Wednesday, 29 May 2013

{New Product designs}

After our big sale of old stock, the shop is slowly starting to be re-stocked.

Today, I have added new limited edition products

Happy Wednesday

Monday, 20 May 2013

{Car booting Treasures}

I set my alarm for 6am on Sunday and headed out the door to a new car boot I have discovered.

It was worth the 6am start as I came home with a car full of treasures

Just a few to show you- all will be for sale at the next Treacle Market this Sunday.

Wednesday, 8 May 2013

{Chatsworth House}

Today I went on an adventure to Chatsworth House.

What a wonderful, stunning, divine place it is. 

I could have stayed there forever, very happily.
(If the Duke and Duchess would like to give it to me as a present, 
then wonderful, thank you so much!)
It was quite difficult to take photographs, as alot of the rooms have to be kept dark to 
avoid the beautiful antique textiles fading.
 By far my most favourite room, had the most wonderful hand painted wallpaper I have ever seen.

As a print designer, I wanted to slip it into my sketchbook to treasure and inspire forever.
 Although you are able to purchase many beautiful items in the gift shop with the print on,

(I of course did!) I would adore this to be re-produced as actual wallpaper to purchase.

This was also in the same room, on a screen- again I wish i could have taken it home with me!

I would recommend a visit to Chatsworth House to anyone.

It is a wonderful place, and the people who work there are wonderful- friendly, knowledgeable and filled with fantastic humour.
I do have to comment, that I felt a difference in it being a privately owned estate rather than a National Trust one. 
Not that I don't love National Trust properties, it just seemed, the atmosphere was more friendly, fun and loving towards the house and it gardens from the staff that worked there. 

If you ever get the opportunity do go and visit.


Sunday, 5 May 2013

{Vintage samplers}

I found this antique sampler at my parents house this weekend.

I love the colours and am thinking for the new collection, 

it would look lovely printed onto cushions.

What do you think?

Happy Bank Holiday Sunday

Friday, 3 May 2013

{Vintage baking secrets}

This weekend I am staying at my ma and pa's house in the countryside.

Filled with vintage treats, I always come home with an amazing collection of items.

My mum found this vintage cookbook at a car boot sale and it is truly wonderful to sit and read

It seems to date from 1914 onwards

I'm going to try some of the recipes when i get home