Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Off travelling....vintage style

I have been going through things in the house to get rid of - rediscovered this lovely little suitcase in the back of the wardrobe (oh, don't pretend that you don't have a stock of stuff there too!) and decided that it has to go.  Took one photo - then added in the vintage Worcester Ware tin tray/table that I bought at the car boot at the weekend (by the way had sucessfully hidden this in the boot of the car - Dom decided to take a holiday from work yesterday and took the car to do the shopping...busted!) - then added in some 1950s fabric that seemed to match - then thought that the purses that I have been making might go too - then remembered that 28 years ago (yep, my mind works in a strange way) someone gave me these vintage holiday labels.....phew, my work is done!
Dom winced when he saw the tray and said that two of this type was the maximum allowed...

I love this Miss Dannimac - it is the most delicious yellow and perfect for Spring.  I thought that Bronte might like it as it is a great style...sadly she has told me that yellow is just not her colour.  I may have to 'move it on'...sniff, sniff.  The Horizon holiday labels were given to me many years ago - in my early days in London I worked as a nanny to the then casting director of the National Theatre.  Quite simply the best job I have ever had - I would go to the theatre at least twice a week and always go back stage and meet everyone in twinkly theatre land. Everyone knew Gillian and she would always kindly introduce me - though I was very gauche and had no idea what to say.  I was a little stage struck by it all.  Anway long before she was a casting director Gillian was a holiday rep in the 1950s and these were a souvenir from those days.  Of course I kept them as Gillian was so kind to give them to me!


  1. Hello, I've just found you through Flickr. You have a lovely home and some great bits and bobs xx