Sunday, 25 November 2012

Bah Humbug ....

Perfect for Christmas - 1940s recipe for humbugs. Let us know if you make them.
Of course you might be too busy stirring up the Christmas puds to be rolling out the humbugs like tiny roly-polys but they sound like fun.

If you are stuck for gift ideas for the festivities, the Emporium shelves are full with treasure and the Grotto is groaning under the  weight of vintage festive goodies.  Bah humbug indeed!

Wednesday, 14 November 2012

Milly & Dottie's Bumper Book Bonanza


There's nothing better than cosying up beside the fire with a jolly good book to read and we are very pleased to announce that there is a veritable feast of favourite reads in our Library at the moment.

Julian, Dick, George, Anne and Timmy, aka The Famous Five, are solving mysteries galore.  It's a case of jolly hockey sticks at our favourite boarding schools, St Clare's and Malory Towers, the perfect opportunity to grab a slice of fruit cake and the odd ginger beer or two from your tuck box whilst catching up on all the antics.  Hop, Skip and Jump are in Toadstool Town too.  We really do think Enid Blyton would be proud of our vintage bookshelves!

We have also been lucky enough to add some wonderful gardening books, King Penguins and a beautiful Ernest Nister "The Language of Flowers" book.   These all sit alongside our old favourites, Milly Molly Mandy, Margaret Tarrant, Dr Dolittle and Peter Pan.   There really is something for everyone.  The perfect gift.

We would also like to say a big 'thank you' to all our customers who have visited our Christmas Grotto recently,  Santa's helpers have certainly been very busy with the brown paper and string.  We are always adding new items to the Grotto so do pop along and see what's new.  There are some lovely books in here too and all sorts of interesting and unusual vintage gift ideas.

If you are thinking of getting ahead of things, then you will find lots of lovely gifts throughout the Emporium from tins to prints, posters to cuddly toys, sewing notions to kitchenalia.

We do look forward to seeing you soon.

Milly and Dottie