started the great sort out for my sale. There seems to be so much stock!

Like this huge amount of vintage sewing baskets.

Vintage drawers and fabric boxes.

Boxes, buttons and drawers

Old wooden cotton reels.

Pretty vintage quilting fabrics.

Pretty bundles of vintage quilt pieces.

Bolts of fabrics.

And bags and bags of stuff!!!!!

And still my room is stuffed to the gills!!!

I know many of you are frustrated that you will not be able to attend as you are so far away so if you see anything here that you simply cannot live without just email me and let me know.
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Sunday, August 03, 2008

Due to the success of the first Open House Sale in April, I am holding another one in September. If you would like to come, please contact me for a invitation. I have a HUGE amount of goodies on sale and many bargains! I hope to see many of you there. Pin It