Saturday, April 26, 2008

Let there be light (and lots of fabric etc!)

I have been asked by many of you if I would share some photos of the studio we work from. Well, it isn't usually very tidy and we're often knee-deep in vintage stock and textiles, but I had a tidy up the other day (don't peek at the sleepdeck!!) and managed to make a couple of presentable corners. The above photograph is scarily devoid of any colour - but the ceiling is the only part of the Clock House which is this empty!! The light fitting above was a lucky find at our local 'antiques emporium' - changing a bulb is fun!

Here's fabric corner - the trunk was supposed to be ample enough to store our working fabrics - hence we are now on the lookout for a tall cupboard!!

Here's where we grab five minutes with a cuppa (if the cat hasn't beaten us to it first!!)

I couldn't resist showing you this 1940s rug - I was so tempted to keep it as it looks absolutely lovely in front of the doors - but I have been very strong and added it to the shop before I could change my mind!

When I have tidied the other areas of the Clock House, I will share some more photos with you!

Saturday, April 12, 2008

A Riot of Roses!

Just a brief note to say we have added lots of lovely vintage treasures to the website. In addition to these pretty glasses, there are many more gorgeous roses to be found!

An Edwardian writing box...

...a beautiful Catherine Klein religious print...

...and a superb roses and paisley eiderdown!

Thank you for your recent purchases and lovely emails. With sunny and warmer days just around the corner, we will be celebrating the season with a few surprises - more news on that in the coming months!

There'll be even more beautiful vintage delights in the coming weeks - so pop back when you can. Have a lovely weekend!

Monday, April 07, 2008

Let it Snow..?

Once again our mad English weather had a special Springtime treat for us on Sunday and we awoke to a heavy blanket of snow. Here are some photos snapped in our garden and the lane...

My dainty tulips wearing snowcaps...

No dip for the birds today...

A snowy tangle of brambles...

Sunny side up...or down?

At least it's nice and toasty in here!

As pretty as the snow is, let's hope we see some warm and sunny weather soon!

Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Mirror, Mirror...

...on the wall...

Who is the fairest of them all?

The lady with the silken shawl...

...or the darling Belle of the Ball?

I have added some beautiful vintage treasures to the shop today - these gorgeous mirrors and antique prints are just a small selection of the goodies on offer! A big thank you to every one who has recently made a purchase and for all your lovely emails and messages. I hope you enjoy the rest of your week!