Wednesday, 19 September 2012

Remember this?

Remember the wedding dress and accessories I mentioned a week or two ago? Well, it sold for a measley £550. I feel almost ashamed that I didn't leave a huge bid on it but I expect I'm like a lot of people right now - generous gestures are a thing of my past.

Hope it went to a good home...

You know when you're getting old when...

the dentist is aged about 17...

Big Teeth

My dentist and her assistant are rather spooky as neither of them speak - they work together perfectly, without any conversation, discussion or instruction. Literally, the only words spoken were 'Bonjour, open, close, open, close, open, goodbye...'

Still, the cracked tooth has been filled and doesn't hurt anymore when I eat something cold...but I have to go back next week for more silent treatment...

Saturday, 8 September 2012

That's it - summer 2012 is now over...

So, that 's the summer over then - the Last Night Of The Proms has just finished...I really enjoyed it but it does mean that autumn is here...

Friday, 7 September 2012

Back to Black

Veil now sold
1. A widow's veil, stitched into a pad at one end to be attached to the underside of a hat

with a long, trailing end that cn be placed over the face for privacy

and here it is, showing the almost triangular shape

2. A dramatic mass of chiffon..
chiffon now sold.
to wear on the head or round the neck

Hat now sold
3. A gorgeous hat - you can wind the veil around the rim

Or, place it over the face for privacy, or let it hang down the back.

The crown is made up of elegant pleated quarters, and the veil is attached at the back with a little matching silk trim.

I recently found a little cache of black items - mostly silk widow's veils, gloves etc, and have sorted out a few more to put up for sale. I also found the most delicious candle-stick and used it as a prop for my textiles.

If you want to see more click here.

Have a good weekend!

Thursday, 6 September 2012

Some new stock

Nice little Limoges scarf ring, now sold
Great jug from Ile d'Oleron - perfect for juice, wine or iced tea
jug now sold

Perfect for that celebratory bottle of bubbly - a champagne bucket
 now sold

Beautiful 1930s hat decoration in velvet now sold

Bag now sold
The perfect weekend bag - a Doctor's bag, or, as the French might say 'sac de Diligence'

A serence Madonna - in Limoges porcelain - now sold.

I thought I would show you a few items I have put up for sale - it has been a lazy summer, but now I have the urge to get to work!

They are all on my Etsy shop here or here; just email/leave a comment.

Have a great Friday - the weekend is nearly here...yay!

Tuesday, 4 September 2012

This is now a child-free zone...

Well, for the first time in 30 years, this house is now a child-free zone...thanks to the education system.

The eldest lives in England and has for the last two years, the middle lad has just started Uni and moved into his own flat, and the baby, our gorgeous girl, has today started boarding at college to learn about ceramics. Our son has boarded for the last four years, so we have got used to him being away, but for our daughter to now be leaving home, I am amazed where the years have gone - it is a cliché I know, but it's true.

It does seem early to leave at sixteen years old, but it really is too far to travel each day ie up at 5am, out at 6am and not back until 7.45pm. It's too long a day.

We took her this morning, settled her into her dorm, made her bed (what on earth for - she's quite capable, but it's the least I can do) filled in yet more forms, tucked Bugs Bunny under her pillow - just in case. She has a few friends there already, and made a few new ones on her visit day, so she'll be fine.

So, it's a bit quiet this afternoon - no music blasting out, no lights blazing away, no crashing up the stairs, no teasing the dog until he barks his head off...

Still, we've got liver for supper (a no-no when the kids are here) and meeting some friends tomorrow for lunch. I can work on my computer when I choose, instead of listening to whingeing about 'I just wanna check my Facebook...' and we can lie in in the morning instead of up at 6.30am.

It only lasts until the weekend though - they are back on Friday night!

Monday, 3 September 2012

Edwardian wedding dress for sale

This gorgeous Edwardian wedding dress is for sale by auction in Dorset - you can read the article here courtesy of the Daily Mail.

I can't believe that the owner- the grandaughter of the original bride - offered it to museums but was turned down. I wish she had offered it to me!

The size is so petite - less than a UK size 4, with a waist of 18 inch, and comes with a wax blossom headress, veil, stockings, shoes, and copies of the invitation and newspaper cutting.

So, if you would like to own this beautiful gown, leave a bid - good luck, as I think it might cost a pretty penny...

Have a good week!


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