Friday, February 09, 2007

A Valentine's Treat for You All!

Upon this day I bring to you,
A pocketful of dreams come true,
A treasure trove of vintage finds,
Delightful wares of many kinds.

Whence time-worn fabrics cast their spell,
And speckled mirrors kiss and tell,
Ancient books with dusty pages,
Tell of love throughout the ages.
Where floral paintings grace the wall,
And pretty quilts with lace enthrall,
Eiderdowns adorned with posies,
Painted boxes crowned with roses.

So step into a bygone day,
Let slip your cares and woes away,
As through the halls of time you roam,
And dream awhile at
Vintage Home.

I hope you enjoy your visit to my new online shop!


  1. I LOVE your new shop! I've only had time to take a quick peek so far, but later tonight with a glass of wine in hand, I plan to do a bit of shopping! Congratulations! It looks great!!!

  2. I can't wait to 'browse' through your shop online. I'm sure it's full of lovely things...just like your blog!!! Have to comment on kitty relaxing on the comfy bed. So cute!!

  3. Clare..Congratulations on opening your new shop ..!
    I have been looking forward to this..
    Happy Valentine's Day to you..!

  4. Happy Valentines Day and I am looking forward to browsing too. Thanks for dropping by my blog and your nice comments.

  5. The very best of luck Clare...not that you need it!! You have both created a lovely shop....I am sure you will do really well.

    And what a beautiful poem too!
    Happy Valentine's Day,
    Love Niki.x

  6. Congratulations on your new online shop. Have been to have a look and it all looks really pretty and easy to get around.Look forward to shopping with you. I've joined the mailing list!

    best wishes Ginny

  7. Happy valentines day !!! I'll go and step into your shop now... love Julia x

  8. Gosh I had no idea you were a poet as well!
    I've just spent ages browsing around your new shop and it is beautiful! Love everything in it and about it, well done and the very best of luck.
    Happy Valentines!

  9. Beautiful, beautiful! You have created a joyous place to shop (and I just did)!

  10. Congratulations Clare. It's really lovely. I'm sure you're going to do really well. I've only had time for a quick peek so far but I'll definitely have a longer look tomorrow.
    Love the poem by the way.

  11. hello clare
    I wish much success with your on line shop
    it looks lovely you did a nice job be proud of your self

  12. Your shoppe is beautiful! Congratulations to you! :)
    Lovely postcard image in this post ~~ the colors are perfection!

  13. Congratulations on opening your on-line shop. What a gorgeous home page!! I am looking forward to going back and having a better look. Your sweet black cat looks very happy this Valentine's Day.

  14. Ekkkk - do not know what to choose!!!
    A lovely selection of lovely things x
    Well done to you and i will be shopping as soon as i have made a choice between 3 things!!
    Tracy x

  15. Congratulations on your new shop1
    Happy Valentines Day.

  16. What a lovely Valentine's Day poem! Congratulations on your store (that I am going to explore now...).

    Happy Valentine's Day, hope you day was not too busy and filled with lots of romance, love and joy!

  17. Clare, your online store is so beautiful. Congratulations for getting it up and running. You must be quite excited.

    I was going to say that the store is prettier than the kitty. But I didn't want the kitty to feel bad. :)

    Happy Valentines Day! Hugs and kisses.

  18. Love the shop....Niki said to stop by and take a look and she was right, you do have some lovely things...Hope you don't mind if I add you to my new blog...

  19. Well done Clare (and Mike!). Did we ever think it would be anything less than perfect! Of course not. I know you'll do brilliantly - just look at the comments so far. Sue xx

  20. Happy Valentines Day Clare congrats to your new shop and I lOVE THE POEM.

    Love Annabelle

  21. Your shop looks wonderful.....and a wonderful valentines day to you and your family.

  22. Happy Valentines day!!!
    Will have a peek at your shop


  23. I love all the things you have in your shop! I wish you a good start and good success!

  24. Oh my have you stollen my Paisley or Babie!! This photo reminds me of my ~Princess Pea~ post where Paisley sleeps perched ontop the pillows! Don't the cats just find the purrrrfect place to catch some zzzzz's! Lovley poem and photo of your cat!:)NG

  25. english is not very good, but i try....your blog is very nice too... and your dog is big and cute...and the poetry ohhhhh , i comeback again....

  26. I dont have visited your shop yet, but i am going to as soon i stop writing. What a lovely cat :)
    Have a very nice and cozy weekend!

  27. I would like to say a big thank you to everyone for your lovely comments and for visiting my new shop! It's been a busy few days but I did find time to add some new stock today and hope to do so on a weekly basis.

    Thank you again!

    Clare x

  28. What a great poem to go with a ribbon cutting (shop opening)! I can't wait...

  29. Clare,
    OOOOO MY HEART IS BEATING A MILLION MILES A MINUTE!!! Your shop is BEAUTIFUL and those eiderdowns makes me want to do nothing but sleep.
    Do you ship to the USA??? Also, can I add you to my FAVORITE BLOGS to read....YOU ARE CHARMING!!! And I already have a soft spot for you in my heart as my sweet little niece shares your name!!!
    A new friend in Iowa,
    Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters)