Saturday, 22 November 2008
So Christmas is a coming and if you are anything like me, time to get your goodies out. As our loft now comprises of two children's bedrooms and a bathroom, I make my way to the garage, that I can assure you is full to bursting, and bring forth into Home Sweet Home the bags full of Christmas pretties. Well on my way I couldn't help but bring in a few little pretties to light up my day, I love the little Love Sachet on top of the books made by the delightfully talented Bloomin' Myrtle at her shop.
I have to thank you all for accompanying me on my journey in refurbishing my home, I would so love to show you pretty photographs of my Home Sweet Home, yet we are not quite there yet, not too long, hopefully some of my pretties can make up for the lack in housey photographs :)
Things I am loving right now are these pretty vintage greeting postcards, I love them so much, what amazing social history, I enjoy reading the words of others, and reading the delightful names, Flossie, Dora, Millicent, Ethel, Emily, yet do feel sometimes when I read the ones of mothers to daughters or long lost lovers to each other that they should be in the hands of their Family. They are my little treasures, I am sure if any of you have them you would agree, they are lovely to pop into special friends and families birthday cards, they are lovely for Swaps and Giveaways and especially pretty when placed on ones bedside drawers with the glass on top, so one can see the beautiful colours and flowers when one wakes up.
Special thanks to Eddie, a special friend I have met on the SC Cafe. I love the drawers and especially loved meeting you. X
I bought this lovely Barbola Mirror from a little antique fair. I have seen Barbola mirrors many a time at car boots yet even there, they for me have been a little too expensive, ones at five inches tall I have seen for ten pounds. So when I saw this little beauty seventeen inches tall and only a few pounds more than the one I had seen at the car boot I had to bring it home with me. If any of you have Barbola at home please assure me I have the real mccoy, it has the little gold ball feet and the easel back, beautiful and absolutely perfect condition flowers, I personally think the mirror is new as it has no age to it really, and the back and flowers original, could this be why I got it at a good price, well the proof is in the pudding so here have a look. Please click to get larger.
I love it so much and am so pleased I bought it.
Some other pretties I am enjoying so much are my little posies, I know there are many of you on here that love them too, well dusting is not a great love of mine and I have heard they are a you know what to dust, hence I only have one or two :)
One I gave to a dear friend of mine for her birthday.
And more of my favourites
I am often going on to my wonderful Darling Husband that we don't have enough storage, methinks many of us here in Blogland have a certain lack of storage :) too many pretties in our homes, so when I see something that looks like I could have things in it, well you can never have enough. I love my new pretty Elsbeth Dahl jar it said buy me buy me, it was only a fiver and so pretty.
Do you like my little Crown Devon Posy Bowl.
So hopefully my pretties can keep you going to when I can invite you to some corners of my Home Sweet Home, I hope you have enjoyed looking at them.
Soon I shall be swapping with the lovely Tilly Rose and am enjoying gathering some pretties for her. I have been gathering at the SC cafe, doing a swap for a lovely new friend of mine Claire, at DollyDollop. The theme was Sparkle, though it could have been Cowboy as I knew she had a thing for CK cowboy, I knew too that she loved the new retro Tesco CK bag so popped one of those in, I am really glad she loved what I gave her and thanks for taking the time to take some lovely photographs Claire.
Special thanks to Darling Husband for allowing me the use of the works camera X