After having a sort out in January making space in my work area and store, I've been treasure hunting and now have more teacups than before. I think pretty vintage teacups are my drug! This lot below is just from last Saturday......my hubby may never let me out unsupervised again!
Here's some I found in my sort out and have now listed in my etsy store. Plus these quirky teapot with a sliding lid.
We all love to shop local supporting local families and their businesses, one of these, the shop I sell my designs in. The Gallery, Something old, Something New is celebrating it's 3rd birthday this weekend. www.facebook.com/The-Gallery-something-old-something-new-542405639190386/ With home decor and gifts from local designers not just mine, its well worth a look, from furniture, jewellery birthday cards and more. here's a pic from last year when my items were in the window display.
All day Saturday there is 10% off with a gift voucher for over £20 spends, mini manicures plus they're supporting Alicia's Asia Expedition with a tombola. (A 14 yr old School girl trying to raise £4000 to go and help children in Mongolia.) www.facebook.com/aliciasasiaexpedition/?ref=bookmarks
If you check out The galley's facebook page and share their post advertising Saturday's celebrations you could win £25 to spend in store! Quick get Sharing!! www.facebook.com/The-Gallery-something-old-something-new-542405639190386/?fref=ts
You may already know I love up-cycling and re-purposing giving vintage items a new lease of life. But I don't just work with china and glass. (Which reminds me I'm currently working on a new idea which involves door knobs but you'll have to wait a little longer for those.) I also work with vintage vinyl creating quirky retro record clocks, bowls, stands and vases, using all sizes of records. Here is some stands from last year.
One of my favourites is when I mold a single sized record to create a stand/base for the record stand, here's a pic showing the stand upside down so you can see the single molded record.
Here's one I created for a customer's ball/party last year as table decor and now I've finally got around to listing and offering it for sale to others. So you know where to come if you fancy something a little different what ever it's large party decor or just a gift. But for now I'll get back to working with door knobs.
The weathers cold and windy, the nights are long and the days are gloomy. Everyone's skint after Christmas and often full of coughs, colds and other illnesses. So tomorrow Thursday 12th January think about our pharmacists dishing out advice and medications, as it's National Pharmacist day. I often wonder how they're never ill themselves coming into contact with us and our germs. So remember to give them a smile and a simple thank you if you have to visit, with the good karma helping you heal that much quicker. Here's my creations for bird loving pharmacists everywhere, a chemist shop teapot bird house.
I hope you've all had a fantastic new year and went back to work today with a spring in your step. Okay that was a step too far maybe dragged to work kicking and screaming ;) I must admit Pretty Vintage House took some alarm battering this morning.
Pretty Vintage house is loccated in North Lincolnshire on the south bank of the humber so not far as the crow flies from Hull city of culture 2017,. although it would be long swim if not for the Bridge. Now I'm not originally from here and when I moved had a lot of "your moving where?" Hull? are you mad? And obviously I'll always have a fondness for my roots further south in Lincolnshire as I'm a true yellow belly. But Hull does have a lot to offer just like any city it has a great night life, parks, shopping, museums and galleries, the old town, marina and more. The people are so very friendly and it was strange when I first moved here people who I didn't know talking to me all the time. I just love the accent the way they say Hessle road, vodka n coke, horse wash which is hos wosh, and dead bird is dead bod. I can't do the others as I'm not fluent in Hull. But I do like to wind up my Hull friends that their Bread cake is in fact a bread bun or a bread roll but never a cake.
As I'm sure your aware Hull has started it's celebrations and we manged to view the fireworks from the south bank and last night took a ride over to see the light installations. Here are just a few pics as it was so very cold I didn't like taking my glove off to use my phone.
It was fantastic and I could have stayed to watch it again and again! The blitz part was one of my favourites. You can view again as every installation is repeated every 10 minutes or so. The light installations are on all week if you fancy a trip to "ULL" more info here but do wrap up warm!