Saturday, May 31, 2008
Well, here we are at the end of May! I don't really know where the last month has gone to as it has been a whirl of activity here at the cottage and at the Vintage Home website. Lots of exciting things have been happening here including some re-decoration, quirky purchases of the vintage-type and chance meetings with some wonderful people. I promise I will elaborate on all of this, and more, throughout the coming months! I'm also hoping to spend some relaxation time in the garden during June, appreciating the many flowers; isn't that rose a beauty? After several days of wet and dreary weather, it was a treat to be able to get outside and photograph the signs that Summer really is on its way!
This is a nice little spot, don't you think? I look forward to sitting here with a cold drink and a good read.
We have lots of these wild gladioli growing the garden, such a pretty colour...
One of my all-time favourite cottage garden flowers, the sweet william...
Here are the geraniums in the greenhouse, they are just about ready to plant out into their terracotta pots.
Despite the recent wet weather, we have been out and about gathering together lots of vintage stock for the website. There are some pretty additions which reflect the season ahead; this delightful green and cream basket is so sweet...
...these stunning curtains are covered in carnations!
This pretty lamp has a wonderful floral shade...
...and this 1950s chair is covered in gorgeous roses!
This is the star of the show though; a Victorian prie dieu with original fine hand embroidery - exquisite roses, of course!
A really big thank you to every one who has recently purchased from the shop and I hope you enjoy your browse at the latest goodies. I think I might have that little sit-down now - have a wonderful weekend and week ahead!
Sunday, May 11, 2008
I have been busy updating the website over the weekend and have added some really lovely items - this beautiful antique mirror and shelf is simply gorgeous, the detail in the cherubs and pretty flower garlands is wonderful.
There are some rather special quilts too, this pretty pink roses and paisley quilt has never been used...
...and this stunning Victorian Welsh quilt is a real treat; hydrangea flowers on one side and amazing handstitching consisting of hearts, circles and leaves!
This is quite breathtaking; another Victorian Welsh quilt with a different fabric on each side; floral baskets on one, finches and roses on the other! It is all handstitched and I do believe has never been used. These quilts were often made by family members as a wedding present and this beauty has been safely stored away for over a hundred years!
There are lots of pretty homewares and accessories too, like this darling basket...
...and an exceptionally pretty box covered with wild roses.
Thank you to everyone who has recently made a purchase. The above is a small selection of the new stock so there's plenty more to see! I hope you all enjoy having a browse in the shop - have a lovely week!