Wednesday, 4 August 2010

Recent Acquisitions...

It has been ages since I last posted about my finds, not to mention ages since my last post. Argh. Apologies.

Along with it being summer, I am being beset by various technical difficulties, the latest being the motherboard on our primary computer giving up. So here I am on our ancient and slooooow coal-fired mac, ho hum, until our other one is mended. Honestly, it'd be quicker to write to you all individually, but look, I am valiantly soldiering on in the face of modern adversity (I know, such bravery and selflessness).

And now moaning over (for the time being at least), here are some treasures recently unearthed.

Lovely vintage Spanish tea towel, I think (or rather *hope*) this will end up framed.



A small piece of beautiful hand-stitched quilting.



A useful and beautiful pair of pinking shears.



This funny bossy doll for Iris, she is striking a very Iris-like pose...



A doll's house, for me, er, I mean Iris. Well, I actually bought this on a morning of a flea I was doing and fully intended to sell it. But then, Iris saw it, I looked at it a bit more closely and suddenly before I knew it, it seemed impossible to part with. In my defense, I do think it'd be fun to maybe make some tiny curtains and generally spruce it up a bit. It came with some really sweet bits of furniture, I'll take some better photographs and post them, ooh, in a hundred years or so.



What has been your most recent or favourite acquisition?

14 comments:

Zelda was a writer said...

what a beautiful dolls house!!!!! i love it!

Becky said...

LOVE the tea towel, definitely frame it! No new acquisitions to speak of, my last charity shop trawl was disappointing to say the least. Maybe this weekend when I go to visit my Grandma in Stratford upon Avon...

Louise said...

That dolls-house is just beautiful! I bet you can spruce it up a treat. Especially now that you have such a handsome pair of pinking shears in your ownership! Ps. Do get that polaroid land camera out one day, it sounds fantastic x

silverpebble said...

Oh that dolls' house is wonderful - I love those red shelves!

Recently I found a fifties hand-embroidered cushion, covered in bright cheerful flowers. It's the best treasure I've found in a long time.

Ms M said...

Love the pinking shears and origional box!

zoe, Conversation Pieces said...

Oh the dolls' house! It's so gorgeous... lucky you and Iris! (The doll made me laugh too!) Latest finds? Lots more vintage teacups... hopefully to be used at our wedding :)

Francesca said...

that dolls house is AMAZING! i have now bought 3 things that were meant to be for the boys but are actually for me. i'll be posting about my abacus soon. it's luverrly. x

mama bear said...

I am loving this dolls house!

Also a bit obsessed with the childrens cups in your shop. Do you think they'll withstand the shipping? The last one did. xx

Louise said...

Renaissance woman - I like that very much :) x

Damaris said...

I have a sis named Iris. She's a doll, except when she's not. I love the scissors. I'm always in search of good shears.

The adventures of lilibet said...

I am so very envious of your pinking shears, when I was little mum used to cut out the pictures on last years' Christmas cards with pinking shears to make spiky tags for the next year's presents!

Laura said...

Hello sweet girl,
I've been having a small blogging break and I come back to this wonder. I love the picture of the house with your book shelves in the background. they look completely perfect and are inspiring me to go and tidy ours. Acyually I'm loving all the wee peeks of your lovely home. Laura x

Fine Little Day said...

Such a nice post. Thanks Nath!

la casita said...

Wauw!!!