Friday, 16 December 2011

Christmas preparations...

Mmmm - I am certainly not the best blogger on the planet or even in my little corner of it! However I have been busy getting ready for Christmas and trying to get ahead with my proper work in order to free up more time!
Recently I have had a stall at  two vintage fairs with my sisters
Not the best photo but this is one corner of our stall - merrily sold one tin that I now think was full of vintage haberdashery that I had forgotten all about.  Also sold my lovely 1930s patchwork quilt - I am now thinking  why did I do that!!
In true thrifting tradition, I have been making gifts for my sisters - as some may know we sisters have had a pound threshold for the cost of our presents for many years now - so making them gets round this very neatly.  Here is the patchwork that I  made and then turned it into a purse for one sister:
Thank you to Minxy Magic I went to Waterstones and had a gander at the latest Cath Kidston book about patchwork and sure enough there was  this very pattern - complete with buttons.

I have also been sorting through the Christmas decorations - one or two to get through!  Remind me that I do not need any more vintage Christmas tins or (lovely though they are) glass baubles - I counted at least a dozen boxes...gulp.  Each tin is stuffed with more Christmas items and lovely though they are it is becoming difficult to display all as prettily as I would like!
I particularly like tins that have an equally delicious design around the sides - just like this one!
There is something particularly nostalgic about an old tin and I love it when people gather and recognise objects from their own past on our shelves.  Still plenty more to uncover!