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What a glorious weekend! The sun is shining, the volcano is no longer halting European flights and I am packing for a weeks break in Pembrokeshire with my darling baby son, niece and sister.
I wanted to share with you all, my lovely new stationery that I’ll be using on mail orders. I am really very very pleased with it.
I want to thank Merryn from Ditzy Creations for doing a wonderful job, and putting up with all my demands and design ideas! She exceed all my expectations.
I’m happy as a baby with candy! So much better than the old hand written plain stickers!
My friend Lizzie at the Merry Magpie has a keen eye for flea market chic. She is still in her early twenties, but already knows the difference between treasure and trash.
This Shropshire based vintageista (yes I have just made that up) runs a fab little on-line boutique selling her pretty decorative trinkets and has a gorgeous and unique collection of papier mache objects from from Nepal and India that are too cute to ignore.
I’m in love with the whimsical items she has in her Tea-Time collection, they just make me want to take afternoon tea in the garden, which I might add is not so good as I’m on the 2010 Bikini Diet!!
Her blog is turning into a little gem as well and highly reccommend a frequent visit.
I look forward to watching her spread her wings, and can’t wait to bump into her at a future market, where we can wrestle over the bargains!
Hello all, hope your having a lovely sunshiny day! Great weather were having huh? I say it is the volcanic ash! The rain can’t get through!
Just wanted to mention that it’s nearly time for the Vintage and Hand Made Fair, a fantastic market and fair that is a collaboration of bloggers, crafters and sellers that all sell antique, vintage and home made items for you consumer urges!
The Spring Fair is being held on Saturday the 1st of May from 10 am in Chipping Sodbury, South Gloucestershire. Have fun!!!
Lidy Barrs of French Garden House, has the most beautiful vintage and antique items for sale at her on-line boutique, just want to tease you with a few of my favorites.
Lidy really has exquisite taste thanks to being born and raised in Europe. Now living and working out of California, she is mistress of her domain the French Garden House blog and on-line boutique.
Lidy, Flea salute you!!! xxxx
“LONDON’S MOST POPULAR EVENT FOR DECORATORS SEEKING UNUSUAL ANTIQUES AND STATEMENT PIECES FOR INTERIOR DESIGN. HELD IN BATTERSEA PARK, CLOSE TO SLOANE SQUARE AND CHELSEA, THREE TIMES A YEAR.”
That’s how they describe it. I have been for the last few years to this event and can highly recommend it for it’s huge selection of exhibitors and stalls. Unfortunatley I can’t go this year as I will be of on a scouting trip to Wales for some trinkets and a short break with the family, so please fill me in if you go.
So if your in town and would like two free entrance tickets, please email me or leave a comment and I will be happy to arrange it for you.
So I’m starting to find my feet in the blog world and I am feeling a little like Alice tumbling down the rabbit hole… There is a HUGE community of bloggers out there, all with their own wonderful prospectives and fascinating and insightful views on this world of design and vintage.
One of my resent discoveries in Wonderland are the Material Girls. They are not strictly vintage, but they are doing a fab series on some of the most popular design bloggers on the web, and we get to peak into their homes.
I want to just share a few of my favourites but if you visit the Material Girls blog you can peruse till your eyeballs pop out!
First Up is Maison 21, I love the retro glamour!
This next picture is actually in a GARAGE!!
Cote De Texas is a personal favourite. I highly recommend checking it out on a frequent basis for some lovely design insights.
Brooke Giannetti of Velvet and Linen‘s L.A home is so light and airy! I covet the space she has in her home. One of the main let downs of most British homes, like mine, is that we have such small rooms. Another reason for building a home from scratch here, if you can find the land!
I love her big, pretty, Provancial windows. And HELLO window seats. Yum.
Mrs Blandings blog is another VERY popular design blog I love.
There are LOADS more design bloggers interiors to see on the Material Girls blog so please, please check it out.
Stay fabulous, Sadie xxx
Just wanted to share the pics of a few pretty trinkets I’m currently selling.
This pretty vintage birdcage from the early 1900’s is originally from Tunisia and they were very popular with the Hamptonian’s in the 1920’s to the 1950’s.
I love that it is so banged up. It gives it personality.
I adore these little porcelain roses I found in the Loire Region of France last year, they have delicate stems and leaves made from molded metal and on has a mysterious “N” stamped on the back. I think there from the 1940’s.
How about this pretty little shabby chic porcelain vase? Such a pretty sea side scene!
If you want to bid on them you can find them and some of my other items here! Good luck!
French Finds is a UK and France based company that specialise in sourcing original French antique and vintage furniture and decorative items direct from France. They stock a range of popular French furniture styles such as Provencal, Henri II, Rococo, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Empire and Napoleanic to name a few. They absolutely do not sell any new reproduction pieces! You can see all their fantastic items on their beautifully simple website http://www.frenchfinds.co.uk .
Here are some of my favourite pieces of theirs at the moment.
Sorry just a quick post today as I am off to visit a client to help her with sourcing some nice bits for their new clothing store, and I am helping with the interiors styling! I’ll post the pics and details once we complete xxxx
Sorry I have been absent over the last week, but I have been CRAZY busy scouting for some new items for my online shop that I will shortly be launching.
Just wanted to mention a great dealer in French Antique and vintage furniture based in the South of England called The French Depot.
They are really very affordable and have pretty good quality items, and are always getting in new items.
Love these quirky chairs, and only £120.00 each!!
Also I am taken by these pretty beds.. You would be INSANE to re-upholster them though.
The French Depot is at: Drury Lane, St Leonards on the Hill, but they deliver UK wide and possibly international upon request.