Monday, 14 May 2012

I had a fabulous time at The London Dolls House Festival on Saturday but spent waaay too much : )  Here's what I bought;

For the Georgian house - Two 'paintings' which you will see in situ in upcoming photos of the sitting room and bedroom,
 this amazing little box with brass inlay containing three removable bottles with removable stoppers,

 a handpainted table from Alan Barnes (Tarbena).  I'm going to use this as a dressing table in the bedroom,

a fern from The Flower Lady to go in this jardiniere that I have had in my collection for years,
 and the sweetest lace and embroiderie hankie.

And for the French house I bought a little vanity case with mice prints and a pink handle,
 a teddy for the bed...
... and the most gorgeous shoes ever by Judith Blondell. Cream leather with ribbon bows...

...now that's my kind of shopping trip x

Wednesday, 9 May 2012

I thought you might like to see what I'm working on at the moment.   My club is putting on a display  at a village fete in Corsley, Wiltshire on August Bank Holiday.  We are going to celebrate the Queen's Diamond Jubilee by creating a miniature fete of our own with lots of stalls and attractions.  My stall is going to be the sweet stall.  The pictures show where I am so far.  I made chocolate covered apples, nougat, toffee, coconut ice, licorice bootlaces, dolly mixtures and lollipops.  I bought the allsorts, flumps and jubilee gobstoppers and I made the scales from a kit.  Today I am making chocolates and I am also going to make candy floss, more labels for the trays and the jars and little paper bags to hang by the scales.  The stall (which I have not got as one of the other club members has it) will be decorated with a cloth and jubilee flags etc.  I think it's going to look great.  What do you think?

Sunday, 6 May 2012

Hi everyone, hope you're all having a great weekend.  It's not easy to choose a favourite room in the house but I love the study.  The knole sofa is one of the first pieces I ever bought (I love the way the cushions squoosh down as though they have been sat on) and the Denis Jenvey Bonheur du Jour was a lucky find when The Singing Tree in Chelsea was having a closing down sale.


The little bookcase is by Tarbena filled with books from  Ellie de Lacy.  Above the mantlepiece there is this beautiful still life painting accompanied  by a pair of  bronze marli horses by Tony Knott.  The only thing missing from this room now is a little wine table which I am hoping to find at Kensington on saturday (yaaaay, can't wait!).