Tuesday, 17 November 2009

I am amazed...

... that people have found me here already, as I haven't told anybody about this blog yet, lol. I just wanted to make sure that nobody else was tempted to use this name. BUT, having said that, I really do need to start listing all the beautiful vintage and antique treasures which have taken over every room in this house.

Thank you for your very encouraging comments, they are a bit like a lovingly delivered kick up the butt, lol, to get me going.

Perhaps I should at least mention some of the things which will make an appearance on here. There will be some
gorgeous 1930s/40s proper Eiderdowns ( qintessentially English ),
the most beautiful monogrammed 19th C French damask napkins ( sets of TWELVE ! ),
antique French nightdresses, bloomers and bedroom pretties like lace trimmed pillow cases, nightdress cases,
vintage linen, huckaback and damask towels ( French, German and English ), some lace trimmed and monogrammed/embroidered
fabulous antique and vintage French and English lace
deliciously floral vintage curtains, roses galore, utterly gorgeous
all kinds of vintage dress fabrics, mostly 60s and 70s, carefully saved from dresses collected many years ago
a whole galaxy of gorgeous doilies, traycloths, tablecloths, placemats
vintage ribbons
vintage and antique gloves
buttons, lots of lovely vintage buttons
precious morceaux of antique French fabrics

and lots and lots more

Have I whetted your appetites? Promise I won't keep you in suspense much longer. I'll start listing as soon as we get back from France.

Thursday, 22 October 2009

Surprise, surprise!

If you read my Lalaland blog, then you will know that my darling husband is finally retiring at the end of this year. This means that within the next 12 months we will make the permanent move to our little cottage in France, with just a little flat or 2up 2down house in this country as a base for when we come to visit the children.

The biggest upset will be parting with all the masses and masses of antique and vintage treasures I have accumulated in our quite large Victorian home here in England. I hate the thought of it, but needs must. There just isn't enough room in the cottage ( filled that already ) or a small flat to accomodate everything I have stashed away. So, over the next few months I will be listing some of my antique French linens, fabrics and clothing, lots and lots of vintage fabrics collected over nearly 40 years, and tons of pretty bits and pieces. I do so hope that they will find loving new homes, sigh.