Monday, 15 April 2013

Coming soon!

Hello my dears. I've been busy researching some of the treasures I brought home on Sunday from my Boot Fair trip and I thought you might enjoy a little taster of my discoveries before they are all listed in the Etsy shop.
The beautiful blue earrings with silver screw-backs, the vintage papier mache box with pretty floral lid and the 1950s leather gloves are already in the store and the rest should hopefully follow soon. I'm currently researching the very large Victorian mortgage document - and jolly interesting stuff it is too! 

Sunday, 14 April 2013


Hello there my darlings! Hope you all had an enjoyable Easter. I had a wee break from work, which I spent at home with my sweet man. We kept to our new 'tradition' and treated ourselves to some delicious chocolate from our favourite chocolate shop in Henley. Of course, we just had to indulge in a cup of steaming hot Madagascan chocolate while we were there too! Absolutely yummy, and all the better for being served in dainty vintage cups. I also spent a little time making some truffles to take to my work chums before we went on our hols.

I made up a simple ganache of cream and chocolate and piped little blobs onto a tray when it was beginning to set. A short stay in the fridge and they were ready to roll into balls and cover in toasted coconut, toasted nuts or cocoa powder mixed with icing sugar.
Needless to say, they didn't hang around long!
I also dusted off my broom and gave the house a thorough going over - and then stood back to admire my handiwork.
We added some Spring flowers and almost convinced ourselves that Spring had actually arrived!

Great news! Today I went to my first boot sale of the year! Hurrah! The sun actually shone and, although it was a little breezy, I had lots of fun browsing the various stalls and unearthed some wonderful treasures for my Etsy shop. Some are in there already so why not pop over and take a look?
Have a lovely week!