Saturday, 8 December 2012

New buys...

A few new buys recently include an old pine wall shelf with decorative edging and fine scroll ends...ideal in a kitchen for large and small plates and hidden hooks for cups under the bottom edging.

A little painted stool with a hand blown French glass jar on top.... filled with broken hydrangea heads.

Two old Cruickshank engravings dated 1835 in original oak frames...I really love these old prints as there is so much going on.
So much so, that your eyes are all over the picture trying to understand what is being portrayed.

"The Blue devils" or depression at work...

And "Jealousy "doing its best to torment and destroy.

A large Newport Creamery butter box that would make a great tub for a small Christmas tree or plant.

Lined, check curtains and tie backs with pencil pleat heading and self covered buttons....

Well loved and used cloth backed maps of Cumbria, Yorkshire, Durham and Northumberland that I will keep for a future project I have in mind.

A mahogany, bedside cabinet painted in Annie Sloan French linen ...and looking very French now...

And the oddest little wooden scooter girl,

 With a decidedly long pushing leg!

My last fair before Christmas is this Sunday at The Rheged Centre, Penrith, Cumbria....then a well earned rest before I start thinking about cleaning and decorating the house, buying presents, tree, food and everything else.

Where has this year gone?

Bye for now,
Julie x


  1. I came over here to look at your newest purchases and found it's snowing!...brrrrrr....I'm going to have a nice hot cup of coffee (in a mug!) (INSTANT!)

  2. Lovely things Julie. I went to the most beautiful fair recently at Woburn Abbey (the home of the Duke of Bedford) planning on posting about it this week...found some really amazing bits and could have spent a fortune! Robx
    p.s. looking forward to more snow this week!!

  3. I have no idea, but am sooooooo looking forward to the new year to start.
    T x

  4. I've not heard of "The Blue Devils" before, but methinks this must be where expression "The Blues" comes from.
    Lovely stuff - see you in the New Year!

  5. You will be glad your last fair is done and dusted and the preparations can begin. See you in the new year. Jayune x

  6. Gorgeous as always Julie . . . . . . . . . let Christmas begin!!
    Helen xx