Saturday, 29 September 2012

You know that you have a problem when...


....your purse matches your kitchen....

This is some marvellouso Bernard Wardle fabric from the 1950s.  Could I please ask that if you should ever see me buying fabric  you remind me that I do not NEED any more.....


I love colour and I also love black and white....

Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear.....

Many thanks as always for your kind words - it is very much appreciated.  Just a note to ask Laurie-Jane to get in touch if possible - sorry that I cannot find a way to contact your good self -  your purse is waiting for you after winning the giveaway prize!

30 comments:

  1. Oh Jenny you're such a sweetie - I love that your purse matches your kitchen! I was just thinking exactly the same thing about fabric; I was contemplating popping over to Ebay to scout for bargains, then remembered my overflowing cupboard upstairs...today's is a day for sewing with what I've already got, not adding to it! Hope you have a great weekend lovely lady. Rachel xx

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    1. Dear Rachel - I am quite, quite sure you and I do not need any more fabricos whatsoever....however....if we saw something really lovely....oh dear...
      Have a sunny week
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  2. I like black and white too!
    I once met an architect who flat in London was in two colours only - Black and White it looked good!
    This was the seventies!
    Julie xxxxxxx

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    1. Ah yes indeed - I remember that 70s/80s black and white thing - we had lots of black ash furniture at around that time I recall. Things are a little different in our house now
      Have a lovely day
      Jenny

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  3. What a fabulurs and stunning purse, snd Wow I LOVE black and white.
    Thanks for sharing.
    irene
    xxxx

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    1. Many thanks Irene - the contrast of black and white with a splash of colour in between is quite good I think
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  4. It's a problem I'd LOVE to have! Happy weekend Jenny! Ada :)

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    1. Now Ada I am sure that a fair few vintage sheets match some of the 70s china that I have....we could be on to something here!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  5. Just tell me- is your sugar jar full of sugar?
    I have a lovely vintage Hornsea biscuit jar, but it is so huge [and I'm avoiding biscuits] that I fill it with breakfast cereal instead.
    Is this wrong? Should I feel guilty?

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    1. Ah Angela - I do have one or two sugar jars and they get rotated round for sugary purposes. So this one has been used for sugar in the past but currently lives in my sewing room housing threads of various colours (not black or white!). One day it will find itself back in the kitchen I am sure. Filling jars with objet other than its original intention is fine and you are forgiven for it!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  6. I think its a very good problem to have!

    I hit really lucky at the local flea market yesterday and got a few Midwinter pieces in oranges and browns, very autumnal. This I hope will be the start of a collection. I have so loved reading blogs like yours I really want to start a "mid century" collection as it all reminds me so much of when I was growing up.

    Have a great weekend!

    Helenxx

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    1. Many thanks Helen - those pieces sound lovely and it is good to have seasonal china/fabric etc! Some may think it is a little crazy but it all makes perfect sense to me. Ah...nostalgia..
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  7. Hello:
    What fun your 1950s style purse looks to be. The fabric is great fun and what a brilliant idea to line it with dotty material. Surely even when carrying out the less than happy task of paying for something, just one look inside your jolly purse will bring a smile to the face!!!!

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    1. Indeed Jane and Lance - the sting in the tail is having to actually pay for something so let us do with a cheery look on our faces!
      Have a serene and contemplative day
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  8. I think your purse should match your kitchen Jenny! I have now seen your home in Homes & Antiques ... It's fabulous!

    Have a lovely weekend xxx

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    1. Aw - many thanks Claire - it was only tidy like that for one day . The only other time I have known such tidiness was when we were selling our house in London - luckily it sold on the first day because I could not bear the pressure!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  9. He he, if you ever do as I do and lose your purse somewhere in the house it could become more of a problem when it camouflages with rooms in your home! Such lovely colours though and the black and white is so striking too.

    Anna

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    1. Indeed Anna - I had better not start creating skirts and dresses out of the same fabric because I might disappear comepletely!
      Have a lovely day
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  10. I always like having a peak at your lovely home. Love the fact that your purse matches your kitchen. I have a barkcloth scarf which matches the cushions on our sofa! xx

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    1. Indeed - I find that a perfect concept - scarf with matching cushions. Why wouldn't you!
      Many thanks
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  11. As always Jenny your home and the things you make with vintage fabrics are so inspirational. "Enough fabric"? I'm sorry but those two words don't belong in the same sentence as far as I am concerned. Is it a stash or is it a collection? One makes use of a stash but if one is building a collection then obviously one has to keep adding to it! Have a great weekend. Philippa xx

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    1. Dear Philippa
      The 'adding' is becoming a little bit (understatement) of an issue and I sense that a little bit more 'using' needs to take place. It is a hard thing to do sometimes don't you think? We cannot help ourselves can we!
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  12. Those B&W canisters!! Wonderful. Fab and droolworthy.

    Nice purse too - neat job - mine always look ridiculously lopsided and the glue shows and so I've not made any for a while. I hate messy crafts. But yours is divine. Gorgeous fabric.

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    1. Dear wendz - plenty of lop sided purses have been created in our house. I could cry because I have wasted some lovely fabrics by having cock-eyed eyes!! Oh dear!
      Many thanks
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  13. Love the purse/matching kitchen Jenny :)
    x

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    1. Many thanks dear Barbara
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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  14. Gorgeous fabric you've used on that purse, I've not attempted another one after last time's disaster!! Lucey x

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    1. Not a disaster Lucey - it looks lovely. Do have another go and each time it gets a little easier....she says as she surveys the pile of wobbly purses that I have...
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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    1. Many thanks indeed Dorothy
      Best wishes
      Jenny

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