Wednesday, 11 December 2013

The Journey is nearly at an end

Hi everyone,

thank you for those of you that still take the time to stop by and leave comments I know how busy you all are and I really do appreciate it. 6 years ago I started writing a blog it was about my vintage finds and the journey to change my house from modern to my take on vintage living. Most of you have been with me since the beginning and have been with me through the ups and the downs. My blog was a special place to let me share and meet like minded people many of you I can now call friends. At the start of this year I very sadly had to delete that blog and start another one with a few changes, I have dipped in and out of blogland this year. Finding real life now much more fun and positive since meeting my wonderful husband and marrying him nearly a year ago. There are just 3 more posts I want to do this year this post being one of them. After that I am not sure what to do with my blog because as the title of my post says The Journey is nearly at an end. My home is nearly finished, as I type my 50's style kitchen cupboard doors are being made and they will be fitted tomorrow I cant believe that my kitchen is nearly complete and I am just so excited I cant begin to tell you. But this post I wanted to show you my front room which got a lick of paint and some vintage wall paper hung this week and a new 50's unit added to it. This room is now complete and finished ;-) And I love it.

This 1950's unit I  picked up from an advert listed on face book of all places I think I paid £20 for it but it was back early in the year. My lovely hubby stripped it down and painted it inside and out and then lined it with vintage 70's wallpaper.

The paper is a very pale blue with tiny cream and pink flowers on I  picked up 2 rolls for a £1 each back in the summer its from the 1970's.

Its going to be used as our cocktail cabinet just a few of my vintage glasses I have stored in there.

Such pretty paper.

This was the before photo before the corner of my room had a little make over. Just plain cream walls and pale pink woodwork now looks like this....

Vintage wall paper on the walls and the little unit is now looking like new :-) I had the art deco mirror in the loft.

The unit was painted in white and pale blue to match its formica top and the wall paper.

I love the pale blue and crazy black pattern of the formica and its in great condition considering its age.

This beautiful lamp was being thrown away in a skip and I rescued it I have no idea of its age but its really lovely and so delicate I added the 50's glass lampshade myself. I have had her for many years.

This little glass 50's sugar pot I found 2 weeks ago and I only paid 30p for it I think it is so pretty.

On Saturday I had a bit of good luck in the charity shops first I found this set of 6 1950's glasses I absolutely love them :-) and at £2.99 I ran out the door :-)

Next up I found this gorgeous 60s/70's tea pot we did pay £10 for it but we bought it as our first year wedding anniversary gift to ourselves :-) I adore the colours and design.

I also found these 70's pyrex serving dishes with their stands £10 the pair :-) These may be used this Christmas :-)

And then if I wasn't happy enough already I managed to find this lovely vintage quilted throw its been handmade by someone on the machine and I already have the sheets in this myself and had made cushions for the summerhouse and the living room. So I had to use it.....

On the sofa of course :-) Midi is just waiting to jump up and settle down on it can't say I blame him its lovely and snug to sit on :-)

We painted the walls a pale blue and got rid if the cream walls and I have to say I always thought blue was a cold colour and have never used it. But I love it in here with all the other colours in the furnishing and the handmade crochet blankets I have made its just brings it all together and I feel it's cosy and warm I love it.

With 2 wonderful greyhounds Midi and Kia :-)

And well I just couldn't part with my 50's cream formica glass cabinet she still takes pride of place in the center of the room and is home to some of my lovely vintage goodies.
Oh yes and I must not  forget my other little find 1950's sherry glasses :-) Although we have been using them this week for sparkly bubbly ;-)
Hope you enjoyed seeing the transformation of the front room. Next post will be a short wedding post. On Sunday 15th December I celebrate my first wedding anniversary and what an amazing year its been :-)
But first off this Saturday 14th its my vintage and handmade Christmas fair at Trull memorial hall near Taunton, Somerset. 10am-3pm . We have some wonderful vintage and handmade sellers with some beautiful gifts for sale. So if you are local do pop along and say hello and stop for a cup of tea and a slice of home made cake or a mince pie in our little tea room, all the funds from the tea room go to Brainwave.  Home and Antique's magazine will also be joining us. Be lovely to see you and say hello.
Enjoy the rest of your week and have a lovely weekend.
Love and hugs dee xx


  1. Wow what changes you have been making. Just love your livingroom makeover. Our dinning room is actually a pale blue and I find other colours really pop against it.

    It will be sad to see you finishing your blog its lovely when I see a new post from you. But understand that sometimes for whatever reasons this blogging lark needs to take a back seat.

    Ooo I cant believe you have nearly been married for a year. Us December brides must stick together. We celebrate our 14th anniversary on the 18th! Blimey where has the time gone?

    Take care look forward to the wedding post.

    P x

  2. Your room looks fantastic!
    Good luck with the fair on Saturday - wish I could come along but my son has numerous events he has to attend! M x

  3. I always love seeing inside your home and all your beautiful charity shop purchases. You always seem to find the best stuff. I hope you continue with the blog as it would be a shame not to have you around. Even if you just pop by sporadically xxx

  4. Gosh, so the journey is nearly at an end. That's coincided well with the new journey starting, with your dogs and all. The most important thing is that you are doing what you love, and you obviously are, so great.

    I love that shot through to your colourful kitchen from the lounge. Won't it be perfect once you have those cupboards installed. Although I can't see you never changing anything or not buying new bits and bobs. :)

    Happy first Anniversary Dee! xxxx

  5. Such a great transformation. You gave the place some soul. I do love that baby blue with the dark squiggles. The pups seem quite content.

  6. its certainly been a "full on" year hasn't it?
    Your home is truly a home- and a beautiful one at that, your happiness just shines all the way through it and out into the pics.
    Wishing you and that fabulous husband of yours a wonderful 1st anniversary.
    I remember driving down to sell at the Vintage Bazaar Frome Christmas Fair, listening to your wedding request on the radio and crying because it was so poignant and I was so happy for you both!

  7. Your house looks so pretty with a few tweaks. I love seeing the dogs all snuggled up on their vintage blankets, too.
    I don't think our house will ever be done as we keep finding things we like slightly better and have to keep swapping them over. The perils of second hand shopping! Wishing you loads of luck with the fair! xxx

  8. Your home looks delightful, Dee - warm and interesting and welcoming, just as a home should be! Love seeing all your treasures - I am such a sucker for vintage glassware, I find it hard to resist.
    Hope your fair goes really well. xxxx

  9. Vintage and retro delights for sure! I am gasping at the sight of all that beauty. Xx

  10. Love your vintage finds! I hope this little space doesn't end but I understand if you need to move on and do other things, it sounds like you're having a great time! :) x

  11. I can't believe you have already had your first magical year almost fly by.....your home the two of you have made is just beautiful....I'm a little pea green with envy on that cocktail it! Heidi

  12. You have been very busy indeed - well done with all of your finds - so good to save things that might have been thrown away (horror!)
    Best wishes

  13. It's all looking so beautiful Dee. Wow, your anniversary has come round fast! xx

  14. I love that shot through to your colourful kitchen from the lounge. Won't it be perfect once you have those cupboards installed. Although I can't see you never changing anything or not buying new bits and bobs.
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