Friday, April 4

snakeshead fritilliary. . .wild in the garden. . .

Snakeshead Fritilliary, growing wild in the garden
zealously guarded by the stone gnome
 (who takes his duties VERY seriously!)

and snuggly nestling under a shrub,
 the other little clump have begun to open.

I never planted them, 
they just appeared and have flowered every spring
for the past 20-odd years. . .

Wednesday, April 2

in this months Homes& Antiques Magazine!

I've been featured in a fabulous 4-page spread
 in this months Homes&Antiques Magazine 
all about the 
Dairy House Textile Fair, where I'll be selling on 13th April!

Monday, March 31

oh so beautifully worked!

I bought this scrappet of embroidery at the market on Saturday
and altho I've listed it for sale on eBay

the reason I want to share here
is because someone, somewhere, long ago
put so much effort into creating a thing of beauty
I feel I want to celebrate her achievement!

So springlike, so perfectly "now"

soooo. . .thankyou whomever, 
you're providing pleasure that you never dreamed possible!

Thursday, March 27

VINTAGE at the VILLAGE HALL: photos of the fair

Monday March 24th was another great day for
Vintage at the Village Hall
in Blandford Forum's Georgian Corn Exchange!

Lots of photos below, and you'll find reviews of the fair
and our own lovely bloggers

Wednesday, March 26

Sunday, March 23

thankyou everyone for all your support xx

I was remembering how, four years ago, I organised my very first
Vintage at the Village Hall fair
and you all supported me through the ups & downs of running an event. . .

and I've never forgotten your kind words, enthusiasm and advice. . .

so, sitting here now, having just set up the hall for tomorrow's fair, 
drinking a quiet cuppa and relishing the lull before the storm 
my mind turned to blogging and how
its really enriched my life, given me some lovely friends and always
provided a safe little haven to air my thoughts hopes and happiness.

Thankyou everyone for your support!

Friday, March 21


couldn't resist buying this little jug this week

because I just ADORE the way its been mended. . .

with metal staples

somebody's much loved treasure from times past. . .
and now its MINE

hoping you all find something to treasure

Sunday, March 9


Bruce out naked for the first time this year
without his layers of winter rugs. . .

enjoying the sun  on his bum!

Unfortunately the lure of mud is too much
for a horse who acts like a hippo. . .

and by then end of the day he's going to be PLASTERED!

Friday, February 28

Donkey Nanny

Donkey Nanny, Lombardy, Italy

Facebook is good for some things, and one of them is the amazing photos. . .

I just had to bring this one over to my blog. . .its so gorgeous isn't it?
  1. In the early spring shepherds drive huge flocks of livestock, here sheep, mules, donkeys, and goats from the Pre-Alpine hills to the plains of Lombardy, for grazing. The newborn lambs are carried in a custom made side saddle by the donkeys, and returned to their mothers at rest time.
    Photo: Elspeth Kinneir
    Via -Avantgardens — with Lauren Edmondson McCraw and 47 others.

Wednesday, February 19


We see Alice Roberton at lots of vintage fairs promoting
 Homes and Antiques magazine-
she'll be at
Vintage at the Village Hall in Blandford Forum on March 24th-
but did you know she attends 4 fairs a month?!
In her 3 years as H&A's Roving Ambassador she's clocked-up attendance
at around 144 vintage events. . .
and always stays smiling throughout!

Friday, February 14


just thought you might like to see

some scans of this lovely bunny fabric

Vintage Libertys


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