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ImageHappy mothers day! this year my presents for mum consisted of local charity shop finds, the first being a beautiful stoneware scottish jug, and the second a 1960’s hand crochet dress. I am so happy as the dress fitted her beautifully! I finnshed the jug off with some carnations and a ribbon, and the present with some pretty parrot wrapping paper, and ribbon and a button. Being slightly green fingered, i also plan to take a few cuttings from the carnations, my how thrifty!

I will also take this as an opportunity to introduce my 5 year old cavalier king charles, Mr Bingley, he showed his own affections for mum in his own little way.



Hope all you mothers out there have had a great day! x

Its been a glorious spring weekend in sunny England and have spent most of saturday in outside enjoying the best of it. Yesterday was spent with two good friends with tea and cakes, and today in the back garden. I took a couple of snaps of these two little beauties.

I cant help but think, how lovely the colour and patterns are on both of these, and how iconic the two are. To think nature can create such bold and vibrant patterns is amazing. I am very drawn to colour, pattern and symmetry and these two have it all. It’s no wonder the Victorians embraced entomology, and collected and studied butterflies. The 20th century also saw large amounts of butterfly wings used in jewellery and trinkets, but although these items can be so beautiful,  like most people i  prefer wings left on butterflies and to steal a glimpse of one in the garden always makes me smile!

Butterflies in particular are all over the high street stores in a fantastic array of prints, and cute patterns. Maybe i can find some vintage items with butterflies on, or maybe some of vintage lovers out there have any items with butterflies on?


Ok so I am pretty new to this wonderful world of blogging. In fact im completely and utterly clueless about this whole online existence thing. I’m a pretty introverted kind of girl in everyday life, in fact given a chance I keep most pleasures to myself and don’t shout to the world “hey look over here! this is me! this is what I do! this is what I like!” and so naturally I feel this blog thing is rather like me being thrown into a crowd of people a told to talk for 10 minutes about myself and my interests, which would be near impossible for me to do!

So I am approaching this blog rather like a shy little girl, and almost find comfort in the fact I have no viewers or followers. But over time I hope a few of you find interest in the things I choose to share and hopefully I can learn to open up and enjoy sharing what inspires me.

Hopefully as time goes on my interests will become clear, but keeping it brief, my main loves are vintage clothing and homewares, style, colour and pattern, craftwork, and of course my family, my dog, and my partner who all share and encourage this vintage dream.

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