|Have a lovely weekend,|
Friday, August 31, 2012
Thursday, August 30, 2012
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
|I've been totally inspired this morning by this fabulous wedding...|
Now the slightly wonky cake that I made yesterday (heading for the freezer for the big day) doesn't seem quite so bad...
Home-made is good, right?!
|I used the coffee cake recipe from this book, but decorated it completely differently, in my own 'distinctive' style! ;-)) 1000 calories per slice!|
My Nan always made lovely coffee cakes, so it will be a nice reminder for my daughter on her wedding day.
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 8:04 am
Tuesday, August 28, 2012
|Just a quick round-up of the busy Bank Holiday weekend...|
|Many of the vintage blogging ladies could be found in Toddington on Saturday...offering their beautiful wares for sale at the Cotswold's Vintage Fair.|
|I didn't take many photos...for some reason it took me a lot longer than usual to put up my stand, so I didn't get the time to walk around the rest of the fair early on...but as you can see, I had a lot of stock!|
|I was next to my friend Debbie with her stunning gardenalia stand. We had a great time chatting and had lots of laughs...|
|On my other side was Louise Taylor-Bowen...she's quite a character too...so there was a fabulous atmosphere in the marquee all day! ;-))|
|Opposite me was Viv's perfectly serene stand, displaying her wonderful handmade creations.|
|Its a real struggle for most in retail at the moment, with some finding it very difficult to keep going in the current climate. I am therefore extremely grateful to all those who parted with some of their hard-earned pennies on Saturday or offered me words of encouragement. I had a successful day and would like to thank Ali for all her hard work in the organising of such a lovely event.|
|I shall probably incorporate them into some boudoir cushions, using them as the centrepiece.|
|Some wonderful old vintage reels of ribbon.|
|Murano glass mirror.|
|Lots of postcards...|
|Some delicious lace appliqués, tiny velvet doll's hat (a treat for me!) and some colourful buttons and buckles.|
|A whole tin of lovely buttons to sort through, woolwork embroidery to re-purpose, and more lace.|
|A frame I shall be using at my daughter's wedding.|
|A large collection of chemist shop bottles...some with their original contents...not recommended for use today!...But a fabulous insight into our past.|
|Quite a successful day, but a lot harder to find nice things than it was just a few years ago.|
|I hope you had a lovely Bank Holiday weekend...|
I'll leave you with some photos of our mantelpiece at the moment...
|And the lovely roses that I bought for the Cotswold's fair.|
|Have a wonderful week,|
Posted by Niki Fretwell at 8:26 am