Thursday, 28 June 2012

Like Cats & Dogs

Meet Rags, Tatters, Bill and Mittens.

Two Fox Terriers, an Airedale and a tabby kitten, all on our Library shelves now!

Friday, 15 June 2012

Rainy Day Sunshine

Well, with the weather gauge permanently stuck on "Wind & Rain" at the moment we could be forgiven for indulging in a spot of weekend whimsy.  After a week of soggy bunting, broken brollies and windswept gardens, you could forgive Dicky for being a trifle cross about not being able to go out and play.  
To cheer ourselves up in the Emporium we have been adding a few bits and bobs to the shelves, Gladys and Eric have taken up residence in the Nursery.  These two beautiful vintage teddies are just the right sort of distraction on a rainy day. 
New items have been added to the Boudoir and tins to the Boxroom, prints and embroidery to the Attic and in the Library a wonderful 1950s book of hobbies if your ideas are running low as well as a delightful 1940s children's book, "Our Friends in The Country."  There is also a delightful 1920s Alphabet of Winter Soirts which is both charming and humorous and very much of its time.
If you fancy making and mending, our Sewing Room is full to the brim with 1940s sewing projects and tips.  Thrifty gift ideas from kettle holders to pin cushions, rattles to calendars, tablecloths to dress jackets, pinafores to drawstring bags, all of which are typically 1940s in style and design and very economical to make too.
In The Scullery there is a wonderful 1950s pegbag, cheerful china and a wobble of jelly moulds to brighten your day.

With best wishes for a sunny, dry and enjoyable weekend
Milly and Dottie

Saturday, 2 June 2012