Backtracking to the weekend, a few of you spotted my brooch, currently my most beloved new (old) possession, so I thought I would give it a photo spot all of its own. I bought this from the lovely Donna , purveyor of the divinest of goodies, whilst we were at Cowslip. I've since sewn a brooch pin onto a piece of felt and attached that to the back to enable me to wear it. I love it so verrry much but it is delicate so I may have to effect a few sturdy repairs before it has its next outing.
On another note, a few folks also asked me how to find out about '40s events. We generally see those taking place on the railways in magazines like Steam World or Heritage Railway. Another excellent source (if the steam mags don't happen to be part of your regular reading material!) is Best of British magazine which generally has a full listing of events, not just at the railways. Finally, there are also websites about this sort of thing and we find this one pretty useful. What are you waiting for!
Now where were we? Ah yes, back to the weekend, one of the great things about Tunbridge Wells is that it has a branch of Cath Kidston and a very fine one it is, too. The ladies working there were lovely and very complimentary about my vintage outfit when I quickly popped in on the way to the railway on Sunday.
On Monday, I had a few hours shopping time so I headed back for a proper look round (the ladies recognised me this time and treated me like an old friend!) and I also made it upstairs. Oooh my giddy aunt, but what beautiful displays they have there.
Well, blow me if I couldn't just have hunkered down and got cosy in that little nook...
However, I think I'd rather put on my face whilst sitting at this divinely feminine dressing table. I was obsessed with these "kidney shaped" tables when I was a girl and wanted one desperately! Maybe it's never too late?
This quilt was seriously swoon-worthy, a vintage piece made from feedsacks. However, despite the label telling me it was "personally selected by Cath" I was still rather blown away by the £420 price tag. Such quilts are relatively common in America and the prices an awful lot cheaper (even on good old eBay) so it's always a tad irksome when you see them offered for crazy money over here. Nice to see it though (for which, many thanks!)
Such a cute little chest and I do love those collaged cottage pictures.
Eeek, that wallpaper, is it not seriously beautiful (shame it's £150 per roll) and the pink-painted mirror, well...
Wouldn't mind this little lot in my sitting room...
I've saved the best for last. I love this little scene, it looks so homely and cosy, perfect to settle down for a spot of crafty business, and it's made me think again about our sitting room where the chairs are all pushed well back from the fireplace and we are generally glued to the telly!
Hope you enjoyed the eye candy and don't forget, the Cath K sale starts tomorrow!