Something that keeps away the January Blues for me is a dog, exercise and getting out in the sunshine. After loosing our Rio the German shorthaired pointer we decided to go down the rescue route so here is Marley. The new addition to Pretty Vintage House, A Labrador Dashound or Labdash for short, and yes he is short !
After picking up from the rescue centre he lasted 2 mins in the hatchback of the car so our first stop was to buy a dog crate. Luckily he was crate trained.
He's well settled in and part of the family now, He loves chasing birds and balls and don't be fooled by those little legs, other dog walkers have commented on how fast he can run. He also likes going in the van to the auctions, guarding all my vintage finds. here's the Facebook link for Lincolnshire rescue kennels www.facebook.com/LincolnshireRescueKennels/
I hope you've all had a fabulous Christmas and New Year with not too many sore heads or extra lbs on the waistline. Remember next Christmas elasticated waistbands and to set your's scales back by 10lb!
To celebrate the new year and make room for new stock all my vintage Christmas items and vintage books are now on sale with 25% off! Why not take a look. www.etsyonsale.com/shop/Prettyvintagehouse
It's been a while since I made one of these! Custom made teacup chandeliers from vintage teacups and chandeliers. PAT tested and made to customers requirements. This is the first white one I've done and I love it! But alas I can't keep it but wave it off to it's new forever home.
Check out my etsy shop for more chandeliers or may be you would prefer a lamp, teacups or teapots you can choose. Don't forget I can custom your china too.
Well I'm so excited to after finding these today okay i'm a little old to be playing with them but I remember them and so wish I still had mine. Do You?Don't say you was a Barbie fan Sindy all the way for me! I was lucky enough to have the bedroom set, here's the one I picked up recently.
I also had the camping set, horse and beach buggy/car. but here's some I didn't have but do now
I'm loving the drop leaf table and matching chairs, I had to set them up and have a little play all I need now is a doll! Pieces are available for sale but not yet listed so contact me for more info.
One of the new services PrettyVintageHouse now provides is House Clearance. Wether you're downsizing, clearing clutter, I can help. I love finding new homes for your relatives cherished items. Remember most house clearance charge but I may pay you!.
Here's a pretty little letter rack I rescued from the rubbish pile at my last house clearance.
Don't worry if your items aren't pretty or vintage I'll take most things and find them new homes although large items like wardrobes are out of the question I'm only a female with a short wheel base van. Anything I can't find homes for will go to charity I hate to skip anything. So if you local to Baton upon Humber give me a call.
Well what a summer it's been Autumn here' and I've missed doing my blogs It's been a long time but what with illnesses, the kids schools holidays and general family life I've let it slip! So many apologies there.
I have been working on new designs in my absence vintage glass cake domes, here's some I made earlier the one with the lovely scones is used in my local tea rooms and I'm busy making them some more for their other lovely cakes. So if your ever in my area why not stop by for tea and cake just save some for me.
Here's their Facebook page www.facebook.com/Harrisonspastandpresent/
Contact me if you'd like some vintage glass cake domes, I have some available in the www.facebook.com/The-Gallery-something-old-something-new-542405639190386/ which is local to me in Baton upon Humber but none in my etsy sore as yet however I can make to order as stock allows with varies coloured handles available.
So sorry not to blog during February, it's been one of those months! Hopefully the mad march hare will bring some more stability and normality.
After suffering with a bad tooth since last September my appointment for it's removal finally arrived. due to complications I had to have a anesthetic which knocked me out but I highly recommend, if only all dentist appointments could be this way. I didn't feel a thing!
Not only have we been supporting elderly relatives which includes a 2 1/2 hour round trip we've had a very poorly dog and unfortunately we had her put to sleep last week. I hope she find lots of ready salted crisps in doggie heaven. As you may imagine like any deaf old dog she could still hear a crisp packet open 3 rooms away with the all the doors closed and the TV on full blast. RIP Rio 2004 to 2016 you will be missed.
On a more lighter note if your into period drama's like Victoria, look at these photographs my hubby took of the latest series being filmed at Beverly Minster last week.
Here's something I found from the Victorian era 1896 to be exact. How lovely it must of looked when opened on Christmas morning. How wonderful that it's survived after all it is only paper. I'm very lucky to own it, if only for a little while as it is a very rare item. Wishing you all a lovely March and fingers crossed for some more rare and vintage finds.
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.