welcome to my blog!!!!

Thank you for dropping by....i will be blogging about my life in Devon by the sea-side, decorating my 1926 home, vintage treasure hunting from auctions, charity shops , recycling centres and the good old british car booty!! One mans rubbish is another mans treasure! baking, sewing, painting and probably the weather!!!! enjoy!

Monday, 21 February 2011

more treasures

Over the last week I have picked up a few treasures. These little vintage mice are my favourites, I know that they are battered and chipped but it makes me love them even more.
This lovely pink rag rug is now next to my bed and my toes love it in the morning!

How very posh is this toast rack with little dishes for preserves and butter!
And last but not least some wonderful vintage earrings. I have a huge collection of modern costume jewellery but am now concentrating on vintage pieces
And of course all finds should be celebrated with a cup of tea, a slice of cake and some spring daffodils xx

Tuesday, 15 February 2011


Sorry I haven't got around to posting for quite a while,been very busy......my beautiful little grand daughter Esme came to visit with her mummy and daddy ....and I was very busy being a full time nanny again x x

As my hands were behaving I tried to get on and teach myself crochet. The hubster came back with this 1967 pamphlet which really helped, and three crochet hooks as a surprise present for me x
This is all I managed to do before the pins and needles crept in, so much for my good patch! Will have to wait till after April to really get into learning!!
He has no one but himself to blame if he ends up with one of these snazzy ties for Christmas this year.
Haven't done much treasure hunting...seem to be in a beginning of the year, grey, miserable slump, but here is one rosy cup that managed to cheer me up when I found it...
and another......
and a third.....does anyone know what these flowers are?

Made some rosewater madeleine's.....a very delicate and understated cake which are my favourite at the moment. Quite a lengthy preparation time, but then they only take three minutes to cook!
Found this lovely little pin at my local charity shop, has a few diamantes missing but they are pennies on line and I am going to order them and replace them...
Hope you all had a lovely valentines day...as usual I got spoilt rotten x x
I am a very lucky girl.
I haven't forgotten my giveaway...I am going to sit down and work out who has entered and then do the big draw! Sorry for the delays...time has raced away me and I haven't been on top of everything!